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Love sport? So does Bunbury!

By Kevin Kelly

In Bunbury, we love our sport, there's no doubt about it. Sporting events are simply a part of our community, and the nation recognises it. We've had the opportunity to host some fantastic national-level events in 2018, and buying property in Bunbury means getting to experience the excitement and competition on the ground floor. Here's a quick recap of what's been going on – and what's still to come –  in Bunbury, .

Underwater Hockey Trans-Tasman Championship trials

You might not have heard of underwater hockey, and if you haven't, you're not alone. While it's been played across the world since the 1950s, it's only recently exploded in popularity. The game is almost exactly what you'd expect – two teams compete to move a puck across the bottom of a swimming pool and into the opposition's goal. It's a little less violent than ice-hockey, but requires no less finesse.

The trans-Tasman trials were held in Bunbury at the beginning of April before the finals take place in Rotorua, New Zealand later in 2018. 15-year-old Bunbury player Caitlin Van Shalkwyk has already appeared at two National championships and loves this sport that combines hockey skills with swimming and general fitness.

Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships

The Junior Beach Volleyball Championships took place in Koombana Bay on the last weekend of April. An unprecedented 125 teams from around the country (including three from New Zealand and Vanuatu) converged on Bunbury to determine who was the best of the best. Taking inspiration from the recent Commonwealth games, the competition was heated, and the sport's growing popularity among youths has never been so clear.

The weather was gorgeous throughout, and spectators had the chance to see the next generation of young athletes, many of whom we expect to see compete on the world stage in the coming years.

Cycling Australia Junior Road National Championships

September 21 to 23 will see Bunbury host the 2018 Cycling Australia Junior Road National Championships. The City of Bunbury is excited to receive these young athletes as well as the spectators they'll attract. The event will bring 300 under 17s and under 15s to town to take advantage of our road's ideal racing conditions. WestCycle is yet to announce individual course details but we expect they will make the most of our native scenery. We're expecting a busy weekend, so Bunbury residents stay tuned for details to make sure you get a trackside seat.

We're looking forward to the cycling championships and yet to be announced future events here in town. Do these events sound like something you'd enjoy? They're only a part of what makes Bunbury a great place to live. Contact Ray White Bunbury to find out more.

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