Teams face off in Hinterland touch competition

TWO of the best touch football teams from Maleny and Witta travelled down the hill to Glasshouse Mountains Sports ground on Monday, March 28 to face off against the best two teams from Glasshouse Mountains in the annual Hinterland Challenge and Hinterland Cup.

Reigning champions, Glasshouse team Get Stumped, were named the winner of the Hinterland Challenge defeating a valiant Maleny Jewellers 7-2, with Breanna Howden from Get Stumped named ‘best and fairest’. Both teams went through their respective competitions undefeated which ensured a very high standard of game. Get Stumped have now gone through three seasons and two Hinterland Challenges without losing a single game.

Get Stumped – winner of the Hinterland Challenge

The runners up in each of the respective competitions played off in the Hinterland Cup, with Erections from Glasshouse Mountains scoring in the last minute to defeat Maleny/Witta’s Westos 3-2. It was a very fast paced game with Erections just having only the requisite six players with no reserves. ‘Best and fairest’ went to Brooke Wild from Westos.

With all the rain it looked as though games might have been postponed, so it was testament to the Glasshouse Sports Club whose fields were in magnificent order, particularly given that the fields were completely under water only a month earlier.

Registrations are open online for teams for the Glasshouse Mountains Touch Winter Competition, due to commence on Monday May 2. New players who aren’t in a team but wish to play are welcome to come down on the night and organisers will endeavour to get them on a team.

Main image – Erections, winner of the Hinterland Cup