Country footy championships' bid

Put to use: Central Oval will be used if the town is successful.
Put to use: Central Oval will be used if the town is successful.

The 2023 SA Country Football Championships may be coming to Port Augusta.

Council plans to submit a bid for that year's championships' matches to be held in town.

The bid will cost $50,000, but Mayor Brett Benbow is more than confident that the town will gain their money back.

Meeting agenda indicated that the event attracts approximately 5000 attendees and is estimated to boost the local economy by over $1M.

Port Augusta Mayor Brett Benbow said it would be a fantastic opportunity for the town.

"It has in other areas brought $1.2 million to the economy," he said.

"It would be great for the community, accommodation and other businesses in town would benefit."

"It is a great way to sell our city."

"It is a good thing for youth, getting them outside in the fresh air and making use of out facilities."

The SA Country Football Championships which has been held since 1994, aims to showcase, support and celebrates country football.

The championships brings together players and officials from 23 regional leagues across South Australia, as well as Broken Hill.

Locations for 2023 championship will not be announced until late 2022, so the town will be in for a long wait to see if they were successful.