North Coast names new coaches
NORTH Coast Football Zone (NCF) will take on Hunter Valley in the opening round of the 2011 State Youth League season.
NCF will field four teams in the competition that will be played over 21 rounds between March and August before a semi-final weekend ahead of the grand final day on August 27.
Three of the four NCF teams will have new coaches this season.
Adrian Pickup will lead the new 13-years team while Danny Rosewood will train the girls.
Rees Duncan, manager of this year’s 14-years boys’ team, will be in charge of the same squad in 2011 when they play in the 15s.
Duncan’s squad will be hoping for a repeat performance after taking out the 14-years boys’ title this year.
Trevor Martin will make the step up to the 14-years boys after guiding the same squad to a mid-table finish in the 13-years competition this year.
With eight teams in each age group, each zone will play their rivals three times with the top four going through to the semi-finals in August.
Meanwhile, the fallout from FIFA’s World Cup debacle continues with NCF president Peter Rowe declaring the decision to reject Australia’s bid “stinks”.
“A good source told me we had six votes and all shook hands with Frank Lowy,” Rowe said.
“We would have survived but five double-crossed us.”