Committee

All Ballina Triathlon Club committee members are volunteers with a strong passion for sport and a commitment to making our club the best for Multisport in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales.

The Ballina Triathlon Club is also supported by dozens more members who help support our club in various ways.

If you’re interested in helping the Ballina Triathlon Club or would like to volunteer please email us for more information.

Committee

Role/Who Biography
Club President

John Fullerton

I started 5 years ago doing BTC Friday night Swim Runs and have now worked my way up to competing (I use the term loosely) in all but Iron distance Triathlons. .
I signed up to the Ballina Triathlon Club committee to try to make it better and attract more people into Triathlon and back to the club that got me started. This year I hope to help improve on the delivery of all club events, to encourage more people to come along and have a go and to help grow the club into something better.
Hopefully I will see you there.
Be careful though, Triathlon is highly addictive!!

Vice President

Kim Churchill 

Kim Churchill

Kim Churchill is a local girl who did a bit of study and alot of travelling before returning home to Ballina.
After spending some competitive years training and competing in Brisbane in her 20s she now prefers to enjoy the more social relaxed side of triathlon here at Ballina Triathlon club.  This means she appreciates the many different attitudes and approaches to the world of triathlon.
Her role on the committee is Media and Communications with both members and the larger community. Looking forward to bringing a fresh face to Ballina Tri committee and hoping to encourage new and existing members to get out there and just have fun while getting fit at the same time. 

Secretary

Clare Conroy

Newly relocated social triathlete Irish lass, most likely to be seen enjoying a mid cycle coffee treat and least likely to be seen pre 6 am start!
A general dabbler in ocean swimming and running, I finished my first Ballina tri last November on my mountain bike; since then have graduated to a road bike! First tri season under my belt with a hope to complete my first and likely only half IM next year 😀
I love the social, fun atmosphere that Ballina tri club offers to everyone and the amazing surrounds we have the luxury to train/drink coffee in.  
Treasurer

Max McGovern

Max has been racing both at club events and other Triathlon events but more recently his interests have turned to X-Triathlon or Off-Road Triathlon. Max competed in State and National Championships last year and is looking forward to Hooking in again this coming season. Max does a great job looking after the Clubs finances.

Sub-Committee

Brett McLaren

I am your barfly variety, fat to fit, mid-life crisis triathlete. At the start of 2012 I realized I was not a very well man. 120Kgs and couldn’t run out of sight on a dark night!
The journey began with some self-reflection and setting myself a goal that seemed crazy at the time. The Kingy Olympic Tri in 9 months time! I haven’t looked back – have now completed a dozen or so OD’s, four 102Km races and 2 Ironman Australia’s.
I am hooked. I am looking forward to being more involved in the club and working hard to make it a fun place to be!

Sub-Committee

Mark Di Rosso

This is my first year on the Ballina Triathlon Club committee.

I’ve been doing triathlons at my level for about 4 years, normally up to Olympic distance but I have done 1 Hell of the West distance. Hoping to improve that this season to half ironman distance, if the body holds together!

I have found triathlon to be personally motivating and once you have the bug you just keep wanting to do more. Hoping to help any new and current members with the club and to give you the encouragement that sometimes we all need a little of.

Sub-Committee


Henk Scholtz

Henk has joined us this year having raced club and other local races all last season. Henk is from a mostly cycling background but can’t get enough of Triathlon. Henk will be helping out with Race Timing this coming season amongst other things.

Honourary

Club Captain
  • Upcoming Events

    Dec
    15
    Fri
    17:30 2017/2018: Aquathlon Social Hand... @ Shaws Bay
    2017/2018: Aquathlon Social Hand... @ Shaws Bay
    Dec 15 @ 17:30 – 20:00
    2017/2018: Aquathlon Social Handicap @ Shaws Bay | East Ballina | New South Wales | Australia
    Over the summer months Ballina Triathlon Club members, family and friends come together at Pop Denison Park, Shaws Bay, to celebrate the end of the school/work week with an Aquathlon social handicap consisting of a[...]
    Dec
    16
    Sat
    14:00 Christmas Party @ Lake Ainsworth
    Christmas Party @ Lake Ainsworth
    Dec 16 @ 14:00 – 23:00
    Ballina Triathlon Club members and their families are invited to our 2017 Xmas Party! We will be having a casual get together at Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head on Saturday 16th December from 2pm onwards. For[...]
    Dec
    22
    Fri
    17:30 2017/2018: Aquathlon Social Hand... @ Shaws Bay
    2017/2018: Aquathlon Social Hand... @ Shaws Bay
    Dec 22 @ 17:30 – 20:00
    2017/2018: Aquathlon Social Handicap @ Shaws Bay | East Ballina | New South Wales | Australia
    Over the summer months Ballina Triathlon Club members, family and friends come together at Pop Denison Park, Shaws Bay, to celebrate the end of the school/work week with an Aquathlon social handicap consisting of a[...]
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    ⚡️BALLINA TRI CLUB UPDATE POST⚡️

    This Friday 15th December will be our last swim/run of 2017! Come along with your Xmas cheer and enjoy the last Friday night for 2017.

    Speaking of Xmas cheer. Everyone is welcome to come to the Ballina Tri club Xmas party. Saturday afternoon 16th December from 2pm at lake Ainsworth for a casual swim/run/BBQ. Byo drinks. Please RSVP in FB event for catering.

    We will back on Friday the 5 th January for the 1st swim run 2018.

    The format of the Swim run will also be slightly changed in the New Year....it won’t be timed by timing chips and the timing mat but we will be bringing back the closest to 41 minutes on the clock (by self-handicap) wins a meat tray. 😝

    We will also be doing up a volunteer roster to help out with cooking etc so the same people aren't always doing it so if u are keen to help out on certain dates please let us know

    Thanks and Merry Xmas 🎉
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    Thanks to everyone who came along and raced the Ballina Tri Club race this morning! It was a beautiful day for it and we had a fantastic turn out👍
    A few new members and first timers out there which was so great to see.

    Here are a few photos courtesy of Wes Thompson who was so fast he had time to then take some happy snaps
    Results will be available soon on the website.

    Don't forget to RSVP for BTC Xmas party celebrations next Saturday 16th December at lake Ainsworth from 2pm.
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    Best of luck to our club members taking on the Taupo Ironman 70.3 tomorrow! The race has been reduced to a Duathlon due to algae in the water but nonetheless, there’s a 90 km bike and half marathon to endure! Go hard BTC! ... See MoreSee Less

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    We have had a number of people asking about Club Trisuits (and club kit in general) with sleeves and so I have gotten Cannibal to put our design on their 'Sleeved Elite Trisuit 'as shown. Suits will be $200 and I should have the sizing kit for people to try on for this Fridays Swim Run. After we get an order of 10 it takes 6 weeks for production. We are only re-ordering this item as it seems to be the most asked for by people. Also, there is still some kit left which I will bring this Friday to swim run for people to have a look through. ... See MoreSee Less

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    We had a record turn out for Kingy Tri on Sunday from Ballina Tri club! Congratulations to everyone who raced and finished..it was a beautiful day after the rain cleared. We had some great racing fro...

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