Tweed hosts foot­ball’s fu­ture stars

Tweed Daily News - - SPORT - Daniel Mcken­zie daniel.mcken­zie@tweed dai­lynews.com.au

FOOT­BALL: The foot­balling fu­ture will be on show at Arkin­stall Park to­day with Tweed United Foot­ball Club host­ing 27 ju­nior grand fi­nals.

Tweed and Gold Coast’s best young tal­ent will be tak­ing the field for the fi­nals, which are the cul­mi­na­tion of a sea­son in­volv­ing al­most 9000 ju­nior play­ers from un­der-12s to 18s.

Af­ter an over­haul of the Arkin­stall Park fa­cil­i­ties which saw its main play­ing field re­turfed a year and-a-half ago and an ex­pan­sion to in­clude five full size play­ing fields, the Mar­lins were best placed to host the fi­nals for a sec­ond year in a row.

Blessed with plenty of space, Mar­lins pres­i­dent David Ker­shaw said the host­ing de­ci­sion was a huge hon­our and a re­ward for the club’s hard work.

“To host the GF at Arkin­stall Park is a great op­por­tu­nity to show what Tweed United FC has to of­fer, and what great fa­cil­i­ties and mem­bers we have at the club,” he said.

The Mar­lins have three sides of their own in­volved in grand fi­nal day, with their un­der-12 di­vi­sion 4, un­der-14 di­vi­sion one and un­der-15 di­vi­sion three teams all mak­ing it through to their re­spec­tive age group’s de­ciders.

Ker­shaw said home-field ad­van­tage would spur the sides on to­wards claim­ing ti­tles and hoped plenty of sup­port­ers could get along.

“It is a free event, there will be food, bev­er­ages (no byo) and raf­fle prizes, and there will be park­ing avail­able for $5 per car,” he said.

The first game was due to kick-off this morn­ing at 8am. For a full list of matches and times, visit http://www.foot­ball gc.com.au/in­dex.php.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

TI­TLE DE­CIDER: Jac­son My­ers and his Tweed United un­der-14 di­vi­sion one side will play in a grand fi­nal at Arkin­stall Park to­day.

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