Steelers player Caleb Holmwood.
Steelers player Caleb Holmwood. Tom Huntley

Nekk Minute score impressive seven nil victory

LAST Wednesday night saw the Nekk Minute team steal an impressive seven-nil victory.

They played against the Blue Steeliers in the under-12 six-a-side football competition at Wolves Soccer Fields.

Nekk Minute coach Brad O'Sullivan said his team had been improving slowly since the competition started around a month ago.

"We've had some good wins," he said.

A fact that is no surprise considering a few of the players have represented CQ in football.

Competition organiser Michael Hogg said they decided to have both an under-12 and an under-14 age group in this inaugural junior competition as those are the competitive age groups in regular footballsoccer, with those over 15 starting to play at more senior levels.

In the under-12 competition, there are two full girls' teams, two mixed teams and three boys' teams.

There is still an opening for one team in this age group and if a team is interested in playing they should contact Hogg on 0437927982.

In the under-14 competition, there are eight teams with only one mixed team and the remainder male sides.

"It's primarily all about fun for the kids," Hogg said.

"Some of the score lines can be quite large but they come back, improve and it becomes smaller."

Two of the kids playing in the inaugural competition are Hogg's children.

His daughter Danika is in the under-12 competition and his son Mitchell in the under-14 competition.

Hogg said they also learn more about football rules in general becoming more involved with the refereeing side of things.

If high interest is shown organisers may be able to extend the number of age groups they provide for next year.

"We'll see what the community wants," Hogg said.

 



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