Tinana would have played Bargara.
Tinana would have played Bargara. Matthew McInerney

Wide Bay Championships cancelled due to lack of players

FOOTBALL: The introduction of a Superbowl-style play-off between Bundaberg and the Fraser Coast's premiers will have to wait another season.

The Wide Bay Championships, first published in the Chronicle in June, were set to create an epic celebration of football to end the year.

All premiers, from under-12s to the senior male and female competitions, would have played off on Saturday for the right to be called Wide Bay champions.

The games were to be played in the lead-up to the Wide Bay League 2 and Wide Bay Premier League grand finals, which will be held at Bundaberg's Martens Oval.

Football Queensland Wide Bay general manager Peter Guest said the games were cancelled due to six teams not being able to field teams for "various reasons”. Instead, the celebration of Wide Bay football will instead become two regular grand finals.

Bayside Strikers will fly the flag for Fraser Coast football in WBL2, when they face Across The Waves at 3.30pm.

Bingera will take on Brothers Aston Villa in the WBPL decider at 6pm.

Clubs knew about the Wide Bay Championships in June. Fixtures, with kick-off times, were listed online on Sunday.

On Monday, all seven games, which would be the only time these teams faced off in a game this year, were off the table, and the concept will remain buried for at least anotehr 12 months.



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