10 South Burnett sport moments to look forward to in 2019
SOUTH Burnett sports fans have plenty to look forward to in 2019.
The region will play host to some of the country's best drivers and rugby league players and local players will once again give it their all.
1 Australian Modified Sedan Title and Kings Royal
The Kingaroy Speedway will attract Australia's best modified sedan drivers this year.
The club's annual three-day Kings Royal meeting will be raced from January 25-27 and will see the best drivers go head to head with $10,000 on the line.
Big fields are expected with drivers looking to test their engines and track ahead of the Australian title in Kingaroy on April 26 and 27.
It is the first time the club will host the modified sedan national title, an achievement the Kingaroy committee is very proud of.
2. Legends of League game
Cherbourg will be fielding a team of local legend rugby league players to come up against former legends of the NRL in February.
The Legends of League game will be played in Cherbourg on February 9, 2019.
Thousands are expected to turn out at Jack O'Chin Oval to see how the town's players matchup to the likes of Matthew Bowen and Scott Prince.
3. Q Cup Game
THE South Burnett will host a Intrust Super Cup in 2019 during the competition's annual Get in the Game Country Week on July 20 and 21.
President of South Burnett Rugby League, Greg Pomfret, has confirmed that a South Burnett Club will host a country round in 2019 but the date and the host club is yet to be officially announced.
4. AFL season
The South Burnett Saints will once again field a men's and women's team in the AFL Darling Downs competition in 2019.
The club is taking a new approach to coaching with a team of specialists focussing on each aspect of the game to help bring the trophy back to the South Burnett.
The men have their sights set on contesting the finals series which they were unable to do in 2018. The women will be looking to advance through the semi-final where their season ended in 2018.
5 South Burnett women's rugby league teams
The South Burnett Eagles fielded an open women's side for the first time this year in the Sunshine Coast Rugby League competition.
The women made their presence felt in the competition and will be looking to challenge their competition once again in 2019.
The under-16 girls team impressed once again this season finishing runners-up to the ever dominant Cabooltureside.
South Burnett will be looking to field an U14 girls team once again after being forced to combine with Beachmere to play this season.
The challenge of not being able to train together hampered the teams progress and the Eagles will be looking to attract the numbers to field a solely South Burnett team.
6. South Burnett United in Toowoomba competition
Bringing home the premiership in their first season in the Toowoomba Football championship league competition was a stand-out result for South Burnett United in 2018.
The team proved critics wrong showcasing the talent in the South Burnett and will be looking to continue building a name for themselves next season.
It is yet to be decided whether the team will step up to the premier league or remain in the championship league.
7. Will the Murgon Crusaders continue their winning form?
Heading into the new year the Murgon Crusaders are undefeated in the Gympie Cricket Association A-grade competition.
With six fixture games remaining the team will be looking to go back-to-back in their second season in the competition.
8. Watch our cricket stars
SOUTH Burnett cricketers Courtney Sippel and Holly Ferling will be one's to watch in 2019 playing on the national stage in the WBBL and as Queensland Fire team mates in the women's national cricket league.
Sippel, a Murgon junior cricketer, will be looking to make her debut for the Brisbane Heat and Queensland Fire after earning a contract in 2018.
Ferling will be looking to continue her return from injury playing in her first season playing for the Melbourne Stars and Fire.
9. What will our South Burnett anglers achieve in 2019?
South Burnett is home to some of the country's best anglers who will be looking for another big year on the water.
Matthew Langford achieved his childhood dream of being Australia's Bass Angler of the Year in 2018 and will be looking to challenge his competitors once again in the new year.
Terry Allwood claimed two Angler of the Year titles in 2018 and will continue to give it his all on the water in 2019.
The region's dams will attract thousands of anglers once again at their family friendly competitions.
In February the Yellowbelly fishing competition will be contested at Boondooma Dam.
10. South Burnett Rugby League
It is set to be another competitive season on the footy field in 2019.
The Nanango Stags will be looking for back-to-back premierships.
The Kingaroy Red Ants will be looking to redeem themselves after going down in the grand final 48-0.
The Murgon Mustangs and Cherbourg Hornets will have their sights set on getting a start in the grand final while the Wondai Wolves will be looking to challenge their competition in 2019.