Magpies move nest to Yamba

At a committee meeting earlier this year it was said that the Lower Clarence Magpies Rugby League Club “needs to look to the future, not the past” – and a decision was made to shift the club’s home games to the Ngayundi Yamba Sports Complex. With a century of history behind the club and with much of that centred on the Maclean showground, it was always going to be a difficult decision to move from the traditional Maclean venue. There was a lot of sentiment to be absorbed ...

CRDWBA State Singles Championships

The Clarence River District Women's Bowling Association's State Singles Championships were held at Grafton District Services WBC from May 9-18, with 23 ladies competing. The first two rounds were played on Tuesday May 9 with closely fought games in the first round and several of the second-round games decided on the final bowl with only one point the difference The quarter finals and semi-finals were played on Thursday May 11 with once again close matches in the quarter finals and two ...

South Grafton Men’s Bowls

Wednesday 17th May: Men's social bowls afternoon. Three games of triples and one of pairs were played out in pleasant temperatures under a cloudy sky. Rink 1: M Andrews, G Taylor and L Bond d W Powell, T Newsome and D Andrews 24-13. Rink 2: C Roger, S Weber and B Kowal drew with A Rose, T Latter and G Mallison 25-all. Rink 3: D James, J Gaddy and L Perrett d B Kenny, J Flaherty and L Flaherty 24-6. Rink 4: L Andrew and W Peterson d K Fitzsimmons and M Revell 19-11. Winning rink: 3 - D ...

Grafton to inverell cycle classic

ABOVE: New Zealand cyclist Keagan Girdlestone came close to death in June last year after being critically injured in a cycling accident in Italy. Keagan’s amazing recovery allowed him to take part in this year’s gruelling Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic, finishing 55th out of over 300 competitors. LEFT: Cyclists head out of Grafton on the Gwydir Highway at the start of their gruelling ride to Inverell on Saturday.

Precious points

Angourie surfer Dan Ross has finished fourth at the 2017 Alley Classic, the first of three contests that decide Queensland’s champion, over the weekend. The former world championship tour surfer made the most of the “silky hollow and walling sections at a rainy and overcast Currumbin Alley”, finishing behind Queenslanders, James Woods, Tim Macdonald and Mitch Parkinson. Each of the finalists gained precious QCC series rating points that will go towards their pursuit of a Queensland ...

Annual polocrosse carnival in Grafton

The Grafton Polocross Club annual carnival is anticipated to draw competitors and spectators from across the state and beyond. The carnival kicks off at 8am May 27 at Hawthorne Park, South Grafton, with competition held over two big days. A bar and canteen is available throughout the weekend, and spectators can come along and watch for free. Dogs are not allowed at the event. The flagship event for the Grafton club is expected to draw entries from throughout NSW and QLD.

Eighty years of greens, whites and bowls

The Yamba Woman’s Bowling Club held its 80th anniversary dinner on Wednesday April 26 – the very date of the first ever meeting in 1937. About 80 guests attended.  On 26th April 1937, a meeting was called to form the Yamba Women’s Bowling Club (YWBC), in attendance were: Mesdames Duggan, Ford, Eades, Wallace, Russell, Thompson and Laman and Misses Newell and Morehead. Mrs Brown was not in attendance, but was on the committee that was formed. President was Mrs Thompson, secretary ...

Yamba swimmers bag World medals

The World Masters Games is the largest multi-sport event in the world. In terms of athlete numbers, it is bigger in scale than even the Olympics. The curtain has come down on World Masters Games 2017, with the International Masters Games Association declaring the Auckland Games "the best-ever." Chief Executive Jennah Wootten was thrilled that all the hard work that went into planning and preparation over four years paid off in the delivery of an outstanding World Masters Games experience ...

CRDWBA 2017 pennant presentation

The Clarence River District Women's Bowling Association held its annual pennant presentation at the Grafton District Services Club on Tuesday May 4 with 90 members from the seven member clubs and Clarence River District paying tribute to their club's representatives. This year's pennant season was prolonged by several washed out rounds having to be played at the end of the season to reach a result with the presentation day having to be delayed by three weeks Grade 2 pennants went to Yamba ...