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SportsFest: a not-to-miss event with all sorts of sports

Source: Central Coast Council
Archived 16 Nov 2019 - Posted: 17 Sep 2019
An action-packed and eclectic line up of exhibitors has been secured for this year’s SportsFest, with the event showcasing a variety of Central Coast sport and recreational opportunities.

The free all ages, all-inclusive event being held this weekend (21-22 September from 9am-5pm at EDSACC Bateau Bay), encourages community members to get active, improve quality of life and engage with the local community through participation or volunteering in sport and recreational activities.

Central Coast Council Unit Manager, Open Space and Recreation, Brett Sherar said there will be something to cater for everyone’s interest – from the water to the court, on foot or horse, from traditional ball sports to the more unusual and everything in between.  

“This year SportsFest will exhibit over 30 sport and recreational activities over the weekend with an exciting range of demonstrations including skydiving, motocross, equestrian and wheelchair sports to name a few.

“For those who like to get some hands-on experience, they can participate in the ‘come ‘n try’ sessions, such as squash, golf, fitness classes and boot camps, AFL, soccer, gymnastics, and there’s even a chance to learn some circus skills,” Mr Sherar said.


A designated Kids Zone will be set up with a mini Ninja Warrior course, Mini Goal-Kicking, Putt-Putt, Totem Tennis, Hockey, Basketball and more. Festival-goers can also browse and buy from market and food stalls whilst being entertained with a program of live music.”

This event is perfect to bring the whole family and attendees are encouraged to come dressed in casual or sportswear ready to participate in one of the many ‘come and try’ sessions. 

SportsFest’s proud partnerships include NSW Office of Sport, Sport NSW, Central Coast Academy of Sport, Fair Game Australia, The Entrance Leagues Club and official media sponsor, Star 104.5 FM.

Stay up to date with SportsFest news and updates by following the SportsFest Facebook home page.

SportsFest 2019


  • AFL
  • Basketball
  • BMX
  • Circus
  • Cricket
  • Croquet
  • Dragon Boats
  • Equestrian
  • Fitness activities (boot camps, YOGA and more)
  • Floorball
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics


  • Hockey
  • Light sabre theatre combat ‘Sons of Obiwan
  • Martial Arts
  • Mixed Sports
  • Motocross
  • Netball
  • Oztag
  • Roller Derby
  • Rugby Union
  • Skateboarding


  • Sky Diving
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Surf Life Saving
  • Surfing
  • Tai Chi, Qigong
  • Tennis
  • Virtual Reality sports
  • WCMX (wheelchair motorcross sports)


Participating sports and associations include:

Sporting Groups - AFL NSW (Auskick), Australian Oztag – International Invitational Challenge, Australian Academy Tai Chi and Qigong, Black Belt Martial Arts, Bateau Bay Tennis Centre, Central Coast Academy of Surfing, Central Coast Sports College, Central Coast Dragon Boat Club, Central Coast Hockey, Central Coast Junior Motorcycle Club, , Central Coast Softball, Central Coast Squash, Croquest for all Ages, Gosford City Basketball - Walking Basketball, Gymnastics NSW, Jack Newton Junior Golf, Netball NSW, NSW Rugby Union, Sydney Sixers (cricket), Olliesonny (skateboarding),Outcast Roller Derby,  Peninsula Floorball, Terrigal BMX Club, Wheelchair MX & Adaptive Skate Australia.

Recreation - Active Fitness HQ, ((B)) Fitbody, Central Coast Occupational Therapy, Central Coast Virtual Reality, Coast Outdoor Fitness, Mingara One Fitness, Roundabout Circus, Snap Fitness, Sons of Obiwan (Lightsabre Theatre Combat), Surf Life Saving, Central Coast

Associations and Organisations - Central Coast Academy of Sport, Cowboys 4 Kids (organisation), Fair Game Australia ‘Be a Good Sport’ Charity, Good Gear, SW Office of Sport, Sport NSW (Girls Get Active), Central Coast Academy of Sport, Fair Game Australia, PCYC (Kids v Cops Oztag), Finish with the Right Stuff (NSW Health).

This article archived 16 Nov 2019

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