Red Devil Park will soon be home to a new electronic scoreboard with an $8,800 grant from the NSW Liberal & Nationals Government.

Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin made the funding announcement today, which will allow the Byron Bay Red Devils Rugby League Club to purchase and install the new electronic scoreboard.

“We want to ensure our local sport clubs can have the best possible facilities to support players and their sporting endeavours for years to come,” Mr Franklin said.

“Our community has watched as the old manual scoreboard at Red Devil Park has continued to waste away. The new scoreboard will mean that scores will no longer have to be updated manually.

“I am thrilled that the NSW Liberal & Nationals Government can help one of our community’s most iconic Clubs to become ever greater.

Mr Franklin said that the new scoreboard will not only be a benefit to the Byron Bay Rugby League Club, but also to the wider community.

“Red Devil Park is an important part of Byron Bay. The field not just utilised by the Club but also local schools and other sporting groups.

“This new scoreboard will make updating scores easier and will allow spectators to see the scores much more clearly.

The funding is in addition to $20,000 of NSW Liberal & Nationals Government funding announced by Mr Franklin last year to refurbish the Clubhouse.

“This funding will make Red Devil Park a top class sporting venue, and will help ensure the continued success of the Byron Bay Red Devils.

“I look forward to seeing the Club continuing to grow, and the Red Devils continuing to keep building momentum in the 2018 season.