Bundaberg Netball Association to host Primary Schools Cup
Netball Queensland is pleased to announce the 2018 Primary Schools Cup will be hosted at Bundaberg Netball Association from the 15th and 16th of September.
The carnival provides an opportunity for girls and boys to come together and experience competitive netball in a fun and safe environment, with an overall state champion crowned at the end of the tournament.
Approximately 1,300 girls aged 11-12 years and their families are expected in Bundaberg for the two day event.
Bundaberg Netball Association President Anthony Lewis said it was a major coup to welcome the Primary Schools Cup to the region.
“This an exciting time for the Association and the region, this is a great opportunity for us to showcase the quality facilities we have at the Bundaberg SuperPark Netball Complex as well as our amazing town,” Lewis said.
“Thank you to Bundaberg Regional Council for their support and to the volunteers that worked in the background to make this happen. 2018 looks to be an exciting season and year ahead for Bundaberg Netball Association.”
Bundaberg Regional Council Mayor Jack Dempsey said hosting a netball competition of the standard of the Netball Queensland Primary Schools Cup is a wonderful introduction for an elite level of the sport to the Bundaberg Region where strong grass roots participation exists.
“We pride ourselves on our passion for sport and readily embrace the opportunity to promote our region, its attractions and its superb sporting facilities to those associated with administering or playing top level sport.
“Council and our community is 100 percent behind this partnership arrangement with Netball Queensland and host organisation Bundaberg Netball Association, and I am confident that this event will be a precursor to even more rewarding relationships in promoting the sport of netball across Bundaberg and the wider region,” said Mayor Dempsey.
“The economic benefits of Council sponsoring such a highly supported, state level sporting event filter through the whole of our business community. With an estimate 4,500 total beds nights generated, the tourism, accommodation and hospitality industries especially stand to reap huge direct rewards from this initiative.”