The Byron Bay Rugby Union Club will receive $5,110 in NSW Government funding to carry out works on their club house and to provide uniforms for the women’s team.

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres and Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin today visited the Byron Bay Rugby Union Club to announce this funding.

Mr Franklin said the funding will go towards purchasing a new marquee, stackable chairs, deep freezer, deep fryer, sensor lights and warning signs to prevent graffiti at the clubhouse as well as uniforms for the women’s team.

“It is the little additions which make a good clubhouse great, and is what we are supporting today,” Mr Franklin said.

“These extra facilities will make the club more accessible and will create greater enjoyment for players, spectators and the whole Byron Bay community.

“It has been incredibly exciting to see the women’s team – The Byron Bay Bullets return this year. I am thrilled the NSW Government can support these players with uniforms, particularly for their upcoming rugby 7’s tournament.”

Mr Ayres said this is another example of the NSW Government backing healthy and active communities.

“Ben Franklin has been a strong voice for the people of the Byron Shire in the NSW Government,” Mr Ayres said.

“He has ensured this community has had real representation on Macquarie Street, and that is why we are able to deliver this funding today.

“Ben knows local sports clubs are the social and sporting hub of regional communities and the Byron Bay Rugby Union Club is no exception.”

“The Byron Bay Rugby Union Club is a wonderful local sporting club, and I am proud to say they have the backing of the NSW Government.”