North West Falcons flying into fifth season

The North West Falcons head into the 2018 football season, celebrating their fifth year anniversary as a club.

TOWARDS 2018: North West Falcons men's captain-coach Joe Peters and senior member of Lady Falcons Makayla Lillyst.

TOWARDS 2018: North West Falcons men's captain-coach Joe Peters and senior member of Lady Falcons Makayla Lillyst.

The Gulggong-based club was founded in late 2013, and kicking off in 2014 with a ladies team. The first men’s side took to the field in 2015.

"The Falcons pride themselves as being a very diverse club with age, nationality and objectives. Some players want to participate for fun and fitness, whilst others play to be the best they can," vice-president Greg Lillyst said.

"There is a spot for all."

“This year see men’s team captain-coach, Joe Peters, take the reins. The Englishman from Harrogate is accompanied by two other Brits, in James Rogers and Andy Fotheringham.

"The British connection as well as a few Irishmen in the club, take their football very serious and will see us right with our competitiveness."

NWFFC will field teams in the Dubbo and District Football Association, in the Ladies competition, as well as the third and fourth grade all age men’s competition.

A record 40 teams will participate in the DDFA comp, up from 34 teams in 2017.

This year's competition is still yet to be drafted, but is expected to kick off after the Easter long weekend.