Coaching courses

For those coaches interested in developing their coaching skills in the off season there are junior license, youth license and goalkeeping courses being run by FFNC. The Club will pay for coaches to attend these sessions so you just need to enrol and then let us know so we can pay the fees. Juniors license is appropriate for coaches from age groups 8 and up and is the first step in the community coaching pathway although coaches of younger age groups are more than welcome to attend.

  • October – 12th + 13th October – Junior Licence
  • October – 19th + 20th & 26th + 27th – Youth Licence
  • November – 2nd + 3rd – Goalkeepers certificate/licence

All courses will be conducted at Bangalow Sports Fields. Please register using the links below:

Don't forget to contact the Club once you've registered so we can pay your registration fees!

Young Ram off to FFA National Championships

Young Ram off to FFA National Championships

Many hours of hard work and training has paid of for one of Byron Bay FCs rising stars, Ethan Archer. Ethan has been selected to represent Northern NSW Football at the upcoming FFA national youth championships in the 13 boys country team. Ethan first started with Byron in the under 6s and has always had a great passion for the game, now playing in our 14 1st division team.

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12-16s Junior Presentation is on 16 September

The Junior Presentation for competitive teams will be on Monday evening 16 September at the Park Hotel. We will be providing drinks and there will be a special meal offering for club patrons of a $10 meal - either beef, chicken or a vegetarian burger meal will be available plus the usual fare on offer at the bistro.

There will be two time slots so that the players can socalise a bit: 6-7pm Grade 12 - 14s teams 7-8pm Grade 15 - 16s teams

I realise this is not ideal timing with year 11 exams and year 12 completion week but we'd really like to encourage all of our 16s team players to come along as for many this will be their last year in the junior ranks. This group of players has been a very large and committed bunch since the under 6s and have always been great ambassadors for our club so we'd like to recognise and acknowledge their contribution on the night.

Hope you can join us.

FFNC 2013 awards

Congratulations to the following recipients of the major FFNC awards as handed out on Saturday night at our 50th.

Dedication to Football Award

Vlad Knaus Byron Bay

Men's Fifth Division Golden Boot

James Preston - with 23 goals


Sebastian Bell - with 28 goals

Fair Play Award

First/Second Division

Premier Men Team of the Year

Brad Robinson - Lismore Thistles Max Hospers - Lismore Thistles Max Toovey - Lismore Thistles Shaun Packham - Byron Bay Eamon Banks - Alstonville Kurt Walker - Lismore Workers Darren Beardow - Lismore Thistles Joel Rudgley - Bangalow Jonathon See - Rovers Dean Casey - Casino Sebastian Bell - Byron Bay

Byron Bay FC to celebrate its golden anniversary

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[/northernstar]FOOTBALL heroes from now and yesteryear are invited to help Byron Bay FC celebrate 50 years of football. The club is busy collecting memories to assist the commemorations. Photographs of games, teams and memorable events are all sought, while a special Team of Distinction, featuring past great players is also being compiled.

Club president Richard Ray said the project had taken on a life of its own and captured participants' imaginations.

"If you had told me about this 12 months ago, maybe I would not have been so interested," he said.

"The more I have got into it, the more I am excited about it.

"I think these projects give people a sense of history, the value of the club and how it has evolved.

Various images from the club's past have already been collected, with several people already contributing photos and other items.

The scheme will be marked by a celebration day on Saturday, August 31.

A gala ball to mark the occasion is planned, with the announcement of the nominated team of the last half-century

"I am more excited for the people around the club who have had a chance to reconnect with the club. They are the ones who have embraced it most enthusiastically," Ray said.

"It is great to recognize the work people have put in over the years. It is important to show that what you put into a club like ours, you get back."

Anyone who can assist should email Richard at or visit

Other news regarding the 50th Gala Event »

Upcoming Coaching courses

Below are the links for coaching courses scheduled for the months of October & November:

  • October – 12th + 13th October – Junior Licence
  • October – 19th + 20th & 26th + 27th – Youth Licence
  • November – 2nd + 3rd – Goalkeeper’s certificate/licence

All courses will be conducted at Bangalow Sports Fields.

We encourage clubs to circulate this information on to ALL coaches and parents, noting that registrations MUST be made per the respective link below.



Please direct any enquiries to FFNC Technical Director Victor Stokes / Mob: 0412 678 071 Email:

Tickets selling fast - Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Heart

Tickets are selling fast for the much-anticipated pre-season A-League match between Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Heart in Lismore at Oakes Oval on Sunday, August 25. Both teams are full of quality players with the Melbourne Heart side featuring football legend Harry Kewell while the Brisbane Roar have two of the league’s leading players in Thomas Broich and Besart Berisha.

A variety of ticketing options are available for the match.

Members of the public are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Match kick-off is at 2.30pm. Gates open at 12.30pm.

Go to to obtain further information about ticketing and to purchase your tickets online.

a half-century on the ball


Byron Bay’s largest sporting club is celebrating 50 years of football in Byron Shire with a gala event on August 31st. Football had humble beginnings in Byron, with games played at the Byron Youth Club from 1963 and Byron players sometimes joining Mullumbimby.

Byron Prems c1985A committee got together in 1970 and The Byron Bay Soccer Club was born.

With the establishment of its own identity, football in Byron grew quickly, and the Club soon had teams competing in grades from under 7′s to under 14′s in the fledgling Summerland Competition.

The senior side kicked off in 1978, playing in the Tweed-Byron competition – and Byron won the competition in its first year!

The Club is keen to fill in the gaps in its long and colourful history and is keen to hear from people who have been involved over the years.

Photographs of games, teams and social events are of particular interest and may be included in written history to be presented to the Byron Historical society and the local library on completion.

Circa 1970

If you can help please contact