Carlton Blues coming to the Sunshine Coast

Published: Comments:
Lifestyle Sport and Fitness Sunshine Coast Council

This is an archived copy of an article. It is online for informational purposes only.
Social:   

Carlton are the latest club to announce the Sunshine Coast as its AFL pre-season training venue in the hope to join the last five premiership teams who won the competition after holding their pre-season camp in the region.
 
Tourism, Sport and Major Events Portfolio Cr Jason O’Pray said it was great to have the Blues join premiers Richmond, Western Bulldogs and Melbourne as clubs confirmed for camps prior to the 2018 season.
 
“Our region seems to have become a winning formula for professional football teams, with the last five AFL premiership winners all holding pre-season training camps on the Sunshine Coast,” Cr O’Pray said.
 
“The high quality sporting facilities we have in our region, along with great weather conditions provides a fantastic combination for professional sporting teams to prepare ahead of the start of their competition.
 
“These camps also provide our community with great economic and social benefits by contributing to the Sunshine Coast becoming known as a high-quality sporting destination and adding to the $440 million per year in economic activity the comes from the sports economy.”
 
Carlton Head of Football and former player Andrew McKay said the Blues were looking forward to heading to the Coast for the first time in several years for their pre-season training in December.
 
“In ideal weather conditions, it will be a week of hard work on the training track for our players and connecting with our supporter base in Queensland,” Mr McKay said
 
Carlton will be on the Coast for one week in mid-December, with details of a community open session still to be confirmed.
 
Along with Carlton, Sunshine Coast will also host pre-season training camps for the 2017 premiers the Richmond Tigers, Western Bulldogs and Melbourne football clubs as they prepare for the 2018 competition.

 
Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Jack Morgan Park gives Coolum’s heart new life 20 September 2018 | Coolum's Jack Morgan Park has undergone a $1 million transformation creating a vibrant and relaxing community space that can be enjoyed any time of the day in the heart of the beachside town. More information...
School holidays filled with reptile scales and tadpole tales 19 September 2018 | Slippery snakes, radical reptiles and friendly frogs are taking centre stage these school holidays as Sunshine Coast Council unwraps the wonderful world of Reptile Scales and Tadpole Tales with a series of crea... More information...
Community to benefit from Coolum Aquatic Centre amenity upgrade 19 September 2018 | Last year it was a new splash pad and this year the amenities have been refurbished at Sunshine Coast Council’s Coolum Aquatic Centre just in time for the warmer weather. More information...
Caloundra Music Festival – for young and old.... 18 September 2018 | Got kids? Like music? Thought your days of rocking out at music festivals were long over? More information...
Sustainability at the Solar Farm succeeds again 18 September 2018 | The Sunshine Coast Solar Farm has been recognised once again, taking out the Environmental and Sustainability Award at the Australian Regional Development Conference Awards 2018 held today (September 18). More information...
Concept design for Bli Bli streetscape and new public park unveiled 18 September 2018 | Sunshine Coast Council is planning a streetscape upgrade and a new public park for the growing Bli Bli community, which will tie in together to improve the look of the Bli Bli Town Centre and create a new commu... More information...
Land for Wildlife celebrates its 20 year anniversary 14 September 2018 | The Sunshine Coast is well-known as the home of high profile wildlife champions, but the region is also home to a small army of dedicated, passionate private landholders who have steadily worked to restore their... More information...
Brisbane Symphony Orchestra returning to Venue 114 14 September 2018 | The Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, along with Oriana Choir, will return to Venue 114 (formerly known as Lake Kawana Community Centre) in November with Karl Jenkins' work The Armed Man (a Mass for Peace). More information...
Tales from the heart with William McInnes 14 September 2018 | Sunshine Coast Libraries invite avid readers to enjoy a morning with popular Australian actor and author William McInnes at the Caloundra RSL from 10.30am on Friday, October 12. More information...
A brew with a view 13 September 2018 | Bars, restaurants and gardens could be popping up on rooftops at some of our key coastal tourism precincts following council’s decision to proceed with an amendment to the planning scheme for rooftop uses. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service