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Breakers had a season of dominance

THE Coffs Breakers don’t have any Premiership cups to show for their magnificent 2021 season but club president Jay Guthrie said the year will still be classed as a runaway success. “From my point of view I never gauge success

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Tiger cubs roar to life

AFTER losing two of their first three games in 2021, Grafton’s under-17s team hit a purple patch of form that saw the Tigers undefeated for the rest of the season. Their strong seven goals to two second half in the

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Port juniors show strength in numbers

PORT Macquarie’s junior club had a fantastic 2021 with three minor premierships and an increase in player numbers. This season there were 126 players who made up seven teams across the four age groups at Wayne Richards Park as well

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Saints girls had a perfect season

  SAWTELL/TOORMINA’S Youth Girls team came within 24 hours of trying to complete an undefeated season when a statewide lockdown was called due to rising COVID-19 numbers in NSW the day before the grand final was going to be played.

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Medal win earns Duryea a slice of history

THE win of Fraser Duryea in the 2021 Brian Saville Medal count has placed the Northern Beaches star in rare company. Duryea has become only the second player in the 40 year history of the AFL North Coast to win

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Gina caps off a debut season to remember

TWELVE months ago Gina Cardillo had never pulled on a football boot. Now the super fit midfielder is the toast of the AFL North Coast women’s competition after winning the League Best & Fairest award. Cardillo’s ability to get from

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Pies prevail to earn a finals berth

IN a virtual elimination final at Wayne Richards Park, it was Port Macquarie who made it to the final four and Northern Beaches who ended up missing out. Port Macquarie’s 26-point over the Blues means the Magpies will now meet

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Blues flex pre-finals muscle

NORTHERN Beaches tuned up for the finals with a hard fought but convincing win over Port Macquarie. The Blues kicked two goals in each quarter to secure a 41-point win but Port made them work hard for it. Coach Adrian

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Chips all-in for Pies and Blues

IF footy was a poker game, Saturday’s match between Port Macquarie and Northern Beaches would be the equivalent of both teams standing up with all of their chips on the table in waiting for the river card to decide the winner.

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Swans taking flight at right time

SATURDAY’S win over Sawtell/Toormina was the result of gradual improvement over the past month for the Lismore Swans. Coach Ken McPherson said his team’s ability to control possession was a major factor in the 26-point win over the Saints. “Over

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