WOMEN MAKE A SPLASH AT THE BYRON BAY SURF FESTIVAL

This year the Byron Bay Surf Festival has a strong focus on women, with a star-studded panel redefining what it means to be a professional surfer. Among them was Long Boarding World Champion Kelia Moniz, ...
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SCHOOLBOY SOFTBALLER TO REPRESENT AUSTRALIA

Casino softball sensation Lachlan Coe will head to Brisbane later this year, after being named in the under 15 Australian boys squad. It comes after a whirwind trip to the bush capital where he impressed ...
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FULL INTERVIEW: OCEAN PRINCESS TO SURF WITH THE PROS

Byron Bay Indigenous surfer Leihani Zoric will make history at this year's Quiksilver Pro. The six-year-old is the youngest grom to be selected as part of the Juraki teams challenge paired up with one of ...
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WATERPOLO COMMUNITY FEELING THE LOSS OF A TEAM MATE

Emotions ran high at the Ballina pool last night, as the water polo community rallied to support a local squad, whose teammate went missing over the weekend. Lynn "Raz" Burtonwood has been heavily involved in ...
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LISMORE DRIVER SETS THE PACE IN 50-LAP MAIN EVENT WIN

To motorsport and Lismore's Greg Worling has taken out the Golden Jubilee Modified Sedan feature race. He maintained his advantage for 50 laps, leading Rodney Pammenter and Jason Dreaver all the way to the chequered ...
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STAR STUDDED NRL CHARITY LUNCH

A host of Gold Coast NRL identities headlined the Men of League's annual sportsmen's lunch, at Tweed Seagulls today. Among the faces were Gold Coast Titans Coach Garth Brennan, club co-owner Darryl Kelly and recruit ...
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BIVIANO GEARS UP AN FOR ENDURING 50-LAP EVENT

Jordan Biviano returns to Lismore Speedway this weekend, hoping he can once again produce the goods on his home track. He'll be contesting the Golden Jubilee 50-lap main event ...
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OLYMPIC HOPEFULS SWIM AT ELITE TRAINING CAMP ON THE NORTH COAST

The nation's best up-and-coming open water swimmers are currently visiting Ballina Shire, on an exclusive training camp. 17 rising stars are honing their skills, under the watchful eyes of coaching staff ...
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RUGBY GREAT HOPING TO SEE SPORT RECONNECT WITH GRASSROOTS

At a time when rugby union numbers are dwindling, a former great of the game is looking to reconnect with its grassroots. Last night, Phil Waugh visited the rugby community in Bangalow to answer a ...
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PILOT SWIMMING PROGRAM FOR THE NORTH COAST’S MOST ELITE

The North Coast Academy of Sport has launched a new swimming program in Lismore this week. Around 30 swimmers, surf life savers and triathletes will be selected as part of the pilot program led by ...
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REBELS FIGHT TO SAVE GRASSROOTS RUGBY UNION

The new head coach of Bangalow Rebels will be looking to turn the teams fortunes around in this year's far north coast rugby union competition... Tim Cohen hopes his 30 years experience will see the ...
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PRESEASON BEGINS FOR 50 RETURNING FOOTBALL REFEREES

With season 20-19 fast approaching - Football Far North Coast's returning referees are brushing up on the rulebook. More than 50 people turned up to a refresher course today, to memorise the changes ...
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LEARN TO SAIL COURSE RELING IN SEAFARERS

One of the region's oldest maritime institutions welcomed new seafarers aboard as part of their annual learn to sail program. The course proving so popular, some parents were on the wait list for over four ...
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ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER TITAN

The NRL has been heading back to school as the 'Road to Regions' makes its way through the North Coast Former Ballina Seagulls junior Brian Kelly taking a break from Titan's pre-season training, to talk ...
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MATILDA IN THISTLES HEARTLAND

Grassroots football was far less female friendly, when Matildas striker Michelle Heyman was growing up... And while participation has increased significantly since then, the W-League veteran is still encouraging more women to give the sport ...
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SOLID RESULTS IN FIRST QS EVENT OF THE YEAR

Soli Bailey's 20-19 campaign is off to a solid start... He finished with a quarter final result, at the opening Q-S event of the year in Hawaii. Yesterday's strong form didn't follow on for the ...
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TITAN’S ANTHONY DON BACK ON HOME SOIL

Gold Coast Titans winger Anthony Don was giving a pre-season coaching session of a different kind today, teaching students about cyber safety. The Grafton product says he's happy to be back on home turf, helping ...
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LISMORE READY TO HIT CHAMPIONSHIP HOME RUNS

It's almost time to play ball in Lismore... As the upgrades on Albert Park turn and head for home plate. The new facilities making Lismore a strong contender as the home of Baseball and Little ...
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BYRON BAY BOYS RIDE THE PIPELINE IN FIRST 2019 QS EVENT

After securing his tour card in Hawaii last year, Soli Bailey's return to the North Shore is proving successful. Surfing in his first qualifying series event for the year, Bailey easily progressed. The 23-year-old blitzing ...
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REBUILDING THE MAGPIES IN MORE WAY THAN ONE

They almost didn't get the numbers but the Lower Clarence Magpies have received support from more than one quarter for the 2019 NRRRL season. Today, the Federal Government passing them the missing piece to build ...
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CUDGEN HEADLAND BIG WINNERS AT COUNTRY CHAMPS

Cudgen Headland has again proven dominant at its home beach - scoring a third straight New South Wales Country Championships title. The club won easily, almost doubling the total score of runners-up, Byron Bay ...
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LEGENDARY RACE CALLER HANGS UP MIC AFTER 50 YEARS

After more than half a century in the game, the Northern Rivers most recognisable race caller is hanging up the microphone. At 73-years-of-age Bob Lane has come a full circle, ending his career on the ...
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THINKING ABOUT JOINING FOOTBALL?

Football Far North Coast registrations are now open. The code hopes to recruit more than 7,000 players as Tumbulgum welcomes its first senior women's team ...
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HOME SURF ADVANTAGE FOR CUDGEN SURF LIFE SAVERS

Kingscliff Beach is set to come alive this weekend, when 1,500 life savers hit the water for the 2019 New South Wales Country Championships. Host club, Cudgen Headland is looking to take out their third-straight-title ...
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FAR NORTH COAST FUTSAL PLAYERS JET OFF TO USA

Eight Far North Coast futsal players are preparing to head to the United States, for the upcoming World Cup. The teenagers have begun an intense training camp, as they prepare to go toe-to-toe with the ...
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KEREVI GETS THE NOD OVER RODDA TO CAPTAIN REDS IN 2019

Wallabies centre Samu Kerevi will captain the Queensland Reds in the upcoming Super Rugby season, after being given the nod over Evans Head's Izack Rodda. Rodda was considered a chance to captain the Brisbane-based side, ...
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FAR NORTH COAST LIFE SAVERS TAKE ON THE BEST IN THE SPORT

Far North Coast surf lifesaving's best young talents are back home, following a successful campaign at the Interstate Championships. The New South Wales Country team came fifth overall - several standout performances helping the cause ...
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50 LAPS FOR 50 YEARS AT LISMORE SPEEDWAY

It was a hard-fought race, but yesterday Newcastle's Scott Cannon took out the 50-lap Golden Jubilee V8 Dirt Modified feature event. The longest race of the season celebrating half a century of continuous speedway racing ...
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UPGRADE ON THE WAY FOR RICHMOND RIVER GUN CLUB

Richmond River Gun Club is in line for a significant upgrade. President Mike Sullivan says the club acts as a 'Men's Shed' to many of its members ...
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WINDY CONDITIONS AS BYRON BAY HOSTS AUSTRALIA DAY PADDLE

Paddlers braved blue bottles and windy conditions, during today's Australia Day paddle at Byron Bay. A seasoned pro recording the fastest individual time ...
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