The best women’s rugby teams in Australia will go head-to-head when Coffs Harbour hosts the fourth Super W National Women’s XVs tournament from June 24 to July 3.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro said Rugby Australia has been given funding support through the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund.
“The tournament’s main competition will be held at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium, which is sure to attract a large number of local and interstate rugby fans who will spend much needed tourism dollars in the Coffs Harbour area,” Mr Barilaro said.
“Hosting major events like the Super W Rugby Tournament supports the visitor economy by filling local restaurants, pubs and tourist attractions, all of which helps drive regional NSW’s economic recovery from drought, floods, bushfire and COVID.”
Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said hosting the Super W tournament demonstrates the region’s ability to stage major events.
News of the tournament follows the announcement the Asia Pacific Rally Championships will be staged locally in November, as well as NRL and Big Bash Cricket games.
“Events like Rugby Union’s Super W supports female athletes to participate in sport across all levels and seeing some of Rugby’s best players at the top of their game helps to encourage girls and women to take-up and remain in sport,” Mr Singh said.
“Regional events have been disrupted by drought, bushfire, COVID and floods and the Regional Events Acceleration Fund is helping to attract new major domestic and international events to the bush and growing existing events into even bigger and better ones.”
Rugby Australia CEO Mr Andy Marinos said the NSW Government’s ongoing support of Rugby Union is a major boost for female athletes and helps elevate the profile of women’s sporting competitions at all levels.
For further information on the Regional Events Acceleration Fund, go to nsw.gov.au/REAFund.