Mayor Welcomes 2012 State Cup

Port Macquarie Mayor, Peter Besseling today welcomed the 2012 New South Wales State Cup to Port Macquarie for the 24th consecutive year and wished the participants all the best for the tournament.

Besseling spoke at the New South Wales Touch Association State Cup launch on Thursday and highlighted how much Port Macquarie enjoyed hosting the Touch Football events on its calendar.

The 2012 State Cup will see 206 teams and over 260 referees participate in the event, with over 5,000 people expected to visit the area during the event.

Besseling stated that the State Cup is one of the biggest, if not the largest event the area has on its sporting calendar.

“It’s a great opportunity to showcase our area and natural beauty and the people that we have here. The people are always supportive of sporting events. It’s something that we are very proud of in council to support,” Besseling said.

“It’s a privilege for us to showcase our area in such a magnificent fashion as the State Cup.”

“We welcome everyone here. On the field I wish you all the success.”

Besseling paid tribute to Port Macquarie Hastings Council sport field coordinator, Kerry Lewis and his team for their efforts in preparing the fields to look as good as they currently do.

“The weather couldn’t be better or nor could the fields. I would like to thank Kerry and all the guys that do a fantastic job on making sure all of the fields are up to scratch. It’s also great to have someone as keen about Touch Football that Kerry is as he really cares about what he is doing and the efforts that he puts in.”


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