Athletic Success

Maclean High School student Rhiannah Woods recently returned from the NSW Combined High Schools Athletic Championships, where she threw a personal best 11.23 metres (previously 10.97) to win the bronze medal in the 14 years age group. When asked what she put her success down to, she answered: “Tom!” Woods said she would continue to “train hard next year and improve” enough to compete at state level in the three throws events: shot put, javelin and discuss. The winning throw at the ...

Social Ten Pin Final

Image Caption: Grand final champions, Split Happens. Images: Contributed Lynne Mowbray The Bowlo Sports and Leisure Yamba have just held their social ten pin bowling competition which was won by “Split Happens”.| The weekly competition which is run over an eight week season is more about having fun than serious competition. The three teams at the top of the ladder (Split Happens, Nath’s Auto and Handymen) had tied going into the grand final, with Split Happens and Nath’s Auto ...

Croquet fever hits the Clarence Valley

In what appears to be an emerging sport in the Clarence, Lawrence Golf and Recreation Club hosted a croquet sign-on and registration day last week. Despite it being one of the most uncomfortable days of the year, the day went very well. Thirty knot winds, aside the twenty eight intrepid croquet players battled on to see some remarkable shots, considering the gale force winds. The Lawrence Golf and Recreation Club will host the croquet as a sub-committee of the main organisation. Acco...

2017 Lower Clarence primary schools tennis champs

Last week saw the completion of the 9th Annual Lower Clarence NRMA/See Breeze Primary Schools Tennis Champs conducted at the Ryan Park Tennis Complex Maclean. Nine schools competed for the prestigious NRMA/See Breeze trophy with top seeds Yamba Primary proving victorious over No.2 seeds Harwood Primary by 5 sets to 1 and so completing back to back titles. Yamba player Sammy Hayman said that they were keen to do a repeat and equal the record of St James Primary as the only schools to win ...

LCNA 2017 grand final results

Division 4: Maclean Devils 19 d Maclean Shooting Stars 5. Player of the grand final Sarah O’Hearn. Division 3: Iluka Red Devils 27 d Breakers Starburst 22. Player of the grand final Emily Cok. Division 2: Breakers Hotshots 31 d Iluka Fusion 25. Player of the grand final Molly McLeod. Division 1A: Breakers Washouts 17 d Iluka Vixons 13. Player of the grand final Amy Imeson. Division 1: Maclean Bottom Pub 31 d Breakers Big Red 30. Player of the grand final Alex Anderson Bylos. 2017 ...

Clarence Coast Magpies Junior Rugby League grand finalists

  It was a thrilling grand final for the U10's with the scores even throughout the game until the Clarence Coast Magpies snatched victory in the last minute with Antwone Quinlin Randal going in for his second try of the match. Clarence Coast Magpies 22 d Kyogle 18. It was a strong game played by our U11's team which saw them leading at half time by 22 points (Magpies 28 Grafton 6). Both teams scored a number of tries in the second half, with the finals score Magpies 46 d Grafton ...

Invincible ghosts rule

The Grafton Ghosts have taken out the Group 2 Premiership grand final against the South Grafton Rebels 30/12, at the Frank McGuren Field, in Grafton on Sunday. Congratulations to Ghosts captain/coach Danny Wicks and his team on claiming the Group 2 Premiership for the 2017 season, undefeated. Images: Joy & Barry Campbell

Walters stomps a win

Angourie surfer Dakoda Walters won the U16 division of the 2017 Billabong Parko Grom Stomp at the Sunshine Coast, Queensland on Sunday September 3. Walters won a final that was regarded by organisers as “a super heat boasting four of the best junior surfers in Australia” Walters defeated, in order, Toi Tanaka (Palm Beach, QLD), Ethan Stokes (Coffs Harbour, NSW) and Thomas Carvalho (Coolangatta, QLD). “All went blow for blow in what was a very close final, with only a handful of ...

Yamba Men’s Bowls – Clarence River District bowlers do it again

The Zone One President’s Reserve Triples Championship was contested at East Lismore Bowling Club on Saturday with the Yamba team of Dave Atkinson, Paul Conley and Alan Turnbull representing the Clarence River District. The game against the Ballina RSL team proved a tough affair with neither team mastering the conditions but the Yamba trio slowly gained an advantage through steady bowling. The Ballina team picked up a four midway through the match which gave them some momentum but the ...

CRDWBA annual meeting

The Clarence River District WBA held its annual meeting at the Grafton District Services club on Monday August 21 with delegates from the seven clubs attending. District president Alma Bowling welcomed everyone and invited them to morning tea after which president Alma thanked her committee and the various club presidents for their support throughout her first year as president saying it was greatly appreciated. Vice presidents Jeannette Axon and Carolyn Newman then presented outgoing ...