I was wondering if someone could please help me? Why is it we haven’t seen any soccer games or otherwise (read training at a minimum) on the new Byron Shire sports grounds this season?
Yes, the season started a few weeks ago with all games (12 for the weekend) scheduled for the rec grounds (the existing in town grounds), as are all games into the foreseeable future.
Rumours abound, from the sublimely ridiculous, that after small amounts of rain (or not) the water table is so high they are impossible to play on (spongy and wet) to the laughingly absurd, that the council didn’t/haven’t negotiated an agreement with any of the sporting bodies, which is a bit like putting the carrot behind the horse.
Both don’t bode well for the extraordinary investment made by the council, however the scariest rumour is the annual amount it is going to cost to maintain the centre, which doesn’t bode well for the community. What must they be thinking in the North of the Shire?
John McKay, Byron Bay