Big weekend for Touch Junior State Championships

Bundy Junior Touch players are getting ready for the Queensland Junior State Championships
Bundy Junior Touch team after a carnival in Hervey Bay in July. Touch Junior State Championships will be held in Bundaberg this weekend.

The best touch football junior players from all over Queensland have made their way to the Bundaberg Region for this weekend's Queensland Junior State Championships in the quest to be crowned regional touch champion.

Bundaberg Touch President Dave Field said the 2019 championships would have six regions compete over three days, across six divisions of both boys and girls aged under 12, 14 and 16, in an outstanding showcase of touch football’s next generation of talent.

Dave said there would be 500 junior competitors, along with coaches, family members and support crew coming from North Queensland all the way down to the New South Wales boarder to the Bundaberg Region for the event.

“I expect to see 2400 people come to Bundaberg for this event,” he said.

“It’s a great opportunity, and it showcases the best touch players in Queensland.”

The Queensland Junior State Championships will be held at the Greg Duncan Fields.

Dave said Bundaberg Touch had to put the tender out against other regional associations to host the event, and it would not have been successful without the good sporting facilities in the Bundaberg Region.   

Council supports junior touch state championships

Queensland Touch Football Chief Executive Officer Ben Mannion extended his thank you to the Bundaberg Touch Association for their assistance with this years event and the use of their facilities for the event.

This event provides us with an opportunity to not only identify our best young talent, but also reinforce the strong pathways that have been created to progress through to the elite level of touch football,” Ben said.

“To all players, coaches, officials, referees volunteers, family and friends, enjoy the weekend and your stay in Bundaberg and I look forward to seeing you all again at the event.”

Teams will start to play from midday today with a full day of play on Saturday and finals on Sunday morning.

Residents are welcome to head along to Greg Duncan Fields to watch all the action of The Queensland Junior State Championships.

Bundaberg Touch recived support under the Bundaberg Regional Council Sport Championships Funding Program, which will support infrastructure requirements for the 2019 Queensland Touch Football Junior State Championships.