22 C
Byron Shire
May 14, 2021

Red Devils get 20k boost for club works

Latest News

Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

Other News

‘Natural’ cruelty

Richard Swinton, Clunes While I agree with Desmond Bellamy’s concerns about animal cruelty, the issue of ‘natural’ cruelty if the...

Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered...

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news late this afternoon (April 20) that a 370kg tuna ...

Red Devils Committee member Ben Webber and Nationals MLC Ben Franklin at Red Devil park with a very big cheque. Photo supplied.
Red Devils Committee member Ben Webber and Nationals MLC Ben Franklin at Red Devil park with a very big cheque. Photo supplied.

Red Devil Park has been in need of a bit of a spruce up and yesterday the club got a hand with some much needed funding.

Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin announced $20,000 in funding for the Byron Bay Red Devils Rugby League Club to assist in refurbishing infrastructure on their grounds.

Mr Franklin said the Red Devils are a wonderful community organisation and an important part of the Byron community.

‘I am thrilled that the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government can support the club with works on the clubhouse and the construction of a barbeque facility,’ said Mr Franklin during his visit to the grounds.

Mr Franklin says the funding will also assist in refurbishing the toilets, replacing the guttering and roofing of the clubhouse and fixing the septic system.

‘The Red Devils are a Byron icon. While the Club has successfully fundraised and gained sponsorship, this additional funding will allow it to carry out this much-needed work.’

Mr Franklin says sports clubs are a central part of regional communities. ‘They not only offer sporting opportunities for locals, but they also offer venues for use by community groups – like the High School across the road in this case.

‘This funding will bring benefits to the whole Byron region. I look forward to seeing the improvements to the club take shape, and to a strong showing by the Red Devils in next year’s Northern Rivers Rugby League 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

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.