Sunshine Coast Fire players celebrate clinching the minor premiership earlier this month. The Fire plays Brisbane Strikers FC in a major semi final in Gympie later this month.
Sunshine Coast Fire players celebrate clinching the minor premiership earlier this month. The Fire plays Brisbane Strikers FC in a major semi final in Gympie later this month. Sunshine Coast Daily

Stage is set for semi-final fight

FOOTBALL Gympie is continuing to count down the days in anticipation of hosting a major semi final of the Hyundai Queensland State League.

The major semi-final will be contested between the Sunshine Coast Fire and Brisbane Strikers FC on Sunday, August 29 at the One Mile Ovals.

The decision to stage the semi final in Gympie is yet another example of Football Queensland’s continued expansion throughout the state and comes hot on the heels of an announcement to extend the state-wide competition to 10 teams in 2011.

Football Queensland CEO Geoff Foster has voiced his confidence in Football Gympie’s ability to host the event – a major boost for club officials who work tirelessly to maintain the club’s success.

“Gympie is going to do a great job hosting this event,” Foster said.

“Sunshine Coast Fire and Brisbane Strikers FC are the leading two teams in the Hyundai State League and we have full confidence that the people of Gympie will get behind the match and provide a great atmosphere for all those involved,” he said.

Sunshine Coast Fire claimed the minor premiership of the state league earlier this month after defeating Whitsunday Miners.

Admission to the big game between the Fire and Brisbane Strikers FC is free and kick off is at 3pm.

Following the game, the Under-19 Queensland State Youth League Southern semi-final will take centre stage.

Gympie Times


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