Women in sport

If you’re a sporting fan and you live in our region, there are plenty of reasons to get excited.

We are thrilled to announce that we will play host to elite level women’s sporting stars from a range of codes including basketball, cricket and AFL.

Council is a proud supporter of women’s sport in our region.

And, we have a long history of sporting success, with athletes such as Cathy Freeman, Nicole Pratt, Benita Willis, Sandy Brondello and Marianna Tolo all hailing from our region.

2020 WNBL season coming to Mackay!

Mackay will be hosting some of Australia’s elite women’s basketball players right here in Mackay this month as part of the 2020 Chemist Warehouse WNBL season.

The revised season model will see all eight WNBL teams relocate to North Queensland to contest the 2020 season, which will be played over a condensed six-week format, with the Grand Final scheduled for Sunday, December 20. In total, eight games (or four double-headers) will be held in Mackay at The Crater on November 11, 15, 16 and 18, which is a great result for our region.

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Tickets for the 2020 Chemist Warehouse WNBL Season are available from wnbl.basketball

Brisbane Heat WBBL

When it comes to cricket, Harrup Park offers one of the best facilities in regional Queensland.

And council is proud to announce that we have entered into a three-year agreement with the Brisbane Heat to promote our region by delivering a number of Rebel Women’s Big Bash League matches in Mackay in 2021 and 2022.

The deal will see the WBBL Brisbane Heat sport destination messaging for Mackay on their sleeve in the upcoming series. It will also feature on targeted digital assets and innovations driven by the Heat’s award-winning content creation team.

The Heat have been regular visitors to Mackay in recent years, and this partnership will see them return to Harrup Park over the next two seasons.

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Gold Coast Suns AFLW

There is probably no greater supporter of upcoming Mackay talent than the Gold Coast Suns Women’s AFL team.

In the last two years, they have signed three local superstars to their team including Lauren Bella, Emma Pittman and just recently, Wallis Randell.

In 2018 council inked a four-year sports tourism deal with the Gold Coast Suns Women’s AFL team, which will take us into 2022, and we are looking forward to hosting them back in Mackay for a game in early 2021.

Learn more about the Gold Coast Suns here.