Sporting Ground Closures
BCU International Stadium
Sports Facility Plan
Sport is a major economic driver in Coffs Harbour which injects around $30 million a year into the local economy.
Coffs Harbour City Council is committed to bringing world-class sporting teams and events to the City as well as assisting grass roots sport in the Community.
In 2001, Coffs Harbour City Council set up the Coffs Harbour Sports Unit to focus specifically on developing sporting opportunities in the City.
The role of the Sports Unit is to:
- Manage Coffs Harbour's sporting grounds
- Manage major sporting events in the City
The Sports Unit has held major sporting events at BCU International Stadium in Coffs Harbour, including NRL Preseason Trial matches, the Australian Women's Football team Olympic Qualifiers, the 2007 City v Country match, the Australasian Police & Emergency Services Games and most recently the AFL NAB Challenge match between the Sydney Swans and St Kilda.
BCU International Stadium also plays host to long standing events in the City including the National Girls and Boys Football Championships as well as the OZTAG National Championships.
Photo: Australian OZTAG Championships 2009, Rob Cleary, Seen Australia
The Sports Unit played a major role in attracting the Wallabies to set up their training base in Coffs Harbour at Novotel Pacific Bay Resort. As a result of this, other elite sporting teams have also used Camp Wallaby for training camps. The include the Australian Women's Football team - the Matildas, the Jetstar Gold Coast Titans and the Sydney Swans, who in conjunction with these camps also participate in public appearances around the City.
In March 2008, Coffs Harbour became the Home of the Rabbitohs, with the South Sydney Rabbitohs setting up camp at Novotel Pacific Bay Resort.
Contact the Sports Unit