The NSW Government late last week announced that adults would be able to play football from 1 July 2020.
The announcement means that football for both adults and children will start on the same day.
North Coast Football (NCF), the local governing body of football, welcomed the news and urged people to register to play.
The announcement means football will be effectively back to normal in terms of competitions.
In 2020, NCF is planning on delivering a regular or near-regular season as possible.
Team nominations closed this week, and NCF will start building the competitions and structures.
It is also awaiting guidelines from the NSW government on the conduct of community sport.
In conjunction with the directives from the NSW Government, football-specific guidelines will be released.
Football is the largest community-based participation sport on the North Coast with approximately 5,000 players registered in 2019.
Andrew Woodward, the GM of North Coast Football (pictured below) , said “life is returning to normal. Getting back on the sports field is another significant step in the right direction for our community.
Club presidents, secretaries and other committee members have been tireless in working with NCF, coaches and managers on keeping it all together during this challenging period. It has been a great team effort.
We have several thousand players who have registered already for this year. If you haven’t as yet or know someone who hasn’t, please think about signing up and or urge your friends to do so.”