Football Mid North Coast to field almost new look side

Football Mid North Coast's Women's Premier League has already started training for the 2018 season.
Football Mid North Coast's Women's Premier League has already started training for the 2018 season.

FOOTBALL Mid North Coast will field an almost new look side in next season’s Women’s Premier League (WPL) first grade competition. Coach Mick Grass is taking the side’s reins for the first time.

Grass is currently looking to fill the gaps in his roster.

“We’ve just about lost the whole team – there’s been a real exodus,’’ Grass said.

We’ve just about lost the whole team

Mick Grass, coach

FMNC made the semi-finals last season and were also semi-finals in the junior grades, while scoring a historic win in the under 16s.

However, Grass said 2018 is looming as a rebuilding season, at least for the first grade.

Grass said a number of players have moved out of the area while others are concentrating on futsal next year. The side has already started training, however will now break until January 30.

Training sessions are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at Port Macquarie and Taree, with home matches alternating between Wauchope, Port Macquarie and Taree.

FMNC is the northern outpost for the Newcastle-based competition.

Grass is confident that despite the loss of established players, Football Mid North Coast will again field a competitive squad. He can be contacted on 0418 288 017 for further details. The competition will start in March.