The 2017 season kicks off with five big fixtures next weekend for the annual FFA Cup NCF Zone Playoffs. Ten teams have entered into the competition this year, with five fixtures to be played over two days on the 25th and 26th February.
Following last years structure, four rounds will be played, with the winners progressing to the fourth and final round – the Leo Baumgartner Cup. However, unlike last year, the last two teams standing will also compete against the final two teams from each of Northern Inland Football, Mid North Coast and Football Far North Coast in a knock out competition in Coffs Harbour on the weekend of the 13th and 14th of May.
The last two teams standing after this Knock Out competition in May will head to Newcastle for the Finals in June as the representative teams from the Northern Pools. They will meet the winners of the Southern Pools for the right to become Northern NSW Footballs representatives in the FFA Cup round of 32.
NNSWF CEO David Eland said during the Round One Draw “Great support from North Coast Football this year, we’ve got ten clubs who have entered into the competition so a huge thankyou to the General Manager Reuben Robertson and to everyone else at NCF, we appreciate that it’s really early for clubs to get organised so good to see great representation from North Coast Football this year”
The Draw is as follows:
Saturday 25th February, 2017
Polwarth Drive, Coffs Harbour
Coffs Coast Tigers FC v Northern Storm FC Kickoff at 3.00pm
Barnier Park, Junction Hill
Westlawn Tigers FC v Urunga FC Kickoff at 4:00pm
Sunday 26th February 2017
Mclean Street, Coffs Harbour
Orara Valley FC v Maclean FC Kickoff at 2.00pm
Coffs City United FC v Grafton United Fc Kickoff at 4.00pm
Ayrshire Park, Boambee
Boambee Bombers FC v Sawtell Scorpions FC Kickoff at 3:00pm