Tigers awards dinner
TIGER teams were in the money when North Coast Football (NCF) held the annual awards dinner on Saturday night.
Coffs Coast Tigers player Kodjo Adjassou improved on his second placing in the Golden Boot award to be named 2009 Male Player of the Year, while Westlawn Tigers outshone their more fancied opponents to win the coveted title of Club of the Year.
Adjassou had a brilliant season with his 24 goals just five behind Golden Boot winner Ben Mackay of Coffs City United, who announced his retirement prior to the finals series. Rounding out the Tiger trifecta was Jason Hillier, who picked up his award for coaching the Coffs Coast Tigers first division women's team.
Breana Martin (Urunga) was named the Female Player of the Year with Corindi Red Rock's Gabby Dickenson awarded the Golden Boot after finding the back of the net on 23 occasions.
Meanwhile, Central Coast Mariners' Youth squad easily won the first match of the short tour of the Coffs Coast when they downed the Under-21 North Coast team 9-0 at BCU International Stadium on Friday night. The Mariners were due to back up late yesterday against the NCF senior squad at Novotel Pacific Bay's training amphitheatre.JUNIOR ZONE CHAMPIONSHIPS Coffs Harbour vs Clarence Valley • 16 years: Westlawn Tigers 5 Woolgoolga Wolf Cubs 2 • 15 years: Westlawn Tigers 0 Coffs United Lions 8 • 14 years: Yamba Hammers 1 Woolgoolga Dolphins 9 • 13 years: Yamba Breakers 1 Northern Storm Tornadoes 4 • 12 years: Yamba Breakers 1 Northern Storm Tornadoes 7 • 11 years: Grafton City Lions 0 Woolgoolga Dolphins 4 Played Saturday at BCU International Stadium