SportsFest cancelled & will not be rescheduled

For the first time since its inception SportsFest has been cancelled on the Central Coast.

Central Coast Council cancelled SportsFest 2019. Council announced the cancellation on Wednesday, September 18 citing recent wet weather, with further predicted wet conditions over the event dates, as the cause.

SportsFest was supposed to run over the weekend of September 21-22 at EDSACC Oval, Bateau Bay.

The popular annual festival is a showcase of the regions sporting offerings, where over 30 different sports were supposed to take part, from old favourites like football, rugby league and basketball, from the more niche like croquet, circus and equestrian, to the outright whimsical like the Sons of Obiwan Light Sabre theatre combat.

In a statement released by Council, a spokesperson confirmed the event would not be rescheduled either. “Adverse weather has affected the event site, including the feasibility of setting up a mass participation event and the safety of participants. SportsFest will not be rescheduled for 2019, however Council will continue to work with sporting and recreation associations and organisations across the Coast to promote and encourage new ways to get active, improve quality of life and engage with the local community”.

“Council would like to thank all Sporting and Recreation Associations and Organisations that were scheduled to participate in the event, for their support, understanding and cooperation”, the statement reads.

Source: Media release, Sep 18 Central Coast Council Media