FUN ON THE FIELD: The girls who represented the North Burnett at the Wide Bay Touch Trials.
FUN ON THE FIELD: The girls who represented the North Burnett at the Wide Bay Touch Trials.

North Burnett touch fanatics have a ball in Gayndah

TOUCH RUGBY: The Wide Bay Touch Football Trials flooded Gayndah with young touch enthusiasts on Thursday and Friday of last week.

Travelling from Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Gympie, Maryborough, the South Burnett and the North Burnett, 144 students competed.

A team of 12 girls and 12 boys from the North Burnett played five games each against the other districts.

Convener Leah Trott said the students had a great time gaining experience and skills as well as mixing with new friends.

"The players showed great sportsmanship and support for each other and enjoyed the opportunity to play against other teams,” she said.

The North Burnett teams were coached by Mundubbera teacher Sophie Hughes and Eidsvold's Aaron Bernard with Nicole Gibbs as Team Manager.

Tristen Bayntun, Abigail Driver and Elizabeth Roth from the North Burnett were selected to play in a possible and probables game alongside 20 of the region's best touch players.

Mrs Trott said a lot of work went into preparing for the two-day event.

"The carnival ran well with the voluntary help of community members,” she said.

Gayndah State School staff and parents helped in refereeing, providing first aid, time keeping, preparing grounds, putting up tents and organising the canteen.

"As convenor I was very grateful for the help provided by these willing volunteers who gave up their time to help make the carnival a success,” Mrs Trott said.


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