AN avalanche of gold to local athletes at this year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast has created what will arguably be the highest quality field of finalists in the 51-year history of the prestigious Gold Coast Sports Star of the Year Award.
The awards – to be staged on February 21 next year – were officially launched today by Gold Coast Deputy Mayor Donna Gates.
SPORTS Gold Coast chairman Geoff Smith believes the Wallabies will be cheered on by a sold-out Cbus Super Stadium when they take on Argentina on September 15 this year. Planning for that eventuality has started with Sports Gold Coast (SGC) convening a meeting of key stakeholders at Bond University’s Institute of Health and Sport on May 10.
“The Wallabies will be training out of the Gold Coast for two weeks leading into their Test matches against South Africa at Suncorp on September 8 and against Argentina at our own Cbus Super Stadium on Saturday, September 15,” said Sports Gold Coast Chairman Geoff Smith.
Daphne Pirie calls it ‘the best kept secret on the Gold Coast’. That’s unfortunate because the Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame deserves to be part of a much brighter spotlight on the city’s sports landscape.