Women's NCF competition rated a 'real strength'

IT ISN'T just the Men's NCF Premier League which kicks off this weekend. The women's competition also hits the pitch for the first time in 2013.

Anticipation is high for the Women's NCF Premier League with reigning champion Urunga determined to defend its crown.

NCF director of coaching Gary McGinnis said he believes this season is shaping up as one of the best in recent years.

"The women's game is one of the real strengths of local football on the Coffs Coast," McGinnis said.

"Every team is looking strong this early in the season and it's sure to be a close-fought competition.

"The quality of football is of a great standard and will only get better."

McGinnis paid homage to former NCF Women's Premier League stars Jasmin Courtenay, Alannah Rosewood and Sarah Marsden.

"Our best local exports all played in this competition and it goes to show that it is a great breeding ground for local talent," he said.

"The number of female players is growing and we would love to see even more players go on to the next level.

"It is a very robust competition and hopefully it continues to get stronger and stronger as the years progress."



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