Dorrigo take on Woolgoolga today
Dorrigo take on Woolgoolga today Greg White

Woopi's white pointers surge ahead

THE REVIVAL of rugby on Coffs Harbour's northern beaches continues today with the re-formed Woolgoolga Whitepointers hosting Dorrigo at the sports reserve.

The club has been off the scene since a long spell in Far North Coast Rugby playing in the Village Cup division.

After a couple of false starts including flirtation with taking part in Mid North Coast Rugby's first grade draw, the club has settled comfortably into the Presidents Cup grade.

Not only does it give the club exposure to those like today's opponent, the once powerful Rangers, but also the top clubs in the Hastings, Macleay and Coffs Coast at a level and standard that allows plenty of time for future development.

The visit from Dorrigo will be the second home game this year and coach Gavin Smith intends to preserve the record of one win from one start.

"Another hard game led to the Whitepointers coming out on top in the debut at Centennial Oval, winning 14-5 over Bowraville Goannas," he said. "After seven years absence from local competition it is great to see the club up and running with a lot of the old players and new faces, as well as local sponsors offering support.

"We invite anyone interested in playing to come along to training, which is held at the ground on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6pm.

"Tody we kick off at 2.30pm, so come down and support your local rugby team."

Since the demise of Woolgoolga Seahorses Rugby League Club the Whitepointers have gathered together a collection of highly talented players including former Group 2 representative centre Joe Ravueta.