Sport

Fri 24 Jan 2020

How young sporting stars can get grants for competing

premium_icon How young sporting stars can get grants for competing

TWENTY young sporting stars given grants to support development in their field.

Thu 23 Jan 2020

Ever wanted to give roller derby a whirl?

premium_icon Ever wanted to give roller derby a whirl?

Northern Rivers Roller Derby will hold come and try sessions for people wanting to give this high-energy and exciting sport a go – all safety gear supplied.

Indigenous cricket talent on show

premium_icon Indigenous cricket talent on show

THE Ballina Bears are hosting male and female indigenous matches against Maclean at Fripp Oval on Australia Day.

Wed 22 Jan 2020

Awkward conditions face sailors on Richmond River

premium_icon Awkward conditions face sailors on Richmond River

THERE were plenty of family connections -- and tough conditions -- in the club’s first race of the year.

Red tape a nightmare for open gender bowls comps

premium_icon Red tape a nightmare for open gender bowls comps

NORTHERN Rivers seeking answers over what women have to do to enter events previously the domain of men.

Tue 21 Jan 2020

Lifeguards of tomorrow put through their paces

premium_icon Lifeguards of tomorrow put through their paces

TRAINING day sees nippers having fun while also practising for country championships at the end of the month.

Mon 20 Jan 2020

Former Lennox surf lifesaver ready for next challenge

premium_icon Former Lennox surf lifesaver ready for next challenge

A FORMER Lennox Head lifesaver has missed out on the podium in the final of the Ironman series.

Mountain biking on school curriculum

premium_icon Mountain biking on school curriculum

SEVEN high schools across the region are part of an innovative program from the Northern Rivers Dirty Wheels to put the sport firmly on the curriculum.

Thousands announced to boost local groups

premium_icon Thousands announced to boost local groups

RICHMOND MP Justine Elliott announced funding for sport groups.

Sun 19 Jan 2020

EURO DREAM: Aussie teen signs for German football club

premium_icon EURO DREAM: Aussie teen signs for German football club

The former Westlawn Tigers star has achieved a dream and jets off this weekend.

Sat 18 Jan 2020

Ballina boys set to kick goals in Germany

premium_icon Ballina boys set to kick goals in Germany

TWO talented soccer players have put in the hard yards and are taking up 12-month contracts with a top German club.

Fri 17 Jan 2020

Milestone moment for Ballina Cup winners

premium_icon Milestone moment for Ballina Cup winners

JOCKEY and trainer combine to win $65,000 main race for the first time.

Famous jockey makes rare appearance at Ballina Cup

premium_icon Famous jockey makes rare appearance at Ballina Cup

HE WON the Melbourne Cup as a jockey, now he wants to win the Ballina Cup as a trainer.

$100 for people wanting to become a referee

premium_icon $100 for people wanting to become a referee

SOCCER referees are eligible for a financial boost for the upcoming season

Thu 16 Jan 2020

He won the Melbourne Cup, but can he win the Ballina Cup?

premium_icon He won the Melbourne Cup, but can he win the Ballina Cup?

CHRIS Munce tried to win Ballina’s big race as a jockey in 1994, then again as a trainer in 2015. Now he’s back for another shot.

Tue 14 Jan 2020

Jockey club 'blown away' by nominations for Cup day

premium_icon Jockey club 'blown away' by nominations for Cup day

THE decision to move the event to January has paid off on the hose front.

Bowls NSW ‘in for a bumpy ride’

premium_icon Bowls NSW ‘in for a bumpy ride’

ALL the bowls news and views across the region, state, country and around the world from Jim Brigginshaw.

TOP 5: The highest run-scorers in our Twenty20 comp

premium_icon TOP 5: The highest run-scorers in our Twenty20 comp

SPORTS editor Mitchell Craig looks at the highest run-scorers in FNC LJ Hooker League Twenty20 cricket.

Mon 13 Jan 2020

Is it OK for blokes to wear shorts to the races?

premium_icon Is it OK for blokes to wear shorts to the races?

IT will be hot for the running of the Ballina Cup, and one menswear retailer says shorts can be dressed up easily.

The North Coast teen who has became an ice hockey star

premium_icon The North Coast teen who has became an ice hockey star

FAST and physical, Samantha Brophy set to continue her role in the Australian National Ice Hockey U18 Women’s team.

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