Bubba Gayndah’s athlete to beat
CALLUM “Bubba” Evans has made headlines more than once in the past year for being quick on his feet.
The Gayndah student placed third in the 800 metre event at Queensland State Athletics in October, second in the same event at the Queensland Little Athletics State Championships in March, played in the state touch trials, and made Burnett State College proud by representing the school in several sports.
At the weekend Bubba was presented with the Junior Sports Award for his achievements, at Gayndah’s Australia Day celebrations.
“I would just like to thank the community for the nomination,” he said.
“Sports been a big part of my life and it’s made me who i am today.
“I really try to be competitive yet fair at the same time.”
Residents and visitors to the North Burnett recognised the outstanding achievement and contribution of local individuals and groups throughout the region during Australia Day Celebrations hosted by North Burnett Regional Council.
Mayor Rachel Chambers said Australia Day is the perfect opportunity for residents of the North Burnett to come together to celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian.
“It's a day to reflect on our achievements as a community and also as individuals. These awards showcase the contributions of our region’s many unsung heroes,” she said.
“I would like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate an outstanding individual or event, these nominees should be proud of their achievements and their subsequent nomination.
“I encourage everyone to keep an eye out for potential award winners for 2020, to even be nominated is a great form of recognition. Don’t forget, Australia Day nominations can be placed year round.”
HONOURED: Callum "Bubba" Evans is presented with the Junior Sport Award at Gayndah's Australia Day celebrations.