BREAKING NEWS: A-League football returns to Bathurst

BREAKING NEWS: A-League football returns to Bathurst

Mayor of the Bathurst Region, Cr Monica Morse, has announced this morning that a pre-season A-League football game will be played at Carrington Park on 7 September, 2013.  The two teams confirmed for the match are the Brisbane Roar and Central Coast Mariners.  The event which is on the eve of the city’s largest fun run, the Edgell Jog, will not only make great news for local sporting fans but a real economic boost for the local community.

There’s no doubt the decision to play in Bathurst this year was due to the success that Australian football is currently seeing.  One thousand spectators came to Carrington Park last year when the Adelaide United and Newcastle Jets played each other. There was no doubt another A-league game would come to the Central West Region again soon.

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We spoke to Councillor, Warren Aubin, who says “football has a huge following in Australia and A-League is really promoting football, I mean look at the two games that have been played in Australia in the last two weeks; 190, 000 people in two games.  Obviously interest is there.  I think the up and coming game in Bathurst later in the year will be a big event.”

General Admission tickets for this special event will be $15 and concession $10 with children under 12 years free.  Tickets will be sold through the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre Box Office at a date announced next week.

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