Bundaberg Spirit coach Richard Mitchell puts his players through their paces in the lead-up to tomorrow’s Queensland State League clash against the Sunshine Coast Fire in Gympie.
Bundaberg Spirit coach Richard Mitchell puts his players through their paces in the lead-up to tomorrow’s Queensland State League clash against the Sunshine Coast Fire in Gympie. Darryn Smith

One Mile Oval blockbuster

FOOTBALL Gympie is bracing for a massive weekend of soccer.

While the club is hosting its regular fixtures all day today, the One Mile Ovals will be in use again tomorrow for a tantalising match between the Sunshine Coast Fire and Bundaberg Spirit.

The game is a home round for the Fire as part of the Queensland State League competition.

Football Gympie secretary Pam Tindall was excited when breaking the news last week the Fire had chosen to transfer their match to Gympie.

“It should be a great day for spectators and players,” she said.

An entire day’s worth of competitive soccer is on offer, starting at 10.30am with a series of Wide Bay representative sides taking on their Gympie counterparts.

It’s junior soccer at its absolute best and Tindall was expecting plenty of tough battles.

There will also be an exciting opportunity to see the future women’s talent rising through the younger ranks of Football Gympie, while the Gympie women’s Miners will also be backing up after their Friday match against Woombye.

The first match kicks off at 11.45am between Wide Bay Under 16 and a Gympie women’s team on Field 1.

As the last of the junior matches comes to an end, all players will be preparing to line Field 1 for the Queensland State League match.

The reserve grade match between the Fire and Spirit commences at 2pm while the main game starts at 4pm. Public entry to the elite match is free.

Gympie Times


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