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One of the Lismore’s most famous exports, soccer legend Craig Foster, is coming to the Quad on Monday, 19 February for a game of football – and anyone can play!

The former Kadina High School student, international footballer and current SBS sports analyst is returning to his hometown to record a promotional video for the new 2018 Lismore Prospectus, which extolls the benefits of Lismore to prospective developers and government funding bodies.

The new Lismore Prospectus will identify Lismore’s business and economic growth prospects as well as public and private investment opportunities and incorporate a sizeable new section emphasising the positive aspects of ‘living, working and playing’ in the heart of the Northern Rivers.

Craig appeared in the inaugural prospectus as a ‘Lismore advocate’ along with Adam Gilchrist and a wide range of locals who embody varying aspects of our business and wider community.

Craig has generously waived any appearance fee for his services, requesting instead that the eight football clubs in the Lismore Local Government Area receive a donation from the council to assist with their ongoing costs or training programs.

At the end of a hectic day’s filming in locations in and around the city Craig has agreed to take part in a friendly ‘six-a-side’ demonstration football game, pitching the Craig Foster AllStars against the Lismore BraveHearts, at the Lismore Quadrangle in downtown Lismore.

The game will provide soccer enthusiasts of all ages the chance to play with one of Australia’s best-known footballers, and Council’s Tourism and Events Manager Mitch Lowe hopes that keen young boys and girls will come to the Quad for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

‘It’s not every day you get to have a kick around with the great Craig Foster – if your kids love football then take advantage of this opportunity,’ he said.

‘Meeting an inspiring sportsperson like Craig, who grew up in Lismore and has gone on to play on the world stage, is a seminal experience that no young soccer enthusiast should miss. Register now and be part of the game.’

Aspiring players can register for a spot in either the Craig Foster AllStars or the Lismore BraveHearts before Friday, 16 February. Register at www.visitlismore.com.au. There will be four quarters of 15 minutes with both adults and children’s teams. All ages are welcome. The game is at 5.30pm for a 6pm start on Monday, 19 February.


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