Tamworth Country Music Festival 2022: Tamworth Pirates Rugby Club President Mark Gallienne and Tamworth Magpies President Mitch Hanlon said not all campers will return in April | The head of the daily newspaper in the North

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One FESTIVAL in the hand is worth two in the bush when it comes to local sports clubs. The postponement of the Tamworth Country Music Festival has come as a relief to businesses that still have money for visitors, but local football clubs that rely on camper income have been told many will not be back in April. Tamworth Magpies Rugby Union Club chairman Mitch Hanlon has said that in trying to look at the glass half-full he cannot deny the financial blow that the festival reshuffle has inflicted on his budget. “That’s $ 50,000 in income that we don’t get for a second year to pay off our mortgage,” he said. “We don’t think they will come here in April, we asked them how many would be interested in coming and if they want we will. Also read:“ If we have to postpone matches or move them to we will because we want to monitor these customers and get income as well. on the wage bill and lost booking fees, their results have taken a serious hit. “The income goes through the floor, it’s in the toilet,” he said. “Other soccer fields and sports clubs are in the same boat, we’ll have to go see our sponsors and see if they can come up with a sponsorship – we’ve got about $ 3,000 in the bank and we need $ 10,000 per. months to survive. ”At Tamworth Pirates Rugby Club, President Mark Gallienne said people had already started canceling reservations before the festival was postponed. possibility of repaying or keeping their deposits for April, ”he said. “I think people are really flexible now and a lot more understanding than before.” The festival now takes place April 18-24. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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