Andrew Mallet and Mark Drew will be guiding Woolgoolga's senior teams in the 2014 North Coast Football season.
Andrew Mallet and Mark Drew will be guiding Woolgoolga's senior teams in the 2014 North Coast Football season.

Wolves hungry for success

PRE-SEASON training kicked off for the Woolgoolga Wolves last week and things have started hard and fast in preparation for a big season ahead.

The team will take on a new look in 2014, with new coaches at the helm and a crop of young players eager to make their mark in the senior ranks.

Andrew "Woody" Mallet takes over as first grade coach after a successful career as a player with Coffs City United where he won several titles.

Woody has also coached juniors at Woolgoolga for several years and has seen most of the local players develop through the ranks in his years at the club.

Reserve grade coach in 2014 will be Mark Drew, who guided last year's Woolgoolga under-14s to an undefeated season.

"Between them, Mark and Woody have many years experience," club president Jason Love said.

"They've made an early start to training to indicate the commitment needed by players who wish to represent the club at senior level.

"However, we're still keen to hear from all players thinking about playing this season from six years old to over 35s.

"We're looking forward to another successful year for both juniors and seniors.

"Last year we had five out of our seven junior teams make the finals series.

"This year we're hoping to go one better with success in the men's and women's senior teams.

"Hopefully new blood in both coaching staff and new players could be the right mix."

Love said the club was very much family-oriented and he would like to see more parents helping out around the club, whether it be coaching the little ones or joining the roster to serve in the canteen.

The North Coast Football competition kicks off on March 29.

Registration days will be held at the Seaview Tavern upstairs from 10am to noon on February 1, 8 and 15.