News

Corey waits for skull surgery after football head clash

Ipswich Rugby League semi final between Goodna and Swifts. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times
Ipswich Rugby League semi final between Goodna and Swifts. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Rob Williams

WHEN Corey Rees ran out on to the football field last week, he was hoping for a win.

Now his family is just hoping for a full recovery, after a freak accident during the August 29 game left the 16-year-old with multiple skull fractures.

Reports indicate he was injured after a head clash with a player from the other team.

This week friends and family offered their support to the Rees family, who are in Brisbane awaiting surgery on Monday.

Corey was playing for the St Brendan's Seconds team against North Rockhampton High School when he was injured.

He also plays for the CQ Capras under-16 side.

Steve Parle, the under-16s Capras coach, said it was tragic news.

He described Corey as a great kid and a great player, and said he hoped to see him on the field next year.

"In sport occasionally you get these injuries. It's really devastating," he said

"He's a fine young player, he played the game really hard and it's really sad to think it will be the last game for this year.

"He could have been in the situation where he could have played for Brendan's firsts. Reesy wouldn't have been far from being in the top 19.

"We can only wish him all the best and that he makes a full recovery."

Topics:  rugby



BREAKING: Sexual assault trial comes to dramatic end as man flees custody

Police

UPDATE 5.30PM: The man was due to be sentenced tomorrow morning

REVEALED: Why CQ fuel prices are so high

Capricornia Chamber of Commerce Peter Frazer said the economic climate in the region at the moment was linked to the huge problem across the region of fuel drive offs.

Chamber of Commerce talks CQ's high fuel prices

Man caught with knife on riverbank

A man alleged a knife found in his backpack was for cutting food.

Local Partners

Cliff Richard to release 101st album

Sir Cliff Richard's album cover

Sir Cliff Richard is to release his 101st album

CMC Rocks faces fan backlash over date change, headliners

The 10th annual CMC Rocks festival will be headlined by The Dixie Chicks.

FANS are not happy about festival being pushed back by two weeks.

Kim Kardashian West attacked by man trying to kiss her bottom

Vitalii Sediuk targeted Gigi Hadid last week

Madonna poses naked in solidarity with Katy Perry

Madonna posted her own nude selfie on Instagram

Carlos Santana added to Bluesfest 2017 line up

Carlos Santana at Bluesfest 2013.

Calling all local black magic women

Disney to remake 'The Lion King', and it's live-action

The Lion King is coming back to movie theatres

And this time it's going to be live-action.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Projects hoped to revive Rockhampton real estate

There have been just over 800 house sales in Rockhampton this year

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

14% of renovators doing own electrical work?

Landscaping (46%), demolition (43%) and interior design (77%) are also often tackled head on by plucky homeowners.

And 12% said they did their own plumbing work