11.7 C
Byron Shire
September 25, 2021

Seagulls’ clubhouse done and dusted

Latest News

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow...

Other News

Controversial Iron Gates development open for comment on 24 September

The community has 30 days to comment on the latest amended DA for the controversial Iron Gates development at Evans Head before it goes before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel once again.

New cases of COVID-19 below 1,000 for the first time in 25 days

In what is now a general press conference, the Premier spoke to media at 11am this morning about the pandemic and other business.

Mandatory mask

Mandatory mask wearing is not working. Supermarkets can’t seem to enforce this, unfortunately. If like me, you see a...

Mechanism of so much destructive economic policy re ‘la covida’, IMF

The IMF (US controlled, unelected) offered governments $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights, to buffer losses caused by economic...

Water resilience

A number of groups in the Byron Shire have been working our way each month through topics set for...

Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

1200-TNC-Seagulls_Fletcher_Chief_Douglas_Gordon_Bailey_Fatty

Origin Legend Bryan Fletcher with ‘The Chief’, Titans – Luke Douglas, Kevin Gordon, Luke Bailey and Fatty Vautin

For most of last week, the Tooheys New Crew worked with the local community to finish off the new Tweed Heads Seagulls’ community clubhouse, for Australia’s oldest registered provincial club. During the week the Crew was joined by Origin Legends David Peachey and Bryan Fletcher and Titans Players Luke Bailey, Kevin Gordon, Luke Douglas and Albert Kelly.

Prior to the Seagulls’ first grade match against the north’s Devils on Sunday, Paul ‘The Chief’ Harragon and the Crew handed back the new clubhouse to the Tweed Heads Seagulls Rugby League club, led by CEO Terry Keen during an official handover ceremony.

Harragon thanked volunteers for giving up their time and local businesses for getting behind the club and donating supplies. He also acknowledged the support shown by the state government, local council and NRL.

‘The Tooheys New Crew is all about working with local communities across NSW’, he said. ‘It’s great to see the state government, local council and NRL support this project and work with the Tooheys New Crew to bring the community this essential sporting venue.’

State member for Tweed Geoff Provost, Tweed Shire Council mayor Barry Longland and Terry Keen accepted a plaque on behalf of the local community to acknowledge the completed renovations.

‘The build couldn’t have happened if it weren’t for the continued support of the Tooheys New Crew,’ said Mr Keen. ‘It’s incredible to think we now have our very own clubhouse, a place to call home.’

Players, members and guests can now enjoy a brand-new clubhouse including a bar area with inside and outside service, modern canteen, beer garden and undercover areas so supporters can enjoy all-weather spectating.

Previous articleMud
Next articleByron soaring in stellar season

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.

Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.

Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.