Iliseva Batibasaga: There’s no better place than Coffs to hold Super W in 2021

Iliseva Batibasaga talks about the Super W Launch in Coffs Harbour. Photo: Trevor Veale

Despite the changed competition structure for the 2021 Super W season Waratahs leader and Wallaroo Iliseva Batibasaga sees an immense benefit around holding the competition in Coffs Habour.

Speaking at the Super W launch held at C.ex Coffs International Stadium this morning Batibasaga believes that the competition can give a huge boost to the community in the region.

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“Coming in on the plane this morning, it was great to see the stadium, the atmosphere especially having a school carnival here at the moment, it going to be a great crowd,” mentioned the 17-year veteran halfback.

Not only will the one-year structure change provide several opportunities for players to promote women’s rugby, but players will also benefit from Wallaroos coaches being able to see the best players in the country all in one place.

The 10-day competition will see all states come together in Coffs to play alongside the inaugural President’s XV side for a chance to win the elusive Super W title now held by NSW for three years running.

Chief Executive Officer at Rugby Australia Andy Marinos also attended the launch speaking on how the region can take advantage of such a high-profile competition taking place in the area.

“The girls have gone through a tough year with a lot of ups and downs but we’ve finally being able to get this tournament underway,” Marinos said.

“The contribution It is yet another example of the NSW Government's ongoing support of the game in NSW and will be essential in growing regional centres, while boosting local economies and communities.”

The tournament will run from June 24 until July 3 with Round Two, Three and the Final played in Coffs Harbour.

Tickets will shortly go on sale through Ticketek.


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