QUEENSLAND got its campaign away to a great start by beating competition newcomer Western Australia at Ryan Park last night.
A good crowd was on hand to support the Queensland team in the national competition for people with a disability and the players did not let their supporters down.
Local star David Barber's talent has been recognised at a national level and he was in sparkling form, scoring a hat-trick for the Queensland team in the 6-0 victory.
Frenchville Sports Club's Terry Kennedy is the Queensland team coach and he was delighted at the way the players have come together and recorded a convincing victory.
"It has given us a chance to rotate our players," he said.
Mackay's Scott Kennedy was also on target for Queensland, scoring twice while dazzling left winger Robbie Christie also got his name on the score sheet.
The Queensland team recorded the win despite losing Andrew Pope early in the game through an injury but Kennedy said he will be fit for today's game.
Kennedy was happy with the performance of his team but gave credit to Western Australia for making it a good game.
"Western Australia tried to push the ball around," he said.
Queensland has the bye this morning and then face bitter rival New South Wales, with six or seven internationals in its squad, at 5pm.