2014 Barry Brimelow Carnival

last weekend the Highlands U15 Side travelled to Bundaberg to compete in the Barry Brimelow Carnival.  Short on numbers, we had some very dedicated parents who worked tirelessly to make sure we had enough players to compete. Picking up some mates from Rockhampton the keen as mustard boys travelled to Bundaberg to compete.

These boys showed a tremendous amount of heart and were proud to be representing the Central Highlands (even if some of them were from Rockhampton).  On day one saw the team draw the first two games 8-8 and lose the third fighting to 12-8. This put the team into 2nd position in their pool to start the finals.

The First game of the finals the boys beat Mackay to take them to the Grand final. Unfortunately the boys went down in a 20-8 battle taking out 2nd position for the carnival.


This team (who had only trained together a number of times AND had players from whom the vast majority of players hadn’t played with before) took out the most important trophy of the them all “TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP OF THE CARNIVAL”  I believe that this shows what great kids we have in the Highlands. Congratulations boys.

Taking out Player of the Carnival was Ethan Gardiner who also played for the Central Highlands this Weekend. Normally playing for Emu Park in the Rockhampton competition Ethan stepped up to help a mate who put the call out for players the week of the competition and was proud and grateful for the opportunity to be playing for the Highlands.

The Boys had a brilliant time in Bundaberg and played incredibly well for a side who was ready to throw the towel in the week before. It’s the drive, determination, dedication and love for the game that makes football so enjoyable for all the players, volunteers and families.

Congratulations to the players. And Thank you very much to the supportive parents and volunteers who made it happen – in particular Josie & Lyle Bridgeman, Stephen and Cindy Pyle and Graham Carsburg.


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