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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.



Chairman: Keith Spearing

T: 02 6686 4302



Secretary Treasurer: Graham Brown

T: 02 6686 6370



Ballina RSL Sporting Clubs – Contact Information



President: Mark Newsham
T: 0408 647 245

Secretary: Colleen Carriage
T: 0457 641 431


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.




President: Adrian Leiper

Secretary: Tracey Smith
T: 0418 963 132


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.




President: Peter Fitness
T: 6629 8264
Secretary: Mike Marks
T: 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!





President: Ray Smith
T: 66869943


Sceretary: James Elliot-Smith
T: 0401 899 160

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.




President: Shaun Quinlan
T: 6687 8170
Secretary: Peter Coan


The Snooker Club hold competitions at the Ballina RSL Club. ​All competitions – names in by 4.30pm by direct registration on Challonge or phone/text to the organiser. Matches commence 5.30pm sharp.
Monday nights A&B Grade Tournament Snooker, Tuesday nights Social Handicap Snooker, Main & Repechage draws, Wednesday Nights Round Robin Snooker and Thursday nights Social Handicap Snooker, Main & Repechage draws. Casual games are open to new players wanting to join in.   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.




President: Nicci Carter
T: 0412 334 686
Secretary: Col Hodgkinson
T: 6686 3938

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.




President: Greg Davidson

T: 6686 4181 or 0412 757 653

Secretary: Col Hodgkinson
T: 6686 3938

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.




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