Local footballers to represent at excellence awards
NORTH Coast Football's best will be recognised this Saturday night at the annual presentation night at C.ex Coffs.
The Clarence Valley will be well represented with Maclean's Jarrod Doyle nominated for Men's Premier League Player of the Year while Sarah Skinner from Maclean and Kenisha Warren from Grafton United are in line for the women's accolade.
The player with the most aggregate points at the end of the regular season based on a 3-2-1 system from the centre referee each match will be named North Coast Football men's or women's Player of the Year.
NORTH Coast Football has the fastest growing participation rates of the seven member zones in Northern NSW.
In figures released yesterday, North Coast recorded a total growth of 9.19% in player numbers, buoyed by a 16.45% growth in Youth (12-18 years) registrations.
Northern NSW numbers have grown from 45,713 in 2012 to 50,322 for 2015 for its traditional winter season.
NCF Player of the Year
MEN: Ben Dooley (Urunga), Jamie Kennedy (Nthn Storm), Jarrod Doyle (Maclean), Naomichi Matsuda (Boambee), Scott Goddard (CCUFC).
WOMEN: Breanna Martin (Urunga), Jessie Gentle (Woolgoolga), Kenisha Warren (Grafton Utd), Kylie McDonald (Boambee), Sarah Skinner (Maclean)