WINNING FORM: Chloe Brady on the way to scoring a try for the Kingaroy U12 girls against Hervey Bay at the Wide Bay touch football carnival.
WINNING FORM: Chloe Brady on the way to scoring a try for the Kingaroy U12 girls against Hervey Bay at the Wide Bay touch football carnival. Claudia Williams

Kingaroy teams score against Wide Bay rivals

FOR two years Lethisha Goodrich has coached the Kingaroy girls under-10 touch football team.

At their home ground on Saturday she saw the girls' hard work pay off when they took out the Wide Bay carnival.

"They played really well putting what they do at training into practice,” she said.

"They have only won a couple of games and have never won a final before so they were very proud of themselves.”

Coming up against teams from Hervey Bay and Gympie the girls ran hard, rucked the ball straight, utilised the wing and made the most of the gaps which was key to their success.

Kingaroy teams proved to have the winning edge on their home ground with the U16 boys and U16 girls teams also finishing as champions.

Meanwhile, the U10 boys and U12 girls finished as runners-up.

Carnival co-ordinator Tess Taylor said the U16 girls rose to the challenge coming up against all-boys sides

"The girls really lift up when they play against the boys and it makes them more competitive,” she said.

As well as the club's results on the field it was the effort by volunteers off the field that impressed Taylor with Kingaroy's camaraderie and club spirit on show.

"It was great to see the people in our club come together to put on such a good event,” she said.

The players will return to training this week working towards competing at the state cup next month.

"I think everyone is on a high and full of confidence leading into state cup after good results on the weekend,” Taylor said.

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