About Us

Recent History

Urunga Football Club has a history of being two separate, independent organisations – one for seniors and another for juniors with separate playing fields. The entities were known as Urunga Raiders (Seniors) and Urunga Junior Soccer Club. In 2007 the entities were amalgamated as a requirement by NCF for registered club senior teams to include a juniors base. The club finances, however, continued to be kept separate until 2017.

The club history dates back to at least the early 1970s. The home ground of the Seniors (Raiders) & 6 A Side is referred to as the Cabbage Patch* or simply ‘The Patch’. The grounds are managed by the Urunga Recreation Committee and are shared with other users. The Recreation Committee were provided with grant monies to develop & maintain the ovals, which were previously a rodeo & caravan park. There is currently no official club house for the Urunga Football Club. Each oval has a basic canteen, toilets and small change room facility.. Lighting facilities have been improved on the Cabbage Patch sufficient to allow night games.

Juniors colours were black & gold, whereas Senior colours were maroon & white. After the club amalgamation, a new set of colours was born as maroon & yellow.

The logo of the club is actually a cartoon drawing used by the Seniors (who were known as the ‘Urunga Raiders’) in the early 2000’s. It was digitised in 2006, on the creation of the club website, and has been used as its logo ever since.

1980 North Coast Premier League (NCPL) formed
1981 Urunga and District Soccer Club (Seniors) formed from the 1981 Urunga & Bellingen sides to enter NCPL
1981 – Seniors President: David Halverson Secretary: George Robey Treasurers: Mick Robey & Bruce Parker
1982 – Seniors President: David Halverson Vice: Garry Riebel Secretary: George Robey Treasurer: Bruce Parker
1983 – Seniors President: John Appi Vice: David Halverson Secretary: Garry Snow & Mick Robey Treasurer: George Robey
1984 – Seniors President: Neville Pepper Vice: Ron Wile Secretary: Garry Riebel Treasurer: Helen Durbidge
1989 Urunga Junior Soccer Club Incorporated
1993 Senior Men’s Reserve Grade Champions
1995 – Juniors President: Gerry Yule
1996 – Juniors President: Derrick Keizer Secretary: Geoff Homes Treasurer: Brett & Sue Moore
1997 – Juniors President: Derrick Keizer Treasurer: Brett Moore
1998 – Juniors President: Bill Simpson Secretary: Di Kennedy Treasurer: Brett Moore
1999 – Juniors President: Ian Connor Secretary: Di Kennedy Treasurer: Brett Moore
2000 – Juniors President: Ian Connor
2001 – Juniors President: John Allan Vice: Jenny Parker Secretary: Wendy Martin Treasurer: Ann Connor
2002 – Juniors President: Brad Wheeler Secretary: Wendy Martin Treasurer: Ann Connor
2003 – Juniors President: Brad Wheeler Vice: Garry Parker Secretary: Wendy Martin Treasurer: Ann Connor
2004 – Juniors President: Brad Wheeler Vice: Garry Parker Secretary: Kim Wheeler Treasurer: Ann Connor
2004 Urunga Junior Soccer Club Incorporated ABN 54040375197 registered
2005 – Juniors President: Brad Wheeler Vice: Michael Trist Secretary: Kim Wheeler Treasurer: Kim Wolfe
2005 Holiday Coast Soccer changes its name to North Coast Football (NCF)
2006 – Seniors President: Tom Campbell
2006 – Juniors President: Michael Trist Vice: David Spears Secretary: Ann Connor Treasurer: Jennie Touzel
2006 NCF Senior Men’s Champions
2006 NCF Senior Men’s Reserve Grade Champions
2006 NCF U14’s Girls Joint Premiers
2007 – Juniors President: Michael Trist Secretary: David Spears Treasurer: Jennie Touzel
2007 NCF Senior Women’s 1st Div Premiers
2007 NCF U10’s Boys Grand Final winners
2007 Juniors & Seniors amalgamate as “Urunga Football Club Inc” with two sub-committees “Seniors” & “Juniors”
2008 – President: Tom Campbell Vice President: Michael Trist Treasurer: Donna Navin
2009 – President: Tom Campbell Vice President: Michael Trist Treasurer: Phil Fogarty
2009 NCF Senior Women’s 1st Div Premiers
2010 – President: Tom Campbell Vice President: Michael Trist Treasurer: Phil Fogarty
2010 NCF 11 Girls Grand Final winners & Minor Premiers
2010 NCF Senior Women’s 1st Div Premiers

2011 – President: Tom Campbell Vice President: Michael Trist Treasurer: Phil Fogarty
2012 – President: Tom Campbell Vice President: Michael Trist Secretary/Treasurer: Phil Fogarty
2012 NCF Senior Women’s 1st Div Premiers
2013 – President: Tom Campbell Secretary: Phil Fogarty Treasurer: Grant Homes
2013 Senior Men’s made history by becoming the first country team to win the Northern NSW State Cup
2013 NCF Senior Women’s 1st Div Minor Premiers
2013 NCF Women’s Coach of the Year – Kim Barker
2013 NCF Women’s Premier League Golden Boot – Breanna Martin
2013 NCF U12 Boys Champions
2014 – President: Dixie Erlandsen Vice President: Jaxen Heward Secretary: Phil Fogarty Treasurer: Grant Homes
2014 NCF Senior Men’s Champions
2015 – President: Dixie Erlandsen Vice President: Wayne Sharkey Secretary: Phil Fogarty Treasurer: Grant Homes
2015 – NCF Club of the Year
2016 – President: Grant Homes Vice President: Grant Homes Treasurer: Tom Sole
2017 – President: Grant Homes Vice President: Roger McCabe Treasurer: Vanessa Hogan (consolidated seniors, juniors & term deposits)
2018 – President: Grant Homes Vice President: Roger McCabe Treasurer: Vanessa Hogan
2019 – President: Cathy Jarrett Vice President: Roger McCabe Treasurer: Grant Homes
2020 – President: Paul Pomroy Treasurer: Grant Homes
2020 NCF Senior Women’s Champions
2021 – President: Jessica Snow Secretary: Jordan Healy Treasurer: Grant Homes/Julian Banks

If you can add to this page with details of the club’s past, please email support@urungafootball.com

Life Members

Our Life Members are recognised for their dedication and support to UFC:

John Appi
Romeo De Gugliemo
Ursula McBaron
Roy Stephenson
David Halverson
Garry Riebel
Michael Robey
Garry Parker
David Watts
Tom Campbell
Bradd Danzey
Donna Navin
Wayne Sharkey
Andrew Jarrett

*The Cabbage Patch

Around 2006, the Senior’s soccer ground had a large weed infestation. It was decided to hire a local weed sprayer to kill off the weeds. Unfortunately, the contractor failed to thoroughly flush out his equipment which had been previously used with a “kill all” poison and, mixed with the “selective” poison, this was enough to kill off all vegetation on the field. Despite this mishap, soccer was played on the field for the season, which quickly turned into a quagmire. It became known as the “cabbage patch” simply because the soccer field looked like it had just been used to harvest cabbages.