2016 Bundaberg Cup
Following the success of the inaugural Bundaberg Cup in 2015, teams from around the country are getting ready to nominate for the richest Touch Football knockout in Australia – the 2016 Bundaberg Cup, with $20,000 up for grabs across men’s, women’s, mixed and junior divisions.
Entries for the 2016 Bundaberg Cup are now open with a brand new website launched to coincide with the milestone www.bundabergcup.mytouchfooty.com.
The revamped Bundaberg Cup website has been designed to make it easier for participants to register and provides comprehensive information regarding customised accommodation, travel and tourism offers for Bundaberg Cup participants courtesy of Bundaberg and North Burnett Tourism (BNBT) and Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ).
Touch Football Australia and Queensland Touch Football (QTF) have worked with BNBT, TEQ and other partners to make it more affordable and easier for members to get to Bundaberg enabling more time to enjoy the many local attractions that the Bundaberg North Burnett region has to offer.
Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism, General Manager, Katherine Mergard, is looking forward to welcoming participants outlining plenty of off field activities visitors can enjoy whilst in town. “The Bundaberg Region is looking forward to welcoming players and families to town for the Bundaberg Cup in November this year. The Mon Repos Ranger guided Turtle Encounter tours kick off on Saturday 12th November, watermelons are coming into season and the Southern Great Barrier Reef is serving up snorkelling and diving experiences just off our shores, so we invite teams to stay a little longer and explore!”She said.
Former NRL, Queensland Maroons, Kangaroos and now Touch Football star, Scott Prince is looking forward to returning to Bundaberg to compete in the event
“I’m really excited to be returning to Bundaberg to not only take part in the Bundaberg Cup but also to re-visit what the Bundaberg and North Burnett Region has to offer,” he said
“it's great time of year as the turtles are coming to shore to lay their eggs - a moment the family and I would love to see," Prince said.
“The prize money on offer is outstanding which should see the best of the best in town. “I am hopeful that our team can go back to back,” Prince added.
Teams from as far south as Sydney travelled north for the inaugural Bundaberg Cup in 2015, with organisers confident of increased participation from International, inter (Queensland) and interstate teams in 2016.
QTF CEO, Jamie O’Connor, said he was looking forward to a bigger and better Bundaberg Cup in 2016. “With the recent changes to our event calendar and advent of accommodation and travel options we are expecting team and visitation numbers to increase significantly in 2016”, he said.
In addition to the significant prizemoney on offer, the Bundaberg Cup provides another significant regional opportunity to boost the profile and leverage the sport to increase tourism and participation numbers to key destinations, such as Bundaberg, O’Connor added.
Teams will compete for prizemoney in a carnival atmosphere at the Greg Duncan Fields, Bundaberg on 19-20 November (Saturday and Sunday).
The Bundaberg Cup is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland in partnership with the Bundaberg Regional Council, Bundaberg and North Burnett Tourism and promoted as part of the It’s Live! in Queensland event calendar.
To register your team and take advantage of the many accommodation and travel offers, click on the register here tab above.