The Urunga Raiders Football Club celebrated the conclusion of 2016 with the club’s annual presentation night.
Highlights of the evening were the success of both men’s sides.
The first grade performance in the nationwide FFA Cup Competition, coming second in the Premier League and losing to Coffs Lions in the grand final 3-1.
The reserve grade won both minor and major premierships – a convincing 4-1 victory in the grand final, and lost one game during the entire season.
Head coach Peter Snow lauded the skill and dedication of both sides in a season build largely on success.
Luke France, after capturing the North Coast Footballer of the year award at the recent NCF Presentation night picked up the Player’s Player and Golden Boot award for first grade men – a stellar season for the big fella.
In reserve grade Josh McGovern picked up the reserve grade Golden Boot and Coaches’ Player award.
The women’s road was a tougher one in 2016. Head coach Trevor Martin pleased with the overall progress the women have made through a difficult season, the highlight perhaps the consummate victory over Coffs Lionesses 2-1. This was a win to progress to the final series where the first grade eventually went down to Boambee Bombers.
“We are beginning to play in a style that will bring us greater success,” Mr Martin said.
Most of the players now will participate in the Urunga Summer Six A Side competition, which kicked off on Thursday at the Cabbage Patch. It seems too much football is never enough!
See you there tomorrow.