Awards haul another boost for Dragons soccer

Local soccer

Howard Salkow

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At the recent FNQ Football Awards, Dragons coach Christian Snel (left) was named Coach of the Year and Yukito Machi, Goalkeeper of the Year. Jamie Gosling (absent) won the Golden Boot with 29 goals. Image supplied
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After walking away with the Treble, it was no surprise the Port Douglas Dragons soccer team took the major spoils at FNQ's Awards night.

Jamie Gosling won the Golden Boot Award with 29 goals; coach Christian Snel was named Coach of the Year and Yukito Machi, Goalkeeper of the Year.

In dominating the 2nd Division with relative ease, the Dragons were the team no one could beat. There was a major celebration if an opposing team could beat the Dragons goalkeeper. It did not happen often.

The Dragons scored 106 goals and only conceded 25. Of their 18 games, they won 16, lost one and drew one.

They amassed 49 points, 10 clear of Marlin Coast FC. 

The Dragons' success is a significant boost to the Douglas Shire and confirms that sport is flourishing.

Besides this year, the Crocs have dominated AFL Cairns; and the Reef Raiders rugby union team won the championship last year and lost this year’s final. 

Club officials from the various sports will tell you they rely on their sponsors and other means, but many believe Council should have a more defined sports policy that will assist in ensuring the future of sport in the shire. 


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