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Aside from our three Bowls Clubs and fabulous greens at the Ballina RSL Bowling Club, Ballina RSL offers a hugh variety of sporting opportunities for all Club members. For further information on any of these, please contact the appropriate representative.
Ballina RSL Sporting Clubs – Contact Information
Michael Gray. Phone 6681 9581 or Home 6686 0463
The Men’s Bowling Club organises games three times per week – Tuesday for Men’s Triples (12.30pm start, mufti, self-select), Fridays for Mixed Pairs (12.30pm start, mufti, self-select) and on Saturdays for Mixed Triples (12.30pm start, club selected, mufti). On self-select days, single entries are also welcome. For a game, add your name to the Nomination Sheets in the Club or ring 6686 6205 before 10.30 am on game day. A range of prizes is allocated for winners and losers, and a raffle is conducted on Tuesday and Saturday. Playing fee is $12 on Tuesdays and Fridays and $14 on Saturday, since afternoon tea is included.
Our Club is a very friendly one and we are always looking for new members. Free coaching is available for all new players. To arrange this, ring the Club on 6681 9580, leave your name and number, and one of our coaches will get back to you. The Club has sets of bowls you can borrow, at no cost, until you decide to buy your own.
Visiting bowlers are most welcome to join our members on bowling days.
Pam Gray Secretary 6686 0463 (Home) or enquire through the club 6681 9580
The Women’s Bowling Club meet on Thursday mornings from 9am. Play begins at 9.30am, club selected. Names in between 8am and 8.30am. Phone 6686 6205 on Thursdays when the bowls office is attended.(Bowls Hotline).
Green fees are $16.50 which includes lunch and tea/coffee. We have many visits from and with other clubs in our district during the year, making this sport a very social one. Visiting bowlers are welcome to play with us. New members are welcome and free coaching and a free set of bowls are provided while they last. Membership of the RSL is necessary.
The women are welcome to play on mixed days organised by the men on Fridays and Saturdays
Affiliation of Women’s Bowls NSW and Northern Rivers District is $83.75 which includes a club badge and name badge.
Col Pitman Phone 0450 432 833
The Sandflies Bowling Club play every Sunday from 9am (names in 8.15am). Cost of membership to the Sandflies is only $3 per year. The Club also participate in regular trips away with Inter-Club return visits to places such as Lismore, Lennox Head, Broadwater and Coraki. They often even organise trips to places as far afield as Brisbane. There is a definite strong social aspect to the Club. Special event charity days are often organised. Sandflies: Shirts & Creams.
Anna Ross-Konya 0474070070
The Fishing Club hold their monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Ballina RSL Club. Fishing times are announced at each of these meetings, however generally Estuary Fishing is from 2pm Saturday – 12 noon Sunday on the weekend before the meeting (BBQ lunch afterwards), and Deep Sea Fishing is held the Sunday after the meeting from daylight start till 1pm. Cost to join is only $20 for Ballina RSL Club Ltd members. Anyone is welcome to join including juniors (14 years+). An annual competition is held in the categories of Juniors, Ladies and Opens.
Graham Brown. Phone: 0411 592 290
The Golf Club meet every Sunday. Hit off time is from 6-7am. Most games are played at the Ballina course, with a few games held on away courses throughout the year. Membership is only $5 for Ballina RSL Club Ltd members. Women and juniors are welcome.
Edgar Monro. Phone 6686 5683, Mobile. 0409427765
The Air Rifle Club started in 1980. They meet twice a week, on Tuesday afternoons from 5.30-7pm and on Saturday mornings from 10am – noon. Membership is $5 per year. Members of the Air Rifle Club must also be members of the Ballina RSL Club Ltd and the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (SSAA). They must also hold a current firearms licence. All three cards must be shown prior to being allowed to shoot each session. The Club has approximately 50 registered members.
June Beresford 0419 492 139
The Summer Swimming Club meets every Sunday from 8am at the Olympic Pool in Ballina over the warmer months (October – Easter). The competition is run on a handicap basis which means you do not need to be an excellent swimmer, you just need to compete on a regular basis! Membership for the Summer season is only $5 for Ballina RSL Club Ltd members.
Greg Davidson 6686 4181 or 0412 757 653
The Winter Swimming Club meets every Sunday from 9am at Shaws Bay over the cooler months (Easter – October). They often play a social game of volleyball before the swims. Their affiliation with larger swimming organisations allows the Club to regularly compete in National Title competitions. Membership for the Winter season is only $5 for Ballina RSL Club Ltd members.
John Stoker. Phone 6686 4599
The Snooker Club hold competitions at the Ballina RSL Club every Tuesday night as well as Canal Rd Bowling Club every Wednesday night.Thursday nights casual games are also held at River St which are open to new players wanting to join in. Entries from 4.30pm, play commencing afterwards. The Snooker Club has an annual program of different competitions, such as Snooker Doubles, Billiard Championships, Handicaps Snooker and Handicaps Doubles. As part of the Far North Coast Snooker Association, they also participate in 7-8 major championships throughout the year. 1 year membership of the Snooker Club is only $5 for Ballina RSL Club Ltd members.
Mike Marks Phone 6681 6863
The Marine Modeller’s Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month from 9am – midday at Kingsford Smith Lake. Boats can be hired to little kids as well as to big kids of 70 years of age! Visitors are welcome to participate, however a $10 fee for membership is required after 3 Regatta Days. Come along for a great social day out!
Ballina RSL actively encourages sporting participation that helps keep our community healthy. Ballina RSL are also proud major sponsors of the following local sporting organisations: Ballina Soccer Club, East Tintenbar Cricket Club, Ballina Junior District Cricket Association, Ballina Basketball Association, Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League & North Coast Academy of Sport.