The Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars series would be hosted by Newcastle. It would be a first for this club which will be held at the beginning of next year. Tickets are going for sale already as the 10th February game is scheduled at Hunter Stadium.
Linda Burney is Chair of the council that is organizing the league. She feels that the All Stars series planned next year will be an important milestone for the region. This kind of event has not been held outside Queensland before. It would certainly help to showcase the game in regions like New South Wales. Benefits and messages about All Stars games are being circulated for the upcoming series in 2017.
The All Stars matches that were held this year were great successes. There had been considerable support for the games. For the popularity that the games enjoyed this year it is expected that the same series will bring about greater attention and support next year. The council members feel that fans in the New South Wales region will love to see the male as well as female players’ line up against each other.
It is expected that the indigenous community would be considerably excited about the matches. The tourism ministry is also excited about the side effects of this league or series being organized in Newcastle. They are hopeful of the attention that the league would bring to the region. Newcastle would offer the perfect ambience and infrastructure for the All Stars matches.
NRL has partnered with NSW government and NSW is being marketed as the destination to be at in February, especially for the rugby game enthusiasts. The turnout would be impressive in Newcastle and that would definitely help to boost the local tourism and economy in general. Fans are being encouraged to book their tickets as soon as possible.