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 8 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. 


Kelly Williams

Kelly joined the committee as secretary this year. She’s happy competing in anything from Park Run to Ironman. She has many years of racing and training experience and is a valuable asset to our team.

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 this year and is looking forward to Hooking in again this coming season. Max does a great job looking after the Clubs finances.

Steve Gasbarrone

Steve has been with the club for a number of years and since joining the committee this year has contributed in helping out at club races and events and help and advice on all things triathlon. Being an avid sportsman of many disiplines, from Karate to AFL and now to Ironman who knows what will be next on his bucket list.


Club Captain Garry Simes