Published on : Wednesday, August 24, 2016
NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres said he was delighted Newcastle will host the 2017 Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars.
“Newcastle is a perfect choice for the All Stars matches, and the thousands of visitors are expected to travel to Newcastle for the matches which will provide a massive boost to the local economy.
“After hosting the ANZAC Test Match earlier this year, Hunter Stadium is ready for All Stars action and I encourage all fans to book their tickets today.”
NRL Head of Football, Brian Canavan congratulated all involved in securing the All Stars matches in Newcastle and expected a strong turn out to celebrate the occasion.
“The All Stars presents an opportunity for our players, fans and communities to embrace Indigenous history and cultures and celebrate as one,” Mr Canavan said.
“I hope as many fans as possible take up the opportunity to attend the matches and importantly, acknowledge and witness the tremendous talent we have in our game, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.”
Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer, Sandra Chipchase encouraged fans to book their tickets today, and plan a weekend in the Hunter.
“From spectacular natural wilderness to world class shopping and dining, Newcastle has something for everyone. There’s the added bonus of the wineries of the Hunter Valley and the beaches of Port Stephens a short drive away, so it’s the perfect place to take a break.”