Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Super Coach 'Marty' Felt Lost without Six Saturday Games to Attend

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Super Coach 'Marty' Felt Lost without Six Saturday Games to Attend

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THE massive deluge in South East Queensland last Saturday provided welcome relief for some players.

Apart from the handy rain, it gave players and parents of juniors a rare chance to chill -- instead of running around and braving the cooler evenings.

However, one person who missed her weekly sporting fix was Ipswich allrounder Theresa "Marty'' Stolberg.

As other people browsed Facebook for some enjoyment, the super coach was pondering what might have been.

"We have gone from having to go to six games today for three kids and myself down to one venue and two games,'' she posted. "Indoor netball is on tonight for Tyla (Marty's daughter) and I . . . yeah! Don't really like this 'nothing to do on a Saturday' thing.''

Better off at stadium

ONE person who enjoyed an unexpected Saturday afternoon off was Ipswich Force basketball stalwart Terry Lindeberg.

The loyal Ipswich junior coach and state league assistant was preparing for Force's latest QBL match against Toowoomba when word came through the games were postponed due to the big wet.

Issues with the weather and the road tragedy prohibited Toowoomba teams making it down the range safely and on time.

It was an unusual occurrence to have an indoor event rescheduled.

Having no basketball game to be part of, the 40 plus year veteran seized the opportunity to watch the Brisbane Broncos play the New Zealand Warriors in their afternoon NRL game.

But after the Broncos' rare poor performance, Terry probably wished he'd been at Ipswich stadium helping the Force women secure victory.

Cup aftermath

AS Ipswich sport's partygoers brace for another Ipswich Cup, Friday night is going to be a busy one with a number of sports played on Cup eve.

This is to avoid the risk of teams forfeiting on Saturday due to the Cup.

However, while footballers and basketballers prepare for their pre-Cup encounters, word is some hockey men are a bit upset at their next scheduled match. …

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