No Bull for QLD Rodeo Riders
From bucking broncs to bull wrangling, Queensland is still the only state to have rodeo sporting clubs– a total of six Good Sports rodeo clubs in all.
Rodeo is growing in popularity here and across the world, led by American and Canadian rodeo competition as notoriously dangerous but very lucrative for its top athletes.
The Mareeba District Rodeo Association in the Atherton Tablelands region of North Queensland is the program’s most recent Level 1 accredited Rodeo addition, joining the program in December 2011.
“We want people to know Mareeba District Rodeo Association is all about the sport, not drinking. We serve alcohol in a safe responsible manner. I can assure all members of our community that this is a welcoming and safe place to take part in or simply watch some great sporting action,” reports Mareeba District Rodeo Association Secretary Kylie Junior who is proud of the club’s first step of Level 1 accreditation.
Like more mainstream sports, Rodeo clubs in QLD have taken a responsible approach to how they serve and consume alcohol at events. Good Sports provides the structure and support to help keep their sport focused on fun, family-friendly competition.