Around the Clubs

Bats, Dingoes and the tussle for top dog in men’s 2nd Division

As the aptly named masked lapwing (plover) flies, Bellingen and Orara football clubs are neighbours – and they’re pushing one another all the way in the men’s 2nd Division South competition. They sit on top of the perch in joint

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It’s a kind of magic at Macksville

Macksville Soccer Club – as The Beatles famously noted – gets by with a little help from its friends. In her second year at the wheel, club president Gayle Murray said the past five years had been immensely challenging –

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Boambee teen star Kyle Wood playing for keeps

Back in the day, Kyle Wood could not have imagined where he would be in 2021. As a seven-year-old tearaway, he started out in football aiming to destroy goalkeepers as a striker or winger. But after a couple of years

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An army of dads leading the charge at Sawtell

How many dads does it take to coach an Under 10s girls’ team. When it comes to Sawtell Stars – the answer is four. One of the happy chappies at the helm is Joel Parkin, and he and three other

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One challenge too many, as Nambucca Strikers plan Cup in 2022

First it was the rain, now it’s COVID – a double-whammy that has nobbled the ever-popular Challenge Cup at Nambucca Heads for 2021. The tournament regularly attracts teams from across the NSW coast and inland to Armidale, as well as

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Happy feet, mum not so – NPL lockdown life

While all of us are now in lockdown, spare a thought for the North Coast Football National Premier League (NPL) youth squads. After being in Newcastle for their last game – against Adamstown – players, coaches and staff returned home

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Lessons for life hold Lynn Rudder in good stead

The local community sees and admires the public face of Grafton United’s Lynn Rudder – while those closer see a private life mirrored in a professional capacity. Lynn’s “original degree” was a Bachelor of Economics, before she retrained as a

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It’s a flash flush one at Iluka

The local football community is one of the beneficiaries of a renovated and expanded amenities block at Iluka. The new-look facility at Ken Leeson Oval has been all cisterns go since opening a few weeks back – and will be

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Feather in the cap for Boambee women

The Eagle has landed – and safe in the nest is the 1st Division Women’s premiership for the top team across the regular season. It caps what has been a year-long ding-dong battle between the traditional competition heavyweights in Boambee

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Thank you, Fiona Clancy, on a big job well done

Even the best things in life have a shelf life, and Boambee FC president Fiona Clancy has decided the time is right to pass the mantle. After eight years in the leadership group, and the past three as president, Fiona

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