FOOTBALL REGISTRATIONS PASS 7,000

Football Far North Coast is celebrating a major milestone - player registrations reaching record levels. World Cup fever just one of the many reasons football is going from strength to strength ...
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50 YEARS SINCE THE CASINO COUGAR’S CARVED NRRRL HISTORY

Few teams have sunk their claws into the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League competition quite as deeply as the Casino Cougars of the late 1960's. This weekend, players from the golden era are reuniting, to ...
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FOOTY GEAR FROM THE FIELDS OF BALLINA, TO REMOTE FIJIAN VILLAGES

Saturday is game day, where teams across the region take to the field competiting for bragging rights. But it's something we can for granted, after a trip to overseas, a local woman has made it ...
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REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE DARREL CHAPMEN FUN RUN

Whether you're a half marathon runner, or more of a leisurely jogger, this years Darrel Chapmen fun run has a track for all capabilities. Now in it's 22nd year, the run is much more than ...
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ROCK ATTACK ROCKS QUEENSLAND SUPPORTERS

An overzealous New South Wales fan appears to have taken State of Origin rivalry a little too far...targeting a Casino home flying the opposition's flag. The Maroons supporters believe a Blues fan could be responsible ...
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MULLUMBIMBY CLAIM NRRRL WIN

In NRRRL the Mullumbimby Giants have claimed victory, upsetting the Red Devils last night in Byron Bay. With the Devils sporting a record number of injuries, they're suffering at the business end of the season ...
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MARKING THE END OF THE RACING CALENDAR WITH A BANG

With the start of winter comes the end of the North Coast racing calendar. This weekend the Lismore Speedway will host the Winter Nationals, marking the end of what's been described as a 'very good ...
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FUNDING BOOST FOR CASINO’S RISING SPORT STARS

With travel, equipment and training, playing a competitive sport can add up. But a little boost goes a long way as rising Casino sports stars will now feel with a new sponsorship deal to help ...
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PRESIDENT OF LeBa BOARDRIDERS CALLS IT QUITS

For the past 32 years, Don Munro has been a champion for the LeBa Boardriders.. But after two stints as President and a lifetime with the club, he says it's time to call it quits ...
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ROUND 4 OF THE AUSTRALIAN V8 SUPER BOAT CHAMPIONSHIPS IN TWEED

Racing jet boats is a heart pumping sport that's gaining traction in Australia. This weekend, some of the best jet boat racers are in town, competing for an Aussie title in Tweed Heads ...
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LISMORE RUGBY CLUB CELEBRATES MAJOR MILESTONE

Back in the 60's, rugby union in the Northern Rivers was played just for fun, today it's grown into a highly competitive and popular competition. Tonight we look back at one of the founding clubs ...
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HISTORY IN THE MAKING AT BYRON BAY RUGBY UNION CLUB

It's been years in the making and now for the first time, Byron Bay Rugby Club has their first female team. Last weekend the women won their first competitive game but the club says their ...
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SENIORS FITNESS CLASSES A RUNAWAY SUCCESS

Exercising regularly can become a struggle, the older we get. But one Ballina personal trainer believes she may have the answer - her groovy seniors fitness classes, a runaway success ...
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TITANS BACK PHYSICAL DISABILITY TEAM

Millions across the country love their sport, but many disabled fans often resign themselves to never playing. The Gold Coast Titans, however, are providing an outlet for disabled NRL fans - throwing their support behind ...
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CASINO CLAIM WIN OVER KYOGLE IN NRRRL

Casino, this year, won Beef Week bragging rights - overcoming Kyogle in the towns' time-honoured NRRRL clash. Club stalwart Darcy Bird struck early - sprinting clear out wide. Turkey Matt Sorensen crossed next - putting ...
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LENNOX NO MATCH FOR PIONEERS

Bangalow ended up the only home side to lose during Far North Coast Rugby's eighth round with the Seahorses overcoming their hosts. Elsewhere - Byron Bay comfortably accounted for Casurina Beach, while Lismore won the ...
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ONE MAN’S WALK FOR A CAUSE CLOSE TO HIS HEART

It's been a huge week for Bobby Walker the pavement warrior walking from Noosa to Byron Bay to raise awareness around mental ill health. He admits it was no walk in the park but the ...
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HIGH STAKES IN THE STATE SHOW HORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Hundreds of ponies and their riders have arrived in Lismore to compete in the Northern New South Wales Show Horse Championships. It's the largest national qualifier in the state, with competitor's vying for a spot ...
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BASEBALL TOURNAMENTS STILL WIDE OPEN

Anyone could come out on top, as Baseball Australia's national senior league and intermediate league tournaments near their conclusions. Organisers say the competitions - which continued today - are among the closest played recently at ...
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BULLS KEEP PIONEERS GUESSING DURING ROUND 7

A single point was all that split Lennox Head from Bangalow, during Far North Coast Rugby's seventh round. It was a margin both Southern Cross University, and more so Lismore, would have probably preferred - ...
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FAR NORTH COAST BASEBALL QUALIFIES FOR NATIONALS

Excitement is building around Lismore's Albert Park complex, as Baseball Australia's 20-18 national championship series nears. For the first time in its 80 year history - hosts Far North Coast have qualified for the little, ...
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A GAME FOR ALL ABILITIES

From sidelined to star players, there's a new team in the Northern Rivers breaking down barriers and making history. It's the first ever disabled rugby league team in the region and they're already being noticed ...
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MORTHORPE SWEEPS GREENKEEPERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

Sydney's Ben Morthorpe has completed a clean sweep - winning the singles and pairs titles on the final day of the New South Wales Greenkeepers Association's state championships in Ballina. On both occasions he proved ...
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ARCHERY CLUB BULLSEYES GRANT

Football, netball and swimming clubs, are usually the major beneficiaries of sports funding. Other more traditional pastimes however, have also received a much needed boost this year - among them a recently formed Byron Bay ...
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BALLINA HOSTS STATE BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Fifty green keepers from around the state are in Ballina this week, vying to represent the state in the lawn bowls national championships in 2020. Two-time runner-up Brent Norman is hopeful he can take home ...
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OCEAN CLASSIC NUMBERS ON THE RISE

The Byron Bay Winter Whales are hailing the 31st annual ocean swim classic a major success. Yesterday's event was the first time entrants surpassed one-thousand swimmers, since troublesome times began just over two years ago ...
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NORTHERN RIVERS NRRL BOYS CONFIDENT AHEAD OF COUNTRY CHAMPS OPENER

The Northern Rivers' Country Championship team is going full throttle at training, ahead of the opening match on Saturday against the Greater Northern Tigers. This year they believe they've got a recipe for success ...
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FERRIS REMAINS UNDEFEATED AFTER TWO ROUNDS

Kyogle motocross rider Dean Ferris remains undefeated, following the second round of the MX National championship at Appin over the weekend. The defending champion was dominant as usual - winning both motos, despite a restart ...
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LIVERPOOL ACADEMY EXPANDING IN 2ND YEAR

Twelve months after launching - Lismore's Liverpool Academy is growing up alongside its players. An under 15's program is among several recent additions, aimed at ensuring players across the region can still access elite coaching ...
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WOLLONGBAR SPORTS COMPLEX OPENED

Sport may never be the same again on the plateau, with Ballina Shire Council today opening the new, multi-million dollar Wollongbar Sports Complex. The result of a bargain between council and the commonwealth - the ...
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