Football in the Clarence Valley will start at the end of April following two months of solid rain.
Clubs met last night and agreed to start the season in the Clarence Valley before the end of April.
Football in the Clarence Valley and Coffs Coast was due to commence this weekend but is delayed because of saturated grounds.
Seasons on the Coffs Coast will now start on and around Saturday, 23 April 2022, while football in the Clarence Valley will commence on and around Saturday, 30 April 2022.
The delay applies to all MiniRoos, juniors and all but one senior competition.
Coastal Premier League Men will commence this weekend with four matches scheduled for the all-weather synthetic surfaces at the Coffs Football Centre.
The matches scheduled for the synthetic pitches at the Coffs Football Centre are:
|Day||Home side||Visiting side||Firsts||Reserves|
|Saturday 2/3||Boambee||Southern United||1.00 pm||10.30 am|
|Saturday 2/3||Sawtell||Taree||3.00 pm||12.30 pm|
|Saturday 2/3||Coffs Tigers||Port United||6.00 pm||3.30 pm|
|Sunday 3/3||Bellingen||Port Saints||3.00 pm||12.30 pm|
In the other two CPL Men’s matches, MV Rangers re Northern Storm and Kempsey Saints and Coffs United are scheduled to play in Kempsey.
Comments by Andrew Woodward, General Manager, North Coast Football
The Clarence Valley has received an absolute drenching and will need longer to dry out than the Coffs Coast.
We’re hopeful of being able to start after Easter, but it’s all dependent on the rain.
We know thousands of people across the Clarence and Coffs are itching to get on the field and start the season.
Despite the delay, we’re still able to deliver a full season of matches this year.
We’re so lucky to have the new all-weather pitches at the Coffs Football Centre. Had we not had them, the CPL Men’s season would likely have been pushed back.