ABOVE: Hat-trick Heroes defender Isabelle Braly makes a tackle during a Summer Sixes game at the Bangalow Sports Fields this week. BELOW: Chloe Dunsmore goes on the attack for Hat-trick Heroes. BOTTOM: Hat-trick Heroes player Karen Valentinotti shoots for goal.
ABOVE: Hat-trick Heroes defender Isabelle Braly makes a tackle during a Summer Sixes game at the Bangalow Sports Fields this week. BELOW: Chloe Dunsmore goes on the attack for Hat-trick Heroes. BOTTOM: Hat-trick Heroes player Karen Valentinotti shoots for goal.

Summer Sixes simply super

SOCCER players from across the Far North Coast have been showing their skills and enjoying light-hearted competition.

About 600 players from the region have been taking part in this season's Summer Sixes at the Bangalow Sports Fields.

The competition will wrap up next Thursday with the grand finals, culminating10 weeks of action.

Summer Sixes president Paul Hanigan said the competition, which has been going for about a decade, had been an enjoyable experience for all involved.

"It's fantastic," he said.

"It is great sense of pride to see everyone out here.

"I think a lot of the players here see this as their 'major' season now, rather than the winter competition.

"It has been great fun and everyone has enjoyed it."

 

Male and female players have been contesting the event, playing in the open division. The six-a-side games last 50 minutes.

Players from areas including Casino, Lennox Head and as far as Grafton have been involved.

"This season has been more of a social side," Hanigan said. "It is a great thing for the game and great for the community."

Stuart Turner


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