Our club was officially started in the Winter of 1971 with the formation of Woolgoolga’s first senior men’s team. Games were played at Centennial Oval, known as “the Rec”. The field was shared with the local Rugby League team so the first couple season the rugby posts were used as goals. Later a removable horizontal bar was added at the correct height, still the goals remained narrow. Game fees were 40 cents per player and $2 for the referee, there were no registration fees.
Our team members included Ian Cork, Alan Rushbrook, Gary Austin, Gerald Haglestien and his brothers Vaugh and Tony, Ross Burton and his sons Clint and Ricky, Wayne Cullen, Wayne Want, Craig Want, Micheal Chart, Doug Holder, Wayne Clouten, Gary Comisarie, Graham Holder, Dave Singh, Jit Singh, Mich Hadlie and Robert Skinner.
Urunga was the initial opposition and their ground was a cow paddock mowed especially for the game, the field had a distinct slope and was dotted with cow pats. Korora was the next team to join and later Ulong. After these earlier years Coffs Harbour joined and officially ran the senior competition, this was the rebirth of the Coffs Senior Comp which had been in retirement for some years.
We are one of the largest football clubs in the Coffs Harbour district with some 400 registered players of which 33% are female. Our home ground is located at High Street oval in Woolgoolga NSW.
We are fortunate to have two full size fields plus six mini-roo and two smaller junior size fields including a clubhouse with canteen facilities as such we cater for all age groups from under 6s through to all age seniors including our over 35 men’s and over 30 women’s.
During the summer month’s we run a highly successful six-a-side competition. For further information of our six-a-side competition please visit www.woopisixaside.com
Our club vision is to develop an inclusive culture for all genders and ages to enjoy football in the multi-cultural community that we are so lucky to be part of.
Our club mission is to provide a positively healthy environment to develop each individual to do their best through committed development programs and teaching respect to officials, coaches and supporters in a family friendly team environment.
Come on the blues
It’s time to play the game
Let’s go out there to shame
Keep on going till the final whistle blows
Show the crowd what we know
Until the whistle blows, until the end
The blues have won again