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March 3, 2021

Big year for local netball

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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

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Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

The BBNA U/14 representative side. Photo supplied

Brooke Wade, secretary

Brunswick Byron Netball Association has had one of its most successful seasons on the courts and at the association level.

Our representative teams who went away to both state and state age championships. Our U/17s were undefeated champions in division three against some very strong teams; the U/13s remained undefeated as well in their division four giving them the winners title; while our U/14s played some incredibly tough games to gain the runners up title in division four.

Our U/15s overcame numerous injuries and some fierce competition to come fifth in their division four pool.

2018 marked the first year that we have run our Umpire Training program that included multiple theory training sessions targeting both our new umpires and those who have umpired in years before.

For the first time we began rewarding our umpires by implementing a payment system, which has driven our umpires to improve resulting in a record number of four umpires gaining their National C badge (Alice Guye, Amy Ross, Tysharna Puni and Della Hamilton-Knight) and our first-ever umpire receiving her National B (Kelly West).

Our association is incredibly proud of all our players and umpires and looks forward to welcoming everyone in 2019.

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