Condolences to Queensland Netball Family

Netball Queensland was today made aware of a tragic incident which occurred outside of the township of Childers on the eve of the 2018 Primary Schools Cup being held this weekend in Bundaberg.

We are heartbroken that two people have tragically lost their lives, and others were seriously injured, in this accident. Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of those involved in the incident. Due to the sensitive circumstances of this incident, we ask that you please respect the privacy of those involved.

The entire netball community will be devastated by these events and our focus at this difficult time is to provide support for our netball and school communities. We want to thank and acknowledge the police and emergency services personnel for their role in today’s events and who will no doubt be impacted by these tragic circumstances. For your bravery, professionalism and support we say thank you on behalf of our community.

We encourage any one who is in any way affected by this tragic event to contact lifeline on 13 11 14.  The Department of Education has provided support to the school, and additional support services will be provided at the event by the Bundaberg Regional Council.

If you have any school media related enquiries, please contact the Department of Education media@qed.qld.gov.au