GALLERY: West brings best in soccer talent
SOCCER: The 18th Terry West Carnival was another resounding success as hundred's of youngsters showcased skills in the 'world game'.
Rockhampton club Nerimbera took out the under-11 club-based event which attracted teams from Gladstone, Yeppoon, Cap Coast, Emerald and Gracemere.
Nerimbera beat Gladstone club Central Rebels 2-0 and event co-ordinator Paul West said the standard of soccer was great.
"Nerimbera was the only team to remain unbeaten after three pool games, semi final and final,” West said.
"Local teams Central Rebels reached the final after two rounds of penalty shoot-outs only to fall at the final hurdle losing to the final winners.
"Cap Coast and Clinton Strikers were the beaten semi-finalists, each losing by a goal with close games and high standards being a feature of the day.”
Yaralla's Caleb Mills was named player of the carnival while the best girl was BITS Buzzard's Juane Saayman.
Nerimbera's Shaun Evetts topped a great campaign and won the player of the final.
Caleb has joined five other locals to have made the team of the carnival.
BITS Buzzards' Juane Saayman, Matt Holzberger (Clinton Strikers), Wade Harris (Meteors Missiles), Adam Davies (Clinton Corvettes) and Central Rebels' Andrea Giha Carella are the other Gladstone-based athletes to make the side.
West also added that the carnival was used to help with some representative players' financial needs.
"Three Gladstone girls, who were identified in previous years as future representative players, were provided with financial support from the carnival proceeds for their representative commitments,” he said.
"They were Erin Harvey in the Queensland U12 and Tegan Van Vegchel and Keeley Hooper in the Queensland U15 schoolgirl teams.”