TAREE Football Club hope to appoint a coach for the 2021 Coastal Premier League team within weeks, club president Ben Sedlen said.
Mr Sedlen coached the side in this year's CPL, but won't be applying for the position in 2021. Taree made an 11th hour decision to join the CPL, a competition that takes in 10 clubs from Football Mid North Coast and North Coast Football.
The competition started on July 4 after the pandemic lockdown and was cut short after one round following the announcement of stricter COVID-19 protocols.
Taree won one game and drew another to finish with the wooden spoon. However, all clubs in the CPL have a three year licence and Taree are confident that with a better preparation 2021 will be more successful.
Mr Sedlen said previously that signing an experienced coach or captain-coach would be the club's main priority.
"We've received a few applications so we'll sit down soon and make a decision,'' he said.
Mr Sedlen was returned as the recent annual meeting, with Jason Ryan the vice president, Michael Wallace the secretary and Brendan Wallace the treasurer.
Del Patterson, Amanda Patterson, James Goldsmith and Mitchell Herrero are on the general committee.
The Wildcats started a Summer 6s competition played at Omaru Park on Thursday evenings and Mr Sedlen said this has been a runaway success.
"We've got 500 players involved. We were hoping to get 100.
"We're full to capacity with the lighting we have available," Mr Sedlen said.