Undefeated South Burnett team's triumphant win at Wondai
WONDAI Wolves Junior Rugby League wrapped up another successful Wondai Mini Mod Carnival at the weekend by naming a South Burnett team as the ultimate champions.
The Under-12s Kingaroy Red Ants were locked in the lead with the Murgon Mustangs in the final at the club's home ground, but after a countback on scores, the Red Ants were named the winners of the highest division.
U12s Kingaroy Red Ants coach Sonie Crumpton said the Wondai club put on another fantastic carnival.
"Because we usually play in the South Burnett area, the draw was set up so we were up against teams from different areas such as Hervey Bay and Maryborough,” Crumpton said.
"We were undefeated all tournament, apart from the last game which we drew with Murgon and then won on the countback.
"It was a really good turnout and probably one of the biggest carnivals hosted at the club.
There was no lack of action as teams from U6s right through to the U12s took to the field to battle it out at the carnival.
Wondai Wolves club president Dudley Dobson said "it's a big day, but a bloody good one”.
"The whole idea of the carnival is to get enough teams from other clubs to play against our boys,” Dudley said.
"They get to play at least four games and all leave exhausted after having a great day out,” he said.
The carnival has gone from strength to strength after being hosted at the Wolves' home turf for more than 10 years.
"I have people calling me six months in advance to double-check the carnival is still running,” Dudley said.
"Other clubs put together their draw around our event to make sure they have enough time to prepare for finals.
"We are slowly increasing numbers and it's a great family-friendly event for people to look forward to in the community.”
The clubs that played at the junior league carnival alongside Kingaroy and Murgon, were Wondai, Murgon, Cherbourg, Nanango, Central Burnett, Burrum Miners, Maryborough Brothers, Wallaroos and Gympie.