Planning for future



FORoutgoing Coffs Harbour Sports Advisory Council president Phil Crofts Crofts the past 12 months have not all been smooth sailing.

Several matters are still under continuing negotiation and discussion and Crofts says today's annual general meeting is the perfect forum to review progress from the last 12 months and to plan ahead for the next year.

"Notable of these is the matter of ground fees, where despite several meetings and discussions, there remains much negotiation to seek some sort of equity for all parties," he said.

The departure of Craig Gibson from the Coffs Harbour City Council Sports Unit was an unexpected hindrance to discussions, but Crofts asserts that the subject will not go away and remains a top priority.

Another subject that has been under scrutiny has been the exact legal status of COFFSAC.

Following discussion with Coffs Harbour City Council senior officers, the matter is almost finalised, with the current description of COFFSAC being 'an incorporated association performing delegated functions of council.'

Further research should ensure this matter is fully refined in the near future.

As for the next 12 months, Crofts believes that it promises to be another active period.

"COFFSAC maintains its in-principle support for the proposed redevelopment of Brelsford Park as a civic-cultural precinct, as long as sport is in no way disadvantaged," Crofts said.

"The imminent commencement of the long-awaited cycling velodrome is great news, as are the discussions taking place between Council, Tennis NSW and Tennis Australia.

"Possible developments in that sport are most exciting for all of Coffs Harbour."

That leaves cricket as the major sport to be factored in to Brelsford's revamp and COFFSAC, along with CHDCA officials, will certainly be keeping a close eye on the time frame of consultation and development.

Crofts said COFFSAC wanted to wish Craig Gibson well in his new endeavours, as well as thanking Steve Wood and Leanne Atwal at the Coffs Harbour City Council Sports Unit for their support and encouragement of local sports and sporting bodies.

COFFSAC executives are hoping for an enthusiastic attendance at the annual general meeting to held at the Coffs Harbour City Council Sports Unit at 169 Rose Avenue, today from 5.30pm.

For further information, contact Phil Crofts 66 525525 home.

FORoutgoing Coffs Harbour Sports Advisory Council president Phil Crofts Crofts the past 12 months have not all been smooth sailing.

Several matters are still under continuing negotiation and discussion and Crofts says today's annual general meeting is the perfect forum to review progress from the last 12 months and to plan ahead for the next year.

"Notable of these is the matter of ground fees, where despite several meetings and discussions, there remains much negotiation to seek some sort of equity for all parties," he said.

The departure of Craig Gibson from the Coffs Harbour City Council Sports Unit was an unexpected hindrance to discussions, but Crofts asserts that the subject will not go away and remains a top priority.

Another subject that has been under scrutiny has been the exact legal status of COFFSAC.

Following discussion with Coffs Harbour City Council senior officers, the matter is almost finalised, with the current description of COFFSAC being 'an incorporated association performing delegated functions of council.'

Further research should ensure this matter is fully refined in the near future.

As for the next 12 months, Crofts believes that it promises to be another active period.

"COFFSAC maintains its in-principle support for the proposed redevelopment of Brelsford Park as a civic-cultural precinct, as long as sport is in no way disadvantaged," Crofts said.

"The imminent commencement of the long-awaited cycling velodrome is great news, as are the discussions taking place between Council, Tennis NSW and Tennis Australia.

"Possible developments in that sport are most exciting for all of Coffs Harbour."

That leaves cricket as the major sport to be factored in to Brelsford's revamp and COFFSAC, along with CHDCA officials, will certainly be keeping a close eye on the time frame of consultation and development.

Crofts said COFFSAC wanted to wish Craig Gibson well in his new endeavours, as well as thanking Steve Wood and Leanne Atwal at the Coffs Harbour City Council Sports Unit for their support and encouragement of local sports and sporting bodies.

COFFSAC executives are hoping for an enthusiastic attendance at the annual general meeting to held at the Coffs Harbour City Council Sports Unit at 169 Rose Avenue, today from 5.30pm.

For further information, contact Phil Crofts 66 525525 home.



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