To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pluim Park, CCF are honoring the first ever game played at the ground – Gosford City v Wyong Shire which was held on Sunday, 22nd February 1987.
The match, which was won 1-0 by the Wyong shire team was billed as the initiation fixture for the Pluim Park Complex and fittingly, Dale Eggleton – who will coach the South team in 2017 was one of the players that day! This 30th anniversary fixture will consist of NORTH (Killarney, Toukley, The Entrance and Berkeley) vs SOUTH (Terrigal, Avoca, Kincumber, Gosford, East Gosford & Southern) premier league All Stars, coached by Dale Eggleton and Chris Ackerley.
History of Pluim Park
Pluim Park was purchased in 1983 for the value of $50,000, by Bill Pluim and several other members of the steering committee. Construction soon began on the land at Tuggerah Street, sadly though, Bill did not see the project completed with his sudden death in 1985.
The ground was officially opened on Sunday 22nd February by the Hon Barry Cohen MHR and as a fitting tribute to the fine ambassador for the game, the complex he dearly dreamed of was name Pluim Park.
The Pluim Park complex has, over the last 30 years, been updated in stages including acquiring the adjoining property, office space, amenities, lighting, seating, grandstand and drainage. It has been established as the home and headquarters for Central Coast Football, which currently administers 14,000 players and 24 member clubs as one of the best complexes in NSW.