A VISIT by two W-League Newcastle Jets players has boosted membership for the host, Taree Wildcats Soccer Club.
Sophie Nenadovic and Brooke Miller attended the Wildcats' home ground Omaru Park and, literally, kicked plenty of goals.
According to Taree Wildcats spokesperson Michael Wallace, the visit coincided with a registration day for the club.
"It was great to have the support of the Newcastle Jets W-league players to promote our great game at Omaru Park," Wallace said.
Sophie and Brooke signed autographs before taking the players in attendance through their paces with a well-organised training session.
"The inclusion of the two W-League Jets players certainly raised the level of intensity during the afternoon. And by all reports the junior players in attendance had a great time learning new skills and getting positive feedback about football and its many benefits."
Off the back of this visit, the Wildcats received 17 new registrations on the day and these new players will now line up for the local Taree side to play football in the 2016 season.
"By any account, that is a very successful visit and shows the extraordinary interest in football in the Taree area."
Wallace said that Saturday's visit heralded the end of the official registration days but players could still register with the Wildcats over the next few days.
"Based on the success of the day, we are going to run an additional registration day to allow those who missed out to sign up".
Players wishing to register or re-register with the Taree Wildcats should contact 0410 442 538 and to sign up for football with any local club visit website www.myfootballclub.com.