7.8 C
Byron Shire
May 17, 2021

Rugby match raises $35,000 for Lismore Flood Appeal

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

Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

NewsCorp announces August revival of regional news print in QLD

Less than a week after the two major NewsCorp-owned outlets on the Northern Rivers lost their websites and redirected readers via The Daily Telegraph (TDT), sister publications in Queensland announced almost the opposite.

Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local reps

Local government representatives on the Northern Rivers have expressed doubts over the state government’s new Housing 2041 Strategy.

Water and the dam

Dr Roslyn Irwin, Caniaba An organisation called ‘Our Future NR’ is distributing and promoting information intended to put the Dunoon...

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.

Development of the Belongil Spit

Jo Faith, Newtown I was gobsmacked when I read that the ‘Greens’ mayor’s parting gift was to aid privatisation of land...

Attending the Lismore Flood Appeal cheque presentation and showing off signed shirts from the Classic Wallabies are (l-r) Far North Coast Rugby Union President Joseph Allen, Lismore City Rugby Club President Corey Grey, Lismore MP Thomas George, Mayor Isaac Smith, Lismore City Council Events Officer Leanne Clark and Tourism and Events Manager Mitch Lowe, and SCU Rugby Club President Steve Spinks. Photo supplied.
Attending the Lismore Flood Appeal cheque presentation and showing off signed shirts from the Classic Wallabies are (l-r) Far North Coast Rugby Union President Joseph Allen, Lismore City Rugby Club President Corey Grey, Lismore MP Thomas George, Mayor Isaac Smith, Lismore City Council Events Officer Leanne Clark and Tourism and Events Manager Mitch Lowe, and SCU Rugby Club President Steve Spinks. Photo supplied.

The popular Barbarians versus Classic Wallabies rugby union match held in Lismore on 24 October has raised more than $35,000 for the Lismore Flood Appeal and local rugby union clubs.

Lismore City Rugby Club and SCU Rugby Club will share in $10,000 raised through canteen and barbecue sales, while $25,985 will be donated to the Lismore Flood Appeal.

Lismore City Rugby Club President Corey Grey said the funds would help the club rebuild after it sustained significant damage in the March flood.

‘Proceeds from the match will go a long way towards repairing critical infrastructure damaged earlier this year,’ he said.

‘The funds will be used to repair items in the club’s canteen and other ground-related infrastructure and facilities.’

Lismore City Council’s Tourism and Events Manager Mitch Lowe said the international rugby union clash was a hit with the public, the teams, local clubs and school groups.

‘It was a terrific match enjoyed by the community and visitors with the added benefit of raising much-needed funds for the Lismore Flood Appeal,’ Mitch said.

‘We thank the NSW Government through Destination NSW for providing the event to Lismore. We would also like to thank both teams, and particularly the Classic Wallabies, for assisting significantly with our grassroots rugby programs, including hosting a rugby clinic in the lead-up to the match.’


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.