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Lennox Head All Girls Surfriders

The All Girls Surfriders Club is a female-surfer club that meets once a month for competition. It’s a great way to improve your skills and meet other girls who love surfing. Divisions include: Junior Beginner, Senior Beginner, Division 1, 2 and 3 and Longboard.

Following registration, beginner and intermediate club members are invited to attend a free surf awareness and competition tips session, starting at 9.30, until 11am.

You will need: to be a paid up member for 2013; your own surfboard; to be able to swim; to be independent in the water; to be able to stand on board (even if just briefly); and to be able to get to and from club rounds (location varies each month from Broken Head to Evans Head).

Sign on: Sunday February 17

Where: Lennox Head, meet opposite Lennox Point Hotel

Time: 8.30–10.30am

Contact: Georgia Laddin 0411 889 543 or Berenice Roberts 0413 814 708





Woodlawn Netball

Woodlawn Netball Club welcomes players (including non-Woodlawn students) into Intermediate and Senior Divisions. Registration forms can be collected from Student Services Office at school as well as being available at sign-on. Completed forms and fees can be given to Mrs Melino at school or handed in on sign-on day. All completed forms and payment must be received by Monday February 11. Coaches and umpires are also needed so please contact us if you are able to assist with either of these duties.

Sign on: Saturday February 9

Where: Lismore Netball Association Clubhouse, Ballina Road, Lismore

Time: 12noon to 2pm

Contact: Debbie Melino on 6621 9547 (AH) or 0421 630 803, or Lesley Jordan on 0405 159 392.



Ballina Netball Association

The Ballina Netball Association has teams in a range of ages.

Sign on: Saturday March 2

Where: Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

Time: 10am to 1pm


Sign on: Saturday March 9

Where: Ballina Netball Courts, Owen Street Ballina

Time: 10am to 1pm


Contact: www.ballina.netball.asn.au




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 9 and 16

Where: Rab Jones Oval Elizabeth Street, Murwillumbah

Time: 11am–1pm

Contact: Carol Robinson 0438 135 898



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.




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 9 and 16

Where: Brunswick Sports Fields

Time: 9am–12noon

Contact: Sue 6685 0252 or Sandra 6677 1480




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



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 Sundays. 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 10

Where: Schultz Oval, Bangalow

Time: 2–5pm

Contact: Stuart 0433 198 205



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 underway but more are needed.

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


Sign on: February 9

Where: Byron Rec Ground

Time: 12noon

Contact: Paul 0422 827 925 or www.byronbayrugby.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 9 and 16

Where: Park Hotel’s Garden Bistro – Suffolk Park

Time: 9–11.30am

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



Mega Swim

The highly successful Mega Swim School has been in business for more than 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.

Contact: 0410 501 230



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/co-ordinators 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 & Girls Monday 3.30–4.30pm (11/2)

Years 4–6 Boys & Girls Wednesday 3.30–4.30pm (13/2)

High School Monday 5–6.00 (11/2)

Men Wednesday 6.30–7.30

Women Social Thursday 6–7.00

Contact: Michelle 0406 764 816



Lennox Head Dolphins

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 16 & 23

Where: Williams Reserve, Lennox Head

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



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.

Sign on: February 16 and 23

Where: Bangalow Sports Fields

Time: 2–4pm

Contact: Dave Phillips 0412 080 614



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. Because of 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

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