The great city of Sydney has always had strong sporting connections, both for the Sydneysiders themselves and for the pro’s that come and play sport in Sydney.
Here are some great sporting events that are coming to Sydney at the start of 2018.
Sydney International Tennis
Jan 7th – 14th
Pop along to the Olympic Park to see some fabulous tennis this summer, in January Sydney plays host to some fantastic international tennis. Some of the best players in the world will be competing in some excellent action.
It will be an occasion for the whole family, with live music and plenty of family fun.
HSBC Sydney 7’s
Jan 26th – 28th
To celebrate the Australia Day weekend, 7’s rugby comes to Moore Park in a festival of rugby fun in this most explosive form of the game. The whole event will be hosted at the 45,500 capacity Allianz Stadium.
The top ranked men’s and women’s teams from all over the world will keep the fans entertained in fast flowing rugby. The mighty Kiwis, together with the Fijians and of course Australia will be joined by the U.S.A in competition not to be missed.
There is a fancy dress theme for the weekend of Go Extraordinary, so have fun dressing up and enjoy the HSBC Sydney 7’s.
Chinese New Year Dragon Boat Races
Cheer on the glorious Dragon Boats as they power their way across Darling Harbour during the Chinese New Year celebrations. The boats are a staggering 12 metres long, and with their fearsome Dragon Heads they are a mighty thing to see being driven on by the beat of the drums. The best vantage point to see this epic event is Cockle Bay wharf.
Sydney Harbour Challenge
Keeping with water based events is the Sydney Harbour Challenge sponsored by Hawaiian Airlines. It is the nation’s most prestigious six man Outrigger Canoe Race with over 300 boats competing from over 40 countries around the world.
The race starts at Manly Wharf and goes around at Sydney Harbour before returning to Manly.
Longines Golden Slipper Day
The Longines Golden Slipper Day is steeped in tradition, and where many horses make their name and go on to be legends. There is some spectacular racing to be seen and most of it first class.
The Golden Slipper is a keenly sought award, with trainers, owners and jockeys all wanting a piece of the action. The prize pool for the 5 first class races is an impressive AUD 7 million, with the big race, The Longines Golden Slipper worth AUD 3.5 million. This makes it the world’s richest horse race for two year old horses.
If you are considering a day at the races or attending any of the events mentioned in this blog, why not take your group in a modern and luxurious coach. Simply contact Sydney Executive Coach Charter today, and speak to our friendly staff to book your group transportation for your favourite sporting event.