Goulburn Australia is set to get the ball rolling at the beginning of 2022, attracting several major sporting events.
Throughout January and February, some of the state's fiercest competitors will arrive in the city and help strengthen the regional centre's reputation as a premiere sporting destination.
To begin the summer of sport, Hockey NSW in partnership with Goulburn Mulwaree Council will host various divisions of the Hockey NSW Indoor State Championships from January 7 to February 13 at the Goulburn Recreation Area.
"Goulburn Mulwaree Council has worked hard over the past five years to upgrade a number of our sporting facilities to a standard which can cater for these high level competitions" council general manager Warwick Bennett said.
"The Indoor Hockey Championships are a great example of investment in our sporting calendar and the benefits that flow on from this to our economy are enormous."
Over 75 teams from across NSW including Nepean, Bathurst, Dubbo, Illawarra, South Coast, Sydney, Central Coast, Coffs Coast, Southern Highlands and Goulburn will compete.
Over the duration of the Championships, Goulburn will host more than 900 players, as well as coaches, managers and their families.
Teams will compete in the following divisions:
This is the second year in a three year agreement between Hockey NSW and council to host the Championships, furthering Goulburn's reputation as a centre for indoor hockey.
According to Hockey NSW, the Indoor State Championships in Goulburn are expected to bring a total economic value of approximately $3.5 million per year to the region.
For a full preview and draw for the Championships, visit: www.hockeynsw.com.au.
Returning after its most successful tournament to date, is the Goulburn Invitational - Southern Country Teams Championships Table Tennis Tournament.
Teams from associations all over Southern NSW and ACT will compete in a round-robin, multi-divisional tournament which is expected to attract many top grade players who will use this event to kick start their competitive year.
It will run from January 29-30.
Goulburn Cycle Club and Cycling NSW will present the annual Goulburn TrackPower Carnival on Saturday, January 29, adding to the already busy calendar.
The Carnival will feature the Men's Wheel Race, Women's Wheel Race, Invitation Roller Derby and NSW U17 Madison Championships, as well as a number of junior events.
The Goulburn Railway Bowling Club's Annual Rose Tournament is expected to attract teams from across NSW, including some of the state's best lawn bowling competitors.
The Rose Tournament has quickly become one of the most prestigious and sought after tournaments in NSW.
Based on Tourism Research Australia's Sports Tourism Research, these three events are expected to inject a further $300,000 into the local economy.
The tournament will be from February 24 to 27.
For more information on Goulburn and hosting your event in the region, visit: www.goulburnaustralia.com.au
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