New dates confirmed for Coffs rep carnival

The new dates for the Northern NSW Championship in Coffs are Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 September.

Following multiple conversations with Coffs Harbour City Council staff over the past 48 hours, confirmation has been received from Council of the availability of three grounds across these dates. This ensures that the carnival can go ahead with all four age groups and six rep programs as originally planned.

Paul Taylor, Community Football Manager, said that the response from all parties has been great.

“People have been so supportive once we advised of the need to postpone the carnival. The players and their families have completely understood and have reinforced that we made the right decision initially. There may be some players who won’t be available on these new dates and I apologise to them if that’s the case.

“Council have been fantastic and have worked really hard to be able to confirm that they can provide us with grounds, despite there being other events in town at the same time.

“The Illawarra and Central Coast teams are extremely excited that they get the chance to be part of the carnival after the travel restrictions ruled them out for next week.

“All of our focus for rep footy is on ensuring that we stage a great carnival for everyone that’s involved.”

These dates are in the second week of the school holidays and anyone requiring accommodation is urged to book quickly. Once the carnival draw is finalised it will be posted on the website.