Awards announced for successful fishos

The Annual presentation night for the fishing club was held last weekend.

Presentation night for the Red Rock/Corindi amateur anglers club.

Dramatic finish for runners

Runners cover Emerald Beach in the 2km MNC Cross Country last week.

Mid North Coast cross country series at Emerald Beach.

In like Quinn with run in the Capital

NEW COLOURS: Coffs Harbour driver Nathan Quinn shows off the new Kennards Hire Rally Australia sponsorship look for his Mitsubishi Evo IX.

Local rally car driver tackles next round of the ARC.

Police investigate spectator invasion at rugby league game

A 17-year-old was removed from the ground and police are speaking to witnesses.

Police investigate alleged on-field brawl at footy game

A man of league and much more

SUPER COACH: For Peter Barrett rugby league is a passion.

Community champion on the sidelines of local footy

LIVE BLOG: Two debutants in Blues team for Origin I

Jarryd Hayne will return to the NSW side.

Surf life saving clubs get a helping hand

Life guards, from the Coffs Harbour Surf Lifesaving Club, on patrol at Park Beach.

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Photo Gemima Harvey/Coffs Coast Advocate

NSW Government commits $9 million to surf life saving clubs

Thurston no certainty to play in Origin II

Johnathan Thurston during a Queensland State of Origin training session in Brisbane.

Queensland playmaker is battling a torn rotator cuff.

Roosters move 'wasn't about the money', says Tedesco

James Tedesco of the Wests Tigers.

Fullback has opened up on his decision to quit the Wests Tigers.

Rival clubs circling in-form Sharks playmaker

James Maloney of the Sharks.

James Maloney will seek clarity from Cronulla over No.6's tenure.

Johnathan Thurston out of State of Origin game one

Johnathan Thurston in his Maroons uniform in 2016.

VIDEO: Queensland champion out of series opener.

Gallery: NSW Blues hit the track at Cudgen

Mitchell Pearce at NSW State of Origin training at Cudgen Leagues Club on Wednesday, May 24

Blues relaxed and confident at Cudgen training session

Thurston will put team first with shoulder injury

Johnathan Thurston is fighting to be fit for Origin Game 1 next week.

Johnathan Thurston facing uphill battle to be fit.

Midfield key in Swans clash, says Hawks coach

Hawthorn could be within one win of the top eight if it gets a victory at the SCG.

England to play Ashes warm-up in Townsville

New England captain Joe Root.

It'll be the first time England has played at Tony Ireland Stadium.

WATCH: FFA disappointed with ABC2's coverage of friendly

Steven Gerrard of Liverpool competes for possession with Michael Zullo during the exhibition match between Sydney FC and Liverpool FC at ANZ Stadium.

Broadcaster slammed for Liverpool v Sydney FC antics.

Semi Radrada welcome to return, says Eels coach

Semi Radradra of the Eels.

Winger will leave club at the end of the season for Toulon.

Max Gawn making good progress in injury return

Max Gawn of the Demons walks off injured in round 3.

Star ruckman Max Gawn could be back as soon as round 13.

Stosur's reign at top of Aussie tennis goes on

Samantha Stosur has been no.1 in Australia for 450 straight weeks.

Australian Samantha Stosur No.1 for 450 straight weeks.

What happens now to English teams in Champions League?

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney lifts the trophy after his side won the Europa League final.

Manchester United's Europa League win has fans pondering equation.

What's happened to the great Novak Djokovic?

Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his game against Nick Kyrgios of Australia at Indian Wells.

Former world No.1 has gone from being tennis's king to its joker.

Firebirds legend has no regrets about retirement

Former players Clare McMeniman (left) and Laura Geitz celebrate a Firebirds win.

Clare McMeniman is loving the new Super Netball competition.

Sam Thaiday glad there's still loyalty in the game

TOGETHER AGAIN: Sam Thaiday, Johnathan Thurston and Mal Meninga.

Broncos star happy coach shows faith

Rep-break report card: your NRL club rated

Billy Slater of the Storm is chased by James Maloney of the Sharks.

We rate your club's season so far.

Retired athletes reveal their struggles out of limelight

Australian women's basketball great Lauren Jackson.

Life after the final siren can be very tough going.

Hayne to Eels: will the prodigal son return?

Jarryd Hayne lining up for the Gold Coast Titans.

We break down the main issues of a potential Parramatta comeback.

Numbers up for the AFL's most improved players

GETTING BETTER: Nic Newman gets a way from a flying Mav Weller on Saturday.

Time the AFL introduced its own 'most improved player' award

Schache needs an extended break from game

UNDECIDED: Josh Schache is not ready to commit to the Brisbane Lions.

Young Lion not 'fully comfortable'

Why Corey Norman is ready for the Maroons

Corey Norman of the Eels takes on the Tigers defence.

If JT isn't right, the selectors might have some sleepless nights.

In Short, deliberate out-of-bounds rule needs another look

Jayden Short attempts to gain possession near the boundary line.

The rule makers have perhaps gone too far.

Returning Kangaroo from bully boy to believer

Andrew Fifita during a Kangaroos training session at the AIS in Canberra

Andrew Fifita has always struck me as the classic bully boy

Griffin has Bennett Hook, line and sinker

Penrith Panthers coach Anthony Griffin.

Broncos coach's record against Anthony Griffin is abysmal.

Maloney says he will not give away any free penalties to the Maroons in Origin 1

James Maloney in action for the Blues last year.

"I've got to try and take a few less heads off when I can”

Eels' attacking options take another blow

Parramatta centre Michael Jennings is expected to miss at least three games due to a leg injury.

Parramatta lose Michael Jennings for a month

Pearce grateful to be back in Blue

NSW State of Origin players Mitchell Pearce (left) Andrew Fifita relax in camp ahead of next Wednesday's series opener.

Pearce determined to make the most of half chance

Smith expecting Thurston to play in Origin I

Johnathan Thurston playing for the Maroons last year.

"Even though he's named as 18th man I give him every chance.”

Licence to roam for Jarryd Hayne in Origin I

Jarryd Hayne is back for the Blues.

JARRYD Hayne is hoping to wreak havoc on his Origin return.

Broncos suffer another blow ahead of Warriors clash

Brisbane Broncos player James Roberts.

Gun speedster James Roberts limped off part-way through training.

Tigers blown away by monster offer for Dustin Martin

Dustin Martin of the Tigers.

Star's form has forced Richmond back to table with a revised offer.

Concussion fears force Melbourne youngster to take break

Melbourne Demons player Angus Brayshaw has had four concussions.

MELBOURNE young gun Angus Brayshaw has been given time off.

Steven May delays contract talks with Suns

Steven May of the Suns (left) and Jack Riewoldt of the Tigers.

Gold Coast co-captain says he will not rush his decision.

Liverpool hands Sydney FC a footballing lesson

Liverpool FC's Daniel Sturridge takes a shot on goal to score against Sydney FC.

VIDEO: Thousands came to see their heroes, past and present.

Teenage star lands $69 million Real deal

Brazilian teenager Vincius Junior has signed with Spanish champions Real Madrid for a reported $69 million transfer fee.

Brazilian sensation becomes most expensive teen in football

Allardyce calls it quits at Crystal Palace

Sam Allardyce has resigned as Crystal Palace boss.

Sam Allardyce has quit his role as Crystal Palace manager.

Championship-winning captain re-signs with Sydney FC

Alex Brosque of Sydney FC takes a shot at goal.

Alex Brosque has become a key lieutenant for coach Graham Arnold.

Liverpool names strong squad for Sydney FC friendly

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action during an English Premier League match against Southampton at Anfield.

Club legends including Steven Gerrard are available for the match.

Winger Holosko parts ways with Sydney FC

Filip Holosko has headed back to Europe after leaving Sydney FC.

Slovakian winger Filip Holosko leaving Sydney FC.

Cricket pay row more than about cash, says Siddle

Australian bowler Peter Siddle says players just want to be treated fairly.

Pay row not just about cash, says Siddle.

Usman Khawaja to lead Australia A on tour of South Africa

Australian batsman Usman Khawaja.

Squads give hope the impasse over a new pay deal can be resolved.

State glory for indoor stars

Indoor cricketers Don Grant, Dale McNellee and Tim Hamilton proudly show off the NSW colours they'll be wearing over the next week.

Trio of Coffs Harbour indoor cricketers playing for NSW.

World Cup selection a dream come true for Mooney

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22:  Meg Lanning and Beth Mooney of Australia walks out to bat during the Women's Twenty20 International match between the Australia Southern Stars and the New Zealand White Ferns at Adelaide Oval on February 22, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

World Cup selection was Beth Mooney's goal during the summer.

Lehmann confident Ashes will go ahead

ASHES HOPES: Australian coach Darren Lehmann (left with David Warner) expects the players' pay dispute to be resolved before this year's Ashes series.

Australian coach Darren Lehmann says there'll be no Ashes boycott

Shane Warne reveals the problem with his ‘big balls’

Warne's portrait at Lord's. Source: News Corp

Shane Warne reveals the problem with his ‘big balls’

Firebirds feeling disappointment after missing finals

"There's been a lot of soul-searching”

Lightning urged to lift their game as finals close in

MIDCOURTER. Lightning's Laura Scherian in action during a win over the Swifts at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Ratio of turnovers to goals not as high as coach would like.

Lightning success sets up winner-takes-all clash

Samantha Wallace of the Swifts (left) and Geva Mentor of the Lightning compete for the ball.

THE Sunshine Coast had a 63-49 victory over the NSW Swifts.

Thwaites' radar almost perfect for Magpies

ON FIRE: Caitlin Thwaites (left) was in superb form for Collingwood. Fever defender Stacey Francis couldn't stop her run of goals.

Caitlin Thwaites has led Collingwood to the Super Netball finals

Firebirds hold off Giants to keep finals hopes alive

Jo Harten of the Giants and Kate Shimmin of the Firebirds compete for the ball.

GWS nearly pulled off an unbelievable comeback.

Gretel Tippett excited by Firebirds future

UPHEAVAL: The Firebirds' Gretel Tippett is looking forward to 2018 with great optimism.

Firebirds use mixed year to evolve

Lightning keen to grab double chance in Super Netball finals

Caitlin Bassett of the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

Noeline Taurua's team is intent on finishing season with a flourish.

Racing community raises $165,000 for paraplegic jockeys

THE region’s racing community rallied for two Toowoomba jockeys left paraplegic and facing a long road to recovery.

Health issues force champion apprentice to retire at 22

Dylan Dunn riding Zunbaqa at Flemington in 2016.

Dylan Dunn suffered with glandular fever earlier this year.

In the nick of time for festival

Joan Appleton with timing equipment she donated.

Generous donation ups club professionalism

Just one winner would make Bellamy's day

Local trainer Brett Bellamy has 10 starters in today's Tradies Day raceday being held at the Coffs Harbour Racing Club.

Three weeks ago trainer Brett Bellamy won four Coffs Harbour races.

Good memories from home-town campdraft

Nicholas Ward and Nikki Wollens with youngsters Dustin and Keith Hirsch at the Rathdowney Memorial Campdraft.

Nicholas Ward follows family tradition by competing at Rathdowney.

Polarisation wins Sydney Cup ... agains

Polarisation, ridden by Corey Brown, wins the Sydney Cup.

He was first over the line two weeks ago before no-race was called.

Sydney Cup called off mid-race after shocking fall

Jockey Blake Shinn helps James Doyle after they were dislodged in the Sydney Cup,

Almoonqith suffered a breakdown and was later euthanised.

Day misses out in sudden-death playoff

AUSTRALIAN Jason Day has missed out on winning his first US PGA title in more than a year after defeat in a playoff at the Byron Nelson PGA tournament.

Birdie streak puts Jason Day in contention in Texas

Jason Day celebrates with fans after he sunk a 60-foot putt on the 17th green during the third round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament.

Jason Day has round of seven-under 63 to move up leaderboard.

From Players Championship winner to cattle class

Si Woo Kim, of South Korea, during the third round of The Players Championship.

Si Woo Kim won tournament with a flawless bogey-free final round.

Scott gets confidence boost ahead of US Open

Adam Scott reacts to a missed eagle putt on the second hole during the final round of the Players Championship.

Scott has good finish at Players Championship.