All the major award winners from Football Far North Coast

BUMPER SEASON: Richmond Rovers are celebrating after a highly successful year on the soccer field. Photos Steve Mackney.

BUMPER SEASON: Richmond Rovers are celebrating after a highly successful year on the soccer field. Photos Steve Mackney.

RICHMOND Rovers are celebrating with a trophy cabinet full of awards following the end of the Football Far North Coast season.

The Lismore-based soccer club were the pointscore champions in the men's premier and championship league.

Premier league striker Jonathon See claimed the Golden Boot award and was one of three Rovers players named in the Football Far North Coast premier league Team of the Year.

They were also awarded the club championship while Brian Bugden was named premier league Coach of the Year.

"It's been a while since we've won the club championship and it's a great achievement," club president Thomas Gough said.

"It's a full club effort, we really bounced back this year and hopefully we can keep moving forward.

"A lot of credit has to go to the players and people who volunteer every weekend.

"The ladies 2's team had a fantastic season and the junior grades all contributed."

The season was officially cancelled earlier this month due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

Rovers were one point clear of South Lismore on the premier league ladder in what was shaping up to be a fiercely contested finals series.

"The premier league played 15 or 16 games this season and should be recognised for the work they put in," Gough said.

"It all starts in January for a lot of them and they were a really committed group this season.

"We love a grand final in Australia but first past the post decides a lot of (soccer) competitions around the world.

"I can't commend (coaches) Brian Bugden and Scott Murphy enough for what they've done.

"Al Duroux was heavily involved and Luke McWaide put in a big effort.

TOP DOG: Lismore Thistles striker Jy Wilson was the men's premier division Player of the Year.

TOP DOG: Lismore Thistles striker Jy Wilson was the men's premier division Player of the Year.

"Hopefully everyone sticks around next year and we can have a few youngers guys from the championship league pushing for a spot in prems."

Gough paid tribute to Ben Morgan and Shayne Smith who joined See in the Team of the Year.

"Ben had a fantastic season, he put his hand up to coach the juniors and does a lot for the club," Gough said.

"Shayne has been around forever and has been a fantastic player.

"Jono always leads from the front, he's been a dominant player in the competition for a long time, too."

See scored 12 goals from the 15 games he played.

Meanwhile, Lismore Thistles striker Jy Wilson was named Football Far North Coast Player of the Year.

The 21-year-old was dynamite around the field and helped lead a late season charge for Thistles to finish in the top five.

Elsewhere, Byron Bay were minor premiers in the women's premier league.

GOLDEN GIRL: Byron Bay's Ruby Smith was the women's premier division Player of the Year.

GOLDEN GIRL: Byron Bay's Ruby Smith was the women's premier division Player of the Year.

Midfielder Ruby Smith and defenders Alex Chakos and Bella Leckie were named in the FFNC women's Team of the Year along with goalkeeper Nim Parkes.

Jade Parkin, Charlotte Voss, Caty Walker (Alstonville), Natalia Brooker, Lauren Edwards, Dana Wilson (Lismore Thistles) and Chelsea Coleman (Lennox Head) also made the team.

Football FNC men's premier league team of the year:

Ben Morgan, Richmond Rovers

Alby Kay, Byron Bay

Bodhi Estreich, South Lismore

Shayne Smith Richmond Rovers

Ben Butler, Byron Bay

Ezra Frost, South Lismore

Josh Cole, Bangalow

Noah Coleman, South Lismore

Jonathon See, Richmond Rovers

Jy Wilson, Lismore Thistles

Ben Hudson, Alstonville

Other award winners:

Women's Premier League Golden Boot, Charlotte Voss (Alstonville, 12 goals)

Women's Premier League Coach of the Year, James Gill (Byron Bay)

Women's Premier League Player of the Year, Ruby Smith (Byron Bay)