12.3 C
Byron Shire
April 13, 2021

Dale heads to NY for college football

Latest News

Local sailor triumphs in blustery Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race

Local sailor Craig Watson battled near gale-force winds on Coopers to have one of his best ever Brisbane to Gladstone yacht races claiming fourth place in line honours.

Other News

A win for the roughy

The battle for the 'roughy had been a tough road for conservationists and hopefully this win will be the last fight.

The importance of talking about ovaries

Brother and sister clothing designers Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman are, were 11 and 13 respectively when their mother died of ovarian cancer.

Council crews working hard to repair potholes

Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.

A man dead after boat capsizes on Ballina Bar

Police have confirmed that a man has died after a boat capsized at Ballina earlier today.

Murwillumbah Arts Trail coming in May

The sixth Murwillumbah Arts Trail is all set for the weekend of 29-30 May 2021. From its beginnings in 2015, the arts trail has grown to be a major festival for the visual arts, as well as a vibrant community event.

Overcharging and misrepresentation

Josh Scrivener, Palmwoods Three weeks ago I looked online to buy a Bluesfest 2021 ticket. The Google ad directed me...

Kiri Dale. Photo Chris Simpson.
Kiri Dale. Photo Chris Simpson.

Mullumbimby football player and current Palm Beach SC women’s defender Kiri Dale is New York bound after she played her final game for the club in Sunday’s 9–0 win against Souths United FC Women in the NPL Queensland Women’s event.

The 18-year-old is joining the football program at Iona College, which plays in the top tier of US college football.

Dale said she would love to continue playing in Australia, but she was attracted by the chance to continue her football development while studying criminology and criminal justice.

Photo Eve Jeffery.

‘The level of their Division 1 competition, the college facilities, coaching staff, post-college opportunities and the actual scholarship package the US offers are too good to turn down,’ said Dale.

With the college competition producing many of the US squad that won the FIFA Women’s World Cup earlier this year, Dale hopes her experiences over the next few years will allow her to step up into professional football.

Dale credits her Palm Beach SC coach Gary French with helping to secure the scholarship from Iona College.

The Mullumbimby junior had trialled with several Brisbane-based NPL women’s clubs but was attracted to Sharks by the team spirit and quality coaching provided French and his staff.   

‘Gary is brilliant as he knows exactly how I play and what positions best suits me,’ said Dale. ‘He has helped improve my game by pushing me at training and working on my technical skills.’

Playing left back, Kiri scored two goals in 19 appearances this season, signing off by setting up goals for Lauren Brown and Sachiko Tatsuoka in the win against Souths.

Dale leaves with the club having secured a finals berth and still a chance for the premiership should table-topping The Gap FC Women and Eastern Suburbs FC Women stumble in the final two rounds.

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.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Local girls go big at Oz grom cup

Byron Bay’s Leihani Kaloha Zoric won her second Billabong Oz Grom Cup title, taking out the 10-and-under girls division at Park beach in Coffs Harbour last weekend.

Sprout lovers

Sprouts can sometimes be overlooked on the weekly grocery list… except for those in the know, of course!

Interview with Mitch King from Dream Bigger

Dream Bigger is presenting Lismore Youth Festival in partnership with numerous organisations in Lismore. Dream Bigger connects established artists with potential future artists to make their ideas a reality through engaging workshops and collaboration. The Echo spoke to Mitch King from Dream Bigger.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021