Ashes accreditation and #WeWantDerbyTickets

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I’m firing this blog back up. As many of you may have seen I’ve been working on the YouTube channel PattmanSport. The channel has taken up most of my non-University time so I’ve not had much time to spend working on this blog.

That being said… I’ll be posting more stuff here as well as over on PattmanSport. First post off the rank – after this post of course – will be an essay on whether Public Broadcasters are still relevant. After that will be match coverage of the Sunshine Coast Reserve grade match between Maroochydore and Nambour. Such sports coverage as you can imagine will be in conjunction with video uploads over at PattmanSport.

In the coming month or so I will be applying for accreditation to the national and internation level in Brisbane. Thus accreditation will include the Ashes test at the Gabba, Big Bash League and Womens Big Bash League games among others.

I’m giving away two double passes to the Roller Derby game between the Coastal Aassassins Roller Derby Assassins and the South Side Roller Girls Killer Bees. Comment on any PattmanSport video to go in the running for one of those.

More content is coming. Be it match reports, interviews, essays, or other content; it’s coming.


The Coast knows how to do a sporting event

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The Sunshine Coast is known for it’s beaches, national parks and Australia Zoo. There is also the triathlons in Noosa and Mooloolaba.

Just under this layer is a whole host of other events that the wider audience may not know about.

I’m talking of course about the various sporting Grand Finals. The Sunshine Coast Rugby Union’s SGQ Cup Grand Final drew an estimated 800 spectators at the University of the Sunshine Coast ground. The choice to hold the game out “in the suburbs” as opposed at Sunshine Coast Stadium provided a more intimate atmosphere.

This atmosphere is something that only a local country ground can provide. At some grounds, spectators can drive right up to the boundary fence and watch the contest from this vantage point. At most grounds, one can park within 100 metres of the ground.

The Caloundra Cricket Club even has a park bench or two so a spectator can have a feed while watching the game. Clubs will also have a canteen on site with some also having a bar.

If driving isn’t your thing, public transport is available to the vast majority of grounds. The stops are always within walking distance of each venue. Hotels and other accommodation providers tend to have transport information on hand so finding your way around shouldn’t be too hard.

If you are traveling with children, most venues will have an area that they can run around in if they get restless. While these will vary in size, they should be sufficient to keep them happy.

Anyone wanting to experience sport with a country feel but without the feeling of being too far from anywhere will enjoy the Sunshine Coast.

The football codes run their seasons from April to September while the cricketers play from October to March. Roller Derby fans are encouraged to contact the local association to check their schedule.

Uni premiers for 2015

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University defeated Noosa this aftern0on 47 points to 17. The win gives the Barbarians their fifth premiership overall and the first since 2011.

Uni got to the Grand Final by defeating Noosa in the major semi final. Noosa defeated Caloundra in the preliminary final.

Caloundra won there first senior premiership in reserve grade defeating Noosa 22-21.

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