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It’s that time of year again when everyone dusts off their shoes, bats, ball, shorts and whatever else gets you through your sport season. Many clubs are beginning to have their sign-on days and today as well as next Friday we are publishing details of sign-ons in the four shires (Ballina, Byron, Lismore and Tweed). To make the next edition, email your club’s sign-on details to [email protected]


Bangalow RFC

2013 will be a massive year for Bangalow Rugby. For the first time the Club will be fielding a first-grade team – The Eastern Rebels – and a second-grade team. At the junior level, Bangalow is continuing its growth path of recent years and is looking for new players in every age group from under-seven upwards.

The Club has also affiliated with the Southern Districts Rebels Rugby in Sydney, providing a potential pathway for outstanding players all the way from touch footy at under-seven to professional senior rugby.

Sign on: February 16 and 23

Where: Bangalow Sports Fields

Time: 2–4pm

Contact: Dave Phillips – 0412 080 614



Lennox Head Dolphins

The Lennox Head Dolphins Junior Rugby League Club provides the local community the opportunity to involve their children in a safe, fun and active family environment. There is an idea that Rugby League is too rough; however, this is simply not the case in Lennox Head. All Dolphins coaches are trained, qualified and committed to the safety and fair play of the children.

If you have a child aged 5–16 who would like to be a part of our Club, make sure you don’t miss the Dolphins’ sign-on days. New players require a birth certificate.

Sign on: February 9, 16, 23

Where: Williams Reserve, Lennox Head

Contact: Nicky – 0432 623 977 or Mark – 0421 194 886



Ocean Shores Basketball

Welcome to the 2013 season. We provide skills training and games for beginners to experienced players, kinder to adults. Local legend Ray Ellis provides his vast knowledge to teach our ‘up-and-comings’, current and correct techniques and skills. We are seeking coaches/coordinators and committee members. Start week commencing 11 February 2013. Just turn up to register when you start playing.

Sign on: On the day

Where: Ocean Shores Public School

Time: Kinder–Year 3 boys and girls Monday 3.30–4.30 (11/2)

Years 4–6 boys and girls Wednesday 3.30–4.30 (13/2)

High school Monday 5–6 (11/2)

Men Wednesday 6.30–7.30

Women Social Thursday 6–7

Contact: Michelle 0406 764 816



Mega Swim

The highly successful Mega Swim School has been in business for over 15 years. Owner operator Meg Amauchi has recently won the Swim Australia Teacher Course Presenter Award of Excellence and will be presenting the baby and toddler teacher course on Feb 23. For advice, professional and current swimming or teaching needs, contact Mega Swim: 0410 501 230.



Circus Arts Byron Bay

Come along for a day of family fun when Circus Arts Byron Bay opens its doors on Saturday. There will be the opportunity to come and try a circus class for ages one through to 15 years plus the chance for all ages to really challenge yourself and take off our eight-metre platform and swing high above the ground on our high-flying trapeze. For those seriously addicted to trapeze, you can take part in our flying trapeze class and try to make the catch for a truly exhilarating experience guaranteed to have you walking on air for hours afterwards. All classes on the day are half price and earlybird term discounts are available on the day for Term One, which starts on Monday February 4.

Sign on: February 2 and 4

Where: 17 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay

Time: from 9am

Contact: 6685 6566, www.circusarts.com.au




Byron Bay Football

A big turnout is expected for Byron Bay FC’s junior sign-on as the shire’s largest club shares its passion for football and the Byron Bay community. From recreational dribblers to aspiring internationals, the club welcomes players of all ages, genders, abilities and ambitions. This year, BBFC will be expanding its coaching and development programs with mentoring and coaching from premier division players.

With the move to online registration, Byron Bay FC is streamlining its sign-on – and making it much more comfortable. This year’s sign-on will be held in the pleasant surrounds of the Park Hotel’s garden bistro.

Pre-season training for junior competitive grades (12–17 years) starts Thursday February 7 (5–7pm), with fitness training and a kickabout. New players are always welcome!

Sign on: February 2, 9 and 16

Where: Park Hotel’s Garden Bistro – Suffolk Park

Time: 9–11.30am

Contact: www.byronbayfc.com.au or [email protected]




Byron Bay Rugby Union

President’s Cup winners Byron Bay Rugby Union are ready for 2013 and it promises to be an exciting and challenging year for BBRUFC. Success in winning the 2012 President’s Cup has led to promotion to the top division. Recruitment of players, coaching staff and assistants is well under way but more are needed.

Players can be assured of the support of our loyal and enthusiastic band of supporters. GO THE BAY.

Sign on: February 9

Where: Byron Rec Ground

Time: 12noon

Contact: Paul – 0422 827 925 or www.byronbayrugby.com.au



Red Devils Training

The Byron Bay Red Devils Rugby League Club will commence pre-season training on Tuesday February 5 at Red Devil Park. Training will be at 6pm Tuesdays and Thursdays under the supervision of coaches Scott Sattler and Nathan Cross. The Club will be fielding three sides including 1st Grade Reserves and under-18s. All players new and old will be made welcome. Go The Bay.

Sign on: February 5 and 7

Where: Red Devil Park, Byron Bay

Time: 6pm





Byron Bay Junior AFL

Byron Bay Junior AFL (Byron Magpies) offer children aged from five to thirteen (as at 1 January) their first opportunity to join the excitement of a football club environment and a fun sport.

AFL Junior allows players to experience a variety of positions on the ground from full back to full forward. Rules of matches are modified so children can continue to develop their skills in an enjoyable, safe atmosphere. We encourage boys and girls to come along and have fun while learning new skills in a team environment.

Training is Wednesday afternoons at Bangalow Schultz Oval and match days are played on a Sunday. Whether you know how to play AFL or not, our coaches will show you how, so come along to the sign-on days and meet the club officials, who can answer any of your questions.

Sign on: February 3 and 10

Where: Schultz Oval, Bangalow

Time: 2–5pm

Contact: Stuart 0433 198 205




Brunswick Valley Billygoats

The Brunswick Valley Billygoats welcome all present players back for 2013 together with newcomers wishing to taste rugby. The Billygoats are a friendly family club and would like to field teams from under-8s to under-17 s. Modified rules are played in the younger groups to enhance skills and increase fun. Bring your mates to sign on and either join a team or start your own team.

Sign on: February 8 and 15

Where: Brunswick Sports Fields

Time: 5pm

Contact: 0404 771 031


Brunswick Heads Junior Soccer Club

Brunswick Heads Junior Soccer Club is for boys and girls five to 16 years. Join the fun – learn and develop skills in a safe enjoyable environment.


Sign on: February 2, 9 and 16

Where: Brunswick Sports Fields

Time: 9am–12noon

Contact: Sue 6685 0252 or Sandra 6677 1480


Bangalow Bluedogs

The Bangalow Bluedogs Soccer Club welcomes returning and new members to join us for our 2013 season! It’s exciting times with both the men’s and women’s senior teams competing in the FFNC Premier League and our junior teams growing and developing. Be a part of a family-focused club that develops players and promotes success and sportsmanship. See you at sign-on!


Sign on: February 5 (seniors), 6 and 9 (juniors)

Where: Bangalow Sports Grounds

Time: Feb 5, 5–7pm; Feb 6, 4–6pm; Feb 9, 8–11am.

Contact: www.bangalowbluedogs.com.au


Mullumbimby Hockey Club

Mullumbimby Hockey Club is taking registration throughout February for the 2013 season, which begins Friday April 5. We are always looking for more hockey players in our great club – men and women, especially juniors, coaches and goalies! We offer dual registration with Far North Coast and this has been very successful for many years with many of our players playing both the Tweed Border and Far North Coast competitions.

With the many fantastic players in our club, we have many representing our association and our state every year, and last year was no exception. Out of nineteen Mullum players (men and women) who represented our association, seven went on to represent at state level at the national titles, with one Mullum rep even coaching a state side.

We take our hockey seriously while having a huge amount of fun! Training starts in March. Whether you are super serious or want some fun while getting fit – or both – we are the hockey club for you.


Sign on: February

Contact: Abel 0421 439 927 or Kath 0417 427 963


Murwillumbah Vulcan Australian Football Club

The Murwillumbah Vulcan Australian Football Club was formed in November 2009 and is about to embark on its fourth season of competition in the AFL Northern Rivers Junior League. The Vulcans would love to see some new team players and members! So if there are some mad AFL supporters out there who would like to be involved locally please contact us soon. Come along and have a kick as well as meeting the coach, president and other committee members. There will be a sausage sizzle and complimentary drinks to all who sign up. We look forward to seeing you there. Vulcans On Fire!

Sign on: February 2, 9 and 16

Where: Rab Jones Oval Elizabeth Street, Murwillumbah

Time: 11am–1pm

Contact: Carol Robinson 0438 135 898


Sailability Northern Rivers

We don’t have an official sign-on day because you can start on any club sailing day. We usually are on the second and fourth Sundays from 11am until 3pm. Due to the weather and a regatta we have changed to first and third Sunday for February only! We can take special groups on most days if prior notice is given. We teach sailing to disabled and able-bodied persons. New volunteers are most welcome. No prior sailing experience is required; we’ll teach you to sail and rig the boats.

Sign on: Second and fourth Sundays (first and third Sunday for February only)

Where: Dept Sport & Recreation Centre, Lake Ainsworth. Lennox Head

Time: 11am–3pm

Contact: 0415 664 521



Alstonville Pony Club

Our sign-on day for this year will be on Sunday. At this stage it will also be a rally day, so yes, you will need to bring your horses. If the rain sets in over the coming week we may have to have an unmounted rally day.

Sign on: February 3

Where: Alstonville Showground

Time 9am–1pm


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