Phil Fogarty

It is with considerable sadness that we advise a close friend and huge contributor to Urunga Football, Phil Fogarty, passed away last Wednesday after complications from surgery.

Apart from his massive contribution to our club, he was a keen cyclist and the cycling fraternity are also recognising him this week as “Festival of Phil”, with a number of planned rides to show support to his son, Jim, & his brother (Peter) who are in town.  Phil only just retired from his work a few weeks ago.

Phil has been a long standing executive committee member & player at UFC. It was his enthusiasm and drive that amalgamated the club into one entity in 2007, as back then, there was a separate “Seniors” and “Juniors”. He drafted the original amalgamation document which became the club’s current constitution and played a critical role in the club’s growth generating all sorts of grants and remaining a key executive committee member for years. Phil has been a legendary supporter for the club. His zest for life and dedication to soccer was exemplary. Phil did everything he could to grow and support UFC, including dedicating himself to resolving long drawn out issues over the grounds through the “Recreation Grounds” committee.

There will be a celebration of life on Wednesday 24th April at Nambucca Valley Golf club starting at 2:00pm. Phil loved his football, whether it was watching a game, playing, or simply helping out around the club.  Urunga Raiders are a special connection for his son, Jim, and Phil took great pride in watching and being part of the club’s many successes.   During the celebration, there is an opportunity to share little stories or memories (about 3 mins). If you would like to be involved, please contact Cathy Jarrett.

There will also be opportunities for people to share stories informally throughout the celebration.

Our thoughts and sincere condolences are to Bev and the family.  UFC is humbled and blessed to have been a part of Phil’s life.

Here is a photo of us at the signing of the soccer amalgamation document in Dec 2007 at the Urunga Golf Club.

2019 Registrations Now Open

Ready for the 2019 season?

The online registration system has changed for the 2019 season, you will now have the ability to manage multiple players under one email address via your Football Account.

Once signed up to Play Football you can do the following:

  • Register as a Player, Coach, Volunteer or Referee
  • Access exclusive ticket pre-sale offers
  • Receive discounts on national teams’ tickets and finals series
  • Manage your email preferences

Click here for information on setting up your account and linking your family players to one account.

IMPORTANT: If you are a player be sure to use the same email address you used to register for previous seasons as this will match with the existing records within MyFootballClub and allow you to link up your history.

Watch a video here on linking and setting up your accounts.

If you need any help setting up your Football account you can email or phone the Play Football Support Centre via

Active Kids

Urunga Football Club is registered as a provider for the Active Kids vouchers.

The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the new Active Kids program. Parents, guardians and carers can apply for a voucher valued up to $100 per calendar year for each student enrolled in school.

The voucher can be used at any time during the calendar year it was issued and can be entered directly into our registration system giving you a $100 discount in fees.

You can apply online here

2019 Registration Costs

Our registration costs are listed below.

MiniRoos 6-7 yrs $111
Players 8-12yrs
Junior Youth
Players 12-U17s
Youth – Snr Comp
Players 16 -18 yrs
Senior Mens Amateur
Players Over 18 yrs
Senior Women Amateur
Players Over 18 yrs
Over 35s Amateur
Players Over 35 yrs


Junior shorts & socks will be available for purchase when you register in the new registration system.

Shorts $25

Socks $10

Raiders Cap & Bucket Hats $20

We’ll issue all Junior orders to players at our Season Launch Day or directly to your coaches.

Senior gear available via Coach/Manager & President

New Player Polo Shirts

All new Junior players to the club will receive a Urunga Football Club polo shirt.

Registration Steps

Get your 2019 Active Kids Voucher for every player here

Setup your Football Account here

Register with Urunga Football Club here

Urunga Raiders V Northern Storm Round 10

It wasn’t a game that reached any heights of football purity, far from it, a grafting physical affair that must’ve had Storm’s coach Jade Porter scratching his head at the break, just wondering what he had to do to get the ball past the creaking Urunga defence and Lee Kennedy the Raiders keeper. Kennedy called on more than once (along with the woodwork) in the opening 45 minutes and stood tall denying Mykel Watson on 11 minutes who hit the ball as sweet as a nut from distance Kennedy moving sharply parrying the shot. The Storm were playing an attacking style of football that the Raiders were struggling to contain. Otis Barney and Jamie Kennedy causing plenty of angst amongst the Raiders back three running straight and running hard, perhaps stretching the laws of the beautiful game at times but how else do you approach a club that you rarely get an away result from.

It was a round 11 of the North Coast Premier League competition, a round where both clubs remembered and honoured the contributions of Dixie and Rachel Erlandson who so tragically lost their lives in 2015, a shield created and played for between the two clubs since that time and currently held by the Raiders. That grip didn’t look so good in that first 45 minutes though but try as they might the Storm couldn’t crack the last line of maroon defence.

Only ten minutes into the second half and the Raiders pressing the Storm defence. Nathan Parkin finding himself a long way from his central defending position, harried by the razor sharp Aaron Searle. Searle throwing himself at Parkin in an attempt to dislodge the big fella and gain possession. Look it just didn’t work Searle bounced off Parkin somewhat akin to tennis ball hitting a wall I mean it looked really funny, anyhow Searle shook his head covered in 23-micron hair and only minutes later able to create the defining moment in the match. A move hatched in the midfield where Urunga’s Kale Hopper found Searle who was well positioned outside the Storm penalty area with a cleaver chip.

Searle able to deftly flick Hopper’s pass for Cale Simmonds to run onto. Simmonds let the ball run across his body and Nathan Skinner clattered into Simmonds, ball and all so penalty kick awarded and Hopper neatly slots past Felix Sinzinkayo. It was the only goal of the match producing a 1-0 scoreline for the home side. The Raiders certainly looked better in the closing stages, as you do 1 up at home, but the win really built upon stoic first half defending and several slices of luck.

The Raiders will be backing up that effort with a catch up match tonight (as in Wed 20/6) when they take on the table topping Boambee Bombers, what a match that promises to be. Kick offs at 6 and 8 at the Cabbage Patch. In the earlier result the Raiders Reserve grade got up 2-0, goals to Joshua McGovern and Aaron Searle (he had a big night)

Go you Raiders!

Urunga Raiders V Grafton United Round 7

The Raiders back at home on the svelte (but thirsty) surfaces of the Cabbage Patch, sunshine pouring down to boot and look you just wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Today’s prey a rejuvenated Grafton United sitting in 5th place after 6 rounds, yes you read that correctly- 6th spot. A 3-2 result over the Northern Storm and 1-0 over Coffs Coast Tigers. Stone motherless last in 2017, conceded an eye-watering 170 goals in that season (9.4/game for you mathematicians out there) scoring 6, I just have no idea what that could do to your football state of mind, but here they are winning matches a true testament to resolve and perhaps therapy.

All in the past though, the United machine exuded a vitality, enthusiasm and will to win on display as the visitors defended in an organized and drilled fashion led by a calm Richard Akoto in the heart of the purple defense. United had to be as well, the Raiders looked as committed as I’ve seen them. Kale Hopper painting a football picture for the small but parochial crowd, his incisive passes a constant threat to the United defense. So no surprise after Hopper stroked pass for Pablo Kastner to whack in on 19 minutes. Kastener’s one touch control set up the opportunity and really denied any chance of a save from Grafton’s keeper Wylie Tynan. The rest of the half, a series of Raiders attacks with perhaps ‘the ginger bread’ Jai Waddick man somewhat unlucky after he bounced one off the underside of the crossbar mmm not easy to do and fire a couple of other chances wide. The Raiders 1 up at the break.

Jake Leslie, for the Raiders, came on 10 minutes into the start of the second stanza producing an immediate effect. A United defense that was creaking looked about to come unstuck, Leslie slipping a variety of cleaver balls to Raider runners to capitalize on. Tim Rupprecht on the end a of few, but to their credit Grafton were able to deflect all chances, right up until Cale Simmonds thumped one in with 10 to go. It was on the back of a fast break the United defence somewhat disorganized, Rupprecht good enough to slide a pass to Simmonds who did the rest.

The final score 2-0 to the Raiders and probably a good reflection of the match, Grafton certainly a different beast to last season. In the earlier match the Raiders ressies smashed United with 11 unanswered goals, notably President Homes on the score sheet after an accidental deflection went in and he claimed it! The Raiders women’s first grade 7-1 winners over Woopi Reserve grade while the Raiders women’s ressies 6-0 down to Woopi 1st grade (I mean what’s going on in the women’s division?) Anyhow think about this, the Raiders V Maclean Bobcats this weekend at the Patch 12 and 2 whooo a litmus test for sure.

Hope to see you on the hill.
Go U Raiders!

NCF Winter Competition 2018 Registration

The Urunga Football Club 2018 Outdoor Season Registration is now open

The season starts at the beginning of April and all registration is completed online at

Our club runs boys and girls teams from the age of 5/7’s  MiniRoos  to 17’s Juniors and Senior team competitions through the North Coast Football Association.

IMPORTANT: Please note that our Bank Details have changed, you will need to update your online banking details for Urunga Football Club to the following if paying via bank deposit.

BSB: 533 000
Account No: 142485
Internal BCU transfers:  S11 account

Get your Active Kids NSW vouchers before registering to get a $100 discount

Children between 4.5 – 18 years’ old and enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12 will be eligible for an Active Kids NSW Voucher of $100 per child to put towards your registration. This includes those who are home-schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW.

Click on the button below to register with Service NSW and claim your unique voucher for each child, you can then enter your voucher number at registration to receive a $100 discount.

If you need help follow our instructions here on how to register for NSW Active Kids

If you have any questions or need help with the online registration please contact the Registrar.

Want to help out as a Coach or Manager?

Our club is run entirely on the generosity and time given by volunteers. If you are interested in coaching or managing a team or helping out with an event or a committee role, we’d love to hear from you!

Important Registration Information

Registration will only be complete and accepted if you have paid the fee in full before the end of February 2018.

No refunds after the first round of play.

NSW Active Kids


Active Kids is a program to help NSW families meet the cost of getting their kids into sport and active fitness and recreation activities.

Who is eligible to claim the voucher?

Every child (4.5 – 18 years’ old) enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12 will be eligible for an Active Kids Voucher. This includes those who are home-schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW.

Claiming your voucher

To claim your Active Kids voucher for each child you must setup an account and register with the Service NSW website 

Click on the Sign up button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen

Add your email address and setup a password then click on the Next button

A security code will be emailed to your email address within a few minutes, copy that code and enter it into the Security Code field then click the Create account button.

You will then be taken to a new page confirming your account has been created, you can now login. Enter your email address and the password you just setup and click on the Log in button.

Now add your Personal details and register your mobile phone or email as recovery (optional) you will then be taken to the Student Identification section, you will need your Medicare card for this section.

You will need to add individual details for every child you are registering, enter your child’s details and Medicare card information into the requested fields. Some of the fields like child’s height and weight are optional

When all details have been filled in your voucher details with your child’s name and a unique 16 digit number will appear on the screen and will be also emailed to you.

If you would like to register another child for a voucher click on the Apply for another voucher button and repeat the steps.

Each child will have their own voucher and unique 16 digit number that you can use for your $100 rebate.

How do I use my voucher during registration?

When paying your registration via the MyFootballClub system you will be prompted to add your unique Active Kids Voucher Code – this will apply your $100 discount.


The voucher can only be used for the named person and can only be used once.

The voucher can only be redeemed with a registered Active Kids provider.

The voucher is valid until 31 December 2018

Download PDF instructions here


AGM & Coaching Expressions of Interest

Helloo budding coaches!!  Want to be a super coach in the BEST football club in the district in 2018???  Then now’s the time to sharpen those pencils and complete the attached proforma … be quick though, there aint much time.

Ahh yes, we also have an AGM on the Wednesday the 13th December @ the Ocean View Hotel 6pm.  All very very welcome.  Come along and be part of the hard working committee, or at least share a drink with them.

Thanks everyone for being such great sports in 2017.  Have a fab Xmas with family & friends.

We hope to see you Wed 6 pm 13 Dec at our favourite.  Cheers!

Click here for Coaching Expression Of Interest 2018

Urunga Raiders V Boambee FC Semifinal 2

The job was ahead for the Raiders last weekend V Boambee Bombers, they’d been dusted 2-1 in the first semi at the ‘Drome and now at home on the Cabbage Patch they would need a win of an even greater magnitude if they were to progress to the big stage.

The Raiders looked good early too, Ben Dooley and the turtle running the show just like a corner shop, Fabrice Wamara a handful at the top so no surprise after Dooley was in the right position to volley in Asama Radford’s cross for a 1-0 lead. It took perfect timing, intense pressure and planets to align for Dooley to steer the ball into the net and what needed to be done seemed a lot more certain 19 minutes in. The Bombers though were not there to make up the numbers and on a through ball Blake Herdegen slipped in-between Raider defenders the ball bouncing off his knee goalward and just sitting up like a meerkat, Herdegen put his right foot through the ball and Lee Kennedy blocked the shot which rebounded to Christian Penny (rumour had it that he’d run the entire distance from Boambee to the Patch for a proper warm up!) well he ran onto this ball as well and slapped it into an unguarded net for 1-1. The strike ignited the Bombers as goals do. They chased with belief and contested with passion, the Raiders responded and the match at this stage was an absorbing contest indeed. For mine the coup de grace was delivered 5 minutes before halftime, a free kick awarded 8 m inside the Raiders half and the Bombers getting ready to bomb, the kick sailing toward the near post as the players converged, Lee Kennedy had a checkered run to block the kick and in it went. Christian Moye the deliverer and the goal had the sides in the sheds with Boambee 2-1 up. At this point the Raiders would require 4 more goals to win (away goals are worth two it’s a bit mathematical) and keep the Bombers scoreless in this home and away format and that’s a real mountain to climb in one half of football.

The Raiders toiled and put the blowtorch to the Bombers backline but the defence of Boambee led by Sam Crampton and Matt Ryan congealed into a tight unit. The bad boy Brady Parker put the issue beyond doubt about midway through the half sliding in on the far post and thumping one past a diving Kennedy for 3-1. Urunga able to hit back in the dying moments via Kale Hopper to give a final 3-2 score line, the Raiders now left to reflect on another solid season.

In other results and news, the Raiders reserve grade went down 2-0 to Northern Storm who will progress to the grand final, the women’s first grade also went down to Boambee 2-0. On a brighter note awards were collected at the North Coast Football’s annual presentation night held that evening at Coffs CEX. The first going to Gaia Malcisi for goal keeper of the year and the second to Trevor Martin for women’s coach of the year, high accolades indeed.

Go you Raiders!

Urunga Raiders V Boambee FC

Semifinal football oh yeah, it’s like the normal comp but more distilled, more intense. Intense. The Raiders V Bombers for this one at the Aerodrome of Ayreshire Park and the Raiders probably fancying their chances too they’d done quite well through the season V Bombers, wins in both encounters 5-1 and 2-0 and a full squad for this match (well who doesn’t want to be there in the finals). Jason Hillier striking in his lemon yellow tunic the man in charge and the energy from both sides just igniting at the ‘drome. It was the Raiders calling the early shots, Fabrice Wamara the target as Ben Dooley and the ginger bread man Jai Waddick continually found the big striker to set up the odd angry shot. Boambee first on the board though after Christian Penny was bought down in the Raiders penalty area. It was a raking pass from Frank Barton the unleashed Penny who runs somewhat akin to Forrest Gump ie never ending, anyhow Lockie Moye delivering the goal from the spot for the home side for 1-0 on 23 minutes. The Raiders unfazed by this turn of events (perhaps a little faze) straight back to the business. Dooley next to go close as he gathered the ball outside the area Stitt advancing and Dooley audaciously chipping but not well enough.

The match really changed on 29 minutes, the Bombers awarded a free kick just inside their half and Moye delivering a floating a ball into the Raiders area toward the near post. Lee Kennedy the Raiders keeper seemed to have it covered but the bad boy Brady Parker nipped in and deflected the kick in. He hadn’t done much at all to that point had Parker but he sniffed out this chance like a dog at a barbie. Bomber thoughts of victory crystalizing now, Penny did a couple of extra laps around the ‘drome in celebration just he could!

In a half that offered a lot that is good about football the Raiders struck back. Craig Simpson aka the Turtle fired out a ball for Tim Ruprecth to drive to the Bombers bye line, his pass back to Wamara saw the striker swivel and with the hammer back and safety off about to unleash at Stitt from point blank when he was bought down and Hillier calmly pointing to the spot. The turtle fired in the goal on 33 minutes to advance the score to 2-1. The half had one more twist though as Dooley bounced a pass off Asma Radford drove to the top of the box and was swamped by Bomber defenders, Urunga ‘s calls for a second dot shot looked certain as Hillier delivered an instant shrill blast on the fox 4 but pointed to halfway not penalty spot signaling the end of a cracking half of the beautiful game.
The second half not quite as absorbing as the first, the Bombers doing enough to blunt a persistent Urunga attack. The final score line had the Bombers winning 2-1, the return match will be at Urunga this weekend probably Saturday at 2pm. In other matches the Raiders ressies had a 0-0 draw at Koroora and will be playing the Storm at the Cabbage Patch in the return game and that match will precede the First grade probably, the women had a 5-1 loss to Boambee and will require a plan B if they are to get over Boambee in their return match which will be at the Ayrshire Park this weekend.
Go you Raiders!