Kingaroy Senior Soccer club members were celebrating both on and off the field recently after another super successful Summer 7s carnival at Tom Alford Oval.
On the field … two KSS-based teams faced off in the prestigious Men’s Final for the first time anyone could remember.
And off the field … nearly 60 teams took part in the two-day carnival, coming from as far away as Hervey Bay, the Fraser Coast and Caboolture.
The annual Summer 7s carnival in Kingaroy always provides a nice boost to the local economy because of the hundreds of players and supporters who stay overnight in town.
Dozens of colourful shade shelters lined the fields and the canteen volunteers were kept very busy.
Games were played across four fields, including on the training area at the rugby league grounds next door.
Light rain on Saturday morning didn’t disrupt the hectic schedule, with teams playing through the drizzle.
A highlight of the weekend was the presentation of a Life Membership of the Kingaroy Senior Soccer to stalwart Thomas Carroll who has been heavily involved in the carnival, and the Merry Men team which was celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Congratulating Thomas, Football South Burnett president Steve Copas said the award was “well and truly long overdue”.
Steve also paid tribute to the many volunteers who worked hard across the weekend.
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KSS Jets 1 def. AFC Pub, 1-0
Islanders 1 def. Chinchilla, 3-1
Wooroolin FC def. Surfers Apollo, 2-1 (penalty shootout)
Tiger Kings def. Hervey Bay United, 1-0
Wooroolin FC def. KSS Jets 1, 3-0
Islanders 1 def. Tiger Kings, 2-1
Wooroolin FC def. Islanders 1, 2-0 (penalty shootout)