Six of the best local sporting moments in September
Kelly wins gold
CASINO-raised Katie Kelly won a gold medal at the Paralympics in Rio.
The 41-year-old finished first in the PT5 women's triathlon with her guide Michellie Jones at her side.
Kelly comes under the vision impaired classification after she was born with a genetic disorder that causes hearing loss and visual impairment.
Sweet 16 for Glee
GLEE recorded a remarkable 16th straight premiership with a 6-2 win over Northern Star in the Far North Coast women's A-grade hockey grand final.
Rhonda Mathers was at the helm again as coach while Cassie Hughes and Emily Savins have played every year.
The sequence of 16 consecutive major premierships by Glee is the longest in Far North Coast sport.
Kyuss on world stage
BYRON Bay surfer Kyuss King finished second in the 16 Boys Division at the 2016 ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in Portugal.
Kyuss battled out nine days of competition in a range of conditions and made it to the finals day with heavy swell.
He posted a nine (out of 10) in the semi-final which saw him secure a place in the four-man final.
Grand final glory
WOLLONGBAR-Alstonville won its third straight premiership in Far North Coast rugby union with a 14-8 win over Byron Bay in the grand final.
Elsewhere, Murwillumbah dug deep to beat Cudgen 16-14 in the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League grand final.
The emotional win came just one week after Murwillumbah second-rower Grant Cook died in a Gold Coast hospital after he collapsed on the sideline during the preliminary final.
And Bangalow won its first grand final in the top grade with a 1-0 win over Goonellabah in Far North Coast premier league soccer.
In a big year for the club, its women's premier league team won a fourth straight double premiership with a 2-0 win over Lismore Thistles.
Smash hit at 86
BYRON Bay tennis player Margaret Fisher won four medals at the ITF Super-Seniors World Championships in Croatia.
The unseeded 86-year-old finished runner-up after going down 6-2 6-1 against reigning world champion
Rosemarie Asch in the over-85s women's final.
The pair won a bronze medal together earlier in the week playing in the over-80s doubles.
She also played mixed doubles and will return to Byron Bay with a total of two silver and two bronze medals.
It's a knockout
A record 18 teams turned out for the annual Lismore Aboriginal knockout rugby league carnival at Oakes Oval.
There was plenty of talent on display over the two-day carnival with Tweed Connexions winning the $10,000 prize.
Former NRL player Preston Campbell made a guest appearance at the carnival, playing for the Ngaku Warriors.