Touch football players have warmed up in an inaugural beach activation at Bargara today in preparation for the biggest Bundaberg Cup competition to date.
This weekend Bundaberg Cup will welcome 70 teams to the region to take part in the eighth annual event at the Greg Duncan Touch Fields.
The touch football activation gave locals and visitors a chance to see the sport up close before the competition gets underway.
Queensland Touch Football CEO Greg Denny was thrilled to announce that the 2023 event was the largest event in the history of the Bundaberg Cup.
He also shared his excitement for the new beach activation and said it was designed to get more people involved in touch football.
“The beach showcase is an excellent addition to the Bundaberg Cup festivities,” he said.
“We are grateful for the support of the local region and proud to host this showcase for the wider community to have some fun and encourage locals to get involved in touch football.
“2023 will be our biggest year in the Bundaberg Cup history, the addition of the ‘come and try’ showcase will hopefully attract a new audience to continue to grow the sport and see even larger registration numbers in 2024”.
Teams from across Queensland will all be vying for the $20,000 prize money on offer across nine divisions.
Over 87 per cent of teams have travelled to the Bundaberg Region for the event, a welcome tourism boost for the local economy, and players were immersed in a touch football showcase at Nielson Beach prior to the competition.
Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey said the Bundaberg Cup was a fantastic initiative which Bundaberg Regional Council proudly supported.
“Events like Bundy Cup or social occasions where we can play a friendly game of footy on the beach are the types of interactions that can inspire kids – and the young at heart – to become more active and involved in their community,” he said.
“The Bundaberg Cup has attracted thousands of competitors and their families to the region over the past eight years and we’re pleased to see the tradition continue.”
The competition is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.
The Bundaberg Cup tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Greg Duncan Touch Fields.
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