Gladstone sports canned due to big wet swamping grounds
IN EXCESS of 1400 junior and 300 senior sportsman will be looking for something to do in the confines of their own home this weekend, left stranded by wild weather.
The rain this week has caused many sports to abandon the fixtures on the calendar, despite the enormity of time until the matches.
Grounds have been left not just waterlogged but swamped by the downpours, ruining the plans of nearly 2000 players and countless more fans and supporters.
Perhaps the hardest hit by the rain will be the senior cricket, at the grand final stage, which is not yet called off but is likely to be unplayable come the weekend.
The fixtures of other sports are earlier in their seasons and therefore are not as vital, in most cases a point delivered to each side.
The grand finals, if cancelled, are not changed and minor premiers are crowned champions.
The hardest hit in terms of numbers is the Gladstone Junior Rugby League, who will have close to 1000 juniors not playing this weekend.
- Junior Football (Soccer)
- Junior Rugby League
- Senior Rugby League
- Hockey matches on grass fields