Billy Moore to headline at sports awards dinner

THE cream of Bundaberg region's sporting ranks will be gathering at the Brothers Sports Club early next month for the annual Bundaberg Region Sports Award Presentation Dinner.

The awards are in their second year and provide the opportunity to showcase local sport while recognizing those who achieve either as athletes, officials or volunteers.

Bundaberg Regional Council Sport and Recreation portfolio spokesperson Cr Lynne Forgan said the awards provided a great avenue to acknowledge locals who brought recognition to themselves and their sport through consistently high performances.

"What is really special about these awards is the fact that they also offer recognition to those people behind the scenes who serve as club officials or volunteers.

"We all know that sport simply could not operate without a solid base of people to administer and physically involve themselves in all aspects that benefit competitors and clubs," Cr Forgan said.

"The awards are the initiative of the Bundaberg Regional Sport and Recreation Advisory Group and Bundaberg Regional Council with awards to be presented in eight categories."

Cr Forgan said guest speaker this year is famed State of Origin player Billy Moore who introduced the "Queenslander" chant into rugby league folk lore.

"Billy is a passionate and inspiring speaker and I am certain he will be a highlight of the Awards Dinner and stir the emotions of sports lover with his remarks."

The Dinner will be held at Brothers Sports Club on Friday, July 3 commencing at 6.30pm.

Tickets are $55 and include a two course meal. Bookings are available by contacting Brothers Sports Club on 4151 3532.

Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday July 1.

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