16.4 C
Byron Shire
June 18, 2024

Northern Rivers will host the 2025 and 2027 NSW Bowls Championships

Latest News

Do you have an IF?

When 12-year-old Bea moves into her grandmother Margaret’s apartment in New York, while her father waits for heart surgery in the same hospital where her mother died of cancer years earlier, she chafes against his playful antics, insisting she can handle the situation with maturity.

Other News

Man dies following fatal crash – Yorklea, south of Casino

About 1am on Thursday emergency services responded to reports after a vehicle crashed into a tree.

Winter fest at Byron High, June 18

To celebrate the creative and artistic talents of students, Byron Bay High School is holding its annual Winter Arts Festival (a.k.a the WAF) showcase evening on Tuesday, June 18. 

16-year-old Mullum boy summits Imja Tse

Back in 2017, nine-year-old local boy, Finn Marshall-Rosato, became the youngest Australian to trek to Everest Base Camp, unaided and carrying all his own gear. 

Occupiers of North Lismore buybacks report no eviction past deadline

Supporters of people occupying otherwise empty bought-back houses in North Lismore say Monday passed peacefully without any eviction attempts.

No care at Shaws Bay

Mullet harvesting is here again and the fishermen have to access Gawandii Beach at Shaws Bay. Again, they have...

Why have NSW Labor failed to hold their promised drug summit?

On budget eve the banner ‘Premier, you promised. Drug Summit Now’ was dropped across from NSW Parliament calling on NSW Labor to set a date for the long awaited NSW Drug Summit.

Cherry Street bowls players will have a lot to do next March when they will help host the 2025 NSW Bowls Championships over 16 days from March 25. Photo supplied

Ballina is set to host the 2025 and 2027 State Bowls Championships that will see over 900 competitors vying for honours at the tournament’s three Northern Rivers venues.

Cherry Street Sports, Club Lennox Sports and Alstonville Bowls Club have all secured hosting rights according to Bowls NSW CEO Tim Rowe.

‘We have made a concerted effort to adjust the way we deliver our major events with a stronger focus on regional areas of NSW.

‘An event like this delivers over $1.5m in economic impact to a community and it is important that we look to support regional Australia by moving these events to areas that will benefit significantly from them. 

‘I should also note the incredible state of the greens in this region and the facilities that the clubs here offer,’ he said.

Cherry Street Sports will be the main host venue for the 2025 State Championships, and Club CEO Tere Sheehan cannot wait for the opportunity.  ‘This recognition allows us to represent our region and showcase our top-notch facilities to the entire state. Our profit-for-purpose business model is centred on giving back to our community, and by hosting this prestigious event, we continue to support the foundational values of our club.’

The 2025 State Championships will attract thousands of players and spectators to the Ballina area over a 16-day period (Tuesday March 25, 2025 through to Wednesday April 9, 2025), including some of the best bowlers in Australia and the world.

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

Spanish Film Festival

It’s fiesta time as the 2024 HSBC Spanish Film Festival, presented by Palace Cinemas, prepares to set screens alight with a superb selection of the finest new films from Spain and Latin America. The festival’s largest lineup to date opens nationally in June at Palace Cinemas.

Byron Open Mic at Yulli’s

Byron’s newest Open Mic afternoon is on every Sunday at Yulli’s on Carlyle St.  Yulli’s want to welcome all acoustic musicians and singer/songwriters to come on down and showcase their talent.

Driven with soul

Under a different stage name Milo Green is an award-winning songwriter and musician who has supported iconic artists like Diesel, Dragon, Josh Pyke, Glen Shorrock (Little River Band) and more.

Exciting live act

One of Australia’s hottest slide guitarists, Adam Hole is one of the most exciting live acts on the circuit today.