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Urunga Raiders to play in the Women’s State Cup

The Urunga Raiders have beaten all before them this season.

Now they will take on Northern NSW Football’s best sides at this years Women’s State Cup at Lake Macquarie this weekend.

The Raiders will take their place amongst senior women’s clubs and member clubs of NNSWF Premier and Zone Competitions.

This year will also see NPL Women’s NNSW teams take part in the tournament, as well as a NNSWF indigenous representative team.

Raiders coach Trevor Martin was looking forward to taking on the best Northern NSW had to offer.

“It will be a good test for us as there are semi-professional clubs that have W-League and NPL players,” he said.

“And if we do well at the State Cup, we can say that a regional area like Coffs Harbour can produce a top side.”

Martin said his side had made an impression last year.

“Previously we’ve gone down as a composite side and Coffs rep team,” he said.

“Last year we beat the team that actually won it, and we get a lot of respect when we play there.”

The Raiders have already tasted tournament success this year having won the women’s division at the Challenge Cup in Nambucca Heads.

This years State Cup will be completed over a round robin group phase, followed by a knock-out finals series and a play-off phase including the Community Women’s Plate.

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