Host group is sought
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