Archive for the 'Sport' Category

More Rainbow Gold at Australian Dragon Boat Championships

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Two Rainbow Dragons, Mark Bellman and Deborah Gibson have returned victorious from AusDBF Australian Championships in Adelaide. As members of the Northern Pride which was NSW’s Regional representative team, Deborah and Mark both won four Gold medals. Deborah for Masters Women and Mixed 500m and 200m races and Mark for the Masters Open and Mixed […]

Rainbow Dragons win bronze at their first overseas regatta, as at team.

Friday, March 18th, 2016

The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club team has recently returned pumped from their first international regatta, at Wellington Dragon Boat Festival, New Zealand, and not just because they won trophy. Windy Wellington put on a solid half to a metre swell in the harbour and Rainbow Dragons are proud to say, they stayed in their […]

Lennox pocket rocket breaks five year medal drought

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Lennox Head Alstonville SLSC U9 competitor and pocket rocket, Niamh Sharpe, has scooped the pool at the State Surf Lifesaving Championships at Umina Beach on 4-6 March 2016, taking home a coveted gold and a silver medal. Niamh made finals in every event she participated in, taking out first place in the Board and second […]

Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club win gold at state titles

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Three Rainbows returned from NSW State Titles draped in gold. Last weekend, three members of Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club, as members of the Northern Pride, won gold, gold, gold at the NSW Dragon Boat State Titles, Penrith. Leaving nothing in doubt they won all their heats, then the finals. Rainbows Sports members, Mark Bellman […]

Commonwealth kicks in $5000 to our local Surf Life Saving Clubs

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed the latest grants from the Commonwealth’s Beach Safety Equipment Fund which will see $5000 allocated to Surf Life Saving Clubs in the Northern Rivers, including Ballina. “About $25,000 over five years is being provided to every Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) club so they can purchase essential […]

Holiday arrangements for the Ballina Cup in 2016 and 2017

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Changes are afoot for coming Ballina Cup days. In previous years Ballina Shire Council has made application on behalf of the Ballina Jockey Club for a part-day  public holiday (normally between the hours of 12 noon and 6 pm) for the Ballina Cup. “NSW Industrial Relations has issued guidelines on applications for public holidays. These […]

Australia Day Awards: Last chance to nominate!

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Ballina Shire Council’s Australia Day Awards Program is closing in December. Don’t miss your opportunity to recognise people that have made a difference in our community. Applications are open in the following categories: Young citizen of the Year. Citizen of the Year. Senior Citizen of the Year. Volunteer of the Year. Sports Award. Arts/Cultural Award. […]

Ballina hosts national sailboarding championships

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

The south side of Flat Rock provided the perfect venue last week for the Australian Wave Sailing National Championships. More than 40 wave-sailors converged on the beach for the week-long event. Conditions were not the best early in the event, but by the time these photos were taken (last Friday), the wind was blowing strongly […]

Youngsters smash it at the Lennox Head Dolphin Enduro

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

There was an abundance of talent and tenacity on display on Saturday, with almost 60 junior Surf Life Saving endurance athletes competing in near-perfect conditions at the Lennox Head Dolphin Enduro. “This is our region’s premier junior lifesaving endurance event and was a great way for these juniors, who came from as far away as […]

Local clubs take part in NSW Surf Club Open Day

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

The Lennox Head-Alstonville and Ballina Lighthouse & Lismore surf clubs will be among nine Far North Coast surf lifesaving clubs to take part in the NSW Surf Club Open Day on Sunday, October 18. Clubs will be hosting a number of activities including lifesaving demonstrations, clubhouse tours, barbecues and displays. Some will also be offering […]

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