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.
July 19, 2008
Ballina Tennis Club’s popular New Year tournament is set to become even more so.
The club is negotiating with sponsors in a bid to boost the prizemoney to a minimum of $12,000, lifting its rating to Tier 1.
At the moment the tournament is classed as Tier 3 (prizemoney of $6500 or below).
Club president John Whitty (pictured) believes that with a Tier 1 event offering minimum prizemoney of $12,000, the Ballina tournament would attract a whole new class of talented players.
June 26, 2008
There will be more than a touch of Wimbledon when Bangalow Tennis Club holds a fund-raising day on Sunday, July 6, from 2pm.
In true Wimbledon fashion, there will be strawberries and cream, washed down by champagne.
And all-white is the only fashion colour.
There will be tennis, too!
May 22, 2008
The Wardell Tennis Club is seeking new players for it next nightly competition.
All ages and abililities are catered for.
During the next couple of weeks social tennis will be played at 7pm at the courts next to the post office.
Any new players will be made most welcome. Cost to play is $2.
April 30, 2008
The Medibank Junior Development Series (JDS), the largest tennis tournament series for juniors in NSW, heads to Lismore this weekend.
Local junior tennis players will head to Lismore & District Tennis Association on Sunday May 4 to compete in the Lismore JDS event.
Encompassing over 80 round-robin tournaments throughout the year and an average of 100 participants at each event, the Medibank JDS provides junior players, particularly those in regional NSW, with an introduction to competition tennis and tournament play.
Players compete in age groups ranging from 10 years and under through to 21 years and under.