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Did you make it to the game?

Titans V EelsLast weekend certainly brought much excitement to Mudgee, with the Titans and Eels facing off in their NRL showdown at our very own Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium.  It was wonderful to see so many faces from our Mudgee community supporting the event, with a crowd well in excess of 9,000 filling the stands and creating a fantastic atmosphere worthy of many memorable footy moments.

We’re now asking you, those who went along to the game, to share with us your favourite moments in pictures.  If you took along a camera to the game, or even if you managed to get a few good snaps on your phone, we’d love you to share your pictures with us here on our ‘I Love Mudgee’ Facebook page so the rest of our community can enjoy.

Whether you captured the Mudgee Dragons downing the Bathurst Panthers in the curtain raiser, or some Idris magic from the Gold Coast Titans thrashing of the Parramatta Eels, we’d love to see your best pics!  So please, post your favourite photos from the weekend’s games here and let us all enjoy.

Good For Heart, Mind, Body & Soul

Sport is definitely great for the body and keeps the heart pumping, but it’s also great for the mind and soul.

Mudgee students were visited by touch football players from the Australian Trans- Tasman Test Series team, which got us thinking about how we can encourage people of Mudgee to get involved in local sporting teams.

We would really love to help promote local clubs and organisations that provide sporting facilities and competitions to Mudgee locals so we’ve put a list together below, but please feel free to add others in the comment section if we’ve missed any!

Mudgee AFL – Black Swans

Mudgee Dance Classes – Dance Unlimited

Mudgee Dance Classes – Dance With Attitude

Mudgee Dance Classes – Dream Dance Academy

Mudgee Gulgong Football Club (Soccer) – Wolves

Mudgee Golf Club

Mudgee Little Athletics Club

Mudgee Netball

Mudgee PCYC – Aerobics, Archery, Basketball, Boxing, Rock Wall Climbing, Futsal, Aquatic Physiotherapy, Netball, Pilates & more

Mudgee Pony Club

Mudgee Rugby League Club – Dragons

Mudgee Rugby Union Club – Wombats

Mudgee Swimming Club (Indoor)

Mudgee, Gulgong & Kandos Swimming Pools

Mudgee District Tennis Club

Mudgee Touch Association

Mudgee Triathlon Club – Red Devils

Tickets Still Available for this Weekend!

If you haven’t already got your tickets to one of Mudgee’s major annual events – Go Grazing – then you’re in luck because you can still get tickets, even though the event is on this Saturday!

If you’re a bit of a wine connoisseur or fancy a nibble on great foods made from locally produced goods, then Mudgee’s Go Grazing event should definitely be on your calendar! Not only will you find Mudgee’s regional wines from leading winemakers, you’ll also find some of the best matching foods to go with quality selections of red and white wines, not to mention the glass of bubbles you receive on arrival to the event.

Held this Saturday, 21st of April 2012 at the Mudgee Showgrounds, and at a very reasonable ticket price of $70 per person (plus $2 booking fee for online purchases), Go Grazing is one of Mudgee’s best food and wine events – we’ve always had fun when we’ve been there!

You can purchase tickets from the Mudgee Visitor Information Centre online or call 6372 1020. Click on the image below to visit the Mudgee Wine website for all of the information!

**Please note that there is an error on the banner above, the venue is actually the Mudgee Showground**

Other events in Mudgee this weekend:

Tickets are still available for Sunday’s Country vs City Origin match at Glen Willow Sporting Complex that we wrote about a couple of weeks ago – get your tickets here!

Plus there’s also the Mudgee Races on this Saturday as well – and we know very well that the Mudgee races are very popular, and a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon with friends.

What an action packed weekend we have here in Mudgee this weekend… never a dull moment!

THIS WEEKEND – Mudgee Grassroots Rugby Festival

Are you rugby mad? You’ve probably already heard that from today, Glen Willow Sports Complex will be a hive of activity with young rugby players and enthusiasts taking part in exhibition matches, coaching clinics and more.

If you’re looking for something to do over the weekend, then you should pop over to Glen Willow to check out some of the fun that’ll be going on. The three day rugby festival is open to everyone and is bound to be a lot of fun for those participating and spectating alike.

Hosted by the Mudgee Rugby Union Club, the festival includes games ranging from under 7’s to the golden oldies as well as coaching clinics held by current coach of the Australian Wallabies team Robbie Deans and a feature game between the Australian Barbarians and the Australian Police XV.

It would be great to see a large crowd at the new Glen Willow Sporting Complex supporting the Grassroots Rugby Festival this weekend! If we get a chance between open homes we’ll drop in and see some of the action for ourselves.

Country vs City – Get Your Tickets Now!

You might think that April 22nd 2012 is a long way off, but it’s less than a month away, and tickets to Rugby League’s Country-City Origin match at Glen Willow Sporting Complex are hot little numbers!

There will be a lot of people from outside of Mudgee coming to stay for the weekend, so we’re encouraging locals that want to see the action to get in now, with tickets ranging from $15 to $70 for general admission and $30 to $120 for reserved grandstand seats.

Glen Willow can hold up to 10,000 spectators, and we definitely want to see a good contingent of locals to support the Country team. There’ll also be two pre-game matches, being the AAMI CRL Under 18’s Regional Championship semi finals, starting at 11:00am and 12:50am, so it really is a full day of fun and entertainment, so pre-book your tickets and bring the whole family!

If you’re a local, drop into Mudgee Region Tourism at 84 Market Street between 9:00am and 5:00pm or purchase online through Ticketek or phone them on 132 849.

Gooree Cup & Mudgee Dragons Weekend

We want to make a weekend of the Gooree Cup coming up in early May 2012, combined with first Mudgee Dragons home game at Glen Willow Oval the day before. Now that’s what we call a weekend of fun and entertainment!

Saturday the 5th of May is the Mudgee Dragons’ first home game of the season, and with the new developments that have taken place at Glen Willow, there’s bound to be a bit of a crowd. For those that are coming in to support the opposition, and for locals as well, it’s a great opportunity to stay on for the Gooree Cup race day on Sunday the 6th of May.

As part of Racing NSW’s “Saddle Up Sundays” campaign, the Gooree Cup is featuring all the trimming and pre-event glamour, including cocktail party, equine art exhibition, high tea and fashion parade, tours of Gooree Park Stud & Winery (sponsors of the event) and VIP race day lunch.

As part of the weekend of sport, local businesses are encouraged to embrace the atmosphere by decorating offices and shops in racing and/or Dragons theme during the week leading up to the events.

We would love to see the community actively promote the weekend of the 5th and 6th of May, and encourage family and friends to come along to support our local Mudgee Dragons team, as well as local racing at the Mudgee Racecourse. We’re passionate about both sports and hope to see you there! Now is the time to start organising travel, accommodation and what you’re going to wear or decorate your business in!

Get to Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex Today!

Today is the Open Day for the new-look Glen Willow Reserve, and all Mudgee locals are encouraged to take their first gander at the new facilities on offer. The Mudgee community have been waiting for the development to be completed, and there’s a touch of excitement in the air for the sporting groups that will be taking full advantage of the Mid-Western Regional Council’s revamped Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex.

There will be afternoon clinics for the kids on the main playing field between 4pm-5pm and 5pm-6pm and will give them a first hand look at the first class oval. According to an article in the Mudgee Guardian late last week, there’ll likely be a number of winter sports clubs holding registration days today as well.

Be there between 4pm and 7pm and you can tour the new grandstand, enjoy live music and a free BBQ, and if you wear your team’s colours you can be part of the commemorative photo. You can also be in the running to win a family pass to the AAMI Country v City Origin match on Sunday 22nd of April 2012, so there’s definitely good reason to be there!

It’s great to see that Mudgee’s sporting facilities are comparable to other state of the art sporting fields in NSW, and that the Council have committed to providing these facilities to the Mudgee community. It’s going to be a busy part of Mudgee on weekends, so if you’re a local sports supporter, let us know what you think of the new-look Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex, we’d love to hear your opinions!

Work on the Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex

If you’ve been out to the Glen Willow Reserve  you’ll have seen the major works that are going on to build Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex, which will now head into full swing of Stage One’s development.

It was announced recently that the Federal Government is pitching in over half of the needed funds for it, which is great news for locals who will benefit from the employment that the complex will bring, as well as the much needed sporting facilities that Mudgee has been lacking.

The plans include grand stand seating, modern club house, social facilities, and of course the main and practice sports fields. We can’t wait to see how the Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex looks when it’s completed, and we welcome the positive economic effect it will have on Mudgee.