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Blues and Lions join forces for 2024

NORTHERN Beaches and Nambucca Valley have formed a joint venture for the 2024 season. The Blues and the Lions will join together to field teams in all four senior grades this season. This development as well as Byron Bay returning

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Lions roar on Grand Final stage

Nambucca Valley proved far too strong in the Reserves Grand Final, winning by a massive 121-points over Port Macquarie. The Lions had 29 scoring shots, almost one scoring shot per two minutes, and had the result sewn up before half

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History beckons for Grand Final victors

HISTORY will be made on Grand Final Day at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium on Saturday. In the women’s Grand Final which starts at 12.10pm, either Northern Beaches or the Coffs Breakers will become the first club to win a

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League and Manager both spread wings

New season, new age groups, new clubs, a new venue, and there will soon be a new Community Football and Competition Manager with news that Paul Taylor is moving into a new role within AFL NSW/ACT. After nearly eight years

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Junior fixture shows further growth in player numbers

THE release of the AFL North Coast’s junior fixture shows that the young players in the region are in for an exciting 2023 with enormous growth in the number of teams playing. Last year the AFL North Coast junior competition

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Hard work is underway for Northern Heat

The new Northern Heat program literally hit the ground running at the first training session in Armidale on Saturday. To establish a baseline on players’ fitness, the entire squad was put through their paces in a gruelling session that featured

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Lions shine brightest under lights

SEVEN goals to one in the second half paved the way for Nambucca Valley to turn a dominant season into an under-15s premiership. The Lions led by just 8 points at half time against the Port Swoopers but when the

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Flyers hold Lions at bay

AS Nambucca Valley was coming home at a rate of knots in the last quarter, the nerves of the Port Flyers coach were on edge. Mark Proctor admitted after a tense finish that saw the Flyers hold on for a

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Juniors on footy’s biggest stage

THE culmination of the junior season will see five grand finals played on Sunday. The teams earned the right to play on Sunday after coming through cut-throat semi finals last week. Five clubs have teams playing in a marathon football

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One more step to the big dance

SIX clubs will be playing at C.ex Coffs International Stadium on Saturday in a bid to reach the Grand Final. Awaiting the winners of this Saturday’s matches are the Coffs Breakers who won the minor premiership in all four grades

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