GIRL POWER: Bangalow won the inaugural women’s final in the Summer Youth League
GIRL POWER: Bangalow won the inaugural women’s final in the Summer Youth League

A summer of success

BANGALOW continued its dominance in women's soccer by winning the inaugural female Summer Youth League soccer competition.

The Bluedogs were Far North Coast premier division winners this year and went through the summer competition undefeated.

The eleven-a-side competition aimed at youth players has just finished its ninth season.

Football Far North Coast hosted the Tursa Employment and Training Summer Youth League almost 10 weeks.

By adding a female tier to the male competition FFNC was confident another formula had been found to provide opportunities for both genders.

The male SYL was the closest ever, with Lennox Head taking the title with a nail-biting 1-0 win over Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley in the final round.

The Sharks win gives them a back-to-back title and continues the resurgence of the coastal club in recent years.

Lennox Head won the Anzac Cup for the first time earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Football Far North Coast general manager Steve Mackney has announced Tursa Employment and Training will again be marquee sponsor of the Anzac Cup and Summer Youth League events in 2016.

"Tursa is a wonderful supporter of community events and we value their loyal Strategic Partnership with football," Mr Mackney said.

"Player registrations for season 2016 commence February 1 and FFNC is confident that it will

surpass the 2015 participation numbers

that saw almost 7000

players play soccer locally," he said.

See page 25 for more pictures.



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