The 2022 season is scheduled to start this weekend on the Coffs Coast. However, with the weather, all matches except a few will be postponed. That’s a disappointing way to start the year, but the weather has intervened in football since its inception 159 years ago and will continue to do so for centuries to come.
Thousands of players, coaches, managers, match officials, club committee members and other volunteers were looking forward to the start of the season this weekend, following a postponement from the beginning of the month. We’re as keen as you to get started, but we just have to be patient. We’re in extraordinary times.
Since the start of this year, Coffs Harbour has had 1,534 mm of rain. The average annual rainfall for Coffs is 1,699 mm. So, by the end of this month, we will have had our total average yearly rainfall in just four months.
We plan to get everyone underway in both the Coffs and Clarence next weekend, where possible. We’ll play catch up matches where we can. This year draws are proving more challenging to put together as not all venues are immediately available. We ask for your patience as we try to match up over 300 teams in over 25 divisions from 24 clubs at venues under enormous stress.
With the season starting, I just wanted to thank all of the players, team officials, match officials and club volunteers for getting involved in the game once again or for the first time. We also have an exciting year in football with the arrival of the synthetic pitches at the Coffs Football Centre. If you feel like having even more football in your life, please check out www.cf6.com.au, as we’re offering six-a-side matches for people of all ages and capabilities.
You’re involved in a great game, and your efforts make it even greater.
Olé. Olé, Olé.
General Manager, North Coast Football