14 June 2016
There’s a host of great events taking place across NSW this July. From the NSW North Coast to the South Coast of NSW and inland to Dubbo, there are plenty of places to experience NSW’s top food, wine and sporting events this month.
Head to Ballina on the NSW North Coast for a weekend of top-notch local food and wine. Showcasing the region’s produce, restaurants, wine, beer and cider, the Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival is a fantastic way to taste your way through the North Coast and Northern Rivers region. The festival kicks off with the ‘Taste of Ballina Gala Dinner’ on the Friday night, with a ‘Flavours of Northern Rivers Gourmet Tour’ on Friday and Saturday.
See boys’ and girls’ cricket teams from across Australia take part in this crucial indoor cricket competition in Dubbo. The divisions of Boys Under 18, Under 16 and Under 14, and Girls Under 18 and Under 15 will represent their state or territory in a short-format indoor cricket game, with each team batting 16 overs and each match lasting just 90 minutes. It’s a great opportunity to see the country’s best young cricket players in action.
See university and TAFE students aged 18 to 26 compete in one of three regional games this year. The Eastern University Games (EUG) is the largest of the series, and is expected to attract nearly 3,000 competitors from NSW and the ACT. This action-packed event will feature an Olympics-style opening ceremony and closing presentation, as well as competitive basketball, football (soccer), tennis, volleyball, netball and indoor cricket events. Don’t miss this awesome celebration of young people getting active and competing in some of the region’s most popular sports.
See state teams from the Football Federation of Australia (FFA) compete in one of the biggest national football (soccer) competitions in the country. See the 13- and 15-year-old girls’ teams –– two of the best youth soccer teams in Australia –– compete for the national title. Proudly hosted by Northern NSW Football, this epic tournament will keep you on the edge of your seat.