June 21, 2019
South Burnett Saints AFL teams will be playing back at home this weekend after spending last weekend on the road.
An under-strength men’s team travelled to Goondiwindi to take on the Hawks before a home crowd celebrating their Ladies and Sponsors Day.
It was a long trip home for the South Burnett team after they went down 29.23-197 to 2.4-16.
Nathan Trace kicked the two goals.
The women’s team were in action in Toowoomba against University.
They lost 25.8-158 to 0.3-3.
This weekend, the women will be playing South Toowoomba at Lyle Vidler Oval from 12:30pm.
At 2:30pm, the men will take on Highfields at the same venue.
The Saints have decided to hold a “Saints In Pink” Day to raise funds for breast cancer services.
The fun day, where everyone will be invited to wear as much pink as possible, will coincide with the club’s double header against South Toowoomba on July 20.
Ex-Kingaroy Bulldogs players are mourning the death of former team mate Gary Ruoso who died recently at age 57.
Saints’ president Andrew Foley said Gary was an integral part of the second emergence of AFL football in the South Burnett in 1988 as well as a tough and uncompromising half back.
Gary was also well-known in the South Burnett for his work at Tarong Power Station with various companies over the years.
His funeral will be held at the Centenary Memorial Gardens at 353 Wacol Station Road in Sumner at 12:45pm on Monday, July 1 (service starts at 1:00pm), followed by tea and coffee.
Mourners are requested to wear or carry something blue at the service (eg. a blue handkerchief).