The future of rugby league in the South Burnett … the Blackbutt-Timbertowners’ U6s line up to receive their gifts

July 28, 2023

The Wondai Wolves’ Mini Mods junior rugby league carnival has wrapped up for another year, after a “maxi” effort by volunteers, parents and, of course, the more than 1100 young players.

Teams from 22 clubs – including all six South Burnett sides – lined up in games from Under 6s through to Under 12s last Saturday.

The round robin games, played with modified rules, were spread across nine fields at the Wondai Sportsground.

According to figures released by the Wolves, there were 83 teams, consisting of 1107 players plus officials and supporters.

Each player received a gift from the club after their age category games wrapped up.

A total of 61 hours of football were played, ie. 203 matches.

And the canteen volunteers were kept busy, serving up 1248 cups of chips!

The South Burnett Rugby League competition returns to normal this weekend, with junior teams in action at Nanango on Saturday (see below).

The South Burnett Eagles U15s and U16s will playing at Cherbourg on Sunday, as well as two A Grade games and an U14s match.

Jodie Hewitt, from Caboolture, and Kelli Hewitson, Murgon, with Marlowe, 2, were catching up at the Mini Mods
Wondai Wolves’ volunteers Kerry and Clare Sluggett take a well-earned rest
Wolves’ stalwarts Scott, Siera and Brittany Holding were also working hard to keep everything running smoothly
Cass Broomhall with Danielle, Harper and Jon Dusthart were part of the Red Ants cheer squad
There were a thousand kids playing, but there were also hundreds of adults lining the sides of the fields

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Gallery Of Photos

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Last Week’s Results

At Hervey Bay on Saturday:

  • Under 18s – Hervey Bay Seagulls 18 def. South Burnett Eagles 4

Mathaniel Cuthbertson scored the South Burnett try.

South Burnett will face the Seagulls again on August 5 in the Qualifying Final.

At Maryborough on Sunday:

  • A Grade Women – Fraser Coast Crushers 24 def. Cherbourg 2o

Cherbourg try scorers were Abbey Templeman, Samantha Cobbo, Kerri Watson and Amika Davidson

Abbey Templeman kicked two goals.

  • A Grade Women – Wondai 34 defeated Bundaberg 30

Wondai try scorers included Elle Mollenhauer, Traevonnah Fisher, Cassandra Rainbow, Sarah Hebbel-Clarke and Jacintha Geia.

Traevonnah Fisher kicked four conversions and one penalty goal.

In Nanango on Sunday:

  • Under 15s – South Burnett Eagles 20 def. Valleys Roosters 12

Damon Cooper scored three tries for South Burnett, which were all converted by Lawson Braithwaite.  Braithwaite also kicked a penalty goal.

  • Under 16s – South Burnett Eagles 70 def. Pittsworth Danes 16

South Burnett try scorers were Ziggy Pidgeon (3), Sebastian King (2), Rowan Gordon (2), Thomas Beil, Tito Bligh, Franky Jay Pearson-Bligh, Rory Crumpton, Shamus Cobbo and Nick Webb.

Goals were kicked by Liam Irwin (5), Tito Bligh (3) and Harrison Braithwaite.

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This Week’s Games

Junior rugby league is back in the South Burnett after the holiday break and Mini-Mods Carnival.

At Nanango on Saturday:

Under 6s and Under 10s from 8:00am; Under 8s from 9:40am; Under 12s from 12:10pm

  • 4:30pm – Under 14s – Nanango v Murgon

At Cherbourg on Sunday:

  • 11:00am – Under 14s – Cherbourg v Chinchilla
  • 12:15pm – Under 15s – South Burnett v Valleys
  • 1:30pm – Under 16s – South Burnett v Valleys
  • 3:00pm – A Grade – Cherbourg v Kingaroy
  • 4:30pm – A Grade – Murgon v Wondai



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