REARING to go but nowhere to go: Kingscliff U18s with coach Ricci Raso, left and Joe Scholl of the Murwillumbah Brumbies
REARING to go but nowhere to go: Kingscliff U18s with coach Ricci Raso, left and Joe Scholl of the Murwillumbah Brumbies

Team has nobody to play

By TANIA PHILLIPS

KINGSCLIFF Under 18s soccer team has been training since early January but as yet they don't know where they are going to play.

The side was left without a competition when the Gold Coast Soccer Under 18s competition failed to come to fruition and despite other approaches are still competitionless.

"There were four teams nominated for the under-18s but one pulled out (and it folded)," Kingscliff Soccer seniors director Chris Ratcliff said.

He said they had thought about joining Gold Coast Soccer's second division competition which is played on a Sunday but then had heard of a chance of playing in the Tweed District's Saturday competition by combining with the now defunct Murwillumbah Brumbies.

Kingscliff already has links to two teams in the

Tweed competition who are playing with their affliate South Tweed Sports Club.

Ratcliff said the boys are now considering an offer to join the Lismore-based Far North Coast Second Division Soccer competition but distance is an issue.

He said as seniors director for the club, he believed it was important to find a spot for ev- eryone who wanted to play. He said he believed the Gold Coast should be offering them a competition otherwise they could be lost to the sport forever.

Gold Coast Soccer chairman Peter Gray said Kingscliff and the other two remaining under18 sides had been offered spots in the Division Two competition with the other two agreeing to play.

Ratcliff said the second division comp was not an option because is played on a Sunday.



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