Story and photo John Campbell Every year, the Byron Bay Red Devils ask that their bye be allocated to the weekend of Splendour in the Grass, as they are most drastically affected by absenteeism it causes. And every year, presumably... Read More →
Shannon Hulbert A tag rugby league competition started a month ago in the region and the Red Devils have had three wins from three so far. The women follow the Red Devils men’s team around and play the opposition clubs... Read More →
John Campbell The Byron Bay Red Devils enjoyed their first win of the 2017 season when they romped home against a lacklustre Mullumbimby side 36–4. As local derbies go, there was a curious lack of intensity when the Red Devils... Read More →
John Campbell It is the custom in bush footy for reserve graders, at the completion of their fixture, to wait outside the change rooms until the seniors emerge and run onto the field. Such wasn’t the case at Casino’s Queen... Read More →
John Campbell There was a rugby league reunion of sorts at Lismore’s Crozier Field on Saturday when Byron Bay came up against a number of former Devils who are now playing for Northern United. One of them, winger Bill King,... Read More →
John Campbell As a geopolitical analogy, Byron Bay’s NRRRL clash with competition leaders Cudgen on Sunday was like Poland taking on a Superpower, and thus the 42–0 scoreline. The Hornets have an enormous clubhouse and enough poker machines to bankroll... Read More →
It wasn’t a case of Phar Lap v Radish, despite what the final score of 44–6 might suggest. What it was was a classic example of one team, Ballina, the reigning premiers, playing with impregnable confidence against another, Byron Bay,... Read More →
John Campbell Rugby League is the toughest sport, with no quarter given or asked. So to win any game, it helps a lot if you’ve got an entire team of fresh players taking the field. Such wasn’t the case at... Read More →
Xavier Rudd, Australian Musician, activist and surfer is an artist of both imagination and conscience. Xavier Rudd's ability to marry uplifting melodies with thought-provoking themes and concepts produced music that, one way or another, makes you feel good.
Wilf Sprengel, Ocean Shores. We eagerly travelled to the so-called North Byron Parklands for a picnic outing. Behold, on arriving we were met with two huge padlocked gates.
Byron Bay’s topsy turvy NRRRL season came to a shuddering halt at Grafton’s Frank McGuren Field on Saturday.After imposing prop Chris Coleman had his jaw broken in the very first tackle of their elimination semi-final, the Red Devils never quite got into their stride as the Ghosts’ hard-nosed, percentage football carried them home by 22-6.
They say that a week can be a long time in politics (it’s like Chinese water torture at the moment), and it proved to be so also for the Byron Bay Red Devils on Saturday at Lismore’s Crozier Field. Coming... Read More →
In the Northern Rivers Rugby League competition, things are getting warmer as the season draws closer to the finals. The Ballina Seagulls and the Grafton Ghosts will play the reserves and first grade round 11 catch up game match tonight... Read More →
Story & photo John Campbell On a perfect arvo for footy, and before an estimated 4,003 delighted patrons, the Devils’ victory was as comprehensive as it was unforeseen. Having found themselves languishing near the bottom of the ladder, the glamour... Read More →
Story & photos John Campbell As pre-season tantalisers go, last Saturday’s Byron Bay Red Devils versus Mullumbimby Giants trial was never going to be up there with the Charity Shield. But it was a game of footy nonetheless, and... Read More →