2015 Bundaberg Cup

first_imgThe wait is finally over. One of the most exciting Touch Football event formats will tap off tomorrow with the sudden-death knockout action set to light up the Southern Great Barrier Reef region. Over 30 teams will converge on Bundaberg this weekend to take part in the inaugural Bundaberg Cup event at the Greg Duncan Touch Fields, including a team with event ambassador, Scott Prince. Teams from across the state and over the border will be vying for the $20,000 prize money on offer across Men’s and Mixed divisions: the richest prize purse for a knockout event in Australia. In addition to providing a wonderful prizemoney knockout opportunity for players, officials and volunteers in regional Queensland, the Bundaberg Cup also promises to provide a major boost to the region’s tourism industry over time.50 things to do and see in BundabergQueensland Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson said the inaugural Bundaberg Cup offered visitors a chance to experience ‘Where Great Begins’ on the Southern Great Barrier Reef.“The Queensland Government is proud to support this event through Tourism and Events Queensland recognising the important role events play in driving visitation, creating jobs and generating community pride,” Ms Donaldson said.“Tourism delivers more than 15,000 jobs in the Southern Great Barrier Reef region and events such as the Bundaberg Cup will provide a valuable boost to the local economy.”Queensland Touch Football (QTF) CEO, Jamie O’Connor, was strong in his praise for all partners involved in building the event from a concept to reality in recent years.“First and foremost, I would like to pass on my thanks and gratitude to the event’s partners Touch Football Australia, the Queensland Government though Tourism and Events Queensland, Bundaberg Touch Association, Bundaberg Regional Council and Bundaberg and North Burnett Tourism for their support in making this event come to life,” he said on tournament eve.“These events are quite rare on the Touch Football calendar; particularly with such a large prize purse on offer.“We all see great potential for the Bundaberg Cup for this and future years; building significantly on the team numbers year on year and drawing in the best talent across Queensland and the country and importantly catering for social players too in a real carnival atmosphere. “To all of those who will compete in and deliver the Bundaberg Cup this weekend I would like to welcome and thank them for supporting the inaugural event; particularly to those who have travelled significant distances to do so.“I hope all participants take the opportunity to experience some of the wonderful local attractions while in Bundaberg and look forward to seeing everyone back again next year and spread the word for an even bigger and better Bundaberg Cup in 2016 and beyond.”The Bundaberg Cup is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland in partnership with the Bundaberg Regional Council, Bundaberg and North Burnett Tourism.Keep up to date with all of the latest news and results from the 2015 Bundaberg Cup – www.qldtouch.com.au. Related LinksBundaberg Cuplast_img