Local footy starts this weekend!

The off-season is finally over! Competitive AFL returns to ovals across the North Coast this Sunday (8 April) as round 1 of the Junior competition gets underway.

The Junior competition welcomes the arrival of another new club with the South West Rocks Dockers fielding a team in the Under 11 competition. This brings the total number of teams in this age group to 12 with matches divided into a northern and southern conference again to minimise the impact of travel on families.

Camden Haven Bombers will be fielding an Under 13 team for the first time in many years, whilst second year club Nambucca Valley Lions are also expanding to include an Under 13 team. This age group now has 10 teams which has given the scope to replicate the highly successful two conference format in this age group for the first time.

Elsewhere, Bellingen Bulldogs are excited to move to their new home at Connell Park right in the heart of town, whilst Coffs Breakers return to Fitzroy Oval following the ground’s re-development.

Full details of the draw for the AFL North Coast competition can be found at http://aflnorthcoast.com.au/fixtures-results/afl-north-coast-juniors/.



Anyone interested in playing AFL in the 2018 season should go to www.play.afl to find their local club and register. Matches are played on Sundays and all clubs are Active Kids Endorsed Providers.