F.N.C.R.U PREPARING FOR BIG SEASON

The upcoming Far North Coast Rugby season is shaping up to be a close contest. One big name team has a major coaching change, while several smaller clubs are seemingly on the rise ...
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GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL SET TO BOOM IN 2018

It's a busy time for Northern New South Wales Football at the grassroots level with registrations for the 2018 season open tomorrow, and it believes numbers will skyrocket. Entry-level players will also receive a new ...
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SAMSON CHALLENGE BOUNDS AHEAD

Organisers of the annual Lismore Samson are busy preparing for their biggest event yet. Now just thirty days away, this year's iconic fitness challenge features two new specially targeted categories ...
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EAKIN TAKES OVER AT GOONELLABAH

Football Far North Coast powerhouse Goonellabah has chosen a familiar face to lead its 2018 premier league campaign. Club veteran John Eakin will step into the role, hoping to produce a squad that poses an ...
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STEPHENSON STAKES CLAIM ON NSW TITLE

Jai Stephenson has overcome some early-race carnage to take out the 2018 New South Wales V8 Dirt Modified Championship at Lismore Speedway on Australia Day. Stephenson took over the lead midway, beating defending titleholder Andrew ...
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BIG TURN OUT FOR BYRON BOARD PADDLE

Stone and Wood has taken out the inaugural teams event at the Byron Bay Board Paddle. The fastest individual time went to Cameron Bannerman... Oliver Sharpe won the nipper board category ...
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HOGAN CELEBRATES YOUNG SPORTING HEROES

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan has given our region's future sporting champions a welcome boost. The talented youngsters, who have all competed at either state or national competitions recently, were each presented with a ...
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RAFTER, O’BRIEN, HEADLINE TAVERNERS DINNER

An Aussie tennis legend has agreed to face a grilling from a prominent journalist next month - all in the name of charity. The famous pair will spend an evening in conversation, to raise money ...
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BEARS UPBEAT DESPITE LOSS TO CUDGEN

Lennox Head proved unstoppable during the penultimate round of the Far North Coast Cricket summer Twenty-20 series over the weekend - easily defeating both Murwillumbah and Marist Brothers. Neighbouring Tintenbar-East Ballina, meanwhile, overcame Casino but ...
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CUDGEN THE CLUB TO BEAT AT FNC TITLES

Far North Coast junior surf lifesavers have been blessed with near-perfect conditions in Byron Bay for day one the interbranch championships. Cudgen are the club to beat but Byron and Lennox Head are not far ...
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LISMORE’S SUMMER SIZZLE ON THE SPEEDWAY

Speedway drivers will be put through their paces in a gruelling 40-lap grand prix tomorrow night. The new Production Sedan 'Summer Sizzle' will be one of the longest races of the season ...
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BYRON ALREADY TRAINING FOR AMBITIOUS FNCRU SEASON

Byron Bay is gunning for an ambitious double-grade victory in Far North Coast Rugby this season. The club was the first to kick off training for 2018, in a bid to curve fitness and injury ...
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F.F.N.C CLUBS PREPARE FOR SEASON 2018

With another festive season now firmly behind us, sporting clubs are scrambling to prepare for season 20-18. Football Far North Coast is expecting another bumper year - prompting clubs to revitalise their operations wherever possible ...
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BYRON LATEST TO JOIN NORTH COAST WOMEN’S AFL

Byron Bay are the latest team to join the growing ranks of the Northern Rivers AFL competition. Only one week into training, and the Magpies are already proving they'll be a force to be reckoned ...
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BYRON BAY’S FERRIS GUMP CALLS IT QUITS

Byron Bay's own Ferris Gump has throw in the towel, after more than a decade of marathon running. Ben Ferris - who once ran from Townsville to Airlie Beach in a pair of thongs - ...
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CRICKETERS FLOCK TO FAR NORTH COAST

Junior cricketers are out in force this week, with the far north coast hosting two major carnivals simultaneously. Under 13s are doing battle throughout Ballina Shire, while Lismore is hosting under 12s ...
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BIG YEAR AHEAD FOR WOMEN’S AFL

After a hugely successful inaugural year, the Northern Rivers Womens AFL league is looking to make 2018 even bigger. The three-team competition will expand to four, with Byron Bay joining the ranks ...
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SHEPHERD SCORES CONTRACT WITH WANDERERS

Byron Bay football prodigy Sam Shepherd has landed a coveted spot with the Western Sydney Wanderers. The 18-year-old striker recently signed a contract with the club's U20s National Youth League team ...
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NORTH COAST 2017 SPORTS STARS

The far north coast's finest sportsmen and women were a force to be reckoned with in 20-17. Tonight we celebrate the success they enjoyed here and overseas ...
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MARK ROBINSON RETURNS TO MR MODIFIED

Three-time Australian champion Mark Robinson will return to the Lismore Speedway track for Round 1 of the V8 Dirt Modifieds. The long-time Lismore favourite will race in a new set of wheels, for what is ...
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NYXIE RYAN TOP GROM AGAIN

Lennox Head junior Nyxie Ryan has claimed her latest win at the fifth and final stop of the 2017 GromSearch series. The 14-year-old is hoping to follow in the footsteps of fellow Lennox Head surfer ...
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LISMORE CHRISTMAS CUP TRIBUTE TO SCOTT JONES

Lismore Turf Club is back up and racing, after a devastating gas explosion, last month. The annual Christmas Cup will be held this Friday, with two races named in honour of secretary manager Scott Jones ...
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CONSTRUCTION STARTS ON NORTH COAST HOCKEY CENTRE

It was a big day for Far North Coast Hockey, with construction starting on the new $1.5-million regional hockey centre. The upgrade will mean improved facilities for local players ...
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RAMS TAKE OUT SUMMER YOUTH LEAGUE

Throughout season 2017, one far north coast football club rose above the rest. The Byron Bay Rams collected every major accolade, even the summer youth league title. But living up to that success next year, ...
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LISMORE LANDS MASTERS HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Far North Coast hockey has secured a major win, with the announcement Lismore and Ballina will host the 20-18 Men's Masters Australian Hockey Championships. It's estimated the event will attract almost 2000 participants from across ...
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ITALO STARS TRADE GOAL POSTS FOR GOLF GREENS

The Italo Stars football club will be trading in its goal posts for golf greens to raise money for Lismore cancer support charity Our House. Retired or current players are encourage to sign up for ...
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GOLD COAST SUNS INSPIRE NORTH COAST FANS

Aspiring North Coast AFL players have been able to get up close and personal with the code's elite. The Gold Coast Suns, today holding an open training session in Byron Bay ...
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HARDING’S HEARTFELT RETURN TO THE RING

Yamba's Troy Harding will be fulfilling his father's final wish when he returns to boxing tomorrow night. The 30-year-old will be up against Perth's Aiden Bennett in the Yamba Big Bash Boxing ...
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BYRON GOLF CLUB GEARING UP FOR ‘LEGENDS’ 2017

The Byron Legends golf tournament will certainly live up to its name, when big name competitors tee off this weekend. Four past winners are back - each chasing another title ...
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BEC BRINGS HOME SWAG OF MEDALS

If picking up her first international gold medal wasn't enough, martial arts champion Bec Washington, already has her sights set on the next big win. The Ballina Taekwondo and Karate pro won the Commonwealth Championships ...
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