Ballina Touch News

SEMIS FINALS TONITE Has Been Postponed to Next Week

Due to Wet Weather and Wet Playing Fields.

Seniors Summer Comp Semi Finals has been postponed until next Wednesday
there fore all Finals Series Matches has been reschedule one week back

Finals Series New Dates are as follow

* Semi Finals Wed 29th March 2017

** Preliminary Finals Wed 5th April

*** GRAND FINALS Wed 12th Aprilmore

Seniors Summer Comp 2016-17 Final Series Drop-Off Procedures


Senior Summer Comp SEMI FINALS DRAW 22/03/17


Ballina Touch Assoc to host the NSW All Schools Touch Harvey Norman Series 2017

Ballina Touch Assoc will again host the Year 9/10 All Schools Touch on Thurs 30th March 2017 and Year 7/8 All Schools on Thurs 7th September 2017.
We need Referees and Volunteers for the day ,for further inquiries
please contact Allan Kirchen on 0423149353 or email us on ballinatouch2@gmail.commore

Round 6 Washed Out Game Tonite 15/03/17 has been CALLED OFF

Due to Wet Weather ,Round 6 Wash Out Game Tonite has been Called OFF

Next Week Semi Finals Draw 22/03/17 will be up soonmore

Wash Out Game Round 6 to be played on 15/03/2017

Round 6 Washed Out Games will now be played next week 15/03/2017
please remind all your players that will be the last round of the competition.

and the new Finals Series will commence the week after

Finals Series new dates as follow

Semi Finals Wed 22nd March 2017
Preliminary Finals Wed 29th March 2017
Grand Finals Wed 5th April 2017more


Ballina Touch Association is seeking Referees and Volunteers for the upcoming Independent-Christians School Touch Carnival to be held at Saunders Oval ,Ballina on Thursday 9th March 2017.
Referees will be paid for the day ,we need help in the canteen and a selectors during this carnival ,if you can help out please contact us
Allan Kirchen on 0421349353 or email kirchen72@gmail.commore

News Alert !!!

Attention to all Players ,Teams and Spectators:

As for Ballina Touch Assoc C.O.E Summer Comp 2016-17 and beyond ,Please take note we will not Accept Referee, Players or Spectators Intimidations. BTA has a strict code of conduct and ZERO TOLERANCE !!!

Any Players or Teams Found Guilty will face severe Suspension and Or Eliminated from the Competition.more

Seniors Summer Competition 2016-17 Christmas Break

On Behalf of BTA commitee we wish all players ,parents and volunteers a Merry Christmas and a Safe New Year.

Important Dates to Remember
14-12-16 to 31-01-17 *Christmas Break*

Round 12 will resume 01-02-17
Round 17 08-03-17

No New Players Registration after Round 12 1-2-17
5 Games Finals Eligibilty

Finals Series

S/Finals 22-03-17
Finals 29-03-17
G/Finals 05-04-17more

Ballina Touch Association Level 1 Referees Course


Cherry Street Sports Membership Cards Ready

Cherry Street Sports Membership Cards Ready

As part of being the major sponsor of Ballina Touch, Cherry Street Sports provide all players over the age of 18 free membership to their club. Membership cards are now ready for collection at Cherry Street Sports. So head on down and show your support for the major sponsor of our club.more

BALLINA OPEN MIX 2016 State Cup Representative Team

Ballina Touch Association is pleased to announce the 2016 Open Mixed State Cup Representative Team

Congradulations to the following Players....


Eddy Boston (Coach)
Janine McCarthy (Manager)more

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

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

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



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

State Cup 2016 Open Division Meeting :


Ballina Open Mens 2016 State Cup

All players interested in playing rep for the Open Mens Team at State Cup need to fill out the online EOI form below.

For any queries please contact Ben Robinson (coach) on 0458 076 907, or

(copy & paste link)

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 Cupmore

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 Womens Open Senior State Cup Rep 2016

Ballina Open Womens Team -Is calling out for Expression of Interest to Represent Ballina at the upcoming Senior State Cup in Dec this year.For Potential and Interested players please contact Anne Drinkwater by 28th August
Further Information regarding Trials and Training will follow
Anne Drinkwater -Ballina Open Womens Coachmore

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 by Friday 12 August 2016. If you have any questions please call Scott on 0427003190.more

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

NSW Northern Eagles Expression of interest to trial for the National Touch League (NTL)


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


NSW Northern Eagles Expression of interest to trial for 2017 Junior Regional Championships (JRC)


*Cherry Street Sports Membership*

Ballina Touch members would currently be receiving renewal notices for their Cherry Street Sports membership.
Important info at MORE.....more

Former Ballina BullSharks Player Troy Nichols makes the Queensland 30s Mens Team


AGM - new date 26th April 2016

Ballina Touch Association will now be holding their Annual General Meeting on the 26th April 2016.
All members and any interested parties are welcome!
All positions will be declared vacant.
The AGM starts at 7pm with the monthly meeting to follow.more

Ballina Touch Assoc to host the 2016 Regional Catholic Secondary School Diocesan Touch Championships


Ballina Touch Association Winter Comp 2016



Please welcome - Rebecca Herbert & Eddy Boston as Tournament Director`s of the Ballina Senior Competition.
The Club still needs a person or person`s to fill Peter Randle`s position as the Referees Director. This positions MUST BE FILLED.more

Ballina Touch Continues Tough Stance

The Ballina Touch Association in co-operation with our referees will continue its tough stance on referee intimidation. For the full story go to more ->


Ballina Touch Sponsorship Opportunity

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


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.
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.


Referee Abuse is NOT ON

Referees train like players, they have a huge responsibility like players, they are coached and analysed like players, they are passionate like players and they fight for honour and positions like players. Yet despite all of this, in any sport, we never hesitate to abuse referees and it seems that `sport rage' is becoming common terminology for our behaviour. In saying this it is a timely reminder for us all to think about our behaviour so that we all can enjoy our sport. Click on more for the full story -->


New Major Sponsor

Ballina Touch has attracted Cherry Street Sports Club to be a major sponsor of the club and beyond. Clickmore

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 support 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

Peter Randle Life Membership

Peter Randle has been awarded Life Membership of the Ballina Touch Association. Full story at more ->more
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Notice Board


Just a Reminder to everyone that the GRAND FINALS have been moved back to Wednesday 5th April 2017 ,Ballina Touch committee wishes all the players and referees good luck in the upcoming Finals Series and we thank you for playing in this great mighty club of ours GO the BULLSHARKS.

FINALS SERIES FORMAT will be as follow

Semi Finals Wed  * 22nd March 2017 *

Preliminary Finals * Wed 29th March 2017 *

Grand Finals * Wed 5th April 2017 *

No Ground Duty will be Required for all the Semi Finals and Grand Finals 
However any disputes or protest for all Finals Series Games must be lodge to me no later than 24hrs Please contact Eddy, Directors of Competition on or 0411327156

Drop Off Procedures for the Finals Series will be used when a tied game has occurred. Please visit our website below or a few copies will be available on the noticeboard at the BTA canteen



Winter will commence a few weeks after the Summer Competition Information and dates will be announce soon to nominate a team please Email the following...


Team Names:

Catergory: Open Mixed Social (How ever a proposed Winter Comp All Catergories and a Youth League maybe available)

Conatct Number and Email:

A 1 Nominated Referee if desired:

A Team List of Players :

You can also nominate as an Individual so we can help you get into a team ..


Team Nominations are now Open please email us on

or contact Competitions Director 

Eddy Boston 0411327156