Signs good for Tweed soccer
TWEED District and Soccer Far North Coast have finalised merger details for next season.
Former Tweed District president Brian Breckenridge and Soccer Far North Coast general manager Matt Kelso got together on the Tweed this week to complete the paperwork which will now be submitted to the Department of Fair Trading.
The new association, which will be called Football Far North Coast and will encomapss the area from Tweed Heads to Woodburn, will hold its first annual general meeting late next month or early January.
An eight-person board will be voted in at the meeting. Four Tweed-based people; Joe Scholl, John McMahon, Mark Gray and Ralf Vandescheur have nominated for positions.
Kelso said the plan was to keep the Tweed teams playing in a localised competition.
"These are exciting times," Kelso said.
"With what happened last Wednesday night and the changes at a national level, it will be good to get started and seeing the difference at a grassroots level."
He said a new director of coaching would hopefully be appointed before Christmas, whose job would include developing the sport on the Tweed.