Beaudesert Kingfishers to release song, celebrate top players during 50th anniversary gala day

THE Beaudesert Kingfishers will debut a song celebrating the club's 50 year history during an anniversary gala day on Saturday.

Gold Coast Titans halfback and Kingfishers junior Jamal Fogarty has jumped on board the celebrations, releasing a video praising his time at the club and sharing memories of his playing days in Beaudesert.

The gala, originally planned for February but rescheduled on several occasions due to the coronavirus pandemic, will kick off with junior games against Jimboomba Thunder at 11.30am.

A women's clash with Aspley will follow at 2.30pm before the men's team play Redlands - who are also celebrating their 50th year - at 4pm.

HISTORY: The Beaudesert Kingfishers will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a gala day. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

HISTORY: The Beaudesert Kingfishers will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a gala day. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

All eyes will be on the day's final match between the Kingfishers' masters team and a Mununjali side at 5.30pm.

It is set to be the day's main event, with former South Sydney Rabbitohs player Germaine Paulson a chance of playing for the Indigenous side.

The club will also debut an anniversary song co-written by Beaudesert and Brisbane Broncos player Keith Gee.

Club vice president and Logan City Council Cr Scott Bannan said the tune, called Playin' for the Kingies, paid homage to the club's history.

"It has some commentary in the middle," he said. "It names all the players that have gone on (to play at a higher level)."

The club has produced five Australian test players.

"It is the oldest club around in the area and one of the the strongest clubs football wise," Mr Bannan said.

"We have less players than some of the Gold Coast clubs but we are just a better club, I think, because we are family orientated.

"Back in the day when I played footy there the whole area was about the footy club.

"When we played the whole town used to turn up. It was a popular spot."

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