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									                                           Coffs Harbour Sports Unit

                                                                                                     April 2010 edition

Coffs Harbour                                              Sports Facility Plan
Sports Unit
                                  Coffs Harbour City Council has approved the public exhibition of the Draft Sports Facility
We Have Moved!!                   Plan. This plan identifies that many of Coffs Harbour's sporting facilities are old and require
                                  significant investment in order to be brought up to community standards. The draft plan
                                  aims to help Council and other stakeholders prioritise sporting infrastructure development
Level 1, Rigby House,
                                  and source funding. The draft plan also seeks to identify future facility requirements, par-
Crn Coff and Duke St
                                  ticularly in new land release areas.
Coffs Harbour
NSW 2450                          The exhibition period will be from Friday, 26 March 2010 until Friday, 7 May 2010. The
Ph 6648 4950                      draft strategy will be available for viewing at Council’s Administrative Centre, public librar-
Fax 6648 4951                     ies, general stores and on Council’s website at
                                  Any person may make a submission on the draft Sports Facility Plan.
Sports Unit Manager               Submissions can be made online:
Nikki Greenwood
                                  Go to the Draft Sports Facility Plan online submission form
Facility Operations and Events    Mailed submissions are to be addressed to:
Coordinator                               The General Manager
Steve Wood                                Coffs Harbour City Council
                                          Locked Bag 155
                                          COFFS HARBOUR NSW 2450
Events and Local Sports Co-
coordinator                       Submissions are to be received by no later than the close of business on 7 May 2010.
Leanne Atwal

Grounds Maintenance
Russell Fensom                                       See Page 2 for Funding Opportunities !!
Special Projects Officer
Suellen Bordignon

Sports Unit Administration
                                 About this Publication The Coffs Harbour Sports E-News is an electronic newsletter published by
Assistant                        Coffs Harbour City Council’s Sports Unit. The purpose of this quarterly newsletter is to support:
Amanda Thompson                  • the people and businesses that help deliver sport services throughout the city, and
                                 • the growth of Coffs Harbour’s sports industry.
                                 It will be distributed to City Councillors, Sports Associations and Clubs, Chambers of Commerce,
                                 Tourism Association, media and sports supporters.
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                                               LATEST NEWS UPDATE
Volunteers Christmas Party
In the spirit of the festive season, the Sports Unit threw a Christmas party for the vol-
unteers who dedicated their time throughout the year to help out with various sporting

The party was held at Bonville International Golf Resort on 17 December and included
a delicious Christmas buffet followed by an afternoon tour of the beautiful golf course,
with a few stops along the way.

                         A nearest to the pin competition saw Trish Schofield the
                         “Nearest” to the Pin winner, followed by Phil Crofts. Not to be outdone, Len Gear didn’t miss out,
                         taking out furthest from the pin!

                         Without the help of our volunteers sporting events would not run as smoothly or as efficiently as
                         they currently do. The Christmas party gave the staff at the Sports Unit the chance to give their
                         volunteers a well deserved thank you whilst combining it with a celebration of the festive season.

                         We look forward to another fantastic year with our Sports Unit volunteers in 2010. If you, or any-
                         one you know, is interested in volunteering for the Sports Unit, please give us a call.

Stadium Non- Smoking Policy
From January 1 2010, BCU International Stadium became a ‘smoke free spectator’ venue. Council is pleased to initiate this
approach to improve the general health and well being of the local community who attend various sporting events at the

There will be two designated smoking areas within the BCU International Stadium
Perimeter fence. These locations are in the south eastern and south western cor-
ners of the stadium perimeters. Smokers are only able to smoke within these areas,
away from the general public.

Extensive signage is placed throughout the Stadium ensuring all patrons are aware of
the restrictions, as well as the designated smoking areas.

Coffs Harbour City Council is one of the first regional councils to take this pro active stance, at a stadium of this size.

Funding Opportunities
                             • Woolworths Community Grants - Funding for grassroots initiatives to improve health and well
                               being of primary school aged kids across the country. For more information please visit:http://

                            • Sport Leadership for Women - to provide women in sport with support and access to leader
                            ship training and development opportunities to assist in establishing them in the sports industry. For
                            more information please visit:

  NSW Department of Sport and Recreation:

                                               UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Department of Sport and Recreation Workshops

StrapSmart                                                              Camp Willing and Able
This is a practical workshop providing technical and practical          A camp specially designed to provide various sporting activities
advice about strapping to prevent or rehabilitate injuries.             suitable for people of all ages with either a physical or intellec-
                                                                        tual disability
Grafton 21st April, Lismore 5 May, Murwillumbah 24th June
                                                                        Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre 24TH and 25th
Running Your Club
This workshop focuses on providing a range of assessment tools
that will improve the health of sports clubs and ensure that they
stay in good shape.
Port Macquarie: 11 May, Tweed Heads: 24th May

For more information on any of the above workshops please visit

NSW State IRB Championship
A partnership between Coffs Harbour City Council, Woolgoolga Chamber of Commerce and the Woolgoolga Surf Life Saving
Club have secured the NSW State IRB Championships for both 2010 and 2011.
The NSW IRB Championships demonstrate the skills of the best crews in the state as they take to the surf with their inflatable
rescue boats (IRB). This competition shows off the rescue skills of our dedicated crews who face all types of rescue situations in all
types of conditions over the summer season.
During 2010 and 2011 the championships will be held on Woolgoolga’s main beach. The beach’s protected location, it’s proximity
to all local amenities and accommodation, the Surf Club’s facilities, reputation for good management of the past IRB competitions,
as well as the area’s excellent transport links appear to have been the deciding factors in securing the event for the town.
This year’s event will take place on Friday 9th July and Saturday 10 July 2010.

Eastern University Games
Coffs Harbour will host the Eastern University Games from 4-7 July 2010 , thanks to a partnership
between Coffs Harbour City Council and Southern Cross University has made the event possible in
Coffs Harbour.
The event will include a wide variety of sports such as, basketball, football, handball, lawn bowls,
hockey, netball, rugby union 7’s, tenpin bowling, tennis (singles), touch football, ultimate frisbee and
volleyball, and is expected to bring approximately 2,000 participants to the area.
Elements of the competition will be held throughout the city with each sport being held at different
venues, to spread the action around the town, and allow those visiting the opportunity to admire some of the fantastic sporting
venues Coffs Harbour has to offer.
With the ability to provide significant economic benefit to Coffs Harbour through both social and sporting
activities, the Eastern University Games are expected to be great fun in early July.

Hockey NSW Half State Women’s Veterans Championships
Coffs Harbour will be hosting the Hockey NSW Half State Women’s Veterans Championships in July. The event will take place at the
Coffs Harbour Hockey grounds as well as the BCU International Stadium from 23 - 25 July.

                                                      RECENT EVENTS UPDATE

  OzTag National Championships
  Coffs Harbour Hosted the OzTag National Championships for the fifth year in a row last

                             With a storm water incident occurring just the week before the
                             event organisers were unsure if the event would still go ahead as
                             scheduled on 13 -15 November 2009. However, with a little shuffling and a lot of hard work from our
                             dedicated ground staff, the event proceed as scheduled.

                             Approximately 3000 OzTag players and teams took part in representing 83 teams from all over the na-
                             tion. The event, although sweltering hot with pre-summer heat, was a fantastic success.

                        Tournament Director Bill Harrigan also arranged for a special visit from the Royal Australian Air Force,
                        with the elite formation aerobatic display team flying over the stadium during the event. The roulettes
  performed an amazing display which added that extra bit of excitement to the event.

  BCU International Stadium will host the OzTag Championships again in November this year.

  The Rabbitohs Return

                                             On February 20 the South Sydney Rabbitohs returned to Coffs Harbour to take on
                                             the Gold Coast Titans in a Pre-season Trial. Unlike the inclement weather we experi-
                                             enced in 2009, the 2010 trial was blessed with sunshine and a huge crowd.

  5500 spectators from near and far experienced a great afternoon of football. It was a nail bitting game with the Titans
  downing the Rabbitohs 28 - 22.

  A registration day for Group 2 was held prior to the game, allowing any new mem-
  bers free entry into the event.

  In the lead up, four Group 2 teams (Bellingen Magpies, Woolgoolga Seahorses, Orara
  Valley Axemen, Coffs Comets) took part in the inaugural Rugby League 7’s challenge,
  with the Comets victorious on the night.

  A big thank you to all rugby league supporters who attended the match. There was a
  distinct family-friendly feel to the day, with lots of smiling faces and kids happily kicking the footy around for hours on end.

Upcoming events…..
Interested in other sporting events in the area? Click here to view a full listing of events.
If you would like to have your event displayed on our site, please contact Leanne at the Sports Unit.


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