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Bundaberg Cup 2022 kicks off this weekend

Bundy Cup 2022
Jackhammers' Nathan Broadhurst, QLDNERS' Kristin Gibbs and Jackhammers' Scott Maddick on field in the mixed social touch football team final at the Bundaberg Cup in 2020.

One of Australia’s richest knockout competitions, the Bundaberg Cup, remains in its namesake hometown in 2022 thanks to the support and partnership of Tourism and Events Queensland and Bundaberg Regional Council.

Since its inception in 2015, the Bundy Cup has enticed participants and spectators from across the state to the Greg Duncan Touch Fields as they vie for the $20,000 in cash and prizes.

Unlike other touch footy competitions, the Bundaberg Cup provides players with an opportunity to play social touch football in a carnival style atmosphere.

This tournament is contested by Under 12's through to Masters in Men’s, Women’s and Mixed divisions and is open to all affiliated and non-affiliated teams.

Heading into its sixth year, the Bundaberg Cup 2022 will attract over 2000 individuals to Bundaberg for the two-day event, providing a major boost to the region’s tourism industry.

The Bundaberg region has secured the major annual sporting event until 2024 following a three-year partnership agreement with Bundaberg Regional Council worth $60,000.

Mayor Jack Dempsey said Council was pleased to be the major sponsor of this community touch football event.

“Since its inception, the Bundaberg Cup has attracted more than 250 interstate teams to the region and has provided a massive boost to the local economy,” he said.

“In the five years that the Bundaberg Cup has been running, 9000 visitors have made their way to our beautiful region as participants and spectators.

“This is an outstanding result and, overall, has resulted in a spend of $4,872,804 within the region.

“Council is pleased to support an event that is doing so much to support the region.”

Among the benefits of hosting an event at such an idyllic location is the opportunity for competitors to create a holiday out of an event.

On the fringe of the Great Barrier Reef, visitors to the region can enjoy picturesque sandy beaches, wet their whistles with a trip to the Bundaberg Rum Distillery or enjoy an action-packed day trip to Lady Musgrave Island.

On the news of both partnerships with Tourism and Events Queensland and Bundaberg Regional Council, QTF Chief Executive Officer Greg Denny said he was thrilled that the organisation was able to host an event such as the Bundaberg Cup 2022.

“After an intense 2021, rocked by the looming COVID-19 pandemic, it is a joy to bring the touch football community to a central location to play grassroots touch footy,” he said.

“I am thankful and grateful to the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and Bundaberg Regional Council and the event host Bundaberg Touch Association for your support, we could not deliver an event of this calibre without it.

“I encourage all participants to take advantage of this coastal region and enjoy the sites and attractions that Bundaberg has to offer!”

To keep up to date with all the latest news and results from the 2022 Bundaberg Cup head to bundabergcup.qldtouch.com.au.

The Bundaberg Cup 2022 is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland in partnership with Bundaberg Regional Council and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.

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Tourism and Events Queensland, in partnership with regional tourism organisations, industry and commercial stakeholders, is dedicated to the promotion and endorsement of our beautiful state’s events and attractions.

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