We've had quite a few inquiries about when tickets will go on sale for the Penrith v Parramatta pre-season match at Bega on the 29th of February.
Local rugby league organisers say as soon as they have more details they will release them.
NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg has said the announcement formed part of rugby league’s coordinated whole of game response to the bushfire crisis.
“This is an opportunity to provide the locals with a small respite from what has happened, acknowledge and thank the local heroes, and to deliver a much needed economic boost to the region.
“Everyone I speak to on the South Coast has the same message - we need visitors to come back to the area, stay in our motels, eat in our restaurants, visit our beaches and shop in our stores.”
Both the Federal and State Governments, Bega Valley Shire Council, NSWRL, the RLPA and the NRL’s broadcast partners Nine and FOX SPORTS Australia will support the event which aims to celebrate the local community and bring visitors back to the Sapphire Coast.
Bega Mayor Kristy McBain encouraged people from across the state to travel to the match and stay overnight in the area.
“Our economy has taken a significant hit across a number of industries. It’s critical we keep taking action to bring some security to local jobs and the families they support.