Media Release - 29 September 2011
Some of the best professional footballers in Australia will show off their skills in Bathurst next January when the city plays host to an official Hyundai A-League match between Adelaide United and the Newcastle Jets.
The two teams will battle it out for three competition points at Carrington Park. The game is part of a new initiative from the Football Federation of Australia which will see four of the upcoming season's matches taken to communities around Australia, and one match played in regional New Zealand.
Bathurst is the only regional centre in New South Wales to have won the right to host a match.
"This is absolutely fantastic news for Bathurst and for the entire Central West, and it is another great example of our Region's ability to host big events," said Bathurst Mayor Greg Westman.
"Football is one of the most popular sports in our Region and I'm sure people across the Central West will grab this opportunity to see elite sport in their own backyard."
"This is a competition match where the clubs will be putting their best teams on the park to play for points and a place in the A-League finals, so I'm sure we can expect to see some very high quality football."
The Week 16 clash will be played on Wednesday, 25 January at Carrington Park, Bathurst on the eve of Australia Day. It will be a night match, with kick off at 7:30pm.
The match is being hosted by Western NSW Football, with the support of Bathurst Regional Council, and will be broadcast live across Australia and New Zealand on Fox Sports.
Further details of the fixture, including ticketing are yet to be confirmed. That information will be made available as soon as the details have been finalised.
For all Council media enquiries contact Council's Media & Public Relations Officer, Terry Aylett.