Junior News and Events

Bruce's generosity knows no limits

Ballina Touch has honoured one of its favourite sons - the late Bruce "Poppa" Gallaher - in its clubhouse by installing his famed No. 10 playing strip as a permanent tribute.more

Ballina Touch AGM 2017 Date Change

The Ballina Touch AGM 2017 will now be held on Monday the 24th April 2017 at the Clubhouse commencing at 7pm with the monthly meeting to follow.
All are welcome to attend.more

Ballina Junior Touch - Conditions of Entry

Welcome to our 2016-2017 Friday night junior touch competition. Please read these conditions carefully and keep this document as a handy reference for contacts, dates and competition information.more


Just a reminder to ALL players and/or parents to please check your and/or your child's touch shoes for any sharp edges before going on the field as they can cause considerable damage to other players if they happen to come in contact on the field.Players found with spikes, screw in studs, or slip on shoes will not be permitted to play and asked to leave the field.
Thank You
Ballina Touchmore


Field map for the Friday night Comp.more

Canteen Duty

A reminder to all teams in the junior competition that you will be required to perform canteen duty sometime during the season. - only once!more


Click on more-> to download a copy of the Rules of Touchmore

Representative Bull Shark Team announcements

Selected Team lists now available under Representative News and Information. Congratulations to all players and their families. Note the lists are not appearing on mobile devices and only on computers. We are trying to resolve the problem.more


Sport rage is any violence, bad language, abuse and general bad behaviour by players, coaches, officials or spectators. Sport rage reduces the enjoyment of our sport, risks member safety and harms the reputation of our club. Click on more-> to find what YOU should do.more


Please be aware that NSW Health - Tobacco Compliance Officers will now be issuing fines to people found smoking at sporting events.
Smoking has been banned at sport venues in spectator areas since 7 January 2013 under the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000.
Club members and spectators are still saying that they are not aware of the new regulation and have not been advised by their club.
Unfortunately this excuse will not prevent the individual from receiving a fine.

The fine for smoking at a sporting event is $550 to the individual smoker.more


The Junior Touch Season starts again this Friday and we need referees. The competition has grown yet again with a record number of teams entered. All qualified referees from last season that are returning this year are requested to let Jarred know ASAP of your availability this week and next. Please send an email to Jarred on jarredroberts93@hotmail.com Or message him on 0467531845 ASAPmore

Men's U20 State Cup

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected in the Mens U20s
Jake Eyre, Jonnie Kirchen, Jess Thamm, Tom McEvoy, Chris Sanders, Nick Watson, Declan Campey, Brad Janson, Kenny Tran, Liam McClintock, Billy Dwane, Bryson Larsen, William Hickling and Liam Green. Shadow - Angus Spenser
Joanne Green is the managermore

Girls U18 Side for Junior State Cup

Congratulations to the following players that have been selected in the Girls U18 side to attend the Junior State Cup in February 2017.

Marley Baker, Katie Byrnes, Carly Campbell, Saskia Dyer, Tarni Fay, Katelyn Grimmett, Mikayla Hofmeyer, Lara Hynes, Georgia Lee, Shana Povey-Hyatt, Naomi Robinson, Mia Russell, Lucy Turner, Hannah Watts.more

Women's U20 Side for State Cup

Congratulations to the following players that have been selected in the Women's U20 side to attend the State Cup in December.

Lauren Amos, Marley Baker, Katie Byrnes, Saskia Dyer, Tarni Fay, Katelyn Grimmett, Brooke Hofmeyer, Mikayla Hofmeyer, Lara Hynes, Georgia Lee, Shana Povey-Hyatt, Naomi Robinson, Lucy Turner, Hannah Watts. Shadow - Mia Russell.more


Bull Shark Representative Team Trials

Trials for the Ballina Touch Representative Teams will be held Sunday 16 and 23 of October. Please see "more" for detailed information.more

Girls U18 Bull Sharks Representative Team Trials

Trials for the U18 year girls team to attend the NSW Junior State Cup in February 2017 will be held on Sunday 18 and Sunday 25 September 2016 at Saunders Oval from 3.00pm - 5.00pm. Any player that wants to be considered for selection but cannot attend one or both trials should contact the coach, Scott Turner, on 0427003190.more

Trials for the men's U20 side - State Cup

Trials for the men's U20 side to attend the NSW State Cup in December 2016 will be held on Saturday 17 Sept 3.00 to 5.00 and Sunday 25 Sept 3.00 to 5.00 at Saunders Oval. Any player wishing to be considered for the team will need to attend on these dates. If you are interested in playing but cannot attend one or both of the trials, please contact the co-coach Bradley Eyre, 0419622824.more

Bull Shark U12 Girls, U12 Boys, U14 Boys Development Training Sessions

Damien, Beau and Trent are holding development training sessions for any players interested in trialing for the Bull Shark representative teams to attend the 2017 NSW Junior State Cup.more

Congratulations to Junior Bull Shark Representative Team Coaches

Ballina Touch is pleased to announce coaches that have been appointed to the Junior Bull Shark teams for the 2017 NSW Junior state cup. Please click on "Representative News and Info" for more information.more

Ballina Touch Field Flag Sponsorship - Last Chance

Ballina Touch are finalising our field flags for the upcoming season. We have one last sponsorship opportunity available. If you are looking for an opportunity to promote your business, what better way than having your logo on one of our field flags. But hurry, there is only one sponsorship left! Call Scott on 0427003190 to discuss and be quick!more

Ballina Touch Senior Representative Teams Coaching Appointments

Ballina Touch is pleased to announce the following appointments to our senior representative teams for the 2016 State Cup.more

Women's U20 Trials for State Cup

Trials for the women's U20 side to attend the NSW State Cup in December 2016 will be held on Sunday 28 August and Sunday 4 September at Saunders Oval from 4.00pm - 5.30pm. Any player wishing to be considered for the team should attend on these dates. If you are interested in playing but cannot attend one or both of the trials, please contact the coach, Scott Turner, on 0427 003190.more

Ballina Touch Junior Superleague

There was insufficient interest to run a Ballina Touch Junior Superleague in 2016. We will revisit the idea in 2017. Ballina Touch encourages all interested players to come to representative trials and use the opportunity to challenge and develop your skills. For all players 14 years and older consider playing in the senior competition on Wednesday nights to further develop your touch experience.more

Ballina Touch Junior Rep Team Official Nominations

Ballina Touch is calling for nominations from all people interested in coach, assistant coach, manager or being a supervising parent for teams to attend the NSW Junior State Cup February 17-19 2017. We are seeking team officials for U10 through to U18 boys and girls teams.more

Team Officials Wanted for Senior State Cup

Ballina Touch is calling for nominations for team officials for our senior representative sides to attend the 2016 State Cup in Port Macquarie. Applications should be made on the attached form to the Director Coaching Scott Turner. Please e-mail your application to bullsharkscoach@gmail.com by Friday 12 August 2016. If you have any questions please call Scott on 0427003190.more

Level 1 Referees Course

Those wanting to do the Level 1 Referees Course will now need to register with NSW Touch as well as complete the Online Part of the course.
Important information for registration......READ CAREFULLYmore

Poppa Bruce Honoured

Ballina Touch Association honoured one of its most respected and certainly its eldest players last week - 82-year-old Bruce Gallagher.more

Northern Eagles Region Touch

Northern Eagles Region Touch - New Policy and Procedures for NTLs and Junior Regional Championshipsmore

Ballina Touch Junior Super League

Ballina Touch Association would like to run a new competition for elite juniors for players eligible for the U14 through to U18 year competitions (born 1999 to 2004). Before proceeding we need to know the level of interest in the touch community to gauge the size of competition and our capacity to organize the event. Please complete a short survey to let us know if you would like to be involved.more

Ballina Junior Touch Wraps Up Another Season

Ballina Touch Juniors wrapped up the 2015-2016 season on Friday with the playing of 14 Grand Finals in the Under 12 to Under 18 Divisions. In a wet and miserable week, conditions for the finals were better than expected at the home of Touch, Saunders Oval. For the full story of Grand Final night go to more-more

Bull Shark Success for Northern Eagles Touch Selections

The following players have been selected to represent Northern Eagles at the NSW Regional titles in Parkes in April.
14 Girls: Kitty Aho, Brooke Hofmeyer and Tess Gilmour
16 Girls: Mikayla Hofmeyer and Lily Patston
18 Girls: Saskia Dyer and Georgia Lee
14 Boys: Hamish McClintoch, Flynn Whitney, Kodie O’Connor, Brayden Nelson, Jesse Gallagher
18 Boys: Jake Eyre and Jonnie Kirchen
In addition Scottmore


Field Layout for Junior Touch - Fridays


Ballina Touch Sponsorship Opportunity

Become a part of the fastest growing sporting club in the region and receive unprecedented exposure for your business.more


FOOTY FIT AUSTRALIA- FITNESS ACADEMY PROGRAM offers Junior players from Touch Football, Rugby League, Soccer, Netball, Hockey, Athletics pre-season skills and development in areas such as Speed and Agility, Strength training, Skills and Technique development, Nutrition and Goal Setting. Open to ages 8 -16years.more

Working With Children

A ‘Working with children’ check must be completed by the adult contact for each team and submitted to Administration. The NSW Government has recently changed the way these checks are administered. The check must now be completed on-line via the Roads and Maritime Services website - please use the following link:more

U20 Girls Rep Team to attend NSW State Cup

Ballina Touch is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for our up and coming female Touch players. If you turn 14 years before 2 December and are interested in seriously improving your Touch, learning heaps, having lots of fun and being a part of a great club weekend, come and give U20s at NSW state cup a go.more

Calling for Team officials for 2016 Junior Representative Season

Ballina Touch Association is calling for nominations from people interested in assisting organisation and delivery of the 2016 junior touch representative season. Please see "Representative News and Info" for more info.more

Map of fields for Friday Nights

Map of the fields can be downloaded and printed out for later use.more

Ballina Touch Bullsharks Hoodies

As some of you know the club has been working on designs for new uniforms including off field gear. This is part of the next step in the club’s goal of raising the profile of the club at representative level and encouraging more players to have ago at representative Touch.more

Representative News & Info

Representative News & Information will now be posted under the
Representative News & Info TAB on the top menu.more

Jetts Ballina Gym Supporting Ballina Touch Referees

Ballina Touch Association would like to thank Jetts Ballina Gym for the support they have given to our referees this season.
If you didn't know Jetts have supported our referees at both Senior and Junior State Cups and that's up till now.
Members if you are into fitness let's show our support and check out Jetts Ballina Gym
Thanks again Jettsmore
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