Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Bundy Takes to National Stage; We Take a Look Back at June

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Bundy Takes to National Stage; We Take a Look Back at June

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Byline: Shane Jones

June 1

BUNDABERG'S Mitch Langerak was selected in the Socceroos squad to go to Russia for the Confederations Cup. He didn't play a match as Mat Ryan started in goal for all three matches during the group stage. Australia was eliminated from the tournament after finishing third in the group stage with two draws and a loss.

June 5

QUEENSLAND Red James Slipper visited the Rum City to run a clinic for up-and-coming juniors in the region. He was in Bundaberg for the Queensland Country Rugby Union championships, which were held in the first week of June. He said it was good to be in Bundaberg and added he hoped to be fit for this year's Super Rugby season after being ruled out of last year's campaign with an Achilles tendon injury.

SOUTH Queensland dominated the Queensland Country Rugby Union championships held in Bundaberg, winning both the open and under-19 title at the carnival. The side won all four matches during the tournament. Bundaberg was represented by eight players who played for Central Queensland. Jimmy Courtice, Brendon McKeown, Danny Moran, Chris Rose, Marcus Sinclair and Kevin Meiers played in open with Rueben Olive and Layton Chambers playing in under-19. Both sides failed to win a game at the tournament.

June 6

WORK started on four new asphalt courts and shading for the netball area at the Bundaberg Superpark. A $500,000 grant from the Federal Government made it possible. The area was set to be completed last October.

June 8

BUNDABERG'S Nathan Donaldson was selected for Australia to compete at the IPC Athletics Junior World Championships in August.

June 9

BUNDABERG'S Kijah Stephenson and Gin Gin's Bree Wallace were picked for Queensland to compete in football at the national titles in Coffs Harbour. Stephenson competed in under-14s with Wallace competing in under-15s at the event in July.

June 10

BUNDABERG'S Lara Bray was on the mend in June after a sickening injury for Past Brothers in a women's A-Grade match in May. Bray, after a normal tackle against Isis, did her ACL, PCL and LCL in her left leg. She can't play sport again but was able to walk again after intense rehabilitation.

June 12

REDRIDGE runner Ben Cameron took out the 10km event at the Ring Road Run in a time of 36 minutes and 22 seconds. Cameron dedicated the win to his grandfather Keith Fielder who died on Boxing Day in 2016. In the women's event, Bundaberg's Rebecca Jenner took out the 10km event in a time of 39 minutes and 44 seconds.

June 13

BUNDABERG'S Coen Hess was selected for Queensland for the second State of Origin series match against New South Wales. He would make his debut for the Maroons on June 21 in an 18-16 win over the Blues to level the series at one game all heading into the decider in July. …

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