In mid-September the Lockyer Valley Demons held a free Cadbury AFL 9s carnival day to introduce a host of new players to the game. The carnival featured four teams from local football clubs and businesses, who played each other in a round robin format.
The carnival was used as a practice run for a number of teams who have already entered the upcoming Lockyer Valley & Toowoomba competitions, which will feature both men and women, and is open for all participants 13 years and older.
Queensland AFL 9s Coordinator Marc Seen had nothing but words of praise for the group who coordinated and ran the day.
"The Lockyer Valley footy club came to us a few months ago and proposed this idea of running a carnival day to help promote footy, and specifically AFL 9s, in their community. It was great to see the carnival run so successfully with the help of all their volunteers," he said.
The Lockyer Valley AFL 9s competition will kick off on Tuesday 2 October, with the Toowoomba competition kicking off on Wednesday 3 October. Both competitions are running for eight weeks.
Both the Lockyer Valley carnival day and the upcoming competition will take advantage of the new touch fields at the University of Queensland’s Gatton Campus.
Last updated: Thursday September 20, 2012 12:08PM