Big wet cancels all sport, outside and inside

CENTRAL Queensland’s big wet forced the cancellation of all senior and junior sport over the weekend.

A decision was made late on Thursday to abandon the usual Friday night junior rugby league matches at the Junior Rugby League Fields while it was deemed unsafe for all senior and junior hockey on both the turf and grass pitches.

Gale-force winds and rain were forecast to pound Gladstone for the remainder of Saturday before easing on Sunday.

Both Aussie Rules games featuring Gladstone teams Mudcrabs and BITS scheduled to play in Rockhampton were abandoned after AFL Capricornia announced both ovals were under water.

Rockhampton has received over 150mm since the rain began on Friday while Gladstone has had more than 100mm in the rain gauge.

The Football Central QLD Premier League soccer match between top sides Clinton and Frenchville which was due to be played today at 7pm has been abandoned. It was not only outdoor sport affected. Friday night’s QBL match between Gladstone Port City Power and Townsville Heat had to be called off early because the floors were too slippery due to condensation on them. The score was 20-12 in the Power’s favour when officials called off the game.

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