Recognition for Dunoon from soccer federation
DUNOON United FC has become the 12th club from more than 228 across Northern NSW to achieve Level 2 Accreditation from Football Federation Australia.
The club joins Alstonville as the only Far North Coast clubs to reach the milestone.
The overall aim of the National Club Accreditation Scheme is to raise standards and recognise quality clubs, enhancing the soccer experience for players, volunteers and parents.
Dunoon president Rob Gatt said the club was proud of the recognition.
"The process of achieving Level 2 Accreditation has helped us take a closer look at the club and focus on what is important to the club," he said.
"Looking at our strategic objectives to meet our mission has been a really valuable process.
"Developing our commitment to coaches and female participation has had a positive impact generally and resulted in an increase in female numbers."
Gatt also highlighted the benefits of social interaction through soccer.
"While I understand the day-to-day challenges of running a volunteer-based club are difficult, I can honestly say I believe the extra effort has been worth it for our club and I would encourage other clubs to consider it," he said.