WHAT a cracking weekend of footy finals, with the Brisbane Lions and Broncos going down in nail biters.
Our city has a love affair with sport, and little wonder with so much local talent on display on the biggest stage.
Goodna rugby league junior Ezra Mam scored three tries in the NRL final and received a Dally M player’s medal and almost did enough to win his first premiership.
In the NRLW final Norths junior Rilee Jorgensen and Goodna junior Shannon Mato lined up for the Titans.
While they were defeated, they certainly did themselves proud.
The Titans were coached by Jillaroos and Ipswich great Karyn Murphy who won the Dally M for coach of the year.
What a shame that our Council didn’t show any of the weekend’s footy on our big screens in Tulmur Place and Robelle Domain, especially with so much local talent on show.
Lighting up the city
Although we are still two months away from Christmas, a number of houses are already getting prepared for the upcoming Christmas Lights.
Mick and Kym from Mahogany Street, Raceview have an amazing display set up already with much more to come.
It was good to get a sneak peak of some of what’s in store.
Well done to all those that decorate their houses for the enjoyment of families.
I look forward to taking the grandkids out to see the lights again this year.
Ipswich High stars
The Ipswich High juggernaut continues to produce champion footballers with Shalom Sauaso, Orianna Clark and Pauline Moliga representing Qld U16 at the National school titles. The girls won the carnival and are Australian Champions.
Captain Shalom won MVP and is set for a big future.
Last Friday our community honoured our Queensland Police Force at a ceremony at St Mary’s for National Police Remembrance Day.
It’s sobering to reflect on police officers going to work, and not returning to friends and family after losing their life in the line of duty.