The NSWTA today announced that the world’s largest representative Touch Football event, the New South Wales Junior State Cup will be returning to Port Macquarie for the next three years, 2016 to 2018.
The Port Macquarie Hastings Council tender to retain the event beat out some strong opposition and was a very comprehensive document building on their 25 year relationship with the NSWTA. It also demonstrated the capacity of the region in not only partnering with large Touch Football events but also as other large scale sporting events.
“The Board of the NSWTA are extremely delighted to be returning to Port Macquarie and were very impressed with the level of commitment from the Mayor and Council as a whole in working to retain this massive event,” stated NSWTA General Manager, Dean Russell.
“Amongst a raft of pleasing inclusions it was not lost on the Board the outstanding improvements that are occurring to the venue in each year of our occupation. The 1000 seat Regional stadium overlooking the main field and ability to provide separate showcase fields gives us the opportunity to provide a really professional and exceptional experience for youth who play our sport,” Russell added.
Mayor of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, Peter Besseling, has been a strong supporter of the Touch Football fraternity and was pleased when advised council had won the tender.
“We are thrilled that Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has been successful in re-securing the Junior State Cup for a further three years” said Clr Besseling.
“We have a great relationship with the NSW Touch Association and are excited to work with them on both the Senior State Cup and this fantastic tournament for junior players. We are grateful for the immense support of the Port Macquarie Junior Touch Association who play a big role in supporting the event. ”
The 2015 Junior State Cup will again be held at the Regional Stadium and Tuffins Lane fields commencing at 2.00pm on Friday, February 20 and concluding on Sunday afternoon.