Sport

Coast juniors keen for revenge

MAKING A SPLASH: Some of the Sunshine Coast Interbranch team hoping for a good result at the Interbranch Championships at Sunshine Beach today.
MAKING A SPLASH: Some of the Sunshine Coast Interbranch team hoping for a good result at the Interbranch Championships at Sunshine Beach today. Darryn Smith

SUNSHINE Coast will be looking to make it five consecutive triumphs at the Interbranch Championships at Sunshine Beach today.

The Coast has dominated the junior event since its relaunch in 2008 - leaving the two Gold Coast teams frustrated and intent on revenge.

Sunshine Coast team manager and selector Craig Law never tires of seeing the Gold Coast vanquished.

He said: "Beating our so-called big brother every year is always a pleasure."

Law put the Sunshine Coast's dominance down to its "outstanding" junior base and "very good" coaches.

He said the Gold Coast assembled strong teams each year, but the Sunshine Coast had a "real nursery of young stars" - and that had always been the case.

"The big thing is we've got some really good junior clubs up here … through that these guys are able to achieve really big levels of success," he said.

"Here under the Sunshine Coast banner, they just seem to thrive."

The championships - which commenced last night with the pool rescue component at Noosa Aquatic Centre - is open to under-13 to under-17 competitors.

The other 49-member branches are Queensland Country, South Coast and Point Danger.

Law said the carnival was a "huge success" and a "breeding ground for tomorrow's superstars".

Several Nutri-Grain Ironwoman Series competitors - past and present - have competed in the championships.

They include the Sunshine Coast's Jordan Mercer, Alyssa Bull and Teisha Jenkins.

Bull is competing in the under-17 section tomorrow ahead of her debut appearance in the Nutri-Grain series later this month.

The Queensland Cyclones team is selected from the championships.



Man to face court after two strangled in Redbank Plains home

A 21-year-old Brassall man has been denied police bail and remanded in custody to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court today.

A 21-year-old has been denied police bail

WATCH: Police release CCTV footage of Goodna robbery

An armed robbery took place at the IGA in Goodna at 6am this morning (27-9-16).

Masked men armed with large hammer hold up store

Ipswich traffic cops prepared for huge weekend

Senior Sergeant Troy Hamilton is reminding people to drive safely this Christmas period. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times

Police out in force as holiday makers come home

Local Partners

Tommy goes home in emotional Bachelorette episode

The Bachelorette contestant Tommy Saggus.

BRISBANE bachelor hopes show will give him more confidence.

Kim Kardashian West wants restraining order against prankster

She was attacked by Vitalii Sediuk for the second time in two years

Cliff Richard to release 101st album

Sir Cliff Richard's album cover

Sir Cliff Richard is to release his 101st album

CMC Rocks faces fan backlash over date change, headliners

The 10th annual CMC Rocks festival will be headlined by The Dixie Chicks.

FANS are not happy about festival being pushed back by two weeks.

Kim Kardashian West attacked by man trying to kiss her bottom

Vitalii Sediuk targeted Gigi Hadid last week

Beach-side real estate starts at $85k on Fraser Coast

HERVEY BAY REAL ESTATE: You can buy this townhouse in Scarness for under $300k.

Live your beach-living dream locally.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Housing report points to a lift in local market

AFFORDABLE HOMES: First home buyers have the opportunity to purchase modern new homes in the Ipswich region for under $400,000.

Region shaping up as the "final frontier” for affordable housing

Five ways to slash household bills and save the environment

THINK GREEN: Considering the environment when building or buying your next home can save you big dollars. The Village Building Company, who is responsible for Woodlinks Village at Collingwood Park, builds homes with this front of mind.

THERE is nothing as sweet as slashing dollars from your bills.

Investors out-bid first-home buyers in booming market

Housing generic.

Ipswich's housing market is putting more cash into sellers’ pockets