Maclean Bobcats are expecting an influx of players
MACLEAN Football Club is gearing up for the start of another season and 2015 looks as if it may be bigger and better than ever.
Last year saw a record number of player registrations at Maclean FC with in excess of 300 juniors and senior players signing on for the club.
With the excitement of the 2014 World Cup and the Socceroos' great performances in January's Asian Cup on home soil, player numbers are expected to soar even further.
Maclean FC will run teams in the juniors from under-6s through to under-16s, while in senior divisions Maclean will field teams in Men's Premier League, Reserves, 2nd grade and 3rd grade. Maclean is hoping to field women's teams in the Premier League and Reserve competitions.
Pre-season training has already commenced for the senior teams, with several trial matches planned throughout February and March prior to the start of the season on March 28.
New players will be made to feel most welcome at Maclean FC and there is a grade for everyone, no matter your age or ability.
Senior training runs from 6pm each Tuesday and Thursday at Barry Watts Oval, Maclean, so do not hesitate to come along.
Maclean FC is holding registration days at the Maclean Bowling Club on February 7, 14 and 21 from 9am to 1pm.
These days are for people to pay their registration fees if they have not paid online. Information will be provided about the coming season if parents have any questions. Please note that the club will not be doing the actual registration on these days. All players must register online.
Player registrations are now open and players can register online at http://www.myfootballclub.com.au and follow the prompts.
THE Maclean Bobcats Premier League side kicked off a busy preseason period on Sunday with a 3-1 trial loss to Lismore Thistles at Barry Watts Oval.
Coach Guiseppe Terranova said it was an impressive display despite the negative scoreline, pointing out that his side was adjusting to a new defensive style.
"It took us the whole first half to get adjusted to the style I'm trying to play but we were a lot stronger in the second half when Lismore struggled to get a foothold," the 2014 NCF Coach of the Year nominee said.
"At times we defended a bit softly, but that was due to confusion in our roles. I was impressed but we've still got quite a lot of work to do."
Jarrod Doyle scored Maclean's goal from a free kick.
This Sunday the Bobcats play another trial at Alstonville. The following Saturday, February 14, they host Coffs United, Southport on February 21 and round one of the FFA Cup takes place at Barnier Park against Coffs Coast Tigers on February 28.