Changes to the draw following the late entry of Northern Storm saw Boambee receive a last minute bye on Saturday.
Changes to the draw following the late entry of Northern Storm saw Boambee receive a last minute bye on Saturday. Rob Wright

Storm added to Women's Premier League but go down in debut

TWO rounds into the Club Coffs Women's Premier League season and suddenly the North Coast Football competition has expanded.

Northern Storm has been given permission to enter the league after a last minute negotiation with Coffs Coast Tigers found enough players to form two teams.

The clubs played out the 2013 under-16 grand final but for now have joined forces to offer both sets of girls the opportunity to engage with the zone's best female senior players.

Northern Storm president Michael Lloyd said he was pleased North Coast Football had approved his request.

"After several years out of the premier league, Northern Storm is excited to be back," Michael said.

"It's been too long."

Rather than opting for the 'buddy up' system, the girls who last year played with Coffs Coast Tigers 16s have registered for Northern Storm.

Furthermore, their coach Sharon Vidler will also transfer to the new Northern Storm outfit.

"It's great for all the girls," Sharon said.

"They're a bunch of young, talented players and they can't wait to get out there."

The late entry saw last minute changes made to the draw with Boambee getting the weekend off.

Northern Storm went straight into action on Saturday and went down narrowly to Orara Valley in a landmark match for local football.

 

Club Coffs Premier League round two

Orara Valley 3 Northern Storm 1

Woolgoolga 0 Coffs United 3

Souths Services 1 Urunga 7

Boambee bye



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