North Coast in with the big boys
THE 2010 Clubs NSW Academy Games will be held in Armidale from April 7 to 9, using five venues around the town and with seven sports participating.
The North Coast Academy is one of the 11 academies from across the state that will have athletes attending these games.
They will represent North Coast Academy in all seven sports and will have 100 athletes at the games.
Those athletes will represent in boys and girls basketball, boys and girls golf, boys and girls hockey, boys and girls lawn bowls, boys and girls tennis and both netball and rugby.
All up around 1000 athletes, coaches and officials will attend the games, and around 1600 are expected to attend the opening ceremony from 9.30am on Wednesday, April 7.
The games’ media manager Steve McMillan says he can’t wait for the action to begin.
“It is exciting and rather daunting at the same time that 1600 people will be on the lawns of the historic Booloominbah at the University of New England for the opening ceremony,” he said.
“The sight of around 1000 athletes , coaches and officials, as well as proud parents there to offer support, will be some thing to behold.
“They then have around an hour-and-a-half to get set for competition that start in all sports from noon”
The event also has a comprehensive website www.academygames.com.au that will be used in the lead up and during the three days of competition.