The South Burnett’s young cricketers now have a special pitch to play on in Nanango, thanks to the support of Heritage Nanango Community Funding.
Two big campdrafts were held in the South Burnett at the weekend, with both drawing strong nominations despite the clash of dates.
Toowoomba Regional Council has simplified some of its eligibility criteria for groups to receive Sport and Recreation grants.
The 2020 South Burnett Rugby League was predicted to be the best for years … that is until COVID-19 wrecked every carefully laid plan.
Rain disrupted play – and covers went on and off – but two junior cricket games from the Wide Bay Championships managed to squeeze in at Murgon Showgrounds last Sunday.
South Burnett police will be taking to the sporting fields again this week for the Queensland Police Service Rugby League Touch Cup.
Nanango’s first race meeting for 2021 attracted a keen crowd of racegoers on Saturday, all keen to be “in the pink” for Valentines Day.
Riley Sippel – one of the South Burnett’s best young cricketers – had a match he won’t be forgetting for a long time when he turned out for Murgon Diggers last Saturday.
Wondai trainer Kristen Wenck and jockey Kelly Gates finished off 2020 in fine style, courtesy of Allena’s victory at $41 in the $17,000 Benchmark 55 Handicap for Fillies and Mares (1200m) at Kilcoy.
Nanango Race Club will be holding its first race meeting for the year – the always popular Valentine’s Day annual event – at Lee Park on Saturday (February 13).
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.
The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail will receive $4.4 million in upgrades this year, thanks to an investment by Somerset Regional Council and grants from the State and Federal Governments.
Former Murgon Mustang – and briefly a Kingaroy Red Ant – Abelee Stanley has been selected to play for the Indigenous All Stars against the Maori All Stars on February 20.
Trainers Lindsay Anderson, Glenn Richardson, Barry Phillips and Kym Afford have already saddled winners in 2021.
Northern Stars defeated Southern Bulls by four wickets in the last over of Round 1 of the Carl Rackemann Challenge played at Lyle Vidler Oval on Tuesday afternoon.
An afternoon storm last Sunday possibly cost the South Burnett a berth in the final of the Goodchild Shield cricket competition.
Applications are now open for Round 4 of the State Government’s “FairPlay” scheme which aims to help low-income families enrol children in their favourite sport or activity.
UPDATE January 12: The proposed “Royal Stampede” has now been cancelled.
Pandemic disruptions hit most South Burnett sporting codes this year, but none more so that rugby league.
During December, several racing players have come by a variety of pre-festive season presents.