ADC Wrap Up!

And that’s a wrap for the second Toowoomba Community Football All Day Carnival for 2022!!!
This second Carnival for 2022 was held on Saturday 27 August 2022 at Captain Cook Ovals. Toowoomba turned on a lovely late winter day, with the sun shining and clear blue skies, welcoming 12 teams all competing to become TCF All Day Carnival Champions.
The competition was fierce, the atmosphere was social and jovial, and there was an undeniable buzz around the ground. The essence of the day was captured by Bek who we are grateful for taking on the duty of Carnival photographer again – thanks Bek. With thanks to our food / drink suppliers, 2nd Shot and Wilsonton Lions Club, all players and spectators were kept well fed and caffeinated throughout the day. Almost all teams made the most of the glorious weather and took the opportunity to set themselves up and settle in for the day, soaking up the atmosphere. The weather was also kind enough to allow families and kids to come out and enjoy the day.
A special thanks must also go to Optus Darling Downs for supporting our Carnival again. Optus are a great supporter of regional football and it was great to have them along. The bright yellow Optus balloons and Optus water bottles were a hit with the kids (and big kids), as was the FIFA and gift bags handed out throughout the day.
And, there was of course some football played! What a great, competitive day of footballing action it was. Kicking off at 8:00am, and the final match finishing at 3:00pm, it was a jam-packed day with a total of 29 matches played (which our 4 wonderful referees were kept busy running between all day – thanks guys!). There were over 75 goals scored, just as many great saves, and more than 120 players taking part, representing many church groups, community groups and ethnic groups across our Toowoomba community.
The finals were hotly contested, with this year’s Carnival including a ‘bottom’ finals series as well as a championship finals series, to maximise football for all teams. After 28 spirited, fast-paced matches, it came down to TCYA (Toowoomba Congolese Youth Association) and HRFC progressing to the Grand Final. With many teams hanging around to enjoy the afternoon and watch the Grand Final, as well as many other spectators cheering both teams on, the spirit of the Carnival really shone through as both teams battled for the title of TCF All Day Carnival Champions. After a tense and hard fought 20 minutes and plenty of chances for both teams, TCYA took their opportunities and ran out 3-1 winners.
Congratulations to TCYA who were crowned as TCF All Day Carnival Champions, and also congratulations to HRFC and every other team for competing in what was a fun-filled, spirit-filled day of 7-a-side football.
A final special thanks to all our wonderful supporters – Optus Darling Downs, 2nd Shot and Wilsonton Lions Club. We are so pleased to have you all on board to help us celebrate all the great things of community football in Toowoomba.
But most importantly, thanks to you – the players, the referees, the spectators, the families, the TCF family – for making this another day to remember!