Development carnival concludes
THE inaugural Under 12 and 13 State Development Carnival concluded in spectacular fashion yesterday at the One Mile Ovals.
Football Gympie proudly hosted the carnival in its first year of existence, combining the Harry Linning, Gino Paris and Peter Cox Cups.
Teams taking part in the event included Wide Bay, South West Queensland, Central Queensland, North Queensland and Far North Queensland.
Winners of the Under 12 and 13 divisions were due to be announced late yesterday afternoon during the closing ceremony.
Nearly a whole week of elite junior soccer went on display in Gympie after the carnival kicked off last Sunday.
School holiday crowds took advantage of the opportunity to line the fields and show support, particularly for the local players involved in the two Wide Bay squads taking part.
A small army of Football Gympie volunteers behind the scenes ensured everything ran smoothly and players appreciated their efforts.
The event’s success is another reminder of Football Gympie ability to host high-class events faultlessly.