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Premiers Challenge/ State Youth U19 Challenge

Sunshine Coast Fire v Weston Workers Bears

Under-19 Fire v Young Razorbacks

Saturday September 18, 2010

Perry Park – Albion 

After closing the curtain on a triumphant HQSL season, it is now time for the Sunshine Coast Fire to represent the QSL in the inaugural Premiers Challenge, a Queensland v New South Wales game for the Premiers of each state.

Up against the Fire will be the Weston Workers Bears, Premiers of the NBN State Football League, the top tier of Northern NSW club football.

The Bears recorded 12 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses on their way to claiming the Premiership, pipping Edgeworth and Hamilton Olympic by a single point to take the title. Last weekend, the Bears contested the NBN League Grand Final, but were denied of a League/Cup double after a 4-2 loss to Edgeworth. After this disappointment, they will look for some consolation in the Premiers Challenge.

For the Fire, last weekend’s Grand Final victory capped off an outstanding season that began with a 12 game winning streak, with 68 goals scored along the way. The boys will likely be on a high after clinching the Premiership/Championship double and will want to put on a show.

The match will be played at Perry Park in Albion, home of the Brisbane Strikers and scene of last Saturday’s Grand Final victory. With both teams looking to show the supremacy of their state, the contest should be an entertaining one. Kick-off is at 2.30pm.

Preceding the Fire/Weston contest, the Under-19 Fire have their own point to prove when they take on the Young NQ Razorbacks in the State Youth U19 Challenge at 12.30pm.

It will be North v South for the Challenge match, with the Razorbacks winning the Premiership in the Northern Division of the HQSYL. The Northern Division was contested by four teams in 2010, with the Young Razorbacks clearly the pick of the bunch.

A stellar finals campaign from the Under-19 Fire was rewarded with a Grand Final victory, the first youth championship for Sunshine Coast FC. With this milestone achieved, the Fire will be confident of claiming state bragging rights with victory over the Razorbacks. Kick-off will be at 12.30pm.

Entry is free, so come on down to Perry Park and show your support for the Fire as they sign off for the 2010 season.