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Far North Coast girls' big soccer weekend in Coffs

Girls will be our best representatives at Coffs Harbour.
Girls will be our best representatives at Coffs Harbour. Brenda Strong

FAR North Coast teams will be among more than 220 of Northern NSW's best young female soccer players gathering at Coffs Harbour this weekend for the state championships for girls.

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) seven Member Zones and Herald Women's Premier Leagues (WPL) club's will contest the Telstra State Championships for Girls in both the 12 and 14 Years divisions.

In addition to Far North Coast, 12 and 14 years girls teams will come from Newcastle, Macquarie, Hunter Valley, Northern Inland, Mid North Coast and North Coast as well as Women's Premier League clubs Adamstown Rosebud, Warners Bay and South Wallsend.

Northern NSW is also scheduled to host the FFA National Youth Champion- ships for boys at the Coffs Harbour International Stadium next month.

"Northern NSW Football is proud to host the Telstra State Championships for Girls which will showcase the finest young female footballers from around Northern NSW,” NNSWF Chief Executive Officer, David Eland said.

"This weekend will provide the Far North Coast's talented female footballers with the opportunity to test themselves against fellow Northern NSW players.

"The Championships are a critical tool used to measure the talent from within our Member Zones and provide a valuable opportunity for our Technical Panel to identify talented players who possess the ability to progress to the next level in their playing career,”

The first games will start at 8.30am tomorrow.

The Far North Coast 14 years team will kick off its campaign against South Wallsend at 9.25am and the 12 years girls will start off against Mid North Coast at 11.15am.

The presentation ceremony for the champion- ships will be held at 2pm on Monday.

Topics:  coffs harbour, far north coast, soccer, telstra state championships, women's premier league



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