Maroochydore Roos players Jesse Malthouse and Jai Larkins fight for possession against Wilston Grange in the QAFL at Maroochydore Multisport Complex on Saturday. July 11.PHOTO: Tom Threadingham
Maroochydore Roos players Jesse Malthouse and Jai Larkins fight for possession against Wilston Grange in the QAFL at Maroochydore Multisport Complex on Saturday. July 11.PHOTO: Tom Threadingham

IN PHOTOS: Sport finally returns to Coast grounds

After more than three months on the sidelines, hundreds of athletes have laced up and stepped back into competition across the Sunshine Coast.

While various sporting codes enjoyed big pre-seasons, plans for the year came to a crashing halt in March with competitions becoming postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, as the state's restrictions slowly eased, fields started to come alive again in recent weeks with training restarting.

Clubs' efforts and patience was rewarded on Saturday, with various sports including Aussie rules, hockey, football and netball officially getting back underway.

There's more to come too, with junior rugby league and state level football starting from July 25 and rugby union hitting the field on August 1. State level basketball will begin from August 7.

While crowds were officially allowed through the gates of Sunshine Coast Turf Club again last weekend, there were plenty trackside on Saturday as Corbould Park hosted two of it's premier feature races, the Winx Guineas and Glasshouse Handicap.