Dubbo Regional Council (DRC), with support from Dubbo Touch Football Association, is thrilled to announce the attraction of the NSW Touch Junior State Cup, Northern Conference. This will see over 10,000 visitors flock to the region in February 2023!

The event will involve up to 250 junior touch football teams from across the state including areas of Sydney Metropolitan, Western NSW, North West NSW, Central Coast, Hunter, Mid North Coast and the North Coast of NSW. Visitors will stay for a minimum of 3 nights with an estimated return for the region of approximately $7 million dollars.

Mayor of Dubbo Regional Council Mathew Dickerson said this is a great win for the region. “The Dubbo Region has had a strong history of involvement with touch football and I thank the Dubbo Touch Football Association for their significant contribution and their help in continuing our connection with the NSW Touch Association,” said Mr Dickerson.

“Council has invested millions of dollars into our river corridor playing fields which has allowed DRC to attract this significant event. Staff will prepare 30 playing fields to be ready to welcome the 4,000 competitors and match officials along with upwards of 6,000 supporters for a massive weekend of touch footy,” he said.

The NSW Touch Association said it is pleased and excited to bring a significant event to Dubbo once again. “Our experiences in the past with the Council, the Dubbo Touch Association and the local community have all been positive and were one of the drivers for the decision to move the 2023 Junior State Cup Northern Conference to Dubbo. We do not doubt that the event and the area will provide a positive and enjoyable experience for our touch footballing community,” said Dean Russell, NSW Touch Football General Manager.

Director Community, Culture and Places Jane Bassingthwaighte said Council has been working closely with event organisers to secure the event. “There has been a lot of work behind the scenes by Council staff to secure the event for the region. The strategic work as part of Council’s Event Attraction Plan has a strong focus on mass participation and large events such as this which as a result returns great economic benefits for our region,” said Ms Bassingthwaighte.

Council will assist the event by providing high level support including preparation of fields, traffic management, assistance with marketing and promotion of the event, along with providing assistance with accommodation availability.

The event will be held at the Lady Cutler Sporting Precinct, Dubbo, 24 – 26 February 2023.

For more information about the event please visit www.dubbo.com.au

Last Edited: 26 Aug 2022

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