It's time to start the show
THE fields have been prepared and marked, more than 2200 hotel beds have been booked and hours of practise have been completed.
Now all that is left for the 2010 Eastern University Games is the start.
Tomorrow morning marks the opening of four days of action where 2000 tertiary students take part in 12 different sports in various locations across the Coffs Coast region.
Charles Sturt University was declared the champion institution last year and have sent a strong contingent to Coffs Harbour this week to defend their title.
While Southern Cross University students are keen to win on home turf, the biggest challenge to the Charles Sturt teams will no doubt be the University of Sydney crew.
The Sydney teams have claimed champion status in four of the last seven years and are confident of reclaiming their mantle of being number one.
Coffs Harbour mayor Keith Rhoades is thrilled that the Eastern University Games have returned to Coffs Harbour and can’t wait for the games to begin tomorrow.
“It’s great to see that events such as the 2010 Eastern University Games are choosing to return to Coffs Harbour time and time again. It’s a reflection on the great sporting facilities we have on offer here in Coffs Harbour and the event will provide a significant injection into the economy in what is traditionally a quiet time of year,” Cr Rhoades said.
Australian University Sport general manager Tony Jermyn said he believed that having the Eastern University Games return to Coffs was an easy choice for organisers to make.
“The facilities are great, the local council and university are excellent supporters of the event and the students love to come here,” Jermyn said.
|Soccer||Coffs Leisure Park|
|Hockey||Coffs Hockey Centre|
|Lawn Bowls||Park Beach Bowling Club|
|Rugby 7s||SCUM Rugby Field|
|Ten Pin Bowling||Holiday Lanes|
|Tennis||Westside Tennis Club|
|Touch||Coffs Leisure Park|
|Ultimate Frisbee||Coffs Leisure Park|