Coast welcomes junior triathlete champions

Coast welcomes junior triathlete champions

The Hervey Bay Esplanade will be bussing for the next two days as hundreds of junior triathletes compete in the Queensland School Sport Triathlon Championships.

“More than 600 students will be in the Bay for the championships,” Deputy Mayor Darren Everard said.

“It is a pleasure to welcome back the event and welcome a new crop of athletes to the region.”

This is the 10th consecutive year that the championship event has been held in the Bay.

The culmination of the event is on Saturday, February 19, with the naming of the Queensland Schools Triathlon team.

While spectators are welcome to watch the young athletes in action as they swim, ride and run the course which includes sections of the Hervey Bay foreshore and Esplanade; motorists are warned that there will be occasional traffic disruptions on the Esplanade during the events.

“The Fraser Coast is gaining a reputation as a destination to stage major events,” Cr Everard said.

“There has been a steady stream of sporting events here, including visits by the Brisbane Roar, the Touch Football State Cup, national and international sailing championships and a Rugby 7’s tournament which bring players from across the state.

“These events are collectively worth millions of dollars to our region, as visitors spend money with our local businesses such as accommodation providers, restaurants and cafes.”

Article and photos submitted by Fraser Coast Regional Council

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