Girls Summer Soccer, Byron shire has it covered!

Girls Summer Soccer, Byron shire has it covered!

Although the winter soccer season is now done and dusted, the girls in Byron shire won't be hanging up their boots just yet! A variety of programs catering for players of all ages and skill levels are running over the summer to keep the girls kicking.

For the first time ever FFNC are introducing a female summer youth league competition, providing a great opportunity for the shire's rising youth stars to step up to the next level. With Byron Bay, Bangalow and Mullumbimby soccer clubs all entering teams in the competition, our shire is well represented in female participation.

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Reserves Triumph, Prems, deja vu!

Reserves Triumph, Prems, deja vu!

Last Saturday’s Football Far North Coast Premier League Grand Final turned out to be a replay of last year’s event right down to the final result!

The evening started out well for the Northern Hotel Rams, with the Reserve Grade boys taking to the muddy pitch determined to reverse 2014’s Grand Final loss to arch rival and Pointscore Champions, Richmond Rovers.

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Casino Royale ... this Sunday!

IT'S ON! Immediately after the Senior Presentation on Sunday, 27 September. The Presentation starts at 5pm (it's FREE) and the Casino kicks off at 7.30pm. Click the link below to get your tickets or call Menno on 0431 096 027.

Put on your best black & white finery and join us

Sunday 27 September from 7.30pm

for an evening of glamour & fun at the Great Northern

Admission of $60 includes a drink, scrumptious canapés and gambling chips that you can use at the blackjack, roulette & craps tables

It's all in fun (It’s only play money)

The chips are not redeemable for cash, but you can use them to bid for some amazing prizes.

Everyone is welcome!

or call Menno on 0431 096 027

AGM this Saturday 11 October from 5pm

AGM this Saturday 11 October from 5pm

This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Park Hotel, Suffolk Park this Saturday, October 11 from 5pm. As a volunteer group, BBFC depends on the active support of our community to keep our players playing. Now more than ever, we need our members and supporters to step up and get involved ...

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get wild, get fit, get strong, have some fun!


Women’s football is back in Byron Bay in 2014 Byron Bay FC has a new direction a new coaching team and a new commitment to women’s football from youth (10s and up) right through to our top senior team.

This year, we hope to have two senior womens teams ... a competitive squad that will contest the 2nd Division in the FFNC competition and 4th div team with an emphasis on fun!

To get things started, all girls/womens teams will train together on Wednesday afternoons from 5.30 at the Byron Bay Rec Ground.

Come on down and check it out ...


Byron Bay FC better than ever!

Byron Bay FC better than ever!

After a hugely successful 2013 season, Byron’s biggest sporting club, Byron Bay FC hits the ground running for 2014 with sign-ons and pre-season training beginning in early February. BBFC is a family oriented club with teams for players from five to fifty-five (and older!), beginners to guns — girls, boys, men and women. The whole family can play!

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The women kick off in 2014

We ended last year with a Wednesday evening fitness and training session run by Fitness and Skills Coach, Herick Schuenemann, and we will be re-commencing this on Wednesday 29 January at the Byron Bay Rec Grounds from 5:30-7:00pm. It is open to all ages and all standards so please, dust of your boots (or trainers if you are just determining interest and/or just want to run off a bit of that festive cheer) and join us for what have been great fun sessions.

This training will also start to formulate the squad for the pre-season McMillan Cup tournament so if that sounds like you, please join us for a run.

We are also supported in this by a young French National player, Delphine, who is in Byron on her way to play professionally in the USA, so come and test your skills with one of the world's best.

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more information

If you require any further information please contact me, John McKay at or on 0407650371 (after Jan 25th).

Byron Bay FC Women's Football 2014

Welcome to Byron Bay Women's Football for 2014. We are planning on having a huge year across all the ages, girls youth; 12-16's, plus the re-introduction of Women's open age teams.

We will be known collectively as the 'Byron Bay Wildcats', with each team being a Wildcat of choice under the main banner.

We aim to integrate all the teams through a particular game style and training regime so that there becomes a seamless movement between the teams, from the 12's to the open women’s.

In this we are being supported across all the ages by the Mens Premier team's fitness and body maintenance guru, Jeremy Sutton, a formidable skills coach, Herick Schuenemann who currently plays for the Champion Men's Premier team and the Head coach, Mark Donley, from the very successful Southport Women’s Club. Further each team set-up will ideally have a head coach, assistant coach, manager and a gear steward.

The Open Women will field two teams, the first in the lower divisions for those of you who have never played but want to give it a go, haven't played for sometime and want to start again, or just want to have some fun in a strong supportive, team environment. The proposed second team will be of a more competitive nature, which may take some time as we will be coming from a new base, and will strive for a higher division and results within that competition. Both teams will be supported by the youth teams throughout the year.

Along with the main yearly competition which starts at the end of March (date to be advised) we will enter an Open Women's team into the pre-season McMillan Cup (starts end of February) which may consist of a combination of both open age teams and some girls from the youth teams. If you are interested in playing in the Cup then read this post ... training for this will start in the beginning of February.

Additionally, we are strengthening our connections with past Byron Bay players and coaches, who are now with clubs farther afield, in a mentoring capacity, to not only improve our performances across the board and create a sustainable future for women's football but to create opportunities, football and otherwise, for you all to take advantage of in the future.

want to get involved?

We would love your involvement as a player, coach or administrator in building Byron Bay Women's Football into a powerhouse so please register your interest at or contact me, John McKay on 0407 650 371 (after Jan 25th) and please include where you see your skills being utilised.

Photos: SYL Friendly

Big kudos and thanks to Jonno and everyone involved in Friday's 'friendly'... Organisers, officials and players... a great turnout for a great club event... Never seen so many players smiling on the pitch! Welcome back Kaz!

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Photos: Senior Presentation

It's been dubbed "the best senior preso ever" ... congratulations to all the award winners! What an incredible season 2013 has been. A huge thank you to everyone - players, committee members, friends and family. Let's keep the spirit going! [mainpic]                Click any image to view the whole gallery / all images © Dogwhistle Creative[/mainpic]

Press: Byron Rams claim their first premiership win in seven years


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by Mark Robinson

A BLISTERING first-half performance from Byron Bay laid the platform for the Rams' first major premiership in seven years. Two goals from Sam Owens gave the Rams a 2-1 win over minor premiers Lismore Thistles in Football FNC men's premier division grand final.

The Rams attacked from the outset of Saturday night's contest with strikers James Tomlinson and Seb Bell carving holes in the Blues usually reliable defence.

It took just ten minutes before they scored their opening goal, with Bell beating his marker to dart along the byline and cross for Sam Owens to tap in at the far post.

The goal rattled Thistles and their usual cohesion went missing as they struggled to contain the waves of attacks from the Rams.

Blues custodian Brad Robertson had to make several vital saves, but just before half-time he was beaten again when Owens evaded the attention of two Thistles defenders to slip the ball past the advancing goalkeeper and into the net.

Shortly into the second half Thistles' hopes of a fightback were diminished with a red card for striker Nathan McCann.

This allowed Byron to control most of the game and while they didn't show the same attacking intent as the first half, they still played with more intensity.

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Press: Sam's the man for Byron Bay Rams after grand final triumph

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by Stuart Turner

LUCKILY for him, Sam Owens knows a thing or two about overseeing celebrations. The 25-year-old is the toast of his Byron Bay Rams side after scoring both goals in his team's 2-1 Football FNC men's premier division grand final triumph over Lismore Thistles.

Victory at Lismore's Oakes Oval secured the Rams their first flag since 2006 and was the perfect way to mark the club's 50th celebrations.

Owens, who manages the Lala Land nightclub in Byron Bay, said he was looking forward to the post-match festivities.

"I'll be having a drink out of the cup," he said.

"I came to the club after we won our last premiership.

I always wanted to win a senior premiership - I've been waiting a while for this.

"I'm over the moon."

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Good luck boys!


It's going to be a huge afternoon/evening of football tomorrow at Oakes Oval in Lismore! Following wins in both divisions last weekend against Rovers and Workers, the Prems and the Reserves face Lismore Thistles in a double double header. Best of luck boys!

4:30pm - Mens Premier Reserves v Lismore Thistles 6:30pm - Mens Premier League v Lismore Thistles

Junior Presentation Awards

The junior presentation was held on Monday night and it was a great chance for all the players to catch up and celebrate a successful season. Debby was on hand to take photos and she's already posted them up on the Club's Facebook page. A summary of award winners on the night is below:  

Junior coach of the year Brody Leeson
Female Junior Player of the year Tessa Simpson
Male Junior Player of the year Jayden Bambach
Junior Goalkeeper of the year Jeremy Dipple

12 Panthers

Most Improved Jacob Simpson and Max Knott
Team Player Judd Batson and Connor Whitelock
Outstanding Player Zakai Boutkan-Sparkes

13 Wildcats

Most Improved Piper Edmonds
Team Player Salem Edwards and Rainer Congdon
Outstanding Player Eva Salmon

14 Panthers

Most Improved James Coggins
Team Player Alex Kempnich
Outstanding Player Yarbirri Zillig-VanDyke
Coaches Award Jackson Saunders

14 Rams

Most Improved Connor Congdon
Team Player Zak Sezer & Jarrah Brownhill
Outstanding Player Ronan Krarup

15 Wildcats

Most Improved Nakisha Jamieson
Team Player Mia Sharratt
Outstanding Player Nambi Branton
Coaches Award Maia Wright

16 Wildcats

Most Improved Claudine Safajou
Team Player Olivia King
Outstanding Player Maddie Green
Players Player Maddie Green

16 Pumas

Most Improved Holly Mountjoy
Team Player Jana Moser
Outstanding Player Camille Page
Players Player Grace Pattison
Golden Boot Tiana Whyatt

16 Rams

Most Improved Christian Monks
Players Player Rory Wilson
Outstanding Player Luca Young
Coaches Award Harper Hain

16 Panthers

Most Improved Blair Trigger
Team Player Kisane Irwin
Outstanding Player Joel Ashworth
Coaches Award Alistair Page