The National Gridiron League (NGL), has added the Central Coast Cyclones to the league. The Central Coast Cyclones represent the Central Coast in the state of New South Wales.
The Central Coast Cyclones will replace a Canberra team for the 2016 Season. The NGL will not open with a team in Canberra, instead Canberra will be part of the 2017 expansion program. For logistical reasons, the NGL has opted to place a team on the Central Coast of New South Wales instead of Canberra for the inaugural 2016 season.
Team colors are a shade of Navy Blue and Volt. The team is expected to practice in facilities located in the city of Gosford.
About the Central Coast
The Central Coast is an Australian peri-urban region in New South Wales, located on the coast north of Sydney and south of Lake Macquarie. The Central Coast has an estimated population of 323,079 as at June 2014, growing at 1% p.a. making it the third largest urban area in New South Wales and the ninth largest urban area in Australia. Geographically, the Central Coast is generally considered to include the region bounded by the Hawkesbury River in the south, the Watagan Mountains in the west and the southern end of Lake Macquarie in the north.