Soccer?s $4000 Sevens lures 14 clubs
Nominations have been finalised for Soccer Far North Coast's inaugural North Coast sevens tournament at Lennox Head next weekend, with 14 clubs vying for $4000 prizemoney across four divisions.
The new concept is to become an annual event and has already attracted major sponsorship from Lennox Point Hotel and entries from four clubs outside the region, Hunter Hornets, Tamborine Mountain, Grafton and Kingscliff.
The premier division will be hotly contested with experienced sevens campaigners Lismore Workers looking to add to the $2000 they picked up for winning the Port Macquarie sevens last year.
Fierce competition is expected from Byron Bay, Italo Stars and Ballina, with Lennox Head, Bangalow, Grafton and SCU also chasing the $1000 first prizemoney.
The open men's division looks wide open, with unknown quantities Kingscliff, Hunter Hornets and Tamborine Mountain vying for honours against Goonellabah, Bangalow, Woodburn, Lennox Head and Tintenbar.
In the open women's division, Lismore Workers will probably be the side to watch, with SCU also likely to field a strong line-up, while in the Over-35s Lennox Head and Byron Bay look strong contenders.
Home club Lennox Head has enthusiastically embraced the tournament and has an outside chance of scooping the pool after entering eight teams across the four divisions.
Games will be played at the Skennars Head fields on Saturday and Sunday.