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Another step for coast AFL

THE Tweed Coast Tigers Junior Australian Football Club will kick off its pre-season with an interstate clash against Mudgeeraba AFC at Pottsville Memorial Oval on Sunday, March 22.

Club president Bob Mackay organised the fixtures and expects this to be the start of an ongoing relationship with Gold Coast clubs.

“It's another positive step forward for AFL in the region,” he said.

“Registrations have again exceeded expectations and currently this season looks set to be a record for AFL in the area.

“This will be an excellent warm-up for our players who have ambitions of playing in the finals again this year in the Northern Rivers League.”

The under-16 competition this year will be a local four- team competition, comprising Alstonville, Lismore and a combined Byron/Brunswick team all vying along with the Tigers for the title.

Games will be played on Sundays.

“I would like to see more young men joining their mates on the field,” Mackay said.

“Any young player who wishes to try out for this game is welcome to play, and should contact the club on (02) 6676 0028 as soon as possible.

“The League is also looking for more umpires, so if there are any persons looking to keep fit and pick up pay for doing so, please contact the club.”

The under-12s will kick off proceedings at 10am (DST), followed by the under-14s and under-16s.

A canteen service will be provided.