WHILE Port United didn’t get the result it wanted on Saturday night, a night-time grand final appears to be here to stay.
However, nothing is confirmed, but Football Mid North Coast chairman Mike Parsons felt the overall day was a positive.
Parsons said the zone championships in particular were a “huge success”.
“We have had nothing but positive feedback from all those young boys and girls who played on Saturday,” he said.
“Our game is about the future and I’m confident we will keep the same format for coming years, but we will look at alternate venues for our game.”
Parsons said it was possible that the 2018 grand final could move away from Port Macquarie, but FMNC would assess its options.
“We would like to share it around the zone, but nothing is a given – it’s all up for discussion,” he said.
“We look at a holistic approach with a way to better our game.”
The FMNC chairman admitted numbers were slightly down for the Premier League match although he conceded it was difficult for spectators to stay for the whole day.
“In terms of teams supporters, we had fans come in at 10am who then left because it is a long day,” he said.
“But as far as the Premier League match is concerned, it was a good spectacle, the playing surface was outstanding and I am confident we can retain that.”
Parsons said the governing body was still open to suggestions for alternative venues.
“We will continue on this crusade of looking for a home for football,” he said.