On the 10th of the 10th at 10am QFES commemorated the 60 firies that have lost their life in the line of duty.
Our local crews held a ceremony at St Marys with people paying tribute and honouring the work of the QFES.
It was particularly poignant to hear a bell chime for each officer that has lost their life, including Izzy Nash who died this year fighting a fire.
The next day they were in action putting out a fire in Tivoli.
With a dry winter and dry Summer predicted the firies will be busy this season, and I’d like to honour the QFES for their courage and all that they do and say thank you.
Good news for Jets
It’s exciting to hear that the Ipswich Jets have a partnership with the NRL Titans next year.
This means the Jets will have a number of contracted Titans playing for them each week.
This is the first time in a while that the Jets have had a deal with a local NRL side, and it will be good to see the Jets competitive again at the State League level.
In 2017 Ben Hunt had a game for the Jets when he was dropped from the Broncos, and he recently found his name on the Jets honour board.
Eagles set to fly again
The Goodna Eagles are going to field three senior teams in the Rugby League Ipswich competition next season after not participating this year.
The club had a fundraiser on Friday with former Origin greats Choppy Close and Wally Fullerton-Smith entertaining the crowd.
Dean Daylight has been named as next year’s A grade coach and it will be good to see the Senior Eagles back on the paddock.
New QLD Champ
Conor Mathewson became our latest state champion last week when he won the 12yr 1500m at the State Schools Athletics Champion.
He also came 3rd in the 800m and is another up and coming star from the Ipswich and District Athletics Club.
Once again our local athletes are showing why our city should have a tartan athletics track, so our athletes can train on a decent facility without having to travel to Brisbane.
It’s exciting to hear plans are afoot with USQ for a 400m tartan track, and hopefully that becomes a reality as our athletes deserve it.
Val’s Doll Show
Val Metcalfe and her team put on an impressive display for the Ipswich Gala Doll Show with traders and enthusiasts coming from all over Southeast Queensland to view the 1000s of dolls and artefacts for sale.
The next big show is planned to be held in early December and one for doll lovers to mark on your calendar.