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.
November 26, 2011
The restaurant seated 103 sports fans, eager to hear of the successes and challenges faced by some of Australia’s most loved sports icons.
November 24, 2011
Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club is preparing for their 17th Masters Carnival to be held on Saturday November 26th, with the event honouring the late Con Asmussen.
Competitors participate in all surf lifesaving competition events including beach sprint and iron man, team events as well as the always popular dash for cash.
The Brunswick Masters is known for providing lots of excitement for spectators with plenty of thrills and spills in the traditionally challenging and unpredictable Brunswick surf.
This carnival attracts competitors from all over New South Wales and Queensland, all of them over 35 years old and many of them have been involved in surf life saving since they were young.
October 31, 2011
NSW’s best surf sports competitors battled it out for the title as NSW’s number one endurance athlete at the 2011 NSW Endurance Championships, held at Ocean Beach on Saturday.
Conditions were ideal for the Endurance Championships at Ocean Beach with a calm ocean and great weather throughout the event. For many, this was the first event of the season and provided athletes from all over NSW with a personal challenge as well as an opportunity to test their fitness in their chosen discipline against the leading competitors in NSW from U15s to over 50s.
This year the Championships attracted a record number of participants with over 400 entries received. The event was well supported by the masters competitors and also attracted some of Australia’s leading ironman and women, including Kellogg’s Nutri-grain competitors Tom Atkinson, Trent Martin, Tara Coleman and Amy Nurthen.
Open competitor Nathan Gray (Lennox Head) was biting at the heels of Nutri-grain competitors Tom Atkinson and Trent Martin, placing third in the Open Ironman and second in the Open Board. Josh Brown (Byron Bay) also looks to have retained his top form from last season, taking out the U15 Male Board and coming second in the Ironman.
October 22, 2011
The special three-course meal from Head Chef Gavin Hughes is the culmination of the Resort’s month-long support for Movember. Guests will be joined by six sports stars as they dine and enjoy an auction of money-can’t-buy prizes. Proceeds will go to the Movember charity to raise awareness for men’s health, including depression and prostate cancer.
October 19, 2011
This Friday 21 October to Sunday 23 October the best of the best Surf Life Saving NSW competitors from Under 15 to Opens will be descending on Wollongong Surf Leisure Centre and the Towradgi SLSC for the Surf Life Saving NSW High Performance Program.
Australian and State gold medalist Josh Brown (Byron Bay), Murray Thomas (Lennox Head) and Ela Heiniger (Byron Bay) have been selected to participate in the High Performance program.
The High Performance program will act as a train on squad for the NSW Interstate Team and assist the NSW Interstate athletes and their coaches win back the prestigious Interstate Title from the Queenslanders.
October 12, 2011
Far North Coast Branch future surf sport stars Hannah Sculley, Josh Brown, Ela Heiniger, Conor Moriarty and India Brown were busy in the final days of the school holidays at the NSW Talented Athletes Program (TAP) on the Sydney Northern Beaches.
The Talented Athlete Program exposes NSW’s leading U13-15 athletes from throughout NSW to the beginning of the Surf Life Saving NSW High Performance pathway.
Athletes who have been previously involved in this program have gone on to be selected in the NSW team and win Australian gold medals.
Far North Coast Ironman Josh Brown found the program very useful.
“The last few days has given me a greater understanding of the surf better, I learnt more about sport psychology and have met new friends. I have got a lot out of it,” he said.
Chris Parker, Surf Life Saving NSW Surf Sports Manager, said the program is important to ensure the future of Surf Sports in NSW.
August 24, 2011
As we prepare for summer and those lazy weekends spent at the beach with friends and family, spare a thought for those who make it all possible – the surf lifesavers who give up their time, and sometimes even risk their lives, to make our beaches safer, happier, family-friendly places.
Nikon Australia and Surf Life Saving are urging people on the Far North Coast to nominate a local surf lifesaver for a chance to be named the first ever Nikon Clubbie of the Year.
July 15, 2011
Council contractors are reinforcing the sandbag walls to protect the Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park and Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club, as high tides continue to cause erosion along Kingscliff Beach.
Construction of the double sandbag walls in front of the two facilities began today and is expected to take about a week, to provide temporary protection against extremely rare and destructive ocean conditions, Council’s Director of Community and Natural Resources, David Oxenham, said.
June 29, 2011
Those in surf life saving who were lucky enough to meet and work with this true gentleman throughout his long life will join me in extending our deepest and most sincere sympathies to Con’s family and friends.