Expressions of interest to host Bundaberg sports awards
THE Bundaberg region is a sporting hub that continues to revel in the achievements of its sports men and women.
Honouring those who are the achievers in their chosen sports and the people who fill roles as coaches and administrators inspired the Bundaberg Regional Sport and Recreation Advisory Group to implement the annual Bundaberg Regional Sports Awards.
The awards are now open to expressions of interest from community groups and organisations to take ownership of the awards starting with the 2016 awards with an option to host again in 2017.
Council's sport and recreation spokeswoman Lynne Forgan said the inaugural awards in 2014 and the awards this year had attracted strong support from the sporting fraternity.
"The local advisory group would now like to see this function progress into the hands of a local community group with the drive and ability to successfully host future events.
"I think bringing the awards to a grass roots level is an ideal way to grow the event.
"With eight award categories there is so much scope to attract sponsors and to gain the support of sporting groups which can certainly benefit from the exposure the awards provide.
"The positive feedback we have received from the past two awards evening certainly indicates the local sports fraternity enjoys an opportunity to meet and celebrate sporting achievements from across the region."
Cr Forgan said the expressions of interest in hosting the 2016 sports award closed this Friday.
She urged interested organisations to download an information pack by heading to http://www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au/news/2015/10/09/expressions-interest-sought-host-regional-sports-awards