Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin today announced $20,000 in funding for the Byron Bay Red Devils Rugby League Club to assist the Club in refurbishing infrastructure on the Club grounds.

Mr Franklin said the Red Devils are a wonderful community organisation and an important part of the Byron community.

“I am thrilled that the NSW Liberal & Nationals Government can support the Club for the refurbishment of the Clubhouse and construction of a barbeque facility,” said Mr Franklin.

The funding will assist in refurbishing the toilets, replacing the guttering and roofing of the Clubhouse, fixing the septic system and building a barbeque facility.

“The Red Devils are a Byron icon. While the Club has successfully fundraised and gained sponsorship, this additional funding will allow the Club to carry out this much needed work,” said Mr Franklin.

“Sport and sporting clubs are a life source for regional communities. They not only offer sporting opportunities for members of the community, but they also offer venue use for community groups,” said Mr Franklin.

“This funding will bring benefits to the whole Byron region,” said Mr Franklin.

“I look forward to the Club continuing on as a strong community organisation, and go the Red Devils!”