Host group is sought

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

THE Bund­aberg re­gion is a sport­ing hub and con­tin­ues to revel in the achieve­ments of its sports­men and women.

Hon­our­ing the achievers in their cho­sen sport and the peo­ple who fill roles as coaches and ad­min­is­tra­tors in­spired the Bund­aberg Re­gional Sport and Recre­ation Ad­vi­sory Group to in­sti­tute the an­nual Bund­aberg Re­gional Sports Awards.

The awards are now open to ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est from com­mu­nity groups and or­gan­i­sa­tions to take own­er­ship of the awards com­menc­ing with the 2016 awards with an op­tion to host again in 2017.

Coun­cil’s spokesman Cr Lynne For­gan said the in­au­gu­ral awards in 2014 and this year had at­tracted strong sup­port.

The lo­cal Ad­vi­sory Group is now seek­ing to hand over this func­tion to a lo­cal com­mu­nity group.

“I think bring­ing the awards to a grass­roots level is an ideal way to grow the event,” Cr For­gan said.

With eight award cat­e­gories there is a lot of scope to at­tract spon­sors and to gain the sup­port of sport­ing groups which can cer­tainly ben­e­fit from the ex­po­sure the awards pro­vide.

“The pos­i­tive feed­back we have re­ceived from the past two awards evening cer­tainly in­di­cates the lo­cal sports fra­ter­nity en­joys an op­por­tu­nity to meet and cel­e­brate sport­ing achieve­ments from across the re­gion,” she said.

Cr For­gan said the ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est in host­ing the 2016 sports award closed to­mor­row.

She urged in­ter­ested or­gan­i­sa­tions to down­load an in­for­ma­tion pack by head­ing to www.bund­aberg.qld.gov.au

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