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Netball Titles to bring boost to the region

QSSS Netball
Lyn Newport, Annabel Roelofs, Tyla Royan, Lily Crossett and Mayor Jack Dempsey at the QSSS Netball Titles

The Queensland State School Sport Netball Titles is dishing up plenty of opportunity in the region with one thousand people anticipated to descend on the region this week.

The competition, which started today, is hosting teams from 12 regions across Queensland, with each comprising of two teams for the 13-15 years age group and the 16-19 years age group, made up of 10 players and additional staff.

With parents and family members also attending the event, organisers said benefits would be seen for accommodation and hospitality venues across the region, with all attendees using these throughout the four-day event.

Bundaberg State High School Event Convenor Melanie Currie said the opportunity to host the event would showcase the Bundaberg Region to those visiting from around Queensland.

“We are hoping that all visitors to our region really enjoy what Bundaberg has to offer, as well as high quality netball over the four days of competition,” she said.

“On Saturday, teams will be finished in the early afternoon so hopefully the weather will be conducive to teams exploring some parts of Bundaberg.”

Jasmine Gill sets up for a shot at the QSSS Netball Titles

Further to the benefits for the region, the carnival provides the opportunity for local students to be involved in volunteering and supporting the event.

“The titles are providing an opportunity for student helpers from across the region, with approximately 20 student helpers from schools across Bundaberg,” she said.

“We also have assistance from 10 Bundaberg State High School students and local staff throughout the course of the event.”

In addition to the players and team staff, there will be a number of independent selectors, umpire coaches and managers and 24 student umpires.

Queensland Secondary School Sport allocates championships to regions who have facilities to host the events, with the Wide Bay region asking for expressions of interest for convenors last year.

Planning for the event has been in progress since late last year, with Bundaberg finding out they were successful in term three.

The Queensland State School Sport Netball Titles will be held from today until Sunday.

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