U10 in top touch at state carnival
THEY may have been the youngest Gladstone team to ever attend a state carnival but the Gladstone Touch Association under-10 showed the older kids just how it's done.
With five Gladstone representative teams attending the carnival, aged from nine to 17, the youngsters were the best-performing Gladstone team to attend the Junior State Touch Football Cup in Hervey Bay over the weekend, finishing ninth overall.
Coach Bobby Cox said he was very proud of his team's performance at its first carnival.
"A lot of the other sides had been to a carnival before," Cox said.
What the team lacked in experience they made up for in hard work. Cox said they had trained relentlessly ahead of states and even attended a bootcamp.
Cox said the Gladstone under-10s were unlucky not to make the finals at the state competition after some close losses.
The competition involved teams from Emerald down to Toowoomba.
A lot of training, preparation, organisation and travel was put in to get the kids to the carnival.