Roosters clash with Titans at Central Coast Stadium

Gosford mayor, Lawrie McKinna (left), Gosford Council CEO Paul Anderson (right) with representatives of the Roosters NRL Club

Central Coast Stadium is set to host the upcoming NRL clash between the Sydney Roosters and the Gold Coast Titans on Sunday, June 28.

The Round 16 clash, a home game for the Roosters, is being brought to Central Coast Stadium as part of the club’s new affiliation with the area. For the next five  years, the Roosters will be bringing a regular season home game to Central Coast Stadium commencing with the June 28 clash against the Titans. The Roosters will also play a trial game at Central Coast Stadium against the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles for the next four years. Sydney Roosters ambassador and former club captain, Anthony Minichiello said the regular games at Central Coast Stadium were part of the club’s wider strategy for its affiliation with the region. “We’ve been working closely with the Central Coast community since the announcement of the affiliation late last year and have so far engaged with more than 4,000 primary school children through our award-winning Roosters Against Racism Program as well as NRL wellbeing programs. On top of this, the Roosters have delivered coaching clinics at junior rugby league clubs, The Entrance Tigers and Woy Woy Roosters. “With a number of community initiatives scheduled throughout the remainder of 2015 and over the coming years, our affiliation and presence on the Central Coast is sure to only get stronger,” he said. In addition to the on-field partnerships the club have created throughout the region, it is also throwing its support behind local business as part of its Central Coast Starting 17 business and community partnerships. “Knowing that local businesses are powering our affiliation enables us to become more involved with the community,” said Minichiello. Gosford mayor, Cr Lawrie McKinna praised the club for its commitment to the area. “Aside from bringing what will be a great game to Central Coast Stadium, the Sydney Roosters are really involving themselves in the Central Coast region through the many partnerships they have established. “This support of local business is further proof of that. “We couldn’t be more pleased to have their involvement in the community,” said Cr McKinna.

Media release, 10 June 2015 Gosford Council media