Byron Bay Football Club has 600 registered players and is fundraising to build a new clubhouse.
The club was founded with one team in 1963, and now fields almost 40 every week over the season.
The BBFC has secured $650,000 in government grants, and over $140,000 from seven passionate locals as part of its Starting 11 Foundation Member program (four spots still available).
But the club still needs to raise around $400,000 in additional funding, so it’s calling for community support through its Ultimate Byron Experience Community Clubhouse Raffle.
‘Football is at the heart of our community, and with over 600 playing members at Byron Bay FC, when you include players’ families and friends, our club is involved in over 2500 local lives,’ said BBFC Head of Community Partnerships Clint Bown.
‘The raffle offers over $20,000 worth of prizes donated by local clothing brands, restaurants, cafes and hotels. Other great prizes include a signed LP Darker Still by the Parkway Drive boys and a signed THOR Hammer donated by Chris Hemsworth’ he said.
The draw will take place this Sunday, October 16, at 5.30pm.
Tickets available via the BBCC website: wwwbyronbayfc.com.au.
‘Our raffle is in its last week – and we encourage everyone to grab a ticket. The more we sell, the closer we are to realising our dream,’ Brown said.