FAMILY TANGLE: James and Brooke Tait are both playing in soccer grand finals this weekend.
FAMILY TANGLE: James and Brooke Tait are both playing in soccer grand finals this weekend. Iain Curry

Families' plan of attack for finals fever this weekend

IT IS 1.20pm on Saturday and Trish Tait has about 15 minutes to see her son's soccer grand final before driving back to see her daughter's game.

There's no doubt about it, this weekend is a busy one for many Sunshine Coast families with sporting fever sweeping the region.

On Friday, senior soccer grand finals are on in Coolum, Nambour and Noosa, before rugby union, junior soccer, hockey, netball, rugby league and horse racing on Saturday.

Cricket and Surfing Queensland Junior State Titles are on all weekend, then on Sunday, the Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast is in Mooloolaba.

Mrs Tait and her husband Jim have three children all playing soccer grand finals this weekend and they've devised a plan.

James, 19, is representing Caloundra Football Club on Friday night in Coolum.

Then on Saturday, 16-year-old Jack is playing at 1.20pm at Maroochydore Rd, Maroochydore for Buderim Wanderers and 11-year-old Brooke is playing at Fishermans Rd, Maroochydore at 1.50pm for Pacific Lutheran College.

Both boys play for the Sunshine Coast Soccer Federation and Brooke is in the Sunshine Coast Churches Soccer Association.

"The family will go up on Friday night but on Saturday my husband will take Jack and I'll take Brooke," Mrs Tait said.

"We won't see both children. We'll have to miss it.

"The kids are cool with that.

"I am going to try and duck off to see some of Jack's game and be back for the start of Brooke's.

"I might get to see 15 minutes of his if I'm lucky."

Mrs Tait said she had to factor in the volume of traffic in the area because of the games. The clash of game times and extra-curricular commitments are something the Tait family is used to.

"There are always clashes and more potential clashes coming up," Mrs Tait said.

"The futsal trials and championships round for Jack are coming up.

"We'll work things out and see how they go."


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