Rowland lines up for six-a-side carnival

FRENCHVILLE midfielder Clayton Rowland is surrounded by a sea of youth, but that will not stop him lining up for another season of football.

Rowland, 31, will join one of the Frenchville teams ? the club not willing to reveal the make-up of their Green and White teams yesterday ? at the annual Frenchville Six-A-Side event at Ryan Park starting tonight.

Frenchville is in Rowland's blood and he is not going anywhere.

After first pulling on the boots as a four-year-old and playing his junior football at Parkana, Rowland has now represented Frenchville for the past 15 years.

"At the moment I'm really enjoying it and our (Frenchville) young kids are starting to develop,'' Rowland said.

Rowland will again fill his role in the midfield, but would not mind a run up front ? as he looks towards his father, and coach, Wayne Rowland for support.

Nothing on offer.

However, Wayne has the utmost respect for his midfielder. "He does most of the coaching and I get some good ideas off him,'' Wayne said.

While the building has started for the big prize at the end of the season, Frenchville remain uncertain about their title chances over the three-day carnival.

Defending champions are Berserker (men's division) and Nerimbera (women's division).

This year's carnival has attracted 32 teams ? 20 men's teams and 12 women's teams ? with the first game kicking off at 6 o'clock tonight.

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