June 20, 2022
South Burnett Saints celebrated their first decade with a party on Saturday – and their strongest performances on the field so far this year.
The Heritage Round at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy marked 10 years since the club was founded in 2012.
Former Saints as well as veterans of the Kingaroy Bulldogs and Jets came along for the big day.
There were displays of memorabilia, food, a bar plus live music from Mr Q on a special stage brought in for the night.
Players and officials from past seasons as well as this year’s games were honoured.
The 2022 Bulldogs Spirit Award was presented to Josh Freeman and Sarah Nothdurft.
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A special moment was the announcement of the “Team Of The Decade”, which recognised some of the many talented players who have pulled on Saints’ jerseys over the past 10 years:
Team Of The Decade
Backs – Matthew Patroni, Lloyd Slater and Brad Edwards (vc)
Half Backs – Alex Totton, Mitch Francis and Nathan Trace
Centres – Paul Judge, Keiran Snow and Tristan Evert
Half Forwards – Adam Branch (c), Carl Stevenson and Jarryd Hill
Full Forwards – Ty Snow, Jordan Pressnell and Keegan Wright
Followers – Brenton Noe, Joe Amery and Adam Bowater
Interchange – Ned O’Connor, Jeremy Zaccardi, Dylan Bowater and Braeden Snow
Emergencies – James Packer, Kieran Askin and Bryce Commerford
Coach – Steve Humbler
Team Manager – Troy Miller
Runner – Heath Kassulke
Trainer – Kerry Humbler
President – Daniel Clacy
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On the field, the Saints men’s and women’s teams took on teams from the Toowoomba Tigers.
The women were defeated 7.12-54 to 3.2-20 and the men, 9.8-62 to 5.8-38.
The Saints’ men will next be in action on July 2 in Toowoomba against University Cougars.
The women will enjoy an extra week off, before taking on the South Toowoomba Bombers in Kingaroy at a special Ladies Day on July 9.
There’ll be a marquee at Lyle Vidler Oval, champagne, snacks, half-time games and music.
Tickets are $20, which includes a complimentary glass of champagne, nibblies and a free raffle ticket.
Tickets can be bought at Snap Fitness or Bill Hull Car Centre.