First for football

IN what will be a first all Football Mid North Coast clubs will come together for a pre-season seminar on Sunday at Laurieton United Ex-Services Club.
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This will take in clubs from South West Rocks to Gloucester.

“In other years we’ve had northern and southern meetings, but this time we’ve decided to get everyone together at the one time and the one place,’’ Football Mid North Coast chairman Mike Parsons said.

He said there will be representatives from the Northern NSW Federationat the seminar to address club delegates.

“All the club registrars will be in attendanceand they’ll be briefed of what will be required with player registrations this year,’’ Mr Parsons said.

There will also be a detailed outline on how clubs can increase sponsorship revenue along with grant applications for funding toimproveinfrastructure.

Mr Parsons had previously said that improving facilities for players and spectators will be a major priority for Football Mid North Coast. He is concerned football is lagging behind other codes in this area.

“We’ll have discussions on how clubs can give better value for money to their sponsors,’’ Mr Parsons added.

There will also be a detailed explanation for all club presidents onFMNC’sstrategic plan that has been signed offby the board.

Mr Parsons said the seminar will be part of the board’s plan to make clubs ‘more inclusive’ in the running of the code.

He added the seminar will now be held annually as part of the pre-season preparations.

“Sundaywill be a busy program,’’ he said.

“We’ll be starting at 9.30 and running through to 1pm.’’

Mr Parsons added the regularpre-season briefing for premier league clubs will be held later this month.

Ten clubs from Forster-Tuncurry to Kempseywill contest the premier league this year, an increase in one on 2016 with Wauchope’s return. Taree Wildcats will be the sole representative from the Manning.

Taree Wildcats president Scott Taylorsaid last week the club hopes to field a second team in the southern all age competition this season.

The Wildcats will also aim to enter a side in the over 35s. Taree is also represented in the women’s competition.

“If we can achieve this we will have more than 350 players on our books,’’ Mr Taylor said.

Taree’s Jackson Witts goes on the attack during a Football Mid North Coast Premier League clash last season at Omaru Park.

Meanwhile, the Wildcats will be one of sevenFootball Mid North Coast Premier League clubs taking part in the Westfield FFA Cup this year.

The others are Wallis Lake, Tuncurry-Forster, Macleay Valley, Port Saints, Wauchope and Kempsey Saints.

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