The Coastal League One Women ushered in a new era for women’s football on the North Coast, with four North Coast Football clubs combining with a Football Mid North Coast team for the new competition.
Here is how each club fared in the inaugural season.
Urunga Raiders: Set the benchmark all season long going undefeated from start to finish.
The Raiders won all 17 of their matches on their way to claiming the minor premiership and grand final double.
Boambee Eagles: Pushed the Raiders all the way in this season’s grand final, before being on the wrong end of a penalty shootout.
After a slow start finished the season strongly to finish second on the ladder, and had a close rivalry with the Coffs City United Lionesses including their extra time win in their recent semi-final.
Coffs City Lionesses: Showed they belonged in the top competition after stepping up from the women’s 2nd division competition.
Developed a close rivalry with the Eagles with a number of close games, including their extra time semi-final which went down to the wire.
Macleay Valley Rangers: An up and down season for the Rangers who were as high as second on the ladder during the season, before finishing fourth and a semi-final exit at the hands of the Raiders.
Sawtell Scorpions: Found the going tough for much of the season, but showed throughout matches glimpses of form which they can definitely build on in 2023.