Sport

Bond leaves opposition shaken

Joel Bond.
Joel Bond. Contributed

GYMPIE'S A-grade sides in the Fraser Coast competition have been performing well since the inception of the new competition in 2012.

Columbia Club has been the high achiever this year and is currently sitting on top of the table on equal points with Doonvilla, which Columbia beat last year in the Mecano Cup.

Columbia spokesman Dave Arthur said the team had been in great form and winning well while on the road and at home.

He said Columbia striker Joel Bond had been in amazing early-season touch and was leading the golden boot competition.

In just two games Bond had scored six times, he said.

He opened his account with four against Gympie Diggers at home and then followed that up with two more against Sunbury.

Arthur said it was great for Gympie football to be playing in the competition and showing that Gympie Football was still competitive.

"We are finally getting success out of sides from Gympie," Arthur said.

He said he was hoping the competition would draw more people to One Mile to watch some quality games.

"It would be awesome to get heaps of people back down to One Mile," Arthur said.

Today Columbia will travel to Hervey Bay to take on Sandy Straits.

The home game in Gympie tonight at 7pm will be the match-up between Gympie Lions and United Warriors.

Pam Tindal, from Gympie Football, is encouraging football fans to get down to One Mile early.

She said it was a blockbuster day with the opening ceremony and march past from 8.30am and then all the junior games.

At 3pm the QSL will visit Gympie.

The Logan Strikers side will play the Bundy Spirit.

Following that game at 5pm will be the Gympie Fire under-19 side playing the Sunshine Coast Fire.

Gympie Times

Topics:  a grade, football, soccer




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

National Sorry Day treads the long path to reconciliation

SAY HELLO : Kabi Kabi and Butchulla elder Aunty Lillian Burke says there is still much to be done to reach reconciliation  for indigenous Australians.

'If you’re in a cafe or a bank, just say hello'

IS IT POSSIBLE? How to live alongside flying-foxes

A vexed questionof living with flying foxes will be discussed this Friday at the NPA forum.

THE conflict between urbanites and wildlife has a new battleground

New careers on track with Gympie expo

East Coast Tafe career advisors Renee Galvin and Mark Haas at the expo.

A quick run down on the Gympie Regional Careers Expo at the pavilion

Latest deals and offers


10 Things You Absolutely Have to do in Gympie in Autumn

NUMBER 7: Go beach camping at Inskip Point this autumn and you can watch the whales off Rainbow Beach or Double Island Point.

10 Things You Absolutely Have to do in the Gympie region in Autumn

Greg Inglis inside Maroons Training Camp

Queensland Centre Greg Inglis

Queensland Centre Greg Inglis gives his view of first training session.

Cameron Smith talks about 37 Origins

Cameron Smith, the most Origin games by a Queenslander.

Qld Captain Cameron Smith talks about his record-breaking 37 Origin appearances.

Pineapples

Peter Buchanan from Sandowne Pineapple company in Goomborian harvesting their last...

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked

Caloundra’s former Centrepoint Buffet site up for sale

FOR SALE: The home of the old Centrepoint Buffet

Restaurant fined for unhygienic practices closed months ago