Sport

Great recruits, new sponsor to build up football club

REAL COUP: Local football fans have long been in awe of Alex Thelwall’s goal-scoring skills. The youngster is the latest star player to link with Murwillumbah FC.
REAL COUP: Local football fans have long been in awe of Alex Thelwall’s goal-scoring skills. The youngster is the latest star player to link with Murwillumbah FC. Scott Powick

GOOD news and yet more good news out of Murwillumbah Football Club this week with the signing not only of another three top class footballers and a new major sponsor but the fact that the town's sports fans are supporting the Gold Coast Soccer Premier League newcomers to the hilt.

And why wouldn't they come out of the woodwork to cheer on MFC?

Captain-coach, David Lonie and the club's committee, are putting together a formidable squad for their debut season in the elite competition - on paper there won't be a struck match between the first and second grade line-ups with competition fierce as players battle for places in the top XI.

A large crowd was on hand at Jim Devine Field last weekend to see MFC wallop leading Football Far North Coast outfit, Lismore Thistles 6-1, following hard on the previous week's 4-0 trial win over Lismore Rovers.

Lonie has his team playing exciting attacking football which will ensure the turnstiles (if there were any) at Jim Devine keep whirling and whirling throughout the season.

The attack and defence against Thistles was hot but both areas will be even hotter with this week's signings.

Linking with the club are last year's Golden Boot recipient, 18-year-old Alex Thelwall who knocked in 39 goals for Tweed United in 2012, hard man defender Matthew "The Tractor" Peate who joins from Tweed Valley Kings and Joel Saye, a defender from Richmond Rovers who has long been a regular in FFNC representative teams.

Another key signing is that of the superbly renovated Murwillumbah Hotel (Murrays) whose proprietors have come on board as the major sponsor.

"We are over the moon in getting Murray's to link with us," Lonie said.

"What they have done in renovating the old hotel is mind-blowing - it is truly a fabulous venue and one of which we'll all be proud to call our home this season."

Lonie certainly has a glut of talent on the books with superb defenders and any number of players capable of finding the back of the net.

In Thelwall, Luke Morley, Troy Ruthven, Josh Boag, Brent Malone, Chris Garside and Simon Hercombe, MFC has a treasure trove of goal scorers.

MFC will be in action at Jim Devine today in trials against top Brisbane outfit, Ridge Hill - games are at 5pm and 7pm.

Topics:  murwillumbah football club



Dreamworld reopens after 6 weeks in limbo

Visitors go through the doors of Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

Every ride has undergone 'rigorous' program of testing

Captain's youth key to titles

Far North captain Nadi Canning is looking forward to leading the region in the Surf Life Saving NSW Interbranch Championships on the Central Coast this weekend.

2016 Surf Life Saving Interbranch Championships

No Murwillumbah ward specialist as changes flagged

Murwillumbah Hospital has no specialist pediatric on site.

Calls for funds to remain to care for children as admissions decline

Local Partners

Join charity for lift-off

Public meeting for people who want to form a group that will hold community events and raise money for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.


Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Man builds playground entirely out of packing tape

Artist Eric Lennartson is in the process of completing his huge tape sculpture at the Ipswich Art Gallery.

VIDEO:And here's where you can play on it.

Cooly sings out for carols

Santa gets ready to skydive into the Coolangatta Christmas Carols on Sunday, December 13. Photo: Scott Powick Daily News

Santa dropping in for Christmas Carols at Coolangatta

Justin Timberlake stuns students with secret class

Justin Timberlake stunned high school students in Sydney

Carrie Fisher says Ford will be bugged by affair confession

Carrie Fisher is sure Harrison Ford is annoyed at her

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with childhood sweetheart

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with ex

Jennifer Lawrence apologises to the people of Hawaii

Jennifer Lawrence sorry for 'offensive' story

Cruz Beckham's single a 'one-off'

He is not planning to launch a full-time music career yet.

Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died.

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

Horse haven on big acreage in Murwillumbah

55 Glencoe Road, Murwillumbah

Check out this week's feature property.

WATCH QTV: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!