Before the 1939-45 conflict there have been 4 soccer groups enjoying within the Gympie festival. One of those was once Valleys, a group because the title suggests decided on from town ships of the Mary Valley.
My brothers Kev and Bert performed, and in addition to being captain of Valleys, Kev was once captain of the Gympie consultant group. Roads were not crash scorching again within the 1930’s, there was once no bitumen at the roads within the Valley and attending to the venue the place the fit was once performed was once reasonably a chore.
Traffic at the highway stirred up clouds of mud. It was once virtually unimaginable to move a automobile in entrance, because it was once exhausting to peer for mud, and in case you adopted too intently, you have been smothered within the stuff.
One of the gamers, Frank Jocumsen had a cream run and collected cream from farmers between Imbil and Gympie. The cream was once dropped at the Gympie Butter manufacturing facility on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays of each and every week. His truck was once huge for the days, about seven ton capability with a canvas hood over the again to stay the cream cool. It was once additionally an effective way to move the group to the enjoying venue on Sunday.
There was once one snag, the again of the truck were given splashed with cream, and via the top of the week, as could also be imagined, was once very pungent certainly. My function fashion Kev, volunteered me to scrub the again of the truck, and each and every Saturday all the way through soccer season Frank would carry it to the again of our area to have it wiped clean. I used to be most effective seven or 8 years previous once I inherited the activity and I will be able to inform you it was once no sinecure.
No hoses on the time, simply many buckets of water, carried from the tank far away, cleaning soap and a brush, and a few exhausting paintings. It was once additionally my activity to scrub Kev’s soccer boots they usually were not thought to be blank in case you could not see your face in them.
All the Valley cities were given in the back of their group and anticipated them to win each and every recreation. The pastime and energy was once so nice that Jack Lutton who owned the sawmill in Imbil was once reputed to have stated manufacturing at his mill dropped significantly on Mondays and Fridays.
Fridays, as a result of his workers, and there have been a number of within the group; installed many of the day speaking about how they might play Sunday’s recreation, and after the sport on Sunday they have been too sore to paintings correctly on Monday.