Back view of two junior touch players on sidelines

Events & Tourism

Traffic changes at Jubilee Park for Junior Touch titles

Published: 10 Feb 2023 9:35am

The annual NSW Touch Association’s (NSWTA) Junior State Cup Southern Conference returns to Wagga Wagga next week.

It’s the fifth time in a row our city has hosted the event, which will draw players and spectators from across southern parts of the State to the Jubilee Park precinct from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 February.

NSW Touch Football Junior State Cup – Southern Conference is the premier NSW touch football junior representative event for southern NSW.

Back view of junior touch player about to score a try

📷 2022 NSWTA Junior State Cup Southern Conference at Jubilee Park

In 2021 and 2022, the event was run under an ‘arrive-play-leave’ format in response to COVID-19 restrictions.

Strategic Recreation Officer Peter Cook said this year it will return to the pre-COVID structure of games with participants able to stay onsite.

“Council and the NSW Touch Association are committed to the enjoyment of all people attending this major junior sporting event, while minimising the impact on the surrounding residents during the event,” Mr Cook said.

“We are expecting upwards of 8,000 players and spectators over the course of the three days, which will mean a lot more traffic and pedestrians on the roads surrounding the precinct.

Junior touch players on the field

📷 2022 NSWTA Junior State Cup Southern Conference at Jubilee Park

“You can expect some lane closures and detours in place on the roads around the precinct, and there will be higher than usual traffic movements throughout each day of the three-day carnival.”

Red Hill Road will be open to west-bound traffic only between the Bourke Street and Glenfield Road roundabouts, while a 40 kilometre per hour speed limit will be in effect along that stretch of road.

Council will have traffic management personnel in place at major intersections and signage in the area to assist the flow of traffic.

“We expect there will be some challenges on the Friday as it clashes with work and school traffic, but we hope motorists are patient and understand that an event of this size is bringing significant economic benefit to the city,” Mr Cook said.

“Detours will be signposted, and motorists are asked to take care in the area as there will be additional traffic and pedestrians around Jubilee Park

Traffic changes:

  • Red Hill Road will be closed to east-bound traffic between the Bourke Street and Glenfield Road roundabouts, with detours via Bruce Street.
  • Bourke Street between Bourkelands Drive and Red Hill Road roundabout will be closed to non-event traffic, with detours via Berembee Road, Bourkelands Drive and Holbrook Road.
  • Road closures will be in place from 6am to 7pm on Friday and Saturday and 6am to 3pm on Sunday. Detours will be signposted.