Blues com­ing to Coast

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - SPORT -

CARL­TON are the lat­est club to an­nounce the Sun­shine Coast as its AFL pre-sea­son train­ing venue in the hope to join the last five premier­ship teams who won the com­pe­ti­tion after hold­ing their pre-sea­son camp in the re­gion.

Tourism, Sport and Ma­jor Events Port­fo­lio Cr Ja­son O’Pray said it was great to have the Blues join pre­miers Rich­mond, West­ern Bull­dogs and Mel­bourne as clubs con­firmed for camps prior to the 2018 sea­son.

“The high qual­ity sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties we have in our re­gion, along with great weather con­di­tions pro­vides a fan­tas­tic com­bi­na­tion for pro­fes­sional sport­ing teams to pre­pare ahead of the start of their com­pe­ti­tion,” Cr O’Pray said.

“These camps also pro­vide our com­mu­nity with great eco­nomic and so­cial ben­e­fits by con­tribut­ing to the Sun­shine Coast be­com­ing known as a high-qual­ity sport­ing des­ti­na­tion and adding to the $440 mil­lion per year in eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity the comes from the sports econ­omy.”

Carl­ton Head of Foot­ball and former player Andrew McKay said the Blues were look­ing for­ward to head­ing to the Coast.

“In ideal weather con­di­tions, it will be a week of hard work on the train­ing track for our play­ers and con­nect­ing with our sup­porter base in Queens­land,” Mr McKay said.

Mr McKay said Carl­ton will be on the Sun­shine Coast for one week in mid-De­cem­ber, with de­tails of a com­mu­nity open ses­sion still to be con­firmed.


PRE-SEA­SON CAMP: The Blues are com­ing to the Sun­shine Coast.

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