COFFSAC's mission to find facts

WHILE Coffs Harbour Sports Advisory Council (COFFSAC) won't meet this month, members and delegates will spread throughout the land on a variety of fact-finding missions.

Cricket specialist and vice-president Ken Robinson has already been to North Queensland inspecting sporting facilities in Cairns and Townsville, particularly Dairy Farmers Stadium - home base of the North Queensland Cowboys - and the impressive, new Ross River Stadium.

Meanwhile, COFFSAC president Phil Crofts will be conducting an extended inspection of regional and rural amenities in Queensland before undertaking a sporting survey tour of South East Asia.

“Our next meeting will be in August where the North Coast Academy of Sport will be the main topic of discussion,” Crofts advised.

“Tony Clarke, the Academy's chief executive has agreed to be our special guest speaker and will discuss various aspects of their work, including the specific sports, selection policies and coaching programs.

With local government elections imminent, COFFSAC will hold a 'Meet the Candidates' forum on Tuesday, September 9.

Crofts said this will be a great opportunity for the sporting public to hear what candidates have to offer for sport, prior to heading for the polls on September 13.

“As time goes by, our organisation will take a close interest in the proposed development of Brelsford Park with a possible concept plan due to be released in September,” he added.

Coffs Harbour City Council will also be releasing a new Open Space Strategy and that will be examined closely.”

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