The countdown is on to the Queensland Maroons Fan Day in Bundaberg.
The June 1 visit by the 2021 Maroons adds another chapter to the Queensland Rugby League's proud history of taking fan days to regional Queensland.
The Maroons have a strong connection to the region, with Felise Kaufusi and Mal Meninga among a prominent list of current and former stars to have played junior footy in Bundaberg.
Maroons coach Paul Green emphasised the importance of regional fans and the impact they have on the team and staff.
“We can’t wait to get to Bundaberg and visit a proud region which has a long history of producing great players,” Green said.
“Everyone involved with the Maroons loves the chance to get back and visit the regional communities that give us such wonderful support.”
Bundaberg locked in for 2021 Maroons Fan Day
There will be free entry to the Bundaberg Multiplex Sport and Convention Centre from 9am, giving footy supporters a chance to meet their favourite Maroons players.
Throughout the day, fans can mix and mingle with past greats in the fan zone and the 2021 squad during the mid-morning street parade.
All fans will need to register their attendance, as part of the event’s COVIDSafe plan to ensure the health and safety of all players and supporters.
For those who want to be even closer to the action, there is limited tickets available to the Maroons fan day lunch, hosted by Peter Psaltis, at the Convention Centre from noon.
While in Bundaberg, the Maroons players will also participate in a range of community activities, supported by Auswide Bank, including to the hospital and Bundaberg Special School.
The QRL would like to acknowledge the Bundaberg Regional Council and the team at Auswide Bank for supporting the visit to Bundaberg.