Club president Jamie Troughton is at a loss as to why anyone would bother stealing Ballina junior soccer club’s sign-on banners. They’ll cost $350 to replace, but are of ‘no use to anyone’ but the club.
Club president Jamie Troughton is at a loss as to why anyone would bother stealing Ballina junior soccer club’s sign-on banners. They’ll cost $350 to replace, but are of ‘no use to anyone’ but the club.

Soccer club's banners stolen

PETTY thieves have struck a pointless blow on Ballina junior soccer by stealing two large banners adv-ertising the club’s sign-on days.

The banners, formerly located along the Kirk Street side of Saunders Oval in Ballina, went missing on Thursday night to the dismay of club officials.

Club president Jamie Troughton was at a loss to decipher a possible reason for the theft.

“Those banners are no use to any one,” he said. “I can’t work out why anyone would bother.”

The two-metre long canvas banners were brand new and will need to be replaced at a cost of about $350.

“Whether it is vindictive theft I am not sure, but we have a good relationship with everyone we are involved with in the community,” he said.

Council was contacted and confirmed it had not removed the signs. The investigation continues.



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