Bundaberg PCYC is calling for players to compete at this year’s Bunburra Beach Touch Football Carnival in Surfers Paradise.
In its sixth year, the carnival is open to Indigenous teenagers, both boys and girls, aged 14 to 17.
First held in March 2015, the carnival was a crowning event for the Indigenous Community Sport and Recreation Program.
Bundaberg PCYC Indigenous Sport and Recreation Officer Marie Smith said the opportunity for the community to represent Bundaberg at the carnival was fantastic.
“This is a wonderful chance for young members of our Indigenous community to represent their local community, meet other young people from other communities and potentially be exposed to talent scouts for other sporting competitions,” Ms Smith said.
“It is also a great opportunity to experience the Gold Coast and be exposed to other cultural experiences over the four day trip.
“PCYC Bundaberg has attended this carnival multiple times and were the first team to win the carnival back in 2015.”
To be eligible for participation at the Sport and Culture Corroboree, young people must address several pre-requisites including:
- School Attendance
- Achieve an attendance rate of at least 90%.
- Community participation
- Actively contribute to and attends community sports programs and broader community events as both a participant and a youth leader.
- Responsible behaviour
- As a team member (sportsmanship) – actively encourage and support fellow teammates through skill progression and ensure behaviour at home, school and the PCYC is respectful at all times.
- Commitment to pre-event training – work with Indigenous Community Sport and Recreation staff to build individual and team capacity through regular training and practice matches before the event.
PCYC Queensland fully fund the Bunburra program and cover travel, accommodation, meals, playing uniform and team registration costs.
The program offers the opportunity to represent home communities on a grand stage in full uniform, showcase team and individual sporting abilities, meet young people from other communities and make new friends.
To nominate for the event, you can contact Marie at Bundaberg PCYC on 4154 2813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration pack.
All nominations forms must be submitted to Marie at PCYC by 31 August.
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