A sports shop in a rural village in northern Australia is being re-opened next month after a year of closure.

Ketos Sports has been shut since March because of poor customer service, a lack of equipment and a lack to pay its bills.

The town of Ketos in northern New South Wales was home to the popular Ketos Rugby Club.

It has since been sold to a group of former members.

The club had operated in a rented warehouse in the town for more than 30 years.

The group said they hoped to reopen the shop and make it a sustainable business.

“I want it to be an Australian business,” manager Mark McLean said.

“We have been operating in Australia for over 30 years, and we want to get back in business.”

Mr McLean, who started the business with his brother in 1985, said they were not looking to make money.

“It was a really big loss, it was a very significant loss,” he said.

Mr Mclean said he would like to have a bigger operation.

“That’s a bit of a long shot, but it’s something that we’ve always wanted to do,” he.