Around the Clubs

Is your club on track? Take the National Club Development Program test and move up

Nambucca Strikers have gone from the ground floor to knocking on the penthouse door after embracing the National Club Development Program. And they are not alone as Boambee FC, Coffs Coast Tigers and Coffs City United have also achieved four

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A break well earned for Mr Macksville

Macksville Football Club’s Paul Coulter has spent the better part of his life in and around the Stingers.   He started playing for the Reds as a six-year-old and in later years has been a driving force organising much of

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Where Boambee Eagles dare against superb Urunga

Boambee coach Neil Witherdin is already celebrating ahead of the women’s 2nd Division grand final against Urunga on Saturday.   That’s because he says it’s more about the journey this time than the destination.   The Eagles lost five players

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Dorrigo Blackbutts climb any mountain

The Dorrigo Blackbutts are into the grand final of the Women’s Over 30s competition – and a more remarkable journey is unlikely.   This talented team are the North Coast’s version of the all-star globetrotters.   They a composite outfit,

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Great Scott, the Buz at the end of the universe

Starting a football club from scratch is no easy task – but if you’re chasing a template to success, look no further than the Scotts Head Sharks. After more than 20 years without a football presence, Gavin Jones and Ben

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Carpenter Peter Knott building bonds at Woolgoolga

If they ripped the turf at Clive Joass Memorial Fields at Woolgoolga looking for salt of the earth, they’d probably find club presidente Peter Knott scurrying about.   In his third year at the helm, Peter is the heart, soul

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Twas the night before Christmas for Northern Storm

Eric McCarthy is making no attempt whatsoever to keep a lid on things ahead of the Northern Storm’s perform or perish showdown with Boambee away on Saturday.   “It’s the best part of the season and it’s all to play

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Fire up the barbie, there’s a crowd a comin’

There must be something in the water – and it’s not red cordial – that has the youngsters clamouring to don the colours of Corindi Red Rock in North Coast Football.   The comparatively small club has been fielding an

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Mentoring with a smile on the dial

Marcelo Bielsa, Jurgen Klopp, ‘Pep’ Guardiola and the yet to be world famous Andrew Plumb from the Northern Storm.   Andrew is not an EPL master manager, but he is a super coach at the grassroots coalface in North Coast

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Sound of music, Orara-style

Expect the unexpected at the Orara Valley Under 7s training.   With no background in football, cricketer Lindsay Smith is winging it and loving it in his first year as coach.   His son is in the side, and Lindsay

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