Register for football this weekend
IT’S all hands on deck this weekend for North Coast Football clubs.
Saturday marks the final registration day for the round ball code and North Coast Football operations manager, Bob Harris, says that it is vitally important that players get their registration in this weekend or they risk miss- ing out on a game.
“This is a most difficult time of the year for our clubs as it often requires a fair bit of crystal ball gazing,” Harris said.
“Clubs can’t register a team without actually having enough players at the time of nomination.
“This means that some of our clubs are required to make an educated guess as to how many players they can recruit.
“Sadly many players leave it up to the last minute to register and this makes it very difficult for our clubs.”
Catering from players only six years of age right up to those who play in the over-35s competition, Harris said that large numbers of players are once again expected to play in 2011.
He’s adamant, though, that players not registering by this weekend can cause hiccups that take a long time to solve.
“With 250-plus teams expected to nominate in the 2011 season competition, we are determined to ensure teams are not withdrawn due to a lack of players after they’ve been nominated,” he said.
“This simply postpones the development of the draw.”
Once clubs nominate on Monday how many teams they will be entering this season, Harris and his team will be working on the various fixtures for most of March.
Club registration dates and details can be found on the the local competition’s website www.northcoastfootball.com.au