The Wooroolin FC team after their victory in the Men’s Final after two full days of football

February 14, 2023

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.

Thomas Carroll was presented with Life Membership of the Kingaroy Senior Soccer club after years of involvement in the sport … from left, Danielle Maudsley, KSS president Steven Wheeler, Football South Burnett president Steve Copas, Kyle Venz (KSS) and Amy Mayer (KSS)
Islanders 1 had plenty of enthusiastic supporters on the sidelines for their Men’s Final clash
Danielle Maudsley, Hannah Armstrong and Amy Mayer were three of the hard-working volunteers keeping the two-day carnival running smoothly
Vena, Charlie, 9, and Chai Lai, 4, with Linda Kaituu, from Kingaroy, were enjoying the football action
David Roi, Billy Kukuti and Grandy Hou, from Kingaroy, were cheering on the Islanders teams
North Pine players Lexi Lane and Candice Holmes

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Two Kingaroy teams faced off in the Men’s Final and the result couldn’t have been tighter … Wooroolin FC defeated Islanders 1 in a penalty shootout after they were nil-all at full-time

Men’s Competition

Kingaroy Senior Soccer Club president Steven Wheeler and Football South Burnett president Steve Copas present the Men’s Trophy to Wooroolin FC’s Josh Copas … there were five Copas brothers and a cousin in the team!

Quarter Finals

  • 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)

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Caboolture Vipers won the Women’s Final against Fraser Flames Burgundy

Women’s Competition

Steven Wheeler presents the Women’s Final trophy to Caboolture Vipers’ Tegan Buhmann

Quarter Finals

  • Fraser Flames Burgundy def. Caboolture Cobras, 4-3
  • Caboolture Vipers def. Highfields, 3-0
  • North Pine def. Southern Storm, 1-0
  • Fraser Flames White def. KSS Jets Ladies, 1-0


  • Fraser Flames Burgundy def. North Pine, 5-0
  • Caboolture Vipers def. Fraser Flames White, 1-0


  • Caboolture Vipers def. Fraser Flames Burgundy, 2-0

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Gympie United proved too strong for local heroes Hoof Hearted in the Over 35s final

Over 35s Competition


  • Hoof Hearted def. Tiger Kings, 2-1
  • Gympie United def. Doggy Stylz, 1-0


  • Gympie United def. Hoof Hearted 2-0

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Photo Gallery

Men’s Quarter Final … Islanders 1 v Chinchilla
Men’s Quarter Final … KSS Jets 1 v AFC Pub
Men’s Quarter Final … Surfers Apollo v Wooroolin FC
Men’s Quarter Final … Hervey Bay United v Tiger Kings
Women’s Quarter Final … Fraser Flames White v KSS Jets Ladies
Women’s Quarter Final … Caboolture Vipers v Highfields
Women’s Quarter Final … North Pine v Southern Storm
Women’s Quarter Final … Fraser Flames Burgundy v Caboolture Cobras
Over 35s Semi-Final … Gympie United v Doggy Stylz
Over 35s Semi-Final … Hoof Hearted v Tiger Kings
Women’s Semi-Final … Fraser Flames White v Caboolture Vipers
Women’s Semi-Final … Fraser Flames Burgundy v North Pine
Men’s Semi-Final … Islanders 1 v Tiger Kings
Men’s Semi-Final … Wooroolin FC v KSS Jets 1
Women’s Final … Fraser Flames Burgundy v Caboolture Vipers
Over 35s Final … Hoof Hearted v Gympie United
Men’s Final … Wooroolin FC v Islanders 1
Wooroolin FC teammates celebrate after their penalty shootout victory in the Men’s Final

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