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Red Devils get 20k boost for club works

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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’.

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