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Ballina RSL offers a huge 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
SANDFLIES MEN’S BOWLING CLUB
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.
SMALL BORE RIFLE CLUB
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.
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.
MARINE MODELER’S CLUB
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.