Hornet sensei steps down

The driving force behind the Goonellabah Hornets return to the premier division, coach Renato Cheli, has decided to take a well earned rest in favour of Brendan Logan after five years at the Hornets helm.

The Hornets were languishing in first division when Cheli returned to the fold but thanks to his passion and determination they fought their way back to be crowned minor premiers in 2005.

Otherwise, the clubs have stuck with last years coaching staff.

Byron Bay will be hanging on to 2006 Coach of the Year Peter Ware.

Richmond Rovers will retain the services of young player-coach Tim Sheridan. Steve OSullivan will stay at the helm for the Bobcats after earning a share of the Coach of the Year award with Peter Ware in his first season as a premier coach.

Lennox Head are very happy to have Mark Ambler continue his quality coaching into 2007.

Italo Stars Darren Cormick also goes into his second season as coach despite an inconsistent showing last year.

Lismore Workers have retained the services of coach Pedro Bezzera, despite the offer of big money from Bezzeras former Portuguese club.

Peter Lang has assumed a caretaker coaching role for the Seahorses as they look at their options.

The two newly promoted sides in Burringbar and Bangalow will both have coaches making their debut at the top level, with Grant Wilkins guiding Burringbar and Damon Bell in charge of the Bluedogs.

Gollan steps up

Workers Club womens first division coach and last years North Coast Flames coach, Krystal Gollan, has been selected to coach the Under 15 State girls team. Gollans charges will play in the Qantas National Youth Championship at Coffs Harbours International Stadium from September 30 to October 6.

Im pleased and happy to have the position Krystal said. I looked after the Under 14 State development squad last year and its good to be given the added selection responsibilities of the Under 15s.

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