August 22, 2012
Federal Member for Page Janelle Saffin has congratulated a Ballina junior netball team and nine outstanding individual athletes after they received grants from the Australian Government’s Local Sporting Champions program.
“Sporting achievements and events are on people’s minds, following so close on the heels of the London Olympics and our exciting performances there and with the London Paralympics only a week away, it is a good time to recognise our up-and-coming athletes from across the electorate,” she said.
“Ballina Netball Association’s 12-years representative side used their $3000 team grant to help with the costs of competing in their first NSW State Age Championships at Gosford recently.
“Coach Elizabeth Shaw reports that her charges finished a creditable 16th against teams from much larger netball associations and had a great experience.
“Team members included Charlotte Cornwell, Georgi Fettell, Ashleigh Glenn, Tara Meaney, Samantha Meredith, Lucy Miles, Charlee Mitchell, Mayha Nowlan and Olivia Peak.”
Ms Saffin again thanked her Local Sporting Champions expert judging panel of SBS football analyst and former Socceroo Craig Foster, Southern Cross University lecturer and sports commentator Dr Dave Arthur, champion canoeist Ros Lawrence and Daily Examiner sports editor Patrick Allen.
May 19, 2012
Maclean High School student Nirvarna Makings from Iluka will head to Adelaide next week to compete at the International Schoolgirls Netball Challenge (25th May-1st June).
Nirvarna is a member of the Australian 16/U Schoolgirls Netball Team. She was selected in Perth in 2011 at the National Netball Championships where NSW State team btrught home the bronze medal.
At the International Games next week the team will come up against teams from New Zealand, Aotearoa Maori, Indigenous School Sport Australia, Pacific Rim Secondary Schools, Malaysia, NSW Ella-Duncan Team and Samoa.
If you would like to follow the International Schoolgirls Teams progress next week, log onto www.decd.sa.gov.au/sport/pages/intnetball
Nirvarna has not long returned from Tasmania where she played for the NSW 17/U State Team. The team were undefeated to bring home the Australian Gold Medal.
Nirvarna continues to travel to Sydney once a month to train at NSW Institute of Sport. She also trains 2-3 times a week at Raymond Laurie Sports Centre in Yamba.
Nirvarna and her family would like to thank friends, family and the community for their support. Iluka Netball Club Lower Clarence Netball Club Peter and Lorraine NCAS Coach- Tracey Robinson Staff at the Raymond Laurie Sports Centre, Yamba Physio/ Simon Ruse Personal Trainer/ Reagan, and training buddy/ Haley Netball NSW NSW Institute of Sport Maclean High School
November 25, 2009
Tweed Netball Association Inc has welcomed news of Tweed Shire Council’s approval of the Arkinstall Park Masterplan and Feasibility Study, which caters for the community’s regional sporting requirements until at least 2022.
President of the Tweed Netball Association Joanne Watters congratulated the council on the decision, which will give a boost to the already popular sport.
“We are delighted that grassroots netball will receive a boost with the commencement of works on the regional sporting facility at Arkinstall Park,” Ms Watters said.
“I believe that the upgrade of our facility will be attractive to both Netball Northern New South Wales and Netball Queensland and allow us to put our name in the hat to host a State event from either side of the border.”
August 10, 2009
Ballina RSL booked a place in the Far North Coast Premier League netball grand final with a 53-47 win over Clarence Coast in the major semi-final on Saturday.
Clarence Coast now will take on Casino Tatts for the chance for a grand final berth.
Casino Tatts beat a depleted Ballina Headlands, who took the to the court without reserves, 46-38 in the minor semi-final.
Clarence Coast will host the final against Casino Tatts on Saturday 15 August, 3.30pm start time at Goonellabah Indoor Leisure Centre.
This promises to be an exciting, well-contested games as both teams via for a grand final berth against RSL
The grand final will be at Goonellabah Indoor Leisure Centre on 22 August 2009
August 7, 2009
It’s semi-final time in Far North Coast Premier League netball.
After placings on the ladder changed several times throughout the completion and with 12 rounds of very closely contested netball games, standings are Ballina RSL first, Clarence Coast second, Ballina Headlands third and Casino Tatts fourth.
This Saturday Ballina RSL versus Clarence Coast in the major semi-final at the Goonellabah Indoor Centre at 3pm and Ballina Headlands versus Casino Tatts in the minor semi-final at Ballina Netball courts at 3pm.
Both these games will be closely contested as teams via for the opportunity to play in the Grand Final on Saturday 22 August.
March 23, 2009
The 2009 Far North Coast Annual Netball Camp will once again be held at Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre, Lennox Head.
Starting on Saturday 25 April at 1pm and concluding on Monday 27 April at 2.30pm, this three-day live-in camp will focus on netball skill development, fun games and camp activities for junior players aged 10 to 12 years old.
For $200, participants will receive three days accommodation, meals and a camp T-shirt.
This year the camp will incorporate a Coach Education Program where any new and developing netball coach can take the opportunity to actively participate in the program under the mentorship of the head coach.
August 31, 2008
Lismore Daleys defeated Ballina RSL 44-38 in yesterday’s grand final of the Far North Coast Premier Netball League competition.
The opening few minutes saw a goal for goal contest between Lismore Daleys and Ballina RSL by the first quarter Lismore forged ahead to lead 14-8 and in the second quarter advanced this to a 10-goal lead.
Ballina, with a positional change at half-time, held their ground and by the final whistle narrowed the margin to six.
There were outstanding players in both teams but the award for most valued player of the grand final went to Nikki Krause, goal shooter for Lismore, who held her team together when the pressure was mounted by Ballina.
August 24, 2008
Lismore Daleys once again found their winning form to defeat Clarence Coast 46-26 on Saturday in the final of the Far North Coast Premier Netball League.
Lismore were three goals ahead at the first-quarter break and from there went on to convincingly build on their lead and show the tactical skills that found them undefeated in the rounds.
Experience won over tenacity, with the Clarence Coast team fiercely contesting every ball and their enthusiasm unrelenting.
In the true spirit of sport Clarence recognised Lismore as the better team on the day and wished them best of luck for next week’s grand final.
August 17, 2008
Ballina RSL have ended Lismore Daleys’ unbeaten run in Premier Netball League Far North Coast and have won the right to host the grand final.
In a major upset, Ballina beat Daleys 35-31 in the major semi-final.
In the minor semi-final, Clarence Coast ended Casino Tatts’ season with a 47-35 win.
Regional co-ordinator Leslie Kirk said Ballina RSL came out with all players firing.
August 11, 2008
Lismore Daleys 51 defeated Byron 2481 24
Ballina RSL 51 defeated Grafton DEX 24
Clarence Coast 49 defeated Casino Tatts 47
What an exciting finish to the Far North Coast Premier Netball League competition.
Lismore Daleys finished undefeated and outright minor premiers, displaying in their game against Byron 2481 an on-court resolve that sets them apart in attack and defence.
Byron 2481 in their best performance of the season showed that they have improved greatly in this strong competition, with coach Jo O’Connor very proud of the young team.