Dom­i­nant force in Far North foot­ball

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - ALEX SRHOJ

SINCE 1993 when it rains, it pours for the Bulls, as they have been the dom­i­nant force in Far North Queens­land Foot­ball and North Queens­land Foot­ball.

Mareeba Bulls were Pre­mier­ship win­ners in 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2014 and in 2015.

They were named FNQ Grand Fi­nal Cham­pi­ons in 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2014 and 2015.

The mighty Bulls have gone on to claim the pres­ti­gious NQ Crad Evans shield (North QLD Cham­pi­ons) in 1963, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2014.

Two of the Bulls’ most suc­cess­ful ex­ports have been Wayne Srhoj and Ni­co­las Panetta.

They have both gone on to rep­re­sent our coun­try at U17 level, both scor­ing goals in their re­spec­tive world cups.

One of the finest mo­ments was Srhoj, as a 17-year-old, step­ping up and scor­ing from the penalty spot in the 1999 World Cup fi­nal in New Zealand.

De­spite Srhoj scor­ing his penalty, Aus­tralia lost on penalty shootouts to Brazil.

Most re­cently, Panetta scored two goals against pow­er­house Ar­gentina in last year’s U17 world cup.

The Mareeba Bulls aim to con­tinue to raise the bar when it comes to of­fer­ing its mem­bers a club where they feel as one with the club just as much as the play­ers, sup­port­ers and com­mit­tee.

The club is keen and fo­cused on con­tin­u­ing its ef­forts in pro­duc­ing an en­vi­ron­ment where kids and adults alike are able to en­joy the sport they love, and at the same time learn and de­velop as play­ers and peo­ple. MAREEBA UNITED FOOT­BALL CLUB DEVEL­OP­MENT COACH —

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