FOOTBALL Mid North Coast will consider playing a north/south representative match annually – perhaps starting this year.
A FMNC north/south selection will again play the Newcastle Jets in a trial game in Port Macquarie on Tuesday July 17.
The two sides will have a half each against the Jets.
This was the format successfully used for the 2017 match.
Taree’s Rod Bartley will coach the southern team, selected from the Taree, Tuncurry-Forster, Wallis Lake and Camden Haven clubs.
FMNC chairman Mike Parsons believes a north/south game could be played annually without disrupting the competition.
He said the proposal has been discussed at board level.
“We’d play the game mid-week, probably using the Zone Field at Taree,’’ he said.
“I think it could become a highlight of the season and a bit of bragging rights for the winning side. It would also give our players the chance to play representative football.’’