$20,000 PRIZE MONEY ON OFFER AT QUEENSLAND TOUCH FOOTBALL’S BUNDABERG CUP THIS WEEKEND
One of Australia’s richest social touch football competitions, the Bundaberg Cup, will get underway this weekend, with players from across the state heading to the region.
The Bundaberg Cup, or ‘Bundy Cup’ as it is affectionately known, offers a chance for elite and social players to compete in the open divisions, as well as development opportunities for junior players and teams.
First played in 2015, the 2024 event will be the ninth time the Bundaberg Cup has been hosted by Queensland Touch Football, with 65 teams set to take part this year.
Mayor Jack Dempsey, Bundaberg Regional Council, said: “The Bundaberg Cup is a fantastic sporting initiative that Bundaberg Regional Council has been proud to support since its inception.
“It began as a way to help the community following the tragic flooding events of 2011 and 2013 and to this day, continues to support the region,” he said.
Queensland Touch Football CEO Greg Denny said: “The Bundaberg Cup has grown to become a true celebration of community touch football and we are excited to celebrate the ninth event this year.
“The Bundaberg Cup is a unique event, with divisions for both elite and social players to take part, and this year we are excited to have 65 teams joining us.
“While our focus for this event is about providing an opportunity for fun, we’re also proud that it’s one of Australia’s richest social touch football competitions with more than $20,000 in prize money up for grabs.
“On behalf of Queensland Touch Football, I’d like to wish everyone competing this weekend the best of luck and I can’t wait to see how the competition unfolds,” he said.
Queensland Touch Football ambassador Scott Prince said: “Community events like the Bundaberg Cup are one of the reasons that I love this sport so much.
“There is no better way to spend the weekend – in the sun, with your mates, playing touch football and having fun.
“I’m so excited to see some great touch football this weekend and good luck to everyone playing!” he said.
Queensland Touch Football would like to thank Tourism and Events Queensland, and Bundaberg Regional Council for their support of the Bundaberg Cup.
Location: Greg Duncan Touch Fields, Bundaberg
Date: Saturday 3 February – Sunday 4 February
Teams: 65 teams (Divisions – Open Mixed; Social Men’s; Social Mixed; Social Women’s; U12 Boys; U12 Girls; U14 Boys; U14 Girls; U16 Boys)
The event begins on Friday 2 February with the Beach Activation and Tournament Check In at Nielson Beach.