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2017 Open Evening

The 2017 season is almost here and it is shaping up to be a great season!more

2016 AFLNRJ Women in Football Dinner

Friday 12th of August 6pm @ Beach Byron Baymore

Footy Web App and Sponsorsmore

2016 Sign On & Open Day Dates



AFLNRJ Women in Football Luncheon

Friday 7th of August 12 - 3pm
With guest speakers Kate Lundy and Gabrielle Trainor.
At Italian on the Pacific opposite Main Beach Byron Bay.more

Like our Facebook page

Don't forget to like our Facebook page.

We will be posting all club info on the page and a few pics over the course of the season.more

Sign on day 2015

Ballina Bombers junior AFL sign on will be held on Saturday February 7th at Saunders Oval, Ballina from 1pm - 3pm.
Gold Coast Suns players will be there, so come down and have a kick with them and sign up with the Mighty Ballina Bombers!!more

2013 League Best and Fairest

Well done to our Bombers players Jeremy Jago (U14) and Blake Kernaghan (U12) for taking home Leagues Best and Fairest for their age groups.more


Congratulations to the Under 14s winning the 2013 Grand Final!!! Final scores were Ballina 14 6 78 Byron 6 16 52more

Roast and Toast - Relay for Life

John Woods, Life Member of the Club is recovering from cancer. He has been influential in our senior club history, is a former President and Club-man. There will be a charity night at the Ballina RSL on August 31 and all proceeds will go to Relay For Life.
Entertainment will be provided by Jules Parker, singer, and partner to Craig Ross (Lucky).
Tickets are available from the Ballina RSL.more

Semi Finals

Congratulations to both U12s and U14s in winning their matches on the weekend!! That means the U12s play next weekend against Tweed for a spot in the Grand Final and the U14s get a weeks break as they are straight through to the Grand Final. Well done everyone. There are photos in the gallery of the day.more

Round 9 Change in venue

Due to the wet weather recently and Fripp Oval being closed, round 9 U10 and U12 Ballina v Tweed Coast will be played at Round Mountain Pottsville, the same place we played at in round 2.more

Round 7 Changed Venue

Round 7 games this weekend has changed venue to Stan Thompson Oval, Brunswick Heads.more

Congratulations Jeremy!

A huge congratulations to our very own Ballina Bombers player Jeremy Jago for being selected in U14 Stingrays Development Squad. Jeremy was one of only two players selected from the Northern Rivers.more

Mothers Day Raffle

Tickets will be available from this weeks home game and will be drawn at our next home game on 26th May.more

First Game of the Season

This weekend will be our first game of the season, with round 1 being a bye. We are playing against Tweed Coast @ Round Mountain, Pottsville. Good luck and have fun :)

Go Bombers!!more

Meet & Greet

Welcome day has been decided. I hope to see you all there

When: Thursday 28th March 2013
Where: Fripp Oval, Canal St Ballina
Time: 5:30pmmore

AFL Community Sign On Day

AFL Northern Rivers Juniors have been fortunate enough to have over 20 Gold Coast SUNS players actively participate in the afternoon’s activities. The players will be highly interactive with kids and families performing football skills as well as offering expertise, autographs and photos. Click 'more' for details.more

Coaching Courses

Below are the details of Junior & Youth/Senior coaching courses. All coaches who do not have a current Level 1 accreditation will need to attend, this will be the only opportunity to become accredited for the 2013 season.
Those that need to do the update course will have more information soon.
Click 'more' for time and dates.more

Under 14's Training

Training for U/14's will start on Tuesaday 19th Feb 4:30-5:30pm. Then every Tuesday and Thursday 4:30-5:30pm. Bring football boots and runners with you.more

Planning Meeting

When: Friday 15th Febuary 2013
Where: Ramada, Ballina
Time: 6pmmore

NAB AFL Auskick

Ballina JAFC will be running Auskick this year on Tuesday and Fridays starting next week.

Start Date: 19/02/2013

Finish Date: 09/04/2013

Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Where: Fripp Oval - Canal Street, Ballina

visit to register onlinemore

Registration/sign on day again this Sunday

Yes it's that time of year again already!!

When: Sunday 10th February 2013. 4 to 5 pm
Where:Fripp Oval. Ballina.

Who:All ages groups: 5 to 14 year olds.

Round 1 commences 7th April 2013more

AGM 9th Feb 2013

AGM will be held on the 9th February 2013 at 3.30pm.

Where : The Kingston Room - Ramada Ballina.

Nominations being accepted for the following positions:-

Club Registrar
Aus kick co-ordinator
Fund Raising Co-ordinator
Sponsorship Co-ordinator

contact Paul (66874149) or Joanne (66878117)more

Ballina Bombers U14 PREMIERS

The Ballina Bombers Under 14 team came away with the ultimate trophy today at Oakes Oval.
In a hard fought game that was very close, the boys stood tall and showed why they had not been defeated all year.more


Congratulations to WILL BAINBRIDGE for winning the Northern Rivers AFL Under 12's BEST & FAIREST award. Congratulations also to JORDAN MCNALLY, Runner Up!
Well done to both these boys - these are not just Ballina Club awards but for the whole League. It shows that both these boys have played consistantly fantastic games throughout the whole season.more

Coach of the Year!

Congratulations to Andrew Rogers (Co Coach of Ballina Under 12 team) on being awarded the Northern Rivers Junior AFL's 'COACH OF THE YEAR'.
Andrew was selected from all age groups and teams within the Northern Rivers League and is a very worthy winner!more


Well done to the Under 12 team on their great win today!more

Sunday 2nd September 9 and 10 year old teams Gala Day

Under 9/10 Cluster Games
9.00am – 10.15am – Stan Thompson Oval, Brunswick Headsmore


Friday 31st will be the last Auskick session for 2012.
Normal skills session/training from 5.30-6.30pm, followed by 'awards ceremony'.
We will finish the evening with a sausage sizzle/bbq.more

Results from Sunday 26th August

Well done to the Ballina Under 14's team on their win in yesterdays final against Brunswick Heads. The boys now get a weekend off before playing in The Grand Final at Oakes Oval on Sunday 9th September.

The Under 12's team will play a knock out final this Sunday 2nd September -at Brunswick Heads, against Tweed Coast at 10.30am, for a spot in the Grand Final - GOOD LUCK from everyone!more

Under 12's and Under 14's teams to play in Finals this weekend

Congratulations to both sides on their fantastic home and away seasons.
The Under 14 team finished on top of the ladder - winning every game!
The Under 12 side finished second on the ladder after a very consistant season.

Both Ballina teams will play this Sunday at Schultz Oval, Bangalow.

11.00AM Under 12's - BYRON BAY V BALLINA


Suns V GWS game at Metricon

Wow - what a great time we all had watching The Gold Coast Suns in their historic first win at Metricon Stadium last night!more

Sunday 12th August Game at Queen Elizabeth Park. Casino

Games this weekend are as follows:
9 year olds asnd 10 year olds are playing Casino Lions at 10am
Under 12’s are playing Casino Lions at 11.15am
Under 14’s have a BYE

All games are to be played at Queen Elizabeth Park. Casino.more

Sunday 5th August Games

Games for all age groups – 9 – 10 12 and 14’s this Sunday 5th August are to be played at John Rabjones Oval, Murwillumbah
Venue Address:
Elizabeth Street
Please see your email for directions or use Google.
Families on orange supply duty and jumper washing afer the games are:

9 – Farrelly
10 – Ward
12 – Parmenter
14 – Haydonmore

Sunday 29th July 2012

The 9 year old , U12 and U14 teams all have a bye round this Sunday - no games to be played.
The 9 year old team playing The Lismore Swans at Mortimer Oval Lismore. Please be there for by 9am for 9.30 start.
Check your email account for more details.more

Games for 9/10 yr olds, U12 and U14 THIS SUNDAY – 22th July

Stan Thompson Oval – Brunswick Heads (Turn right at the BH Bowling Club on the way into town)
Rosters are as follows:

Oranges and Jumper washing

9 – Cheong

10- Allen (Rex)

12 –Rogers


Aus kick - for 5 – 6 - 7 and 8 year olds - resumes on Friday 20th July. The Back packs have finally arrived and will be distributed on the night.


Ballina V's Byron

Games times as usual!more

No Games over the holidays

There are no games played over the next two weekends.

Our next game is on Sunday 15th July at Fripp Oval.

The U9 and 10 teams will re start Friday night training on 13th July.

U12 and U14 teams will be notified by respective coaches as to training over the holidays.more

No Aus Kick on Friday 29th June

There will be no Auskick at Fripp oval on Friday 29th June or Friday 6th July due to the school holidays.more

Sunday 24th June Games At Fripp Oval

Games this week are against Lismore Swans.
Rosters are as follows:-more

Games this Sunday to be played as scheduled

We will be playing Pottsville Tigers 17th June at Fripp Oval. Ballina.

Please see you email for canteen and orange/jumper washing rosters.

Game times are as usual. Please be at the ground 30minutes prior to game start time.more

Fripp Oval CLOSED - No Aus Kick or training 15/06

Fripp oval is CLOSED due to the huge volume of rain received.
There will be no Auskick or U9 / U10 training Friday 15th June 2012.more


Thunder and lightening means no Aus kick tonight unfortunately.more

Aus Kick is on TONIGHT 8TH jUNE

5 and 6 year olds and 7 and 8 year olds are doing Aus kick tonight.
No training for U9 and U10 teams.

No games this weekend due to it being a long weekend!more

U9 - U10 and U12 Games for Sunday 3rd June are CANCELLED

All games this weekend have been CANCELLED.
Please ignore any previous information in regards to the games being played in Casino.more

Friday Night Aus Kick & training CANCELLED

1st June 2012. Aus Kick for 5 and 6 year olds and Under 8's will not proceed this evening due to ground conditions and the weather forecast.
Tonight's training session for U9's and U'10's is also cancelled.more

Rosters and Venues for round 6 - 27th May 2012

This weekend sees our teams in separate venues. The 9, 10 and U12 are playing Murwillumbah, whilst the Under14's are taking on The Byron Magpies. Game venues and roster details are:-more

Bye Weekend for 9, 10, U12 and U14 teams 20th May 2012

There is no Sunday football this weekend for Ballina teams. See you all next weekend.more

Club socks and shorts

Are finally here and will be available for purchase on Sunday,more

Sunday 13th May 2012 Games

All games this weekend will be played at Fripp oval.more

Sunday 6th May games BACK ON IN BANGALOW



There will be no football played this Sunday as all games have been cancelled due to wet weather.more

Sunday 29th April 2012 games

Are at Oakes Oval - Lismoremore

it’s finally here - the much anticipated first Friday night footy for our 5 – 6 – 7 and 8 year olds.

Friday 27th April – commencing at 5.30pm.
Fripp Oval - Ballina.more

Games this weekend ARE ON!

This Sunday's games (22nd April) have been moved from Fripp Oval Ballina TO ROUND MOUNTAIN. The grounds are north of Pottsville on the road to Cabarita. Times remain the same.more

New Venue for Training Friday 20th April - U9 U10 U12 U14

This weeks training has been rescheduled for Friday Night - 4pm till 5pm at Williams Reserve. Lennox Head (Next to the new Community Centre and Skate Park)more

First game for U9, U10, U12, U14

The first game for the year will be at Fripp Oval, Canal Road. Ballina on 22nd April 2012 against Tweed Coast Tigers.

Training times and Coaches details are as follows:-


Gold Coast Suns Team at Bombers First Sign On

Ballina High School, Sunday 5th of February, 1.00pm - 3.30pm


Ballina Bombers AGM/Planning Meeting

Monday the 30th of January at Fripp Oval from 7.00pm. All welcome! (please bring plate to share)


Let 2012 Begin!


U11, U13 & U15 Presentation Day

This Sunday 11th of September, Fripp Oval 1 - 3pm


Great GF win for the U13, and so very close for the U15

Well done to the Bomber U13 team who had a convincing win in the Grand Final for 2011, and to our U15 team who played their hearts out, but fell 1 goal short of victory.


U15 Preliminary Final at Bangalow Wednesday 31st August

Game starts at 7.30pm. Go Bombers!


Match Review

Check the section marked "Match Review" to see the brief article sent to the Advocate each week.


Raffle Winners

Congratulations to Brooke Cox (Hunter U11, Bray Auskick) for winning the "Romantic Night at the Ramada", to Rod for winning the $25 Milkshake Clothing Voucher, and to Ange Grimster (Tommy Auskick) for winning the Pram Rock t-shirt.

A huge thank you to our sponsors, Ramada Hotel & Suites Ballina, Pram Rock & Milkshake Clothing, and to Ange and Gen for the great work in selling the tickets.

We made $220 for the Bombers. A great effort all round.


Bombers' Draw for Rounds 1 - 4

Click here for a PDF, or printable, version of the Draw and Rosters


We play in the rain.

AFL is a winter sport, so it is often played in the rain.

The only way a game or an event will be cancelled is if it has been heavily raining for several days and the oval is closed, or if it there is thunder and lightning. Notification of a cancelled game or event will either be:

  1. via email,
  2. on the website ( => club websites => Ballina Bombers) or
  3. a text from your coach.

There is a possibility you may receive the message from all 3 sources.

So come prepared for mud and cold weather (at least we’re not in Victoria or worse still Tasmania).


Money in for new lights at Fripp Oval

Success in the Community Building Partnership Grant for $71,000 towards lights for Fripp Oval (thanks Don Page MP!)



Ballina Super 8s a Weekly Winner

Ballina NAB AFL Auskick Centre has been selected as the Round 21 Nominee for the 2010 NAB AFL Auskick Centre of the Year.more

Success in 2 Grants

Bombers get $5,200 from 2 grants to help us along.more
Mokai and Toby for the U10s

Ballina Bombers hit the big time at the Gabba

Check out the photos in "Photo Gallery" on the Northern Rivers Junior League main webpage.more

Game at the Gabba

Some lucky U8 and U10 Bombers get to play at the half time break when Brisbane Lions take on St. Kilda on Saturday July 10.more

Daley's Gourmet Meat Raffle for Lennox Relief

Congratulations to Matt Parmenter (Mokai's Dad U10) for winning the $20 voucher generously donated by Daley's Gourmet Meat. We raised $154 that will go directly to families affected by the tornado.more

Europcar offers Two U14 Scholarships

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Celebrating 10 years for the Ballina Bombers

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