Football continues this Friday night for 20 teams when the 2016 Tursa Employment and Training Summer Youth League competitions kick off. Ten clubs have nominated both a male and female team, which will be the second year that a female Summer Youth League competition has been contested.
The inaugural female Summer Youth League trophy was won last year by the powerful Bangalow side and while they may be without their injured star Jade Bianchetti, the Bluedogs are expected to again be a formidable outfit. Defending male champions Lennox Head have lost a number of their key players, however the coastal club will look to a brigade of young players to step up as the club looks ahead to re-grouping in the Premier Division next season.
Tursa Employment and Training has again agreed to be naming right Strategic Partners, continuing a long and valued association with Football Far North Coast. With teams represented across the width and breadth of the local region, including Alstonville, Bangalow, Byron Bay, Casino, Lennox Head, Lismore and Mullumbimby, the Summer Youth League competitions showcase the very best of our local talent. The primary purpose of the Tursa Employment and Training Summer Youth league competitions is to provide a positive football environment for players and match officials, transitioning from junior football to senior football.
Competition games will be played each Friday evening over a nine week period. Female games start at 6.30pm followed by the male games at 8pm, with 35 minute halves being played.