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Byron Bay has won the Northern Rivers Croquet Association’s (NRCA) golf croquet pennant series.

They were up against the Cherry Street Ballina, Casino, Alstonville and Lismore croquet clubs, over a season extended by the wet conditions that rendered some grounds unplayable on occasions.

Closely following the club’s recent grounds upgrade, this forced Byron Bay to play the first half of the home-and-away season on opposition courts.

After a first-round loss, Byron won all of its remaining nine matches to claim this year’s NRCA pennant with the Cherry Street Club as runner-up.

The pennant win reflects the growing enthusiasm for the mallet sport in Byron Bay, where the physical environment has been much improved over the past year.

The club greatly appreciate the effort that Byron Shire Council makes in maintaining the its lawns while government flood relief grants have provided funding to renovate the club rooms and upgrade the playing service, and a gazebo and storage shed have also been constructed with government support for community sport.

This support has increased the opportunity for members to increase their skill level.


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