Around the Clubs

North Coast 15s deliver in mind games

North Coast National Premier League 15s coach Nathan Silvy is quick between the ears. As they say, if you keep doing the same thing and expect a different result, it’s optimism to the extreme. So Nathan decided to rattle the

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Woolgoolga Cougars tap team chemistry

If you’re looking for the beauty in the beautiful game – look no further than the Woolgoolga Cougars Over 30s women’s team. Last year, they didn’t have a team. This year, they don’t have a coach and don’t train. They’re

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FFA Cup – where to from here

On paper, the FFA Cup gives every team – from amateur community clubland through to fully professional A League – a shot at the chocolates. In reality, it’s a minefield where a single false step can spell the end. That’s

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North Coast 14s building nicely

Curtis Heywood is a breath of fresh air at the wheel of one of the North Coast NPL sides this season. It’s just his second year at the gig – having started with the 13s in 2020 and now mentoring

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CPL round four review

Nathan Wade’s half-time prediction came to fruition at Korora Oval on Saturday as Port United held off Northern Storm 2-1. The United coach kept his message simple in the sheds as they continued their strong start to the 2021 Coastal

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Yamba’s golden generation creating history

Yamba clubmates reckon Mark Pirie is the supercoach of the north – presiding over a team which is rewriting local history. But the canny Scotsman deftly deflects: “I’m just the conductor waving the stick, the kids are the ones making

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Bringing the A game to Female Football Week

Back before the enlightenment, it was literally raining men (and boys) in Australian football. Thankfully, what began as a trickle has now become a torrent as girls and women are turning to the game in record numbers. The surging tide

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Shooting stars – Lulu McGrath, Urunga

First impressions can be telling, or misleading … and with time, irrelevant. First impressions can also be lasting – as they will be for those who saw Lulu McGrath make her senior football debut. Last year Lulu was running about

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Brotherhood strong at Westlawn

The champion Westlawn club are well used to having targets on their backs – and the juggernauts of the north will be an even bigger beast in 2021. They will have five senior men’s teams – a brace in 2nd

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Sawtell’s Big O growing good things

When Rachel Oberleuter started playing football at age 17, and coaching two years later – little did she realise it would become a life sentence of love. Looking back with pride, and ever forward with passion – Rachel is at

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