NORTH COAST FOOTBALL SEASON 2020 REVEALED
North Coast Football has released details of its plans for 2020 and will deliver a season with the usual number of competition matches but in a shorter period.
The start of the 2020 season has been delayed until the first week of July and will conclude in mid-October.
Competitions were due to start in March, April and May and conclude in September.
In 2020, the North Coast Football season will commence on the first weekend of July and will conclude in mid-October, with Grand Finals in most competitions.
The majority of competitions will have 14, 15 or 16 rounds of matches followed by a two-week final series. Some competitions will have mid-week matches.
In 2020, well over 4,000 players will take to the pitches between Scotts Head and Iluka in nearly 300 teams.
As expected, team and player numbers in 2020 are fewer than in 2019 due to the social and economic impacts of the pandemic.
North Coast Football has worked with clubs, councils and other sporting organisations on scheduling to ensure as many people as possible can play on the maximum number of days possible.
• Competition: Miniroos, junior non-competitive, junior competitive, seniors, masters and Coastal Premier League.
• Season starts: 2, 3, 4 and 5 July 2020
• Season concludes: 15, 16, 17 and 18 October 2020
• Formats: 14 to 18 rounds of competition with finals in most competitions
• Number of players: Over 4,000
• Number of teams: 296
• Number of clubs: 24
• Geography: Scotts Head in the south, Dorrigo and Grafton in the west, Iluka in the north
Comments from Andrew Woodward, General Manager, North Coast Football
The amount of work put in by clubs and government to get us to the position of playing a regular-season has been enormous.
The players have been training now for a few weeks and are itching to go.
Football on the pitch in 2020 will be mostly no different to any other year.
Off the pitch, there will be some common-sense arrangements on social distancing and hygiene, which we’re all used to now.
Importantly, parents, other family members and friends can attend matches.
If you’ve been thinking of playing but haven’t signed up yet, clubs are still taking registrations.