FLASHBACK: Kingaroy Redbacks soccer club president Gary Tessmann presents the winning cheque to Surfers Apollo who won the Men’s Final after a penalty shootout against Beerwah Pineapples in the 2o20 competition

February 5, 2021

Football’s annual boost to the South Burnett economy is on again this weekend, with 48 teams registered for the annual Kingaroy Soccer Sevens carnival.

Forty-eight teams plus managers, referees and fans means almost 500 people will be at the Tom Alford playing fields in Kingaroy on Saturday and Sunday.

The event is very popular, with players coming from across south-east Queensland.

This means a lot of lead-up work for organisers, but this year it also has to be run under COVID-safe conditions which creates even more logistical headaches.

Organiser Danielle Maudsley said teams have been told to bring their own tents and players won’t be allowed to mingle.

There are 26 men’s, 13 women’s and nine Over 35s teams registered.

They will be playing across four fields.

Play will get under way in the round robin competition at 10:00am on Saturday and will run with military precision through to 6:00pm.

On Sunday, games will kick off at 8:00am with the finals being played on Sunday afternoon.

A canteen, barbecue and bar will be running on both days.


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