Byron Bay triumph off the field with Community Project with Byron Youth Service
On Saturday while most young men were partying hard at Splendour, the Byron Rugby players chose instead to volunteer their time and muscle to help spruce up the Byron Youth Activity Centre, as a part of a long-term plan to make the YAC more open and inviting to the community.
Community Projects Manager for Byron Bay Rugby, Andy Teuma was happy to help.
“It’s great to give back and lend a helping hand to projects like the BYS. Their work with Byrons Youth is priceless to the community.” he said. “The guys have put in the effort and managed to fill 3 skips worth of clearing.”
The Byron Rugby players helped landscape the gardens and remove overgrown and out of place foliage & flora during the Saturday morning project.
“It’s always important to keep the community and Rugby together,” said Centre and Co-Captain Darrell Montgomery. “Rugby teaches discipline, self-sacrifice and teamwork which can transfer to all situations in life.”
The charitable work was rewarded by a sausage sizzle at the end, and of course some cut oranges at ‘halftime. After the work was over the only thing left to tackle was the sausage sizzle feast put on by Byron Youth Service.
Byron Youth Service would like to say a big thanks to Byron Skips and Bunnings for their generous donations and a huge Thank-you to the kind hearted Rugby players who sacrificed their day and set a good example for our young people.
Byron Bay return to the Recreation Grounds this Saturday at 2pm to face Southern Cross University, after being awarded the Minor Premiership last Thursday after their defeat of Bangalow Rebels.