Bundaberg Cup is back bigger and better in 2019, with a record 68 teams taking part in one of Australia’s richest touch football knock-out tournaments.
With almost 30 more teams signed up to play at this year’s event, on 2-3 February, the competition is certainly heating up at the Greg Duncan Fields.
The tournament, which includes Men’s, Women’s, Mixed and Junior divisions, is run by Touch Football Australia (TFA) and Queensland Touch Football (QTF) in conjunction with major event partners, Tourism Events Queensland, Bundaberg Tourism and Bundaberg Regional Council.
QTF Chief Executive Officer Ben Mannion acknowledged the record numbers in this, the fourth year of the tournament.
“Across the first three years, the event has steadily grown about ten percent year on year, so we’re thrilled with the 70 percent growth for this year’s event, which will result in strong competition and bring more than 1000 visitors to the region,” he said.
“It is also pleasing to see so many juniors taking part in this year’s event, reaffirming touch football’s status as a sport for everyone to enjoy.”
It will also be the first time this tournament will incorporate night games, which will help counter the heat in Bundaberg in February.
“Night games will add a unique flavour to the event and allow visitors to Bundaberg more opportunity to explore the beautiful region during the day,” Mannion said.
Rugby league legend and current Queensland touch football representative Scott Prince will be lacing up the boots again this year, joining 2017 Men’s Open champions Watch The Feet in their quest for back-to-back titles.
The Palaszczuk Government, via Tourism and Events Queensland, is proud to support the Bundaberg Cup, which features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.
For more information on the Bundaberg Cup, visit bundabergcup.mytouchfooty.com.