Bubba Gayn­dah’s ath­lete to beat

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.”

PHOTO: FELICITY RIPPER

HON­OURED: Cal­lum "Bubba" Evans is pre­sented with the Ju­nior Sport Award at Gayn­dah's Aus­tralia Day cel­e­bra­tions.

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