Springfield United Football Club president Scott Harding at the Woodcrest College sporting fields.
Springfield United Football Club president Scott Harding at the Woodcrest College sporting fields. David Nielsen

Popular junior carnival strengthens regional football

JUNIOR football continues to flourish in the Springfield area, highlighted by a growing base and another big carnival on Saturday.

Sixty-one teams nominated for the annual Springfield United Soccer Club carnival at Woodcrest College, including 10 sides from the host club.

Club president Scott Harding was delighted to see such positive interest in teams from under 6 to under 11.

"We had 48 last year,'' he said, welcoming a number of top sides from around South East Queensland. "We have got quite a large geographical spread.''

The day-long carnival is timely with Football Brisbane junior fixtures starting a week later.

Growth of the carnival also reinforces Springfield United's bid to be included in the major multi-sport facility being constructed in the area.

"I'm very happy,'' he said. "We've got 500 members here. We've doubled that over the last couple of years.''

Meanwhile, Springfield United's Capital League 3 men's team is sitting in fifth after the Easter break.

Springfield United has beaten Logan Roos 3-1 and had draws with Logan Metro (0-0) and Logan Village (2-2) in the Football Brisbane competition.