EUREKA Football Club's senior men's team has been named non-professional senior Team of the Year 2012 by the Football Federation of Australia.
The team includes players from Eureka, Rosebank, Clunes, Dunoon and Goonellabah and won this year's Football (soccer) Far North Coast Sixth Division title.
The 18 Eureka FC players received their award at the Australian football's biggest awards night in Sydney last night.
"Besides the sports credentials, we are a good example of a small regional soccer club: we only have one senior team, but we are coaches of junior teams, we mow the fields, we mark the lines, we cook the BBQ for our canteen fundraisers and our families help too," Eureka FC President James Mayson said before departing for Sydney.
"We don't have our own change rooms or toilets. We use the school toilets next door. For the men's team we train at night and we only have one lamp post 20 metres away from the field. It's like we dance with the shadows sometimes," Mr Mayson said.
Mid-fielder Kevin Kehoe, of Clunes, was very excited to be able to meet Newcastle FC's Emile Heskey and former Lismore player and Socceroo, SBS football commentator Craig Foster.
Wives and girlfriends of the players were commenting this morning on social media that they have been up all night making confetti for the ticker tape parade.
2012 Australian Football Award winners
Footballer of the Year (female): Sally Shipard, Canberra United FC
U20 Footballer of the Year (male): Mathew Ryan, Central Coast Mariners
U20 Footballer of the Year (female): Stephanie Catley, Melbourne Victory FC
Coach of the Year (female): Fiona Stevenson (QLD)
Coach of the Year (male): Darren Cook (TAS)
Referee of the Year: Brenton Hayward (VIC)
Volunteer of the Year: John Wainwright (NNSW)
Team of the Year (Junior): U16 Women's Team - Avalon Soccer NSW (NSW)
Team of the Year (Senior): Senior Men's Team - Eureka Football Club (NNSW)
Pararoos Footballer of the Year: Chris Pyne (NSW)
OUR OWNER HAS FOUND HER NEXT PROPERTY... so do not delay on this one... High above the road, in this quiet cul-de-sac & only a block away from the quaint heart of...
Perfectly positioned less than 10 minutes from Bangalow and at the end of a leafy country lane is this gorgeous 10 acre hobby farm - featuring peace &...
This immaculately presented 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment offers contemporary living and the convenience of a great location. Recently renovated to take...
Nestled in a wonderful beachside neighbourhood this delightful home brings together the rare combination of quality and lifestyle. * 3 light filled oversized...
Great buying in the hinterland and only 20 minutes drive to Byron Bay in the charming village of Federal, is this beautifully maintained property that boasts a...
Peacefully located on a large 830sqm block, this character filled home is ripe with potential to add your touch and reap the rewards. The horseshoe shaped floor...
Located in a highly desirable area of Byron Bay, this well built modern home is perfectly suited to spacious living and will be attractive to both families and...
Close to the town centre in a beautifully landscaped complex, this apartment offers exceptional value. The open plan living flows out to a lush and private...
A huge veranda with a high roof creates a perfect and private outdoor living room and provides the entrance to this absolutely charming home. An open plan living...
Surrounded by large acreage, this is the perfect property to enjoy rural living. Just an 8 minute drive to the historic village of Bangalow and within 20 minutes...
Join the Community.
Get your local news, your way.
Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.