Sport

Comets U18s desperate to play

Coffs Comets are calling on former players to strap on the boots one more time this Saturday for a clash against the club’s under 18s.
Coffs Comets are calling on former players to strap on the boots one more time this Saturday for a clash against the club’s under 18s. supplied

GOING weeks at a time without a game due to a shrinking Group 2 under-18s competition, Coffs Comets Under-18s are desperate to get on the field.

Coached by former Comets player Brenden Pellegrino, Coffs Harbour is calling on all old boys of the club to strap on the boots one more time for an exhibition match this Saturday at Advocate Park.

Pellegrino stated he needed to get his players playing as often as possible in the face of sporadic game scheduling.

"We can go a fortnight to over a month without a game because there aren't enough teams in the competition," Pellegrino said.

Without back to back games it is hard to develop any consistency which is really important.

"Saturday is all about giving the boys a run but also testing them against different opposition."

With six former players already signed on for the one off clash Pellegrino is confident he will be able to put together a quality team of the Comets heroes of yesteryear.

"I have only done a quick call around and everyone I have spoken too is really keen," he said.

"I still need more players so any former player of the club or the local area who is willing to come out of footy retirement to help these kids out should give me a call.

"It should be a fun afternoon for everyone involved."

Anyone interested should phone Brenden Pellegrino on 0401 420 044.

Topics:  coffs comets, rugby league



Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Hogan hits back at NBN delay claims

The NBN will soon be turned on in Eidsvold and Mundubbera.  Photo Tobi Loftus / Central & North Burnett Times

Labor candidate Janelle Saffin demands Nationals come clean on NBN

Our Origin gurus on standby for tonight's clash

ARM sports desk reporter Josh Spasaro will be uploading his stories to the MASTHEAD-NAME-HERE's website on his Samsung tablet - and one could be yours totally free our latest digital subscription offer. Photo: Georja Ryan

We've got a reporter on the sideline ready for the action.

Coffs six-pack in Cockatoos

IN THE SQUAD: The MNC Rugby seven who've been selected for the NSW Country under-17s Cockatoos are (back row) Sam Begbie, Cooper Taekata, Zac Cross, Rory Collings, (front) Angus Hickey, Declan Leaney and Dave Nicol.

Coffs Coast dominates selection for under-17 NSW Country Cockatoos

Latest deals and offers

Shark Hunter warns of Attack

Shark hunter Joel merchant hooks a Tiger shark.

Joel Merchant says more sharks on the way as temperature drops.

Beyonce is better than Beethoven according to your dog

Sony research shows that dogs prefer Top 40 over classical.

Research commissioned by Sony shows that dogs like Top 40 more than classical.

Cowper Chat: Candidates on jobs

Greens candidate Carol Vernon on plans for jobs and growth.

Perfect time to invest in Northern Rivers property

The Northern Rivers rental market is tighter than Sydney making it the perfect time for investors to get better returns out of property than superannuation or banks deposits.

Low interest rates and tight rental market are prime time to invest