VANDALS have left a trail of destruction after hitting local sporting grounds in Manilla.
The offenders struck the Manilla Showground and local touch football headquarters some time between Monday night and yesterday morning, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage.
Property inside several buildings at the showground and the enclosed sporting field were hit, as the thieves rummaged through the area.
At the touch fields,offenders forced their way into the canteen and stole soft drinks and alcohol. Numerous items inside were also damaged.
The volunteer clubs have been left reeling.
Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to call.