SOFTBALL’S BACK: Far North Coast Softball will recommence on Friday, 31/1/20 and Saturday, 1/2/20. Smoke & Wash-out rounds will be played Sunday, 1/3/20. Photo shows Jakira Toniello crosses third base on the way to getting home in Far North Coast softball at Albert Park, Lismore. Photo: Ursula Bentley@CapturedAus
SOFTBALL’S BACK: Far North Coast Softball will recommence on Friday, 31/1/20 and Saturday, 1/2/20. Smoke & Wash-out rounds will be played Sunday, 1/3/20. Photo shows Jakira Toniello crosses third base on the way to getting home in Far North Coast softball at Albert Park, Lismore. Photo: Ursula Bentley@CapturedAus

The sport news you need to know

Badminton

LISMORE SOUTHERN CROSS BADMINTON CLUB

New members welcome on Thursday and Sunday from 7pm, 1 Military Rd, Southern Cross University K on court in P Block, contact the club’s Facebook page for more information.

Cycling

BALLINA BICYCLE CLUB

The BBC is holding an Individual Time Trial at their Empire Vale course on Saturday February 1. The course covers a circuit from Empire Vale to Wardell and back, 2 laps. 24km. Registration at 2pm for race start at 2:30pm and all participants need to possess a current Cycling Australia racing licence. Cost $15 to race. Refreshments after race at Henry Rous Tavern, Ballina. The BBC welcomes new members of any racing level. More information check out www.ballinabicycleclub.com.au

BYRON BAY CYCLE CLUB

Saturday Social Ride February 1, The recent rides have headed north and west so this week the bunch will head south … sort of. The ride will be venturing around through the small village of Clunes with coffee at Harvest. The ride will depart the Byron Bay Clocktower at 6am to avoid the heat. Please bring along a little food and water. Visitors and guests are welcome to join the ride. More info check the club page on Facebook.

Disc Golf

The Northern Rivers Disc Golf league days run the first Saturday of every month at Bicentennial Gardens Disc Golf Park. The park course has nine baskets, nine permanent tee pads and signs for each hole. New members are always welcome and if you have ever wanted to know more about his exhilarating sport, call 0403 131 268.

Gymnastics

The Lismore PCYC has announced registration is now open for its new Gymnastics program.

Thursday programs will start on the 13th February 2020. 4pm – 5pm (5yrs – 7ys), 5pm – 6pm (8yrs – 9yrs) and 6pm – 7pm (10yrs – 12yrs). To register please contact our Activities team on 02 6621 6276.

Soccer

FOOTBALL FAR NORTH COAST

Northern NSW Football is hosting two Community Coaching Courses for all coaches who wish to develop their skills. The courses are designed to provide coaches with training sessions to help players develop and apply their functional game skills.

Skill Training Certificate (for coaching players aged 9 to 13 years) on Saturday February 8, 9am – 3pm at Byron Bay Recreation Grounds. To register https://bit.ly/38zy79B.

Game Training Certificate (for coaching players aged 13 to 17 years), Sunday February 9, 9am – 3pm, Byron Bay Recreation Grounds to register https://bit.ly/2RNlscj

Softball

FAR NORTH COAST

Softball will recommence on Friday and Saturday.

Smoke and washout rounds will be played Sunday January 3.

Surfing

Evans Head surfer Zack McMahon managed a respectable fourth place in the Red Bull Airborne Qualifier at Maroubra Beach on January 28.

Evans was beaten to the podium by winner Dakoda Walters from Angourie, Ben Penny from Manly in second place and Joel Vaughan from Bateau Bay in third.

However he finished ahead of French surfer Theo Julitte and the Gold Coast’s Jay Occhilupo.

Swimming

LISMORE DIGGERS

The RSL Diggers Swimming Club Carnival will return to the region and be hosted by the Lismore RSL Sub-branch next month.

Club representative Theresa Jacobson said the carnival will be held at the Lismore Memorial Baths on February 15 and all RSL members are welcome to compete.

“This is a handicap carnival so everyone has different starting times,” she said.

“Our club has been going since 1950 and we always welcome new members.”

Jacobson said the main events include the 50m and 30m freestyle.

Lismore Diggers Swimming Club has weekly events at the Lismore Memorial Baths on Sundays from 9am to 10am.

For more information come down on Sunday’s between 9am and 10.30am Lismore Memorial or via Facebook.