A fixturing clash means a pre-season A-League match featuring the Western Sydney Wanderers will not be played in Coffs Harbour on August 7.
A fixturing clash means a pre-season A-League match featuring the Western Sydney Wanderers will not be played in Coffs Harbour on August 7. westsydneyfootball.com

Clash of dates knocks A-League fixture on its head

A PROPOSED Hyundai A-League pre-season match to be played in Coffs Harbour next month will not be going ahead.

The match was hoped to be played at C.ex Coffs International Stadium on Friday, August 7 but the release of the Westfield FFA Cup 2015 Round of 32 draw saw all A-League teams scheduled to play in the knockout competition within a few days of the proposed Coffs Harbour fixture.

Western Sydney Wanderers are holding a pre-season training camp at Novotel Pacififc Bay Resort during the first week of August.

As a result it was hoped a second A-League team could be enticed to Coffs Harbour for a friendly match.

While disappointed the match won't be going ahead, a spokesman for the local competition, North Coast Football, said in a statement hopes are still high of a Hyundai A-League fixture being brought to Coffs Harbour in the not too distant future.

"North Coast Football, its major stakeholders and supporters remain committed to bringing elite football to the zone and will continue to work towards that end, particularly the goal of hosting a full competition A-League match in the future," the statement said.



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