STRONG ENTRIES FOR NSW LASER MASTERS

Some of the state's most experienced sailors have enjoyed idyllic conditions in Forster today, for the Laser Masters State Titles. More than 130 boats will hit the water across the weekend ...
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JUNIOR STATE CUP KICKS OFF IN PORT

Port Macquarie and Taree Under 16 boys touch sides have started off the Junior State Cup as strong contenders. Both sides taking out their opening games with ease ...
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JUNIOR STATE CUP BACK FOR ANOTHER YEAR

The world's largest junior touch football tournament will return to Port Macquarie tomorrow. The NSW Junior State Cup will bring 17,000 people to town, for three days of intense competition ...
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SWELL TIMES HEAD AS BOARDRIDERS BATTLE FOR CHAMPION CLUB TITLE

Some of the region's best surfers are quietly confident of a strong showing at this weekend's Australian Boardriders Battle. The contingent, from the Coffs Harbour Boardriders Club, hit the road this morning ...
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ROCKY START FOR RUGBY UNION’S OLD BAR CLAMS

After taking out last year's wooden spoon, the Old Bar Clams' 2017 campaign has hit a snag. The side's new coach Matt Lansdowne has quit, leaving the club to search for a last-minute replacement ...
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COFFS COAST 9S SURE TO BE A SPECTACLE

Rugby league teams from all over the state will take to the field at Geoff King Oval this weekend for the Coffs Coast 9s. Group 2 President Warren Gilkinson says it's a good opportunity to ...
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PORT JUNIORS READY FOR STATE CUP

Port Macquarie will be well-represented in the New South Wales Touch Football Junior State Cup this weekend. The hosts will field a team in every division, with the under 10 boys showing plenty of promise ...
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SWANS AND ROOS SET FOR COFFS

North Coast AFL officials say they are expecting a crowd in excess of 5000 for this weekend's clash between the Sydney Swans and North Melbourne at Coffs Harbour. The match will be played at the ...
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STATE JUNIOR OZ TAG SWELTERS IN COFFS HARBOUR

Western Sydney has dominated this weekend's Junior State Oztag championships in Coffs Harbour. 15,000 players and officials took part in the tournament, which was played in excruciating heat ...
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CREWS BATTLE LARGE WAVES AT MINNIE WATER

There were treacherous conditions at Minnie Water today for the North Coast surf boat series. Some races had to be postponed, but nothing was going to upset Crescent Head's lead ...
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CALLAGHAN AND ASING CLAIM SURF TITLES

Central Coast teenager Macy Callaghan has taken out top honours in the Great Lakes Pro final at Boomerang Beach today. While in the men's, defending champion Wade Charmichael fell just short of Hawaiian dynamite Keanu ...
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SURFER VYE FOR FINALS SPOTS IN GREAT LAKES PRO

It was make or break for some of the world's most promising young surfers today at Boomerang Beach. Both men and women hitting the big waves- battling for quarter final spots in the Great Lakes ...
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SQUADS RALLY AT COFFS FOR OZTAG CHAMPIONSHIPS

A record 310 teams are taking part in the Oztag state championships at Coffs Harbour International Stadium. Four local teams have entered for the first time, eyeing off a spot at the next level ...
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TAREE SKIER MAKES A SPLASH AT OCEANIA TITLES

A barefoot water-skiing prodigy from Taree has finished second overall at the 2017 Asia Oceania Championships, in New Zealand. Despite challenging conditions, 15-year-old Makayla Cornall snagged five medals, including gold in the trick and jump ...
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RUGBY COACHES TO LEARN FROM THE BEST

Mid North Coast Rugby Union is moving to lift the standard of the game, starting with its coaches. They'll be coached by some of the best in this business this weekend ...
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SURF BOAT SERIES TRAVELS TO MINNIE WATER

With just a few points separating the top crews in the North Coast surf boat series, Saturday's round at Minnie Water is set to be hotly contested. In the club championship, Kempsey-Crescent Head holds a ...
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WOMEN’S SURF ACTION KICKS OFF IN GREAT LAKES PRO

Some of the world's most promising female surfers have hit the waves at Boomerang Beach for the Great Lakes Pro. Australian girls dominated round one, despite tricky conditions ...
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GRAFTON TO HOST COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Clarence River Jockey Club will host the first round of the Country Championships this week, with the feature race fetching $150,000. The winning horses will get the opportunity to compete at Sydney's Easter Carnival, ...
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COUNTDOWN TO TRIAL BAY TRIATHLON

Entries are rolling in for the 28th annual Trial Bay Triathlon at South West Rocks this weekend. The two-day event starts with the junior race series on Saturday afternoon, which is open to five to ...
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SYDNEY SWANS VISIT PORT MACQUARIE

Port Macquarie children had the chance to learn AFL skills from some of the best yesterday, when two Sydney Swans players visited town. Defender Alex Johnson and draftee Toby Pink ran an afternoon clinic at ...
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SAWTELL SLSC TAKES SECOND PLACE AT COUNTRY TITLES

Sunny Sawtell's lifesavers have come away from the surf life saving country championships held over the weekend with dozens of medals and a second place in the carnival. The event at South West Rocks drew ...
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CUDGEN HEADLAND WINS COUNTRY CHAMPS

Cudgen Headland has taken out the New South Wales Surf Lifesaving Country Championships at South West Rocks, ending Byron Bay's six-year reign. More than 1400 competitors attended the two-day event at South West Rocks ...
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ANIMALS LOOKING FOR LOVING HOMES

Animal rescue groups are urging people to adopt, not shop, for their next pet. It's National Pet Adoption Day - and on the mid north coast, hundreds of animals are looking for a loving home ...
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SURF STARS HIT THE WATER AT SOUTH WEST ROCKS

1,500 competitors have taken to the beach at South West Rocks today, for the Surf Life Saving Country Championships. The event isn't just about having fun, but ensuring their skills remain sharp ...
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LARGE ENTRIES FROM SPRINT SWIMMERS

More than a hundred of the mid north coast's strongest junior swimmers have made a splash for the 2017 North Coast Sprint heats. The event boasting a record number of entries for a one-day carnival ...
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REBELS GOING FOR THE HATTRICK

Group 2 premiers, the South Grafton Rebels, are looking to field a very similar line-up to the side that took home the silverware in 20-16. The club's president isn't too worried about the competition and ...
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TAREE NETBALLER SHOOTS FOR THE STARS

A young Taree netball talent will be taking to courts across the country this year, after being named in the Australian indigenous team. 11-year-old Amarley Bron heads to the Gold Coast in April for her ...
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BIG SEASON IN STORE FOR NORTH COAST FOOTBALL

2017 is shaping up to be one the biggest year's for North Coast Football, with 10 clubs taking part in its Premier League competition. There's also major changes to the women's competition, which will see ...
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BROWN BACK HOME FROM WBBL DEBUT

Wingham cricketer Maitlan Brown says she's enjoying some down time at home, following her debut season in the Women's Big Bash League. But the Melbourne Renegades bowler ensures she won't be resting for long ...
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MACLEAY SUPPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE

The Mid North Coast cricket premier league is a step closer to becoming reality, with Macleay Valley now supporting the idea. The proposal would see the Macleay, Hastings and Manning associations merge their weekly first-grade ...
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