Page 1

Vol 38 Winter : June | July | August 2014

H T WI ER T WIN OR F CE A BR

A BIT OF CHILLI Your club wins

Time to renew

World Cup FEVER

ClubsNSW awards Bankstown Sports for its work with youth and the aged

Wonderful benefits of membership

We’re ready for the games to begin at the Total Sports Bar


Contents

Warm up, energise, shake, tap your toes, laugh and sing Vol 38 Winter : June | July | August 2014 03 Chairman’s Report 03 Welfare Report 46 Sports Report

05 Bankstown Sports 8 Greenfield Pde, Bankstown NSW 2200 T: 9722 9888 F: 9793 9355 www.bankstownsports.com Bankstown Sports Baulkham Hills 11 Renown Rd, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153 T: 9639 2100 F: 9639 1100 www.baulkhamhillssports.com Bankstown Sports Bowls Club 41 Northam Avenue, Bankstown NSW 2200 T: 9790 0176 F: 9796 2445 www.bankstownbowling.com.au Birrong Sports Club Cnr Rodd St and Gascoigne Rd, Birrong NSW 2143 T: 9644 1600 F: 9645 2602 www.birrongsports.com.au Editor – Sue Nelson T: 9400 4033 sue@qtcommunications.com www.qtcommunications.com

07

EDITORIAL 04 Flying high with Little Wings 05 Community spirit has its rewards 06 Never bored on the Board 07 Scholarships for local nurses 09 Time to Renew 10 Greenfield Station Bistro Renovation 11 Platform One’s Sous Chef 13 1st Birthday at Imperial Jade 15 Fancy That! 18 Showroom Feature 24 September is Pop Royalty Month 26 Rocktober in the Showroom 29 Shake, Rattle & Roll 30 Elvis is back! 37 World Cup in the Total Sports Bar ENTERTAINMENT 16 Children’s Entertainment 20 Entertainment at a glance 21 What’s on in June 23 Coming soon 40 42 44

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION What’s on at Birrong Sports What’s on at Bankstown Sports Bowls What’s on at Bankstown Sports Baulkham Hills

Design – Fresco Creative T: 9699 9993 enquiries@frescocreative.com.au www.frescocreative.com.au Material contained in InTouch magazine is subject to copyright and reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without the written permission of Bankstown Sports Club. InTouch is printed by Offset Alpine Printing under ISO14001 Environmental Certification. Paper fibre is from certified forests and audited sources.

Environment ISO 14001 Certification applies to Offset Alpine Printing

09

18

Bankstown Sports InTouch

1


CLUB EXECUTIVE Dedicated to the club and community

Back row: Jim Ronis (Director), Doug Shedden (Director), Alex Fulcher MBE, OAM (Director), Richard Phillips (Vice-President), Martin Klumpp (Director) and Vern Falconer (Director). Front row (seated): Mark Condi (Chief Executive Officer) and John Murray (President).

PATRONS Daryl Melham former MP; Jason Clare MP, Federal Member for Blaxland; Tanya Mihailuk MP, Member for Bankstown; David Coleman, Federal Member for Banks; 2

Bankstown Sports InTouch

Craig Kelly, Federal Member for Hughes.

LIFE MEMBERS N. Barkle*, S. Boddy*, D. Bourne*, M. J. Cook*, E. Evans*, J. Fitzpatrick OAM*,

N. Foley*, W. Hall*, J. Logan*, J. Long*, K. McCormick OAM*, E. McDonald*, K. McDowall*, R. McManus*, H. Neville, M. O’Connor*, E. C. Roberts*, G. Rudd*, F. Summers*, R. J. Kelly*, C. Glozier*, D. Jones*,

J. Phillips, J. Mackay OAM, J. Burgess*, B. Green*, J. Murray, R. Phillips, R. Madden*, P. Keating, D. Shedden, J. Burling*, J. Donehue*, J. Mackay and T. Stewart. *Deceased


Editorial

CHairman’s report john murray, CHAIRMAN

The Clubs & Community Awards recognise the outstanding social contribution made by clubs, in their local communities, throughout New South Wales. This is the second year that ClubsNSW, our peak body, has devoted their annual get-together to focus on clubs as the heart of the community. Clubs and the support they provide are acknowledged through 11 different categories of awards. I am very happy to inform you that this year your club won two awards. In the Youth Category, Bankstown Sports won the award for our ongoing partnership with Punchbowl High School’s Students at Risk program that helps students who face the possibility of dropping out of school. This is a positive and worthwhile program and you might like to read about it on page 5. We also received a ‘Highly Commended Award’ for our ongoing support to the elderly in the community and in particular Bankstown City Aged Care. The awards night on Friday May 9 was all about sharing our industry’s stories and the support clubs provide to the community across New South Wales. International Nurses’ Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Eight years ago, Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital approached the club with a request that we assist them by contributing towards their nursing scholarships to be awarded on this day. This year, the international theme is “Nurses: A force for change – A vital resource for health”. For the last eight years your club has assisted the hospital with $40,000 towards what has

Welfare Report June, July and August 2014

Bankstown Probus Club

become known as ‘the Bankstown Nursing Scholarships’. This supports nurses to attend special programs and conferences to improve their professional skills and indeed specialise. I would like to share with you the fact that this year 44 nurses received scholarships, either to attend conferences or to further their professional development. Fleur Trezise is now a veteran professional who has developed her expertise in wound management. Yasmine Archer and Kylie Smith spoke eloquently about their recent study and how the scholarships have helped their development. It is very gratifying to see how appreciative these nurses are of the assistance we provide. Our auditorium or ‘Showroom’ is known to most of you. As one of our most popular venues it is used by a cross section of the community for everything from entertainment, Morning Melodies, annual school presentations, dance school celebrations to bingo. As you can imagine, the room gets a good work out and over the years has begun to look a little tired. My fellow directors and the Executive Management have decided to give the ‘Showroom’ a facelift and a makeover, so that it is more in keeping with expectations of our members and patrons today. I ask for your patience and co-operation as we close the ‘Showroom’ for renovations from July 1 to approximately August 25. I have no doubt that, once completed, you will find the changes and improvements worthwhile and beneficial. Our renovations in the Greenfield Station Bistro began last month, with the same

objective in mind, and when completed by June 6, will be more functional and comfortable for all our members and patrons. Thank you for putting up with the inconvenience. I am grateful for your patience and co-operation. From March 12, 2014, major changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth) came into effect. The main objective of these changes is to ensure that organisations manage personal information in an open and transparent way, so you know what information is collected, why it is collected and how it will be used. While we already provide our members with information about how we manage their personal details, I thought it was appropriate to draw your attention to our updated ‘Privacy Policy’. Please read the policy carefully as it contains new details about how and when we may collect, hold, use or disclose your personal information. The policy is available through a quick link on our home page. Please visit BankstownSports.com or if you have any questions, please phone or ask to see our Operations Manager or General Manager. Our Executive Chef has revised some of the menus to include ‘hearty winter warming’ dishes that I would encourage you to try as we go through our coldest months. Thanks once again for supporting our club and other venues.

The following members have passed away recently and to their relatives and friends may we offer our sincere condolences in their time of grief: Paul Bisson, Russell Lyons, Tai Chau Huynh, John Veiss, John Angove, Mary Mauro, Walter Basham, Russell Arkinstall, Muriel Miles, Inez Macdonell, John Ince, Zella Moxham, John Round, Joseph Kuriata, Michael Sweeney, Alexander Paska, Carl Sollazzo, Oli Cahill, Josephine Yott, Arthur Peacock, Peter Miles, Betty Baker, Pamela Brown, Michael John Hanaran, George Farrugia and Nick Symyniuk. The following member was reported as being in hospital and on behalf of our President, Directors and all our members we wish her a speed recovery: Teresa Mullane.

The Probus Club of Bankstown meets at Bankstown Sports Club on the 3rd Monday of each month at 10am. There is a Guest Speaker at meetings talking on interesting topics and day trips are held regularly. Members of Bankstown Sports Club are welcome to join, contact Secretary, Judy Learmonth on 9644 1421. Bankstown Sports InTouch

3


GIVING RURAL

families a lift Bankstown Sports Club’s support for Sydney charity Little Wings is helping children and their families travel from regional and remote areas for treatment at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The club has contributed $25,000 and 15 nights’ accommodation at the Bankstown Sports Travelodge to the charity after Chief Executive Officer Mark Condi read about Little Wings in the local paper. Travelling from regional areas to Sydney for treatment takes considerable time and money and can create difficulties for families. Kevin Robinson, an experienced pilot and businessman who started flying when he was 16, decided to change all that when he set up Little Wings. Since February last year, Little Wings has provided 165 free flights,

transporting 290 people (patients and family members) at a cost of more than $190,000. “Once you start giving something back to the community, helping people, you get so much back yourself,” says Kevin. “I’m really proud that 100% of the monies we raise go directly to Little Wings. I’m lucky to have had my own healthy kids and a corporate background in executive recruitment that has helped me plan and organise the setup for this charity. It brings you back to the basic things that you should appreciate in life. The close connections I’ve built with Little Wings families are the rewards I get from helping people. It’s such a pleasure.” Robert and Cristy Duke’s daughter, Brodie, is being treated for a rare childhood cancer. Before they came across Little Wings the family

had to drive from Forbes to Sydney for treatment, usually a four-day round trip. The travel put a strain on their finances and caused many lost days of work. Little Wings has made a huge difference to the family. “It’s a wonderful thing that they do,” says Robert. “Traveling by car with our sick daughter wasn’t a good option and we were so fortunate to get support from Little Wings. Kevin is a champion bloke!” Bankstown Sports’ Chairman John Murray was touched by the family’s story and their bravery in a very difficult time. “When we heard about this charity and the true difference they make to the lives of families, we just had to reach out to offer our support.”

FROM Left: Adrian Nisbet (Little Wings), John Murray (President), Vern Falconer (Director), Alex Fulcher (Director), Jim Ronis (Director), Doug Shedden (Director) and Kevin Robinson (Little Wings CEO) 4

Bankstown Sports InTouch


Editorial

FROM Left: Mark Condi (Bankstown Sports CEO), Richard Phillips (Vice-President), Chris Kazanis (Punchbowl Boys teacher) and Anthony Ball (ClubsNSW CEO)

Community spirit

Doug Shed den (Director ), Richard Phillips (Vic e-Presiden (Director) t), Jim Roni and Alex Fu s lcher (Direc tor)

has its rewards Bankstown Sports’ long association with two local ‘icons’, Punchbowl Boys High School and Bankstown City Aged Care, has delivered the club a major youth award as well as a highly commended award in the ClubsNSW’s Clubs & Community Awards held at Moore Park on Friday May 9. The awards recognise the outstanding social contribution made by NSW clubs in their local communities. Bankstown Sports Club won in the Youth Category for its long support for Punchbowl Boys’ High School’s Students At Risk Program (S.T.A.R.). The club was also highly commended in the Outstanding Regional Initiative Category for its work with Bankstown City Aged Care. Bankstown Sports Chief Executive Mark Condi says “The Club is really thrilled to be honoured through the ClubsNSW Award. Bankstown Sports is very much a communitycentric club. We like to support programs that make a real difference to people in our community – it’s what motivates our club’s Board and all of our staff. Punchbowl Boys

High School is a rarity these days – it’s a school that has undergone a complete transformation because it has created a strong, family-like bond with its staff and students. Just as our club strives for a family-feel, so has this local school, which is achieving enormous success with its boys, many of whom have come from very dire circumstances. “As well, Bankstown City Aged Care – with whom we have a longstanding relationship – is another example of a local organisation that puts people first. We are proud to be able to support and foster the great people at both Punchbowl Boys High School and Bankstown City Aged Care and these awards are recognition of truly important initiatives in our community. In addition to the two awards, the club was a top five finalist in the People’s Choice Awards and Osvaldas Anusaitis, won the major prize of an overseas trip for voting for our club on social media.” As a result of the Club’s support, Punchbowl Boy’s High’s S.T.A.R. program has given more than 202 students a chance to either go out

into the bush for three days in Sydney’s National Park, or to go to Canberra and the Snowy Mountains. The activities aim to give the students confidence, provides new experiences and encourages them to build bonds that will keep them in high school longer. Student improvement has been phenomenal. Punchbowl Boys High teacher Chris Kazanis, who helped develop the program, says the students have gone from a very low HSC completion rate to almost 100 per cent in five years. “This award acknowledges the relationship that exists between the school and the club. It’s hard to articulate, but when you come to the school and you see the way the Board interacts with the boys and they genuinely have an interest in this program – you can’t fake that.” “It’s that vested interest that comes through. This acknowledgment is fantastic and we are very excited to be a part of it.” “We wouldn’t have been able to do this – or the original S.T.A.R. program – without Bankstown Sports’ help,” Chris says. Bankstown Sports InTouch

5


FROM Left: Scott Grant (President BDCC), Martin Klumpp (Director) and John Murray (President)

Martin Klumpp

Never bored

“Brian Freedman asked me to step in for three months as Honorary Secretary – and that was about 29 years ago. I don’t think he’s been looking very hard for a replacement.”

6

Bankstown Sports InTouch

on the Board Avid cyclist and long-time cricket club director Martin Klumpp is Bankstown Sports’ newest Board member. Martin joined the club mid-last year after the sad passing of Director, Dion Bourne – who was also a member of the cricket club. “I felt it was only fair to respect Dion’s legacy and carry on his work with the club,” says Martin, who is a life member of the Bankstown District Cricket Club.

Martin played grade cricket in the 1970s for “eight or nine years” and still holds two roles at Bankstown District Cricket Club: Secretary of the men’s club and assistant secretary of the women’s. He says his cricket playing days are well behind him, but not his days of supporting the club.

He says he is amazed by the amount of time the Board members, whom he describes as a “fantastic bunch”, put into supporting the more than 40 sporting clubs and all of the other charities the club gets behind. “I thought I had a sense of it,” Martin says, “but I am really full of admiration.”

“Brian Freedman asked me to step in for three months as Honorary Secretary – and that was about 29 years ago. I don’t think he’s been looking very hard for a replacement,” Martin says.

Martin, a Human Resources consultant, also praised the club’s executive team, led by Chief Executive Mark Condi. “We’re incredibly lucky to have a strong management team at the club. John Mackay had an amazing vision and always kept the club true to its ideals. He then mentored Mark for a decade and instilled similar values – but then Mark has also brought a fresh, new perspective to the club. It has been a wonderful transition from the old guard to the new.”

Martin and his wife Maureen live at Picnic Point and have three children. Describing cycling as the new golf, Martin can be seen, clad in lycra, peddling around the area. “I’m only new to it,” he says, “But I really enjoy it.” Martin has another special connection to the club. His aunt, Avis Berg, who is 90 years old, plays Bingo at the club two days a week with her mates. “The club is a huge part of our members’ lives,” he says. “There is no part of our community that the sports club doesn’t touch.”


Editorial

Doug Shedden (Director) and Samina Munshi

Yasmine Archer

John Murray (President) and Kathleen Brennan

Nurses energised by

Scholarships Program Forty-four nurses at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital have been awarded a 2014 Bankstown Sports Club scholarship. For the past eight years, International Nurses Day has been extra special for nurses at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital. That’s because Bankstown Sports Club presents its clinical excellence scholarships worth $40,000 annually. To date, $320,000 has been granted to 236 local nurses, allowing them to take part in further education as well as attending and presenting at international conferences. This year’s 44 recipients will use the funding to undertake a variety of activities including attending a Pain Management Conference in Melbourne, Smart Strokes 2014 and the 6th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference – both in Sydney, and the Infection Prevention & Control Conference 2014 in Adelaide. Some nurses are being supported with further studies, such as Master’s and Bachelor’s programs. The Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services at Bankstown Hospital, Caroline Farmer, says “Bankstown Sports Club’s consistent support has made an enormous difference to our nursing and midwifery staff. It generates staff enthusiasm and improved practice, so our patients are the ultimate beneficiaries. As always, we are very grateful for the club’s continued support.” At the presentation of this year’s scholarships at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Emergency Department,

Yasmine Archer, spoke about what a difference her 2013 scholarship had made to her. “Through networking and seeing a group of my peers talk enthusiastically about emergency nursing has reignited my passion for my work,” says Yasmine, who attended the 11th International Conference for Emergency Nurses in October last year. The conference included workshops on non-invasive ventilation, advanced skills in wound closure and on treating burns.” “With this newfound motivation I have been able to achieve a regrading…and it has left me with many plans and ideas for practice change and development within my department, while also motivating me to continue my own ongoing professional development. “I’d like to thank Bankstown Sports Club for allowing me to attend the conference and help me to find my passion again,” Yasmine said. Bankstown Sports CEO Mark Condi says “Nurses and midwives are invaluable and we are pleased to be able to help enrich their professional lives, which is of enormous benefit to the people of our community. “This is the point of these scholarships. If these grants can increase confidence, help implement appropriate treatments and promote best practice and patient safety, then it’s money very well spent,” Mr Condi says. Bankstown Sports InTouch

7


Renew NOW Renew now & be rewarded Renew now and help us support our local Bankstown community, as well as receiving these great member benefits: • Birthday Rewards

• Earn Reward Points with every purchase

• Christmas Rewards

• Complimentary nonalcoholic beverages at selected vending machines

• Discounted Club Carwash & Valet Parking (Bankstown only)

• Access to four great clubs • Discounted show tickets

RENEW today !

• Exclusive promotions & discounts

H OW? online

In Person

Visit bankstownsports.com or baulkhamhillssports.com

Come into one of our clubs and renew at reception.

BPAY Use Biller Code 747 618 and your unique Customer Reference number mailed to you.

Renew by 30 June to receive

$5

Reward Points IF YOU Renew for 3 yEArs

$10

you co

uld

W IN $5,000

Reward Points IF YOU Renew for 5 yEArs

See BankstownSports.com for terms and conditions.

P LU S

when r ene for 5 Y wing ears*


Editorial

Remember to

re-member Bankstown Sports’ members are a loyal bunch and there’s plenty of reasons why. The club’s facilities are second-to-none and members earn points for both their birthdays and at Christmas time.

So, when membership renewal time comes around in mid-winter, it’s a no-brainer. But it’s also a reminder that you only have until June 30 this year to use all of the bonus points you have collected during the year. Not sure how many points you have? New screens installed on the gaming floor allow

you to check your balance by simply swiping your card. You can also check it when making a purchase at any cash register in the club. Every 100 bonus points you have earned is the equivalent of $1. You can spend your bonus reward points at any of the club’s bars or restaurants, reception for entertainment, in the bottle shop, at Monkey Mania, or by taking advantage of valet parking or a carwash. There are also great discounts and bonuses if you renew your membership for more than one year.

If you renew for five years by June 30, it costs just $50 – a $10 discount – ($40 for pensioners and seniors)…and you earn $10 worth of reward points. Plus, you go into a $5,000 cash draw. Renew for 3 years for $30 ($24 for pensioners and seniors) by June 30 to earn $5 in reward points. Keep the faith by renewing online now at bankstownsports.com or baulkhamhillssports.com, in person at any of our clubs or by post or BPAY.

HURRY IN All Reward Points expire … 12 midnight Monday 30 June 2014! Bankstown Sports InTouch

9


great!

Greenfield Station Bistro’s The renovations to the Greenfield Station Bistro will be completed by the time you’re reading this story, around June 6. With work due to begin on the refurbishment of the Showroom and with the successful launch of the new Atrium Bar last year, Bankstown Sports is continuously improving its venues and service. The renovations will feature new carpet and furniture to lift the look of the Bistro and a fresh coat of paint for the columns. The club is also improving by giving the bathrooms a freshen up, re-grouting the tiles and re-finishing the vanities and mirrors. We’re also making it easier to get around by removing the existing ramp and moving the beverage bench.

These improvements will add to the light and airy atmosphere of Greenfield Station Bistro, which is enhanced by its high ceilings and the familiar railway theme. Greenfield Station features a superb collection of railway memorabilia given to the club in 1994 by the Zig Zag railway near Lithgow in the Blue Mountains, in return for their support with building an amenities block. There is a full collection of NSW rail-issue crockery and silverware, as well as oil lamps, water decanters and station master hats. From July 14, there will be a new winter menu filled with delicious hearty meals available. Next time you’re in the club drop by the Greenfield Station Bistro and see the changes.

GREENFIELD GRILLS Winter warmers • BBQ Beef Ribs & Portuguese Peri Peri Chicken Wings • Grain Fed Porterhouse Steak • Grilled Barramundi Fillets

ONLY

$15.90

MONDAY to FRIDAY, Lunch & Dinner Served with vegetables or salad.

KIDs EAT FREE!

• Vietnamese Beef & Noodle Soup • Chicken Laksa • BBQ Pork & Wonton Soup

ONLY

$10.90

MONDAY to FRIDAY, Lunch & Dinner Conditions apply. Kids eat free only available with the ‘Greenfield Grills’ specials. Order one Greenfield Grills special and receive one kids meal for free. Limited to children under age of 12, must be sighted upon ordering. Images are a guide only.

10

Bankstown Sports InTouch


Editorial

Tony Chayna , Sous Chef Platform O ne

Chef’s express at

Platform One The club’s fine dining restaurant, Platform One, has always attracted interest with its railway themed carriages. The food team, led by Executive Chef, Helmut Gundendorfer, are proud of the standards the club sets in delivering delicious and beautifully presented meals to our members and guests. Platform One’s Sous Chef is the very affable Tony Chayna. Tony has been working at the club for 15 years and has enormous enthusiasm for the job. “I sit down with Helmut and we discuss great ideas, we speak to the suppliers about new cuts of meat or new ranges of seasonal vegetables,” says Tony. “We bounce off one another, but I like the fact that Helmut allows me to be free to express myself artistically through the menu. There’s no friction – we’re like-minded and, as a result, the staff are like family and there’s a great atmosphere in the kitchen.” “We like to reflect the fashion of the day with our food preparation. Technique always changes and we make sure we’re always updating,” Tony says. “We strive for great, high quality ingredients which allow us to think of textures and colour.”

A good example of how things have changed over the years that Tony has been at the club, is when he talks about cooking large joints of meat. “We used to cook meat at the accepted temperature of 180 degrees C, now when we cook something like a large veal rack, we cook it at 65 degrees C. After three to three and a half hours, the meat has a better texture, is more tender and retains the juices. We no longer need to serve heavy sauces as the juice is retained. It’s a whole new approach to food preparation centred on attention to detail and the best quality ingredients served in the most appealing way.” Tony prefers to be the main cook at home too. “I experiment on the family. My wife Nancy and my daughter Alexia are the guinea pigs,” he says. “Mum is the princess and daddy is the chef to my daughter. I particularly like to cook sweets and pastries at home as we usually get professionals to do them at the club.” “I know a lot of cooking off by heart as I learnt a lot from my mother, especially when I was an apprentice. I was one of five children of Lebanese background who all grew up in Punchbowl. I used to help Mum on Sunday lunches peeling potatoes and all these years

TRY OUR

later I still raid her recipes for dishes I’ve grown to love. My mum and dad still live in Punchbowl and they’re not going anywhere!” Tony’s exquisite new winter dining menu has just been settled. Here are a few of the highlights: For entrée, choose from the wagyu beef brisket with cauliflower puree and shaved baby beetroot or the dukkah spiced baby chicken taco with avocado salsa, pomegranate, chipotle yoghurt and tequila lime jelly. For main course, your choices include the Moroccan goat hotpot with Israeli cous cous, spiced pumpkin, mint, heritage tomatoes, labna (thick yoghurt) and smoked almonds or what about the venison osso bucco with potato gnocchi, porcini sage butter, red currant compote and Parisian vegetables. If you have room for dessert, try the caramelised fig and poached rhubarb with warm mini rum buba, crème fraiche and salted walnuts, or one of the club’s special cheese plates which will go especially well with a glass of port. You can watch cooking demonstrations on Bankstown Sports website at BankstownSports.com.

NEW WINTER MENU!

ea Gift Id a Purchase rts wn Spo Banksto rd! Gift Ca

Bankstown Sports InTouch

11


WE WANT YOUR what you think about our Restaurants

feedback!

Visit BankstownSports.com or scan our QR Code

A $50 Gift Card to be WON monthly Terms & Conditions apply.

STUZZICHINO

$20 Lunch Specials Available Tuesday to Friday • Risotto Pescatore

• Veal Parmigiana

• John Dory Fillet

• Pollo Boscaiola

• 250g Veal Cutlet

$15 Pizzas

Monday & Tuesday Lunch & Dinner

your

For reservations please call 9722 9810. Available until 31st July.

12

Bankstown Sports InTouch

PchoiLceUof SStonefish k, wine, soft drin a. te or e ffe co

Available until 31st July.


Editorial

Happy 1st Birthday

Imperial Jade To mark one year of trading at the club, Imperial Jade Palace’s co-owner, Gable Lo, chatted to InTouch about how the restaurant is settling in. “We’re very happy with what we’ve achieved in our first 12 months. By changing the emphasis of the food to a fresher offering, that is more aligned to authentic, traditional Chinese, we’ve seen a huge increase in customers, particularly local Vietnamese and people originally from mainland China,” says Gable. “Our live fish tanks are the envy of local restaurants, as we keep them in such good condition, regularly replacing the seawater in the tanks.” The restaurant’s new manager, Simon Yee, is also making a big difference to Imperial Jade Palace. “Since Simon came on board six months ago, he has added a whole new level of energy to the restaurant,” Gable says.

“Imperial Jade is all about service and quality and Simon is very focused on training,” says Gable. “Saturday nights are our biggest night and we can often have 12-13 staff working in the kitchen and another 15 or so serving out the front. It’s so busy that it’s very important our staff are well-trained and focused, which they are.” Imperial Jade Palace’s menu is without rival. There is a terrific Yum Cha available at lunch time every day. Also available at both lunch and dinner are a la carte specialties, such as wok-tossed lobster tail with ginger and shallots, or deep-fried soft shell crab in garlic butter. The steamed eggplant with dry scallops and the Imperial crispy skin chicken with ginger, shallots, chilli and soy should not be missed.

Gable Lo & Charlie Wan g (Imperial Ja de owners )

$12 NOODLE DELIGHTS Available FOR LUNCH EVERY DAY 8 tantalising noodle dishes to choose from! Call 9709 8633 for bookings or visit BankstownSports.com for full menu.

Bankstown Sports InTouch

13


Corporate

Winter Special

H o l d yo u r n e x t M e e t i n g wi t h u s & r ec e ive a

c o m p l i m e n ta r y S n a c k B a s k e t U P O N A R R I VA L M i n i m u m o f 1 5 d e l e g at e s . B o o k i n g m u s t b e c o n f i r m e d b y S u n d ay 3 1 s t A u g u s t . t e r m s a n d c o n d i t i o n s at B a n k s t o w n S p o r t s .c o m

p: (02) 9722 9888

|

e ve n ts @ban kstown s p orts .c om

|

ban kstown s p orts .c om


FANCY THAT! Dianne Lancaster shares her insights on creating super-special events.

Scared speechless! At some point in our lives, we’re likely to be called upon to make a speech; it may be for a family wedding, graduation party or a presentation at work. If the mere thought of giving a speech has you breaking out in a cold sweat, you’re not alone. According to the Book of Lists, a trivia book compiled by David Wallechinsky, his father Irving Wallace and sister Amy Wallace – first published in 1977 – speaking before a group was listed as the number one worst human fear, even beating out death.

So what makes a good speech? It must inform, motivate, educate or entertain others and above all connect the speaker to the audience. Once you take the focus off yourself and begin connecting with your audience, much of that fear disappears. Create a dynamic opening to your speech. Use a humorous anecdote, quote, statement or question to engage your audience. Those first few moments on the platform can make or break your connection with others.

While there are good reasons people fear public speaking, I have yet to witness someone flee from the stage mid-presentation, running for their life through the fire exit. And, to my knowledge, no one has died from giving a bad presentation.

Search out the positive people in your audience. Ignore the negative facial expressions and focus on those who are smiling, nodding and open to what you are saying. They provide the energy and confirmation you need.

But giving a speech is no easy task. Not only do you have to have something worthwhile to say, but you have to say it in a way that connects with your audience. How often have you sat in a presentation and said to yourself, “Wow, this is so boring … I can’t sit through another minute of it.”

Depending on the occasion, making reference to a personal experience in your speech can make what you’re saying relatable to others – but make sure it’s appropriate.

There is a secret however, to overcoming the shakes, quakes and shivers on the speaking platform, and it’s not imagining your audience is naked! It’s the realisation that we speak in public all the time.

Practice! Practice aloud and practice often. There is no substitute for practice and no excuse for not practising. In the professional speaking industry, they say that once you practice your speech 100 times, you are just beginning to get it right!

The average person says 15,000 words a day, probably speaking to two, three or even five people all at the same time. Congratulations! You are already a practiced, successful public speaker.

As someone who would rather be reading a book at home than running around on stage, it took me a long time to figure out that the public speaking podium need not be a “tower of terror.”

Search ‘Innov8ive Events’ on

Facebook and ‘Like’ us!

Bankstown Sports InTouch

15


Children’s FUN

6th June 2014, 6-9pm

ONESIES & PJS DISCO 4th July 2014, 6-9pm

AMERICANA DISCO

Be one of t first to b he o our brand ok NE party roo W m CANDYLAND! !!

Discount for pre-purchased tickets: Child – $10, Adult – Free (with every paid ticket) Book at Monkey Mania reception OR by calling (02) 9722 9863

Monkey Mania inside Bankstown Sports Club, 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown P | (02) 9722 9863

The Circle of Life

Lion King Show

Jack & the

BEANS TALK

BACK BY R POPULA ! ND A DEM

16

THURSDAY 3rd JULY – THE GRAND BALLROOM

WEDNESDAY 9tH JUly – THE GRAND BALLROOM

Tickets $5 members, $7 non-members

Tickets $5 members, $7 non-members

Doors open 1pm. Showtime 1.30pm. Unreserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 1pm. Showtime 1.30pm. Unreserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Bankstown Sports InTouch


W EEKLY

Monday

Thursday Meat Raffle – Rainforest Lounge

Bingo – see reception for location 10.45am. FREE.

Texas Hold ‘em Poker – Total Sports Bar

Tickets on sale 6pm. Raffle drawn 7.30pm. Tickets from $1.

Trivia – Rainforest Lounge 8.30pm. FREE.

Registration 1pm. Play 2pm. FREE.

Tuesday

Saturday Texas Hold ‘em Poker – Total Sports Bar

Bingo – see reception for location

Registration 8pm. Play 9pm. $25 Buy in.

10.45am. FREE.

Mandarin Band – Rainforest Lounge

Sunday

7.30pm. FREE.

Wednesday Bingo – see reception for location 10.45am. FREE.

Texas Hold ‘em Poker – Total Sports Bar Registration 6pm. Play 7.30pm. $12 Buy in.

Vietnamese Song & Dance Night (June Only) – Showroom 7.30pm. FREE.

MAHJONG – see reception for location Register & learn to play 5pm. Play 6pm

Texas Hold ‘em Poker – Total Sports Bar Registration 6.30pm. Play 7.30pm. $22 Buy in.

Karaoke (june only) – Rainforest Lounge 7.30pm. FREE.

DJs –RAINFOREST LOUNGE 7.30pm. FREE.

Karaoke (from july)– Bankstown Sports Bowls 7pm. FREE.


1969

The Sh owroo m will be clo sed fr om Ju until ly late A u gus due to renovat t ions

w o h S s

and tell Renovations to the Showroom create a whole new level of experience.

Renovations in Progress

Bankstown Sports is continually striving to improve our facilities for members and guests. This year, the Showroom, familiar as a place of enjoyment to so many of our members, is undergoing a refit which promises to deliver state-of-the-art comfort and convenience to members and guests. The Showroom has been an integral part of the club’s entertainment from the very early days. In the early 1980s, the Showroom was packed to overflowing when acts like Midnight Oil, Herman’s Hermits and even Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, who were exclusive to the club, played to our members and guests. Since that time, tribute shows have always been popular as well as the many local and international stars of the stage, such as Col

18

Bankstown Sports InTouch

Joye (who incidentally was the first Australian singer to have a number one Australian hit with the song Oh Yeah Uh Huh). Other acts to grace the Showroom stage include, Al Martino, Slim Dusty, Jackie Love, Judy Stone and Ricky May. In the 70’s and 80’s, the Showroom was also regularly full for Operettas, such as The Student Prince and The Desert Song. Both of these productions played at the club every quarter for many years. The Student Prince was popularised by Mario Lanza on the soundtrack to the 1954 MGM film of the same name, and featured the song Drink, Drink, Drink, while The Desert Song was popularised by Nelson Eddy, who was famous for his 1953 Columbia recording.


Editorial

ARTIST IMPRESSION

Todd McKenney will be the 1st performer in the newly renovated Showroom

As recently as last year the Showroom hosted Psychic Sally from Great Britain, who played to a packed and amazed audience. With renovations due for completion at the end of August, the Showroom will be a vastly different experience for patrons. It will be fully re-carpeted and will feature a new sound system and new theatre style tiered seating to improve the view of the stage from anywhere in the room. This change to the seating will provide a similar feel to a theatre. The new seats are also ergonomically friendly for improved comfort and will allow for better personal space with plenty of leg room. They also have convenient drink holders for members and guests.

r s fo e k n Tha atienc p your ng our duri ions vat o n re

Bankstown Sports’ General Manager Andrew Kelly says, “A lot of thought has gone into the design and execution of our new Showroom. As well as better access for wheelchairs, new tiered seating, booths and the bar area will also be upgraded to make it easier for people to refresh with drinks when attending a show.” “Our focus has always been to provide enjoyable and high quality entertainment at affordable prices. The revitalised Showroom will bring this very popular venue into the 21st century, so that we can continue to deliver great entertainment for our members and guests.” The club is celebrating the opening of the new Showroom on September 5 in style with

noted song and dance man, Todd McKenney. Todd is not only a wonderful compere but a brilliant dancer and entertainer, famous particularly for his tributes to Australian icon, Peter Allen. The opening of the showroom kicks off a new approach to the club’s entertainment. The month of September features Pop Royalty themed shows and that’s followed by Rocktober in October and Broadway meets Hollywood in November. “Come along and see the great array of talented artists in the new venue,” says Andrew. “We’re sure you’ll be just as excited about the new Showroom as we are.”

Bankstown Sports InTouch

19


August

*Entertainment subject to change.

July

*Entertainment subject to change.

June

What’s on Monthly ? Piano Bar

Franky Valentyn Saturday 14th June (5.30pm)

DJs

Mr James Band

Fridays (8pm)

Saturdays from 9pm

Sunday 15th June

Joanna Melas Group

Danni Hodson & Jay Weston

Rob Devlin

Paige Jeffrey & Chris Castle

Saturday 7th June (8.30pm)

Sunday 1st June

Kim Gock

Cherie Lucas Group

Saturday 14th June (8.30pm)

Friday 6th June (7.30pm)

Saturday 21st June (5.30pm)

AMERICAN GRAFFITI

Ian Blakeney

Lionel Robinson

Saturday 21st June (8.30pm)

Saturday 7th June (5.30pm)

Joanna Melas

Stuart Davey & Alisa Gray

Saturday 28th June (8.30pm)

Sunday 8th June

Take Two Monday 9th June 1.30pm

Friday 20th June (7.30pm)

Paul Fisher

Friday 27th June (7.30pm)

Ron Ashton Saturday 28th June (5.30pm)

Carly O’Rourke & Latin Vibe Sunday 22nd June

Jazz Nuveau Friday 13th June (7.30pm)

Piano Bar

The Rainforest Lounge

Sylvana & Gary Sterling Sunday 13th July (2.30pm)

DJ’s

Big Radio Dynamite Band

Joanna Melas Group

Fridays (8pm)

Saturdays from 9pm

Friday 18th July (7.30pm)

Kim Gock

Cherie Lucas Group

Ron Ashton

Saturday 5th July (8.30pm)

Friday 4th July (7.30pm)

Saturday 19th July (5.30pm)

Rob Devlin

Gabby

Dee Donavan & Tete A Tete

Saturday 12th July (8.30pm)

Saturday 5th July (5.30pm)

Sunday 20th July (2.30pm)

Di Solomon

Vicki Forrest & Mike Mathieson

DIAMOND RHYTHM

Saturday 19th July (8.30pm)

Sunday 6th July (2.30pm)

Friday 25th July (7.30pm)

Ian Blakeney

Jazz Nuveau

Paul Fisher

Saturday 26th July (8.30pm)

Friday 11th July (7.30pm)

Saturday 26th July (5.30pm)

Piano Bar DJ’s Fridays from 8pm

Lionel Robinson Saturday 2nd August (8.30pm)

Rob Devlin Saturday 9th August (8.30pm)

Ian Blakeney Saturday 16th August (8.30pm) *Entertainment subject to change.

The Rainforest Lounge

Kim Gock Saturday 23rd August (8.30pm)

Di Solomon Saturday 30th August (8.30pm)

Franky Valentyn

Kerry Robson & Roland Storm

Saturday 12th July (5.30pm)

Sunday 27th July (2.30pm)

THE Rainforest Lounge Ipanema Band Saturdays from 9pm

Cherie Lucas Group Friday 1st August (7.30pm)

Gabby Saturday 2nd August (5.30pm)

Rosemaree Dinaro & Aubrey & Martin Sunday 3rd August (2.30pm)

Jazz Nuveau Friday 8th August (7.30pm)

Franky Valentyn Saturday 9th August (5.30pm)

Ziggy Zapata & Davidia Sunday 10th August (2.30pm)

Joanna Melas *Entertainment subject to change.

Friday 15th August (7.30pm)

Paul Fisher Saturday 16th August (5.30pm)

Kerryn Gratn & Kevin A Legend Sunday 17th August (2.30pm)

UNFORGETTABLE Friday 22nd August (7.30pm)

Ron Ashton Saturday 23rd August (5.30pm)

Julia Daniels & Peter Paki Sunday 24th August (2.30pm)

Armchair Travellers Friday 29th August (7.30pm)

Brian Gillett Saturday 30th August (5.30pm)

Paul De Maritn & Suzie G Sunday 31st August (2.30pm)


Entertainment

BACK TO THE TIVOLI WEDNESDAY 4th june – SHOWROOM Singers, dancers, musicians and comedians.

Tickets $15 ALL INCLUDES DEVONSHIRE TEA Doors open 10am. Showtime 11am. Unreserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

ROCK AND LAUGHTER CHARITY SHOW in aid of the gut foundation

FRIDAY 29th AUGUST – SHOWROOM

GLEN CAMPBELL JOHNNY CASH JOHN DENVER DENVER JOHN

FRIDAY 6th june 2014 – SHOWROOM

A tribute to Dig Richards with over 18 fabulous performers donating their talent in one huge show.

Tickets $15 members, $20 non-members Doors open 6pm. Showtime 7pm. Event concludes 12 midnight. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Burlesque S p ec tacular

‘THE BIG GUNS Of Country Tour’

Glen Campbell • Johnny Cash • John Denver

over 18s only

SATURDAY 7th JUNE – SHOWROOM

Tickets $15 members, $18 non-members

SATURDAY 14tH JUne – SHOWROOM

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Over 18s only. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Tickets $25 ALL

Bankstown Sports InTouch

21


TI M CAM P B E L L FRIDAY 20th JUNE SHOWROOM

Tickets $30 ALL Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

CASEY DONOVAN 10th Anniversary Tour

SATURDAY 21ST June SHOWROOM

Tickets $25 all Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

22

Bankstown Sports InTouch


Entertainment

Forever Rod

The Great

Pretenders Elvis | Abba | Dusty Springfield | Boy George | ACDC | Alice Cooper The Blues Brothers | Buddy Holly | Roy Orbison | Jimmy Barnes Geri Halliwell | The Village People | Queen | Meat Loaf | Tom Jones

T DIREC AS L FROM ! A VEG S

SATURDAY 28th JUNE – SHOWROOM

Tickets $15 members, $20 non-members

SATURDAY 2nd August The Grand BallrooM Tickets $15 ALL

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

L aunc h Ev e n t

TODD McKENNEY

TODD McKENNEY SI NGS Peter Allen SI NGS

Peter FRIDAY 5th SEPTEMBER SHOWROOM

Tickets $55 ALL

Allen " Todd is, in a show of his ow n creation , m agnetic, exciting, out t here and above all memorable"

First n the i T n e ev ed enovat r y l new room Show

Al an Jones 2GB

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. " Todd McKenney out Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception. shines t he sequins

on his shir ts" Herald Sun

Bankstown Sports InTouch

23


Celebrate the opening of our new Showroom with a whole month of classic shows celebrating the pop era. World-class song and dance man, Todd McKenney, will open the newly renovated Showroom on Friday September 5 with his amazing live show, Todd McKenney sings Peter Allen featuring songs such as, I Still Call Australia Home and I Go To Rio. Well known as a judge on TV show, Dancing With The Stars, Todd’s versatile career spans three decades as an award winning performer, actor and host.

On Saturday September 20, The Whispering Jack Show takes over the Showroom. Australia’s Got Talent star Mike Vee and his six piece band bring you all the hits from one of Australia’s favourite sons of pop. It’s everything from Sadie (the cleaning lady) to You’re The Voice.

EDITORIAL

On Saturday September 6, the opening celebrations continue with Gold – The Ultimate ABBA Show. This is the ultimate sing along show, with non-stop hits and dance routines for two hours. This will be a popular show, so book your tickets now. In keeping with the theme of the night there will also be a screening of Abba The Movie, Abba trivia, an Abba best dressed competition and Abba karaoke prior to the show. So get there early. Mamma Mia!

To wrap up our month of pop royalty, we feature a tribute to the music of Roy Orbison and Del Shannon on Saturday September 27. Two of our favourite song writers and performers will be honoured and enjoyed through their wonderful music. Come and join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the worldwide smash hit Pretty Woman.

You can buy tickets online through our website at XXXXX BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

On Saturday September 13, Jason Jackson and his dangerous dancers have all the moves down in his Forever Jackson show.

24

Bankstown Sports InTouch


Forever

ive Exclus Sydney Show

Australian No.1

Michael Jackson Dance Spectacular

ABBA MINI ABBA FESTIVAL

SATURDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER – SHOWROOM

Tickets $40 ALL

Tickets $30 all

Doors Doors open open 7.15pm. 7.15pm. Showtime Showtime 8pm. 8pm. Reserved Reserved seating. seating.

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

5.00pm – Abba The Movie

The

50th Anniversary Celebration

Whispering

Roy Orbison

WHIS

Starring Dean Bourne & Fallon

Jack Show

JOHN FARNHAM TRIBUTE – AUSTRALIA’S KING OF POP

d Supporte by the s Pop King & Queens

For

SAT SAT 6TH 6TH SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER SHOWROOM SHOWROOM

5pm – Abba The Movie Extravaganza

6.40pm – Abba Trivia 6.40pm––Abba Abba Trivia 6.50pm Best Dressed Comp 6.50pm – Abba Best Dressed Competition 7pm – Abba Karaoke 7.00pm – Abba Karaoke 8pm 8.00pm – Gold TheTheUltimate Abba Show – GOLD Ultimate Abba Show

Starring Jason Jackson and the Dangerous Dancers

AUSTR NO.1 M JACKSO SPEC

& Del Shannon

XXXXX Fully ed Endors mily & By The Fa ent of Managem on nn Del Sha USA

SATURDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER – SHOWROOM

SATURDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER – SHOWROOM

Tickets $15 ALL

Tickets $35 ALL

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception. Bankstown Sports InTouch

25


C

t a e r b e el

Rocktober

in the new Showroom This October we’re going back to the ’50s in our brand new Showroom, to the era of classic rock ’n’ roll. To kick things off, Lonnie Lee and the Leemen will be channeling the greats on Saturday October 4, with a show built from the songs of Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Marty Robbins, Eddie Cochran, Hank Williams, Roger Miller and Johnny Ray … to name a few. Lonnie is the original troubadour and over many decades has delighted audiences with his talent and clever song interpretations. Then on Saturday October 11, ‘The Big Bopper’ of Australian rock’n’roll Doug Parkinson presents his ’50s and ’60s spectacular. Doug’s show presents the artists that shook the world, rattled auditoriums and rolled a generation with songs from the catalogues of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Doug’s famous rendition of the Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace, which will be a highlight of the night.

26

Bankstown Sports InTouch

On Saturday October 18, we’re planning a Rock ’n’ Roll Dance Party like no other with the Jive Bombers and the ‘swing king’ DJ Vinnie. The Jive Bombers were founded in 1985 and have been playing in clubs, at music festivals and functions ever since. Their music ranges from boogie woogie to swing, lounge, blues, rockabilly, soul, latin and, of course, rock’n’roll. To cap the month, the only rock ’n’ roll tribute show of its kind, Shake Rattle & Roll takes over the Showroom on Saturday October 25. With hot professional dancers, reminiscent of Dancing with the Stars, authentic ’50s costumes and classic tunes all held together by MC Wolfman Jack, Shake, Rattle and Roll will blast you out of your seat. Get your tickets now at BankstownSports.com to feel the ’50s party spirit during Rocktober in the Showroom.


Lonnie Lee & THE LEEMEN

hits features tists ndary ar from lege Presley, vis El such as erly Ev e lly, th Buddy Ho , Jerry s Domino Bros, Fat on Roy Orbis Lee Lewis, Bopper & The Big

“ROCKS!” Y CATS THE HILLBILL + Y ROCKABILL HIS SOLID HITS

SATURDAY 11TH October – SHOWROOM

SATURDAY 4TH October – SHOWROOM

Tickets $25 ALL

Tickets $10 MEMBERS, $15 NON-MEMBERS

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Rock ‘n’ Roll

Dance party

with the happy day s dancers AND special g uests DJ Vinnie the Teen Ang el

SATURDAY 18th OCTOBER SHOWROOM

Tickets $15 ALL

STARRING

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Bankstown Sports InTouch

27


EXCLU TO BAN SIVE KSTOW N SPOR TS

two SHOWS 2.30pm & 8pm!

Be transported back to the rockin’, boppin’, cruisin’ 50’s with hits from Bill Haley | Chubby Checker | Bobby Darin | Elvis | Nat King Cole Ritchie Valens | Buddy Holly | Jonny O’Keefe

SATURDAY 25TH OCTOBER – SHOWROOM Tickets $60 ALL Show 1: Doors open 2.00pm. Showtime 2.30pm. Show 2: Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception. 28

Bankstown Sports InTouch


Editorial

Shake, Rattle and Roll will be performing on Saturday 25 October at 2.30pm and 8pm!

Shaking it up! “Reminiscent of TV’s popular ‘Dancing with the Stars’, there’ll be the jive, the jitterbug, rock‘n’roll plus the cha cha and even a bit of jazz.”

In a few months, the temperatures will start to rise again and so will the activity at Bankstown Sports Club’s newly refurbished Showroom. In a real coup for the club, on Saturday October 25, the impressive production direct from Melbourne and exclusive to Bankstown Sports Club, Shake, Rattle & Roll will have people jumping in their seats with two fantastic performances. This massive troupe featuring five dynamic vocalists and 18 dancers will bring back the 1950s with gusto as they immortalise the legends of rock’n’roll. In 1992, Shake, Rattle & Roll’s producer and costume designer Nina Bahoudian and producer and creative director Adam Bahoudian came up with a concept for a weekend show in a restaurant based on the fabulous ’50s. It took the pair two years to bring the show to life and in no time they found themselves with a show selling out and being staged 200 times a year. By 1999, what they originally thought would be a fun weekend event staged a few times, had been playing for nearly six years and they decided it had run its course. Fast forward to 12 years later and the duo decided that it was time to bring the show back.

With a much bigger troupe, the show has now grown to a two hour party, with sizzling choreography, based on a live recreation of Wolfman Jack’s famous radio show. The show was staged in its second incarnation at Melbourne’s Crown Casino and sold out in weeks. And so the legendary show, set in a ’50s diner, continues to this day. Bankstown Sports throws its own party with Shake, Rattle & Roll on Saturday October 25. The show keeps the audience engaged with a mix of tempos and so many hit tunes that you will not stop singing along. Can you recall some of these famous tunes? Chantilly Lace, La Bamba, That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Kay Sera Sera and of course Johnny O’Keefe’s famous She’s My Baby. And the dancing! Reminiscent of TV’s popular Dancing with the Stars, there’ll be the jive, the jitterbug, rock’n’roll plus the cha cha and even a bit of jazz. This show is packed with energy on-stage. Shake, Rattle & Roll is guaranteed to be a true highlight of the program for the newly renovated Showroom this year. Get your tickets now online at BankstownSports.com at main reception. Bankstown Sports InTouch

29


Elvis is in

THE BUILDING “The King Is Back” at Bankstown Sports on Friday October 31. You won’t get anyone as authentically Elvis as Ben Portsmouth. Named Grand Champion of the Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest in August 2012, Ben was the first person from outside the US to win the prestigious title. Ben, who’s actually English, looks like Elvis, sings like Elvis and has the same on stage charisma that the great man had all those years ago. Ben’s father was an avid Elvis fan, so he grew up on a steady diet of ‘The King’s’ songs and naturally decided to become an Elvis tribute artist in 2005, forming the “Taking Care of Elvis” band.

Ben portsmouth

The King is back

World’s number 1 elvis tribute artist

FRIDAY 31ST OCTOBER SHOWROOM

Tickets $40 ALL Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

30

Bankstown Sports InTouch

IN FIRST TIME A AUSTRALI

Since then, Ben has travelled around the world performing his impeccable show, winning awards and even featuring on US TV’s David Letterman Show. With his triple-octave vocal range and perfect pitch, Ben’s completely authentic performance channels Elvis from his peak days when he was at the top of his game. Don’t miss The King Is Back – Ben Portsmouth, performing at the Showroom on Friday October 31. Tickets are on sale now for $40 at BankstownSports.com.


Halloween DANCE PARTY

Monster Mash

Vampirella

DJ Mr Spooky

See inside Monster Manor home of the Skeleton King. Dance the day away with Frankenstein and his Bride, Mummies, Vampires and Witches as they take you through all the rooms of Monster Manor.

SUNDAY 26TH OCTOBER – GRAND BALLROOM prizes st for be ed KIDS dress TS & ADUL

Tickets $7 ALL First show: Doors open 9.30am. Showtime 10am. Second show: Doors open 1.30pm. Showtime 2pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Two Show s 10a & 2pm m


32

Bankstown Sports InTouch


Entertainment

e c n e i er p x The E

Saturday 1st November • Saturday 8th November • Saturday 15th November Saturday 22nd November • Saturday 29th November

Tickets $20 adult, $15 Kids & ConcessionS – SHOWROOM Doors open 12 midday. Showtime 12.30pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

RonN Moss FRIDAY 7th NOVEMBER SHOWROOM

Tickets $50 ALL

Stories from his illustrious 25 year career with Bold & the Beautiful. Ronn will also perform songs with his band from the ‘70s, Player.

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Bankstown Sports InTouch

33


Editorial

A Complete Night Out For a limited time, Travelodge Bankstown will release special Complete Night Out packages for two, at special discounted rates. • Overnight stay for two at Travelodge Bankstown • Two tickets to Bankstown Sports Showroom entertainment • $50 dining voucher to be used in any of our restaurants, La • Complimentary bottle of Westend Cool Climate Range Wine Piazza, Imperial Jade Palace, Platform One or Greenfield Bistro • Buffet breakfast for two at Greenfield Station Bistro

Package 1

Package 2

Package 3

Package 4

Package 5

The Great Pretenders Saturday 2nd August Total Value: $324 Total Price: $220

Gold the Ultimate Abba Show Saturday 6th September Total Value: $374 Total Price: $220

Forever Jackson Saturday 13th September Total Value: $354 Total Price: $220

The Whispering Jack Show Saturday 20th September Total Value: $324 Total Price: $220

Roy Orbison & Del Shannon Saturday 27th September Total Value: $364 Total Price: $220

NB: If you plan to dine at one of the restaurants at Bankstown Sports, please book in advance by calling 9722 9888.

Limited packages available. For bookings or more information call Travelodge Bankstown on 9793 0000 or visit www.togareservations.com/Travelodge. For restaurant reservations call 9722 9888.

Bottle Shop Monthly Specials June

July

• Buy any 2 bottles of the Richland Wine range (750ml) & receive a bottle of Eternity Sparkling Dolcetto FREE

WIN ME!

• Case of Coronas $49.95 • Hennessey VSOP (700ml) $74.95 • Robert Oatley Pocket Watch (750ml Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz) $12.95

August • Johnnie Walker Black label (700ml) $49.95 • Richlands Viognier (750ml) $4.95

Buy a 5 pack of Woodstock for $19.90 and go in the draw to win a Woodstock Ice Box. Drawn 30th August. Terms and Conditions apply.

Bankstown Sports InTouch

35


Watch all the sp or action liv ting e in High Definition !

What’s On? OPEN DAILY

FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL 13th June to 14th July (Australian dates). All games LIVE on the BIG SCREEN!

Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Monday Register from 1pm. Play from 2pm. FREE to enter. Guaranteed prize pool of $300*.

Wednesday Register from 6.30pm. Play from 7.30pm. $12 buy in. Guaranteed a prize pool of $1000*.

Meal Deals available • Bacon and Egg Roll $4

• Brazilian Beef Burger $15

• Brazilian Fried-Rice Fritters $9

• Breakfast Pizza $11

STATE OF ORIGIN • Game 2 Wed 18th June • Game 3 Wed 9th July

Meal Deals available for every origin match

ONLY $12!

• Fish and Chips • Chicken Parmigiana

Saturday Register from 8pm. Play from 9pm. $25 buy in. Guaranteed prize pool of $1300*.

$16 Meal Deals

Sunday Registration from 6.30pm. Play from 7.30pm. $22 buy in. Guaranteed prize pool of $2000*. * Prize pools vary over holiday periods. Supported by Crocodile Entertainment.

Broadcasting over 15 channels. See BankstownSports.com for full channel listing. *Opening hours may vary depending on Sports Events.

• Chicken Burger • Total Sports Bar Burger

including one Matild a Bay Beer

• Stockman’s Steak Sandwich • Nachos


s l a o g g n i k c i at the TOTAL Sports Bar! K Editorial

World Cup fever has arrived!

From 13th June to 14th July (Australian dates), the club is preparing for one of the world’s great sporting tournaments when the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil. InTouch caught up with veteran Kevin Mullen who played soccer for Australia and is featured in the Bankstown Sporting Hall of Fame at Bankstown Memorial Oval. “We’ve been in the last four World Cups and the qualifying money that comes back into the Federation is fantastic for developing our juniors,” says Kevin. “We’ve got a really young team going over to Brazil and people say that they’ve got a tough draw, but let me tell you any World Cup draw is tough. Every team is playing their heart out for a chance to get into the finals. I can‘t wait to watch the games!” Throughout the World Cup, all games will be televised live in the club’s Total Sports Bar, regardless of the time of day or night. And the good news is all games will be on the big screen! There are also 14 new lounges and new tables being delivered to make the Sports Bar extra comfortable.

New menus have been developed for the Sports Bar, so you don’t need to miss a thing. The $16 meal deal gets you a hearty meal (like a Total Sports Bar Burger, a Mexican Nachos or a Stockman’s steak sandwich - which would usually be $15 alone) and a bottle of Matilda Bay beer. Or our Executive Chef, Helmut Gundendorfer, has created a few World Cup specials, which include the Brazilian Beef Burger for $15, Brazilian Fried-Rice Fritters for $9 or, for those early games, the Breakfast Pizza with chorizo, bacon, egg, tomatoes and mozzarella for $11.

You can see the full FIFA World Cup draw at the Total Sports Bar. Australia has drawn Group B, and the games are as follows: • Australia plays Chile on Saturday June 14, coverage begins at 7.30am. • Australia plays the Netherlands on Thursday June 19, coverage begins at 1.30am. • Australia plays Spain on Tuesday June 24, coverage begins at 1.30am. See you at the Total Sports Bar and wear your green and gold!

WIN A SAMSUNG 55” SMART TV to watch all the

World Cup action! Like Bankstown Sports on Facebook and tell us in 25 words or less your best Australian sporting memory. Thursday 5th June – Thursday 26th June!

Winner draw Friday 27th June!

valued at $2,100!

Terms and Conditions apply, visit BankstownSports.com for details.

Bankstown Sports InTouch

37


O T S E G N CHA

PATRON CAR PARK

Please be advised if you enter the car park between 6am-10am,

Monday-Friday, you will need to validate your ticket to avoid a $30 charge. ly Exclusive for those lub utilising c ie it facil s

HOW?

Once you are in the club, tickets can be validated at main reception or at the Events Centre.

We clean your car while

YOU RELAX! Get your car washed and cleaned while you relax in the comfort of your club. Located on the green level of the carpark. See inside back cover for opening hours. *Free Valet parking with every car wash purchased is only available Friday and Saturday evening 6pm – 12.30am via the main Mona Street entrance.

Plus t ale V e e Fr with g n i Park ash* Car W

Valet

PARKING Drop off your car at the main entrance, and when you’re ready to leave, a parking attendant will conveniently return your car. Only available at Bankstown Sports. Available Friday and Saturday evening 6pm – 12.30am. Pick up and drop off at the Mona Street entrance of the club. Car return prior to 12.30am only. Visit BankstownSports.com for details.

38

Bankstown Sports InTouch

bers m e M $10 ers b mem n o N $15


YOURCLUBS Friendl Faces o y Associat f our ed Venu e Manage rs

FROM LEFT: Huw Bennett, Bankstown Sports Baulkham Hills, Tom Wyskiel, Bankstown Sports Bowls, David Hills, Birrong Sports.


YOU’LL LOVE

BIRRONG SPORTS SUNDAY RAFFLE

TEXAS HOLD ‘EM POKER

25 homeware prizes to win each week!

ThUrsday – 6.30pm

SUNDAY – 5pm

Up to $600 cash each week!

BAREFOOT BOWLS Call 9644 1600 for details! ONLY $10 Per PERSON

FREE BINGO

MEAT RAFFLES

Over $450 in cash and prizes!

Over 50 trays each week!

FRIday – 10am

FRIDAY – 6pm

Trading Hours Corner Rodd and Gascoigne Road, Birrong, NSW 2143 T | 9644 1600 F | 9645 2602 W | www.birrongsports.com.au 40

Bankstown Sports InTouch

Open 7 days 9:30am until late* *Closing times subject to manager’s discretion.


Birrong Sports

CHECK OUT THESE SPECIAL OFFERS...

$11 PIZZA & BEER

EVERY MONDAY Free Schooner of beer or glass of soft drink with every pizza purchased!*

*Available Mondays only, 5.30pm – 8.30pm. Excludes Crown Lager and Peroni. Conditions apply.

$13 BURGER Bonanza

EVERY TUESDAY LUNCH & DINNER • Italian Burger • Veggie Burger

• Fish Burger • Chicken Burger

ONLY

$13!

• Beef Burger

All meals served with chips.

45 Minute Lunch

Kids Holiday Bingo

Feeling rushed during your lunch break? We guarantee to have you served, fed and on your way in 45 minutes.

2nd July & 9th July – 11am Only $5 – includes bingo book, drink & lolly bag.

Starts 2nd July

Pre-order on 9645 8666, Monday – Friday.

Trading Hours * Terms and conditions apply.

Corner Rodd and Gascoigne Road, Birrong, NSW 2143 T | 9645 8666 F | 9645 2602 W | www.birrongsports.com.au

Lunch: Monday to Sunday – 11:30am to 2.30pm Dinner: Monday to Sunday – 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Phone 9645 8666 for reservations.

Bankstown Sports InTouch

41


ROLL into

BANKSTOWN SPORTS BOWLS PIANO NIGHTS

TEXAS HOLD ‘EM POKER

With Gail Browning.

Members free, Non-members $5. $700 in prizes up for grabs weekly.

THURSday – 6pm-8pm

Tues & Fri – 7.30pm

MEAT & VEGGIE RAFFLE

BRAIN TEASERS TRIVIA

Over $1,600 in meat trays must be won each week!

With Alan Dale. Cash prizes!

FRIDAY 7.30pm & SUNDAY 4.30pm

wednesday – 7.30pm

Karaoke

LINE dancing

FREE Sunday 7pm

ncing Comme ly 6th Ju

With Tracie Lee – $8 all MONDAY – 10.30am

Trading Hours 41 Northam Ave, Bankstown, NSW 2200 T | 9790 0176 F | 9796 2445 W | www.bankstownbowling.com.au 42

Bankstown Sports InTouch

Open 7 days 9am until late* *Closing times subject to manager’s discretion.


Bankstown Sports Bowls

Lamb Shank & Wine Small $14.90, Large $19.90 es Includ ntary e complIm red f glass o ine e hous w

Available Tuesday – Saturday, lunch & dinner. Conditions apply.

Book your next function to receive FREE room hire Affordable Packages to choose from! Call venue manager Tom on 9790 0176 or email bankstownbowls@bankstownsports.com for details. Conditions apply.

Thank You We thank everyone who donated and played in the Anzac Day Legacy Bowls Tournament. The $2,094 raised will go towards supporting this great cause.

Courtesy Bus CALL 0401 140 589 Door to door pick up service from your home within a 5km radius of Bankstown Sports Bowls. See inside Back Cover for more details.

Gift Card

Giveaway 2 x $50 Bankstown Sports

GIFT CARDS TO BE WON! thursdays – 7pm & 8pm Receive 1 entry ticket for every $10 spent in food & beverage. Concludes 26th June. Terms & conditions apply. NSW Permit Number LTPM/13/00894.

BISTRO Trading Hours Lunch Tuesday to Saturday 12pm to 2.30pm Dinner Tuesday to Saturday 5:30pm to 8:30pm and Sunday 4pm to 7pm 41 Northam Avenue, Bankstown NSW 2200 T: 9790 0176 F: 9796 2445 E: bankstownbowls@bankstownsports.com

Bankstown Sports InTouch

43


swing in to

BAULKHAM HILLS Starts 2nd July

Kids Holiday BINGO 2nd July & 9th July – 11am. Only $5 – includes bingo book, soft drink & lolly bag.

weekly Trivia $300 cash, monthly prizes ThurS – 7.30pm

POKER Over $500 each night! WED, FRI, SAT – FROM 7.30pm

BINGO

MEAT RAFFLE

mon, fri (free) – 10am

Over $1,000 each week!

tues – 10am and 7.30pm

WED – 7.30pm, FRI – 6.30pm

Trading Hours 11 Renown Road, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153 T | 9639 2100 F | 9639 1100 W | www.baulkhamhillssports.com 44

Bankstown Sports InTouch

Sunday to Thursday – 9am to 12am* Friday and Saturday – 9am to 2am* *Closing times subject to manager’s discretion.


Baulkham Hills

Breakfast AVAILABLE NOW! Saturday & Sunday 8am-11am Visit Baulkhamhillssports.com for full menu.

BUDGET BUSTERS Monday & TUESDAY nights A Selection Of Meals Under $16!

Dish of the Month Visit The Gallery Restaurant for our monthly dining specials! June – Creamy Avocado and Prawn Risotto July – Colossal Burger August – Braised Beef Cheek

SEAFOOD FRIDAY Enjoy fresh local produce specials every Friday night. Specials vary each week. Call 9639 2100 for bookings.

Conditions apply.

Watch the

State of Origin LIVE! 18 June & 9 July FREE e Half tim e sausag sizzle

Free

Room Hire on Sun days Book your next event on a Sunday & save with FREE room hire.

sy Courte able il bus ava rs e b to mem m 5k in ith w

Conditions apply. Call 9639 2100 or visit baulkhamhillssports.com for details.

Trading Hours Lunch: Monday to Sunday – 12noon to 2:30pm Dinner: Sunday to Thursday – 6pm to 8:30pm Friday to Saturday – 6pm to 9pm Phone 9639 2100 for reservations.

Bankstown Sports InTouch

45


sports report Sports Administrator, Marie Kanaan, shares the news from our sporting clubs.

1949 Started playing netball

1969 Became a member of Birrong Sports Netball Club* Held a variety of positions with Birrong Sports Netball Club including Coach, Umpires’ Convenor, Treasurer, Secretary and President

1972 – 1984 Bankstown City Netball Association Held roles of Representative Coach and Umpires Convenor (Produced six A Badged umpires, 24 B Badged umpires and 137 C Badged umpires)

1982 Awarded Life Membership of Birrong Sports Netball Club Awarded Life Membership of Bankstown City Netball Association

1984 – 1993 NSW Netball Association Assistant Secretary Venue Coordinator, World Netball Championships held in Sydney in 1992.

1998 Awarded the Anne Clarke Service Award for her contribution to netball

Birrong’s Kath Fullagar honoured Birrong Sports Netball Club’s Life Member, Kath Fullagar, was honoured this year with the prestigious Order of Australia (OAM) for her service to netball. Kath, now 76, started in the sport when she was just 11 years old. A member of Birrong Sports Netball Club since 1969*, Kath has been involved in administration, coaching or umpiring for more than 60 years. Admired for her compassion for others and selfless hours dedicated to the sport of netball, Kath’s commitment to the sport is impressive. Amongst her notable contributions, her work developing umpires for Bankstown City Netball Association delivered unprecedented numbers and quality of umpires in the 1970s and ’80s. Kath is also a Life Member of Bankstown City Netball Association and Netball NSW, where she as an administrator at state level fulfilled duties as a Venue Coordinator for the World Netball Championships in 1992. And where did it all begin? At the sideline of her daughter’s netball game, she was inspired to get involved with umpiring. Thousands of children and adults alike rely on the work of volunteers like Kath to keep sport alive in the community. From all of us here at Bankstown Sports, congratulations Kath! *Then Regents Park Sports Women’s Basketball Club.

llagar, Nicole Oram Netball – Kath Fu yn Harris and Shar

ANY MORE IMAGES OF KATH AVAILABLE?

Kath with the NSW St Championship Bankstownate Age 12s 1979

1998 –1999 Bankstown City Netball Association, Umpire’s Convenor

2000 – 2004 Bankstown City Netball Association, Publicity Officer

2007 Awarded Life Membership of Netball NSW

2014

Medal of the Order of Australia

aring Kath in the early ‘90s wezer bla W NS ll tba Ne her


Sport

FOUR-peat Champions Baseballers, the Bankstown Sports Under 17 Diamondbacks defended their title this year to win a championship for the fourth year running. The team played the season undefeated to also finish as minor premiers. The boys are passionate baseballers, training hard throughout the season. They also give their all to the sport, with five players coaching the club’s junior teams and umpiring on a regular basis. This trend of giving back to the sport flows from the top … Under 17s coach, David Muir has just completed 20 years service with Bankstown Sports Baseball Club. With seven of the Diamondbacks now too old to return to Under 17s next year, the Bankstown Sports Baseball Club is hoping to field a new senior team for the 2014/15 season. New players are always welcome at the club, so if you’d like to give baseball a go this summer, contact either Bankstown Sports or Baulkham Hills Sports’ Baseball Clubs (contact details over the page).

Football fever Bankstown Sports Club is proud to support four community football clubs: Bankstown Sports Stars Football Club, Bankstown Sports Strikers Football Club, Baulkham Hills Football Club and Birrong Sports Football Club. Between these four clubs, there are well over 2,000 participants of all ages, skill level and ability. With the 2015 AFC Asian Cup due to hit Aussie shores next January, two club volunteers have been inducted as Community Ambassadors for the Asian Cup. Remy Wehbe of Bankstown Sports Stars Football Club and Jim Lim of Baulkham Hills Football Club, are two of 250 community ambassadors. They will help activate their respective local communities in the lead up to the 16-nation

Baseball –The Under 17’s Diamo Championship winning teandbacks m

competition. Both clubs will be hosting family gala days, with plenty of action and fun celebrating football and community. Jim’s motivation for getting involved was obvious: “the real objective of introducing this event to Baulkham Hills was to inspire our kids to embrace the game with a bit more passion and feel the energy of a major sporting event in our country. The fact that our football club is officially associated with the AFC Asian Cup is a real honour and privilege.” Watch out for events hosted by Baulkham Hills Football Club at Ted Horwood Reserve (across the road from Baulkham Hills Sports Club) and by Bankstown Sports Stars Football Club at Bankstown City Sports Complex.

Pole Vault – Jack Hickin (Image: Mario Andreacchiog )

Vault of a lifetime Bankstown Sports Senior Athletics Club member and 2012 London Olympian Youcef Abdi orchestrated a “Bankstown Invitational” athletics meet at the Crest earlier this year, where five athletes qualified for the World Junior Championships and two for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. One of the qualifiers, Bankstown Sports Athletics Club pole vaulter, Jack Hicking, cleared the world junior height of 5.05m, achieving a personal best along the way.

Interested in joining any of our sport, recreation and social clubs? See over the page for a complete contact list of our Sports Secretaries.

bassador Football – Community Am Lim Jim p, for the Asian Cu


SPORTS SECRETARIES Bankstown Sports TEAM

NAME

EMAIL

PHONE

ATHLETICS

Terry Kintominas

bsathletics@hotmail.com

9750 7188 or 0409 975188

LITTLE ATHLETICS

Leanne McDonald

bycomholdings@optusnet.com.au

0413 622 888 or 9603 7446

BASEBALL

Dianne Richardson

paris.a@optusnet.com.au

0413 378 465

BASKETBALL

Tracey Huntley

sportiesbasketball@hotmail.com

0402 961 600

INDOOR BOWLS

Louis Aloisio

9790 1960

THURSDAY LADIES BOWLS

Viviana Maizen

0411 510 722

CRICKET (JUNIOR)

Andrew Honey

ahoney@nswnma.asn.au

9771 2761

CRICKET (SENIOR)

Andrew Honey

ahoney@nswnma.asn.au

9771 2761

CRICKET (WOMEN)

Justin Newman

jdnew59@hotmail.com

0409 151 573

CYCLING

Peter Buckingham

cycling.secretary@tpg.com.au

9645 1831 or 0407 954 917

DARTS (TUESDAY)

John Taylor

jwt42@hotmail.com

0418 629 168

FISHING

Larry Ilic

oliljuba@optusnet.com.au

9774 4495 or 0424 341 975

FOOTBALL (STARS)

Spero Semann

sperosemann@hotmail.com

0407 787 135

FOOTBALL (STRIKERS)

Andrew Barnes

secretary@bankstownsportsstrikers.com.au

0409 540 772

GOLF (LADIES)

Elaine Ward

elainei40@yahoo.com.au

9771 1450

GOLF (MENS)

Mark Dimond

bdsc.mensgolf@gmail.com

9601 5353 or 0414 601 977

HOCKEY

Jack Lander

secretary@bankstownhockey.org.au

0402 333 564

NETBALL

Nicole Dean

nicmat@iprimus.com.au

0417 428 537 or 9790 1412

RUGBY LEAGUE

Harry Chahoud

bankstownsportsjrl@bigpond.com

0414 564 759

SQUASH

Graeme Horsnell

horsnell50@hotmail.com

0408 756 034

SWIMMING

Neil Rogers

nro85578@bigpond.net.au

9649 5866

TENNIS

David Holland

davidholland4@bigpond.com

0409 259 980

Bankstown Sports Bowls MEN’S BOWLS

Rob Milton Marcus Kearns

miltonr@stgeorge.com kearnsm8@bigpond.com

9796 2956 or 0421 977 618

WOMEN’S BOWLS

Marea Giacomin

bello295@bigpond.net.au

9790 1362

DARTS CLUB

Cathy Cassidy

cathy@atdec.com

0408 550 092 or 9730 2769

POOL CLUB

Joseph King

9790 0176

Baulkham Hills Sports BASEBALL

Louise Riddell

theriddells@bigpond.com

0411 540 066

CRICKET

Rick Thomas

secretary@baulkocricket.com.au

0409 150 703

FOOTBALL

Tony Hughes

ahughes@parra.catholic.edu.au

0413 222 523

GOLF

Phil Deare

melven57@tpg.com.au

9899 3094

HOCKEY WOMENS

Margaret Sargant

alan.sargant1@bigpond.com

0438 320 775 or 9876 4115

HOCKEY MENS

Carolyn Campbell

ccampbell@netballnsw.com

0410 522 268

HOCKEY JUNIORS

Andrew Attard

communications.bhhc@gmail.com

0449 697 852

NETBALL

Michelle Bullock

housie7475@hotmail.com

0416 041 751

JUNIOR SPORTS & SOCIAL

Deseline Binning

9639 5072 or 0407 077 074

Birrong Sports Club MENS BOWLS

Allan Cain

bowls@bankstownsports.com

9644 1600

WOMENS BOWLS

Elaine Fearnside

mefearn@yahoo.com.au

9708 2669

DARTS

Garry Raeburn

FOOTBALL

Susan Kanisek

susan.kanisek@facs.nsw.gov.au

0438 620 816

GOLF

Lorraine Smith

lsmith62@bigpond.com

0407 912 788

NETBALL

Lee Hill

Lee_Hill@codea.com.au

0418 759 874

0401 632 558

Dress

regulations Neat clean work attire is permitted at all times.* *Excludes Platform One and Piano Bar. Work attire, running shoes and tracksuits are not permitted in these areas.

voluntary pre-commitment Set a limit Track gaming spend Exclusion from gaming promotions Cooling off periods Real-time implementation of reduced limits

To participate, please see one of our duty managers. For help with information, counselling and referral call Gambling Help 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au

Important

information about our fire alarm and evacuation procedure can be found at


TRADING HOURS Free Courtesy Bus Door to door pick up service from your home within a 5km radius of Bankstown Sports Club and Bankstown Sports Bowls.

CALL 0401 140 589

Lunch Monday to Friday Dinner Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

12pm – 2.30pm 6pm – 9pm 6pm – 10pm 5.30pm – 9.30pm

GREENFIELD STATION BISTRO – Phone 9722 9888 for reservations

West Run

East Run

West of Fairford Rd, Stacey St, Rookwood Rd & Joseph St

East of Fairford Rd, Stacey St, Rookwood Rd & Joseph St

Sunday to Thursday West Run East Run - 5.00pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am (last run)

bankstown sports – Open 7 Days, 9am – 6am PLATFORM ONE – Phone 9722 9888 for reservations

Friday West Run East Run - 5.00pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 1.00am

SATURDAYS (2 buses) East & West Run Every hour from 5pm -1am

Breakfast Everyday Lunch Monday to Tuesday Wednesday to Sunday Dinner Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

6.30am – 9.30am 11.30am – 2.30pm 12pm – 2.30pm 5.30pm – 8.30pm 5.30pm – 9pm

INTOUCH CAFÉ

Monday and Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday Friday, Saturday and Sunday

7am – 12 Midnight 7am – 1am Open 24hrs

IMPERIAL JADE PALACE – Phone 9709 8633 for reservations Lunch Dinner

Monday to Sunday Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

12pm – 2.30pm 5.30pm – 9.30pm 5pm – 10.30pm

PIZZERIA BELLUCCI AT LA PIAZZA Lunch Monday to Saturday Sunday Dinner Monday to Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

12pm – 2:30pm All Day 6pm – 10:00pm 6pm til late All Day

STUZZICHINO AT LA PIAZZA – Phone 9722 9810 for reservations

Extended Courtesy Bus Milperra, Picnic Point and East Hills Wednesday – Saturday 5pm – 1am. To book call 0401 140 589.

Lunch Dinner

Tuesday to Friday Saturday Sunday Tuesday to Friday and Sunday Saturday

12pm – 2.30pm Closed 12pm – 3pm 6pm – 10pm 6pm – 11pm

Closed Mondays, Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

VINO AT LA PIAZZA

Friday and Saturday

6pm – 10pm

ATRIUM BAR

BIRRONG SPORTS

BAULKHAM HILLS SPORTS

Free Courtesy Bus

Free Courtesy Bus

Door to door pick up service from your home within a 5km radius of Birrong Sports.

Door to door pick up service from your home within a 5km radius of Baulkham Hills Sports.

Thursday Friday Saturday

Friday Saturday

5pm - 9pm 5pm - Midnight 5pm - Midnight

CALL 0401 759 606

6pm – Midnight 6pm – Midnight

CALL 0413 244 557

Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday

5pm – 12am* 2pm – 2.30am* 2pm – 12am*

*Times vary dependent on trade

TOTAL SPORTS BAR – Snack menu available daily from 12pm – 10pm

Monday to Sunday

12pm – 6am*

*Times vary dependent on trade

PIANO BAR Fridays Saturdays MONKEY MANIA – Phone 9722 9864

from 8pm from 5.30pm

10am – 5pm 10am – 10.30pm 9.30am – 10.30pm 9.30pm – 6pm

Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Bankstown SPORTS BOWLS – Open 7 Days, 9am – late* BOWLS BISTRO – Phone 9790 0176 for group reservations Lunch Dinner

Tuesday to Saturday Tuesday to Saturday Sunday

12pm – 2.30pm 5.30pm – 8.30pm 4pm – 7pm

bankstown sports BaULKHAM HILLS

Open 7 Days, 9am – late, Friday & Saturday - 9am to 2am* THE GALLERY RESTAURANT – Phone 9639 2100 for reservations

Monday to Thursday 8am – 5pm

Lunch Dinner

Friday AND Saturday

BIRRONG SPORTS – Open 7 Days, 9:30am – late*

8am – 9pm

Everyday Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

12pm – 2.30pm 6pm – 8.30pm 6pm – 9.00pm

THE ITALIAN BISTRO – Phone 9645 8666 for reservations

Sunday

Friday and Saturday

9am – 5pm

6pm – 12.30am

Lunch Dinner

Everyday Everyday

11.30am – 3pm 5.30pm – 8.30pm

*Closing times subject to manager’s discretion


GIFT CARDS Available at main reception

perfe c gift id t ea!

Profile for Bankstown Sports Club

InTouch Magazine June | July | Aug 2014  

InTouch Magazine June | July | Aug 2014