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.


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. 


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.  

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.


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!


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.


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.


Club Captain