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Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar to clash in Coffs in A-League trial match.

November 17th, 2020

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The biggest sport on the North Coast, football, received another boost today with news that the Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar will play an A-League trial match in Coffs Harbour in a few weeks.

The Jets and Roar will play a late afternoon match on Saturday, 12 December 2020 at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium. Several thousand tickets will go on sale through Ticketek next week.

This match will be the Jets last major pre-season hit out before the A-League season starts on Sunday, 27 December 2020.

“It’s great to be coming back to Coffs Harbour for what will be a very important trial match in the lead-up to the new A-League season,” said Newcastle Jets CEO, Lawrie McKinna.

“We have fond memories of our A-League game against Melbourne City in Coffs Harbour back in 2017, which we won 2-1 and had almost 8,000 people come out to get behind our boys.

“Coffs Harbour and the entire North Coast are a very important region for the club. As a club, we’re excited to be able to bring our boys back to Coffs for a training camp and game. The recently upgraded C.ex Coffs International Stadium looks magnificent.”

Mr McKinna also announced that the Jets would be undertaking several activities while here to give local players the chance to watch and meet his team.  

North Coast Football General Manager, Andrew Woodward, said the match is an excellent chance for locals to see top tier players at home.

“Several million dollars worth of football talent will be on display when the Jets play the Roar in Coffs,” Mr Woodward said.

“Teams of their standing demand a high-quality pitch and stadium as well as great training facilities, quality accommodation and excellent local support services.

“The A-League trial reaffirms the region’s status as a destination for high-quality sport.

“The staging of the match is a real vote of confidence in Coffs and boosts our bid to be a base camp for a team visiting Australia and New Zealand for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup,” Mr Woodward said.

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