GAME ON: Getting into the mood of A-League footy fever are Coffs Harbour councillor Bob Palmer, Novotel executive assistant manager Jodie Evans, Coffs Harbour councillor Mark Sultana, Mayor Denise Knight and North Coast Football’s Rick Hall.
GAME ON: Getting into the mood of A-League footy fever are Coffs Harbour councillor Bob Palmer, Novotel executive assistant manager Jodie Evans, Coffs Harbour councillor Mark Sultana, Mayor Denise Knight and North Coast Football’s Rick Hall. Trevor Veale

A-League game will kick off in Coffs after determined effort

FOOTBALL fans can rejoice - a pre-season A-League contest has been given the green light for Coffs Harbour.

Western Sydney Wanderers and Central Coast Mariners will go head-to-head on August 7 at C.ex Coffs International Stadium after an agreement was reached between Coffs Harbour City Council, Novotel Pacific Bay Resort and North Coast Football.

The announcement comes a week after the pre-season clash was called off due to scheduling conflicts with the A-League draw.

Coffs Harbour Mayor Denise Knight said the agreement means it's "game on" for the region's football fans.

"This is great news for Coffs Harbour - it hasn't been an easy thing to achieve because of the timeframe but the game is on and we're really relying on the support of the community."

Leading into North Coast Football's finals season, the August 7 contest is expected to see support for the game reach fever pitch.

"The football fraternity in the Coffs Harbour district has been waiting for an opportunity like this to present itself and we finally have it," Cr Mark Sultana said.

"It will consolidate the strong support for the sport and hopefully attract even more players."

While in Coffs Harbour, the Wanderers will also deliver coaching clinics for emerging sporting talent in the region.

Tickets go on sale next week and cost $10 for adult general entry and $20 for grandstand seating.



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