13.8 C
Byron Shire
September 27, 2021

Giants ready for semifinals

Latest News

Pre-Accelerator program on offer

Those seeking to start a business, or with an early-stage business are encouraged to apply for one of four subsidised program places through the Sourdough Business Pathways Pre-Accelerator Program.

Other News

Lismore LGA to re-enter Queensland border bubble

Now that Lismore LGA is out of lockdown, the number of acceptable reasons for residents to cross the border into Queensland has increased.

Mighty energetic greens

  Avi Karny wasn’t always an organic farmer. He began his professional life as a scientist, completing a Masters in...

Teacher survey

The Echo’s survey of local teachers regarding vaccination was as illuminating as it was disappointing. One respondent popped their...

Biggest corporate greenwashers revealed by Greenpeace

According to a new analysis by Greenpeace, most of Australia’s highest-emitting companies that have implemented net-zero emission commitments do not have any will to meet their target.

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...


I write to express my concern with greedy landlords who seem to go by the sandpit mantra ‘they did...

Giants in action against Casino.

The Mullumbimby Giants have earned a semifinal berth and play their last regular season home game this Sunday against Marist Brothers.

The visitors are sitting on 19 competition points in sixth place behind Mullumbimby on 24 points.

At worst the Giants will finish in fifth place and will go into the semifinal rounds. 

Last Sunday the Giants travelled north and took on competition leaders Tweed Coast and were beaten 30–6.

It capped off a challenging six weeks for the side that included a mixture of losses, wins and draws and saw them  slip from the top of the table.

The team has been depleted by injuries to players in both the forwards and  backs.

But coach Dallas Walters only had praise for a side that hasn’t lost its heart or its hard-work ethic over this this period.

‘I couldn’t ask for more in terms of the effort the players are putting in,’ he said.

The good news is that injured players are making their way back to the side and a win this weekend could set up some good momentum going into the semifinals.

‘To hit a tough patch is all part of playing rugby league,’ Dallas said. ‘The boys set up a semifinal position earlier in the season when they played really well.

‘To reach the semis is great result for this team. We are setting our sights to go even better. Finals football is a different style of footy played under high pressure.

‘Any team in the top five can make the grandfinal. We know if we play well we have a chance,’ he said.

White Ribbon

The Giants women touch footballers will also be running a tent to raise funds and awareness for White Ribbon and its work to reduce violence against women.

‘The club is really supporting of this,’ Dallas said.

All the action from 12.00pm this Sunday August 12 at Mullumbimby’s homeground, Les Donnelly Field.

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

New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

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 Koalas, who keep a watch...

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.