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Get excited, taste, laugh, dance, play and enjoy! Vol 41 Autumn 2015 : Mar | Apr | May 03 Chairman’s Report & Welfare Report
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Bankstown Sports 8 Greenfield Pde, Bankstown NSW 2200 T: 9722 9888 F: 9793 9355 www.bankstownsports.com

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04 Baulkham Hills Sports 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

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EDITORIAL 04 Try our new Nutella Cake 06 New membership loyalty program 08 David Foster, wood chopping champ 11 Renovating the Travelodge 13 Treat Mum for Mothers’ Day 14 Seniors Week 15 Playing Housie for Little Wings 16 Club first choice for business events 17 Fancy That 18 People’s Choice Awards 33 Your feedback welcome 35 Lunch at Imperial Jade Palace 36 Name that monkey and win 37 Stay connected with social media ENTERTAINMENT 19 Starry starry nights 23 March at a glance 24 April at a glance 25 May at a glance 29 Marina Prior performs in May 39 Anzac Day Fundraiser at Bankstown Sports Bowls 40 42 44

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

Design – Fresco Creative T: 9699 9993 enquiries@frescocreative.com.au www.frescocreative.com.au Material contained in InTouch is accurate at the time of going to print, however, information is subject to change without notice. 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.

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CLUB EXECUTIVE DEDICATED TO THE CLUB AND COMMUNITY

Top row: John Murray (President), Richard Phillips (Vice-President), Vern Falconer (Director) and Alex Fulcher (Director). Bottom row: Jim Ronis(Director), Martin Klumpp (Director) and Mark Condi (Chief Executive Officer).

PATRONS Jason Clare MP, Federal Member for Blaxland; Tania Mihailuk MP, Member for Bankstown; David Coleman, Federal Member for Banks;

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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


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CHAIRMAN’S REPORT JOHN MURRAY, CHAIRMAN

As we emerge from the celebrations of Christmas, New Year and Lunar New Year, I am sure that everyone is back to their normal routine, concentrating on the challenges of the year ahead. The unfortunate events that unfolded, in Sydney and overseas, over the past months tested our community resolve, with emotions running high, but I have no doubt that our unique Australian community sprit prevailed and kept us together. Thanks to our members and patrons, in the lead up to Christmas and the New Year, the club enjoyed outstanding support, with more than 45,000 visits each week, as families and their friends used our facilities to socialise or to dine. This has encouraged us to look at the possibilities of one or two new dining options. In the months to come, I hope that I will be able to bring you some good news about our future plans. Incidentally, you may be interested to know that just prior to Christmas, Government health inspectors did the rounds of our kitchens and dining facilities. Following their visit the NSW Government Food Authority gave an “Excellent 5 Star” certification. This encouragement has helped motivate our chefs and staff to take a greater interest in maintaining our high standards of hygiene and cleanliness. I am pleased to say that after a considerable period of discussion and negotiation, Bankstown Sports Club, in partnership with Tucker Box Hotel Trust, the owner of 12

WELFARE REPORT March, April and May 2015

LOCAL PROBUS CLUBS

Travelodge hotels across Australia, will proceed with the development and expansion of the hotel above the club. This development is a significant $20 million investment in Bankstown. Tucker Box Hotel Trust is a joint venture between the NRMA and Mirvac Group and is managed by Mirvac. You will notice that a 75-metre high boom construction crane, one of the largest in Bankstown, has been positioned in our car park and work has begun on building four additional floors above the existing hotel. Initially 54 new rooms will be commissioned, on two floors, while Mirvac renovates all of the existing 108 rooms and provides for a new and dedicated reception lobby. This development has come about because the Travelodge is well patronised, with a relatively high rate of occupancy. These additional rooms will be of immediate help in meeting the everincreasing demand for hotel accommodation in the Bankstown CBD. Just before Christmas, director Doug Shedden, decided to retire from the board after 12 years of service to Bankstown Sports. Doug was appointed to the board in August 2002 and over the years has provided the club with invaluable support, advice and guidance. He also served this community as an East Ward Councillor, on Bankstown City Council, from 1979 until 1988. In 1987 he was appointed to State Parliament as the

Member for Bankstown, where he also made a significant contribution. Doug was appointed a director of Bankstown City Aged Care in November 2000 and retired in September 2009. From July 2001 until June 2008, Doug was Chairperson of the Board’s Fundraising Committee and over that period of time he helped raise over $3 million for the organisation. I might mention that Bankstown City Aged Care has been recognised for its quality of service and has been acknowledged as a national benchmark. The facility has seven different care facilities or villages. As supporters of Bankstown City Aged Care, we are proud of the fact that all the seven facilities received maximum scores possible when audited by the Government Agency responsible for accrediting 17,000 aged care facilities across Australia. We wish Doug well in his retirement. Doug’s contribution and friendship will be missed by the club, the other directors and me. In conclusion, we are spoilt for choice with the ICC Cricket World Cup in March, along with the start of the NRL season. The AFL season begins in April and the Autumn Racing Carnival will be in full swing. Why not come to the club with family and friends to enjoy these events in our Total Sports Bar or on our video screens around the club. You will be assured of excellent hospitality and an enjoyable, friendly atmosphere.

The following members have passed away recently and to their relatives and friends may we offer our sincere condolences in their time of grief: Allan Watkins, Michael Fernandez, Andrew Jeffrey, Maud Ferris, Norma Smith, Joan Perrott, Bruce Fozzard, Algirdas Buchinskas, Donald McNeil, Elaine Kennedy, Dave Nacevski, Aileen Coleman, Hui Li, William Davies, William Fahey, Jean Twee, Joyce Maloney, Jadwiga Skrzypczak, Jacqueline Pernet and Reginald Grady. The following members were reported as being in hospital and on behalf of our President, Directors and all our members we wish her a speed recovery: Elizabeth Wylie and Salvina Lunn.

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. The Ladies Probus Club of Bankstown and Chester Hill meets at Bankstown Sports Club on the 2nd Monday of each month. There are guest speakers and shows and social outings are also enjoyed. For enquiries, please speak to Peggy Long on 9796 7316. Bankstown Sports InTouch

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Sweetest Thing Delight in pure indulgence as La Piazza unveils a decadent Nutella Cake created from an Italian recipe passed down from father to son. In good times or bad the craving for something sweet to help us celebrate or commiserate cannot be ignored and it’s all because of chemistry. When we eat sugary foods dopamine is released in the brain triggering rewarding feelings like happiness. Though this sensation is short lived there’s no denying the enjoyment we get from consuming desserts, especially when in the company of family and friends and particularly on special occasions like Mother’s Day. The recent addition of a sumptuous Nutella Cake at La Piazza has got mouths watering and sweet tooths lining up to try it. The recipe was given to Stuzzichino Head Chef, Stefano Brombal, by his father while visiting Australia from the town of Treviso near Venice. “A lot of recipes are passed down through the families and each has their own secret recipe that they keep under lock and key,” he says. “For example there are lots of different variations to the most famous Italian dessert tiramisu. Every family

Liquid Gold

With a reputation as Australia’s premier dessert wine and a gold medal winner at both the Melbourne and Perth Wine Shows, De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon is a sweet, full bodied liquor from the Riverina. It’s one to drink as you test the incredible dessert options available at La Piazza. You could also have it on its own, savouring it with each sip after your meal. But this dessert wine actually

STEFANO BROMBAL, STUZZICHINO HEAD CHEF

has their own version of the traditional way to prepare this world famous dessert.” Though he is far from home, Stefano never feels homesick, because La Piazza’s beautiful set up and family atmosphere make him feel like he is back in Italy every time he gets to work. It’s a special time for Stefano, as he honours his father by plating up his special Nutella Cake while celebrating the fulfilment of a long-held ambition. “I was inspired to become a chef by working as a young boy in my father’s catering business,” he explains. “As a young teenager I was interested in the preparation of food and wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps. My dream was to become as good as him and make my father proud. In November 2014 my dream to become a head chef became reality as I was promoted to head chef of Stuzzichino in the beautiful surrounds of La Piazza.” The Nutella Cake can be purchased per slice from La Piazza with prices starting at $7.50 per slice. For Stuzzichino bookings call 02 9722 9810.

works best when paired with cheese or fruit based desserts, making it perfect for social gatherings at La Piazza because you can share with friends, have a chat and some laughs. Noble One Botrytis Semillon has a bouquet of quince, orange zest and oak while the taste is sweet with a hint of acidity to give the wine a fresh finish. So, if Nutella Cake isn’t quite your thing, but you still adore a sweet treat, a dessert wine might be the answer for you. De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon is available at La Piazza for $70 a bottle.

Note: Cake has been styled. Actual serve may not appear exactly as shown.

NUTELLA CAKE

20 minutes + 4 hours refrigeration INGREDIENTS: 250g Nice or Scotch Finger biscuits 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup toasted hazelnuts 400g Nutella 500g mascarpone cheese 1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted METHOD: Line a 23cm round springform pan with baking paper and set aside. In a food processor place the biscuits and pulse a few times to make a rough crumb. Add into the bowl the butter, 1/3 cup of the toasted hazelnuts and 1 tablespoon of Nutella. Process until well combined. Press crumb evenly onto the pan and flatten using the base of a glass. Chill while making the topping. Using a mixer, beat the softened cream cheese with the remaining Nutella and icing sugar until well combined. Pour over chilled base and smooth top. Sprinkle remaining toasted hazelnuts over the top and chill for 3-4 hours. Serve straight from the fridge. Bankstown Sports InTouch

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BENEFITS FOR YOU Our new and improved membership loyalty program is now bigger and better than ever before, learn more below. Why has the rewards program changed? We value our members and want to show our appreciation for your support by giving you more benefits for visiting the Club. The more you swipe, the more rewards you can enjoy. It’s our way of saying thanks.

How does it work? Simply swipe your membership card when making a purchase anywhere in the club. You’ll earn reward points for every $1 spent.

What’s different? The improved loyalty program is even better value with more rewards than ever before thanks to the introduction of Rewards 360, which gives members access to an online shop where you can check your points and

purchase products or unique experiences using those points.

What can I earn with my rewards points? Rewards depend on your tier level but start at birthday and New Year rewards and progress to discounts on food and beverage outlets when using points, complimentary carwash and discounts on show tickets.

Can I use my current membership card? Yes, you can still use your current membership card to earn and redeem points.

Where can I find more information? Details on the rewards program tiers and benefits can be found in a flyer available at reception or ask a staff member.

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CH IP OFF THE OLD BLOCK

Our favourite wood chopping champion, David Foster, returns to the Club for a special Easter exhibition. Champion wood chopper David Foster is a familiar face at Bankstown Sports Club. The Tasmanian has made the Club and Travelodge Hotel Bankstown his Sydney base for more than ten years and this year he returns to showcase the skills that have made him a world champion and a member of the Australian team. “I have myself and two other axemen, Kevin

Williams from Victoria, the Victorian champion and Henry Maine from Tasmania, who is Tasmanian champion,” he says. “Last year we cut a block which was a power chop, which we call hard hitting, and then we had a competition where we raced each other. “So we’re doing that again this year but we’re going to do something a bit different – chainsaw sculpturing using a special electric chainsaw

David Foster 185 time World Champion Chopper

which Kevin Williams will be doing. It’s probably the first time that’s happened in any club.” The Easter exhibition at the Club will not only give David the chance to “catch up with my old friends and new friends” but have some fun without the intense pressure of a competition. Members and visitors will be able to be close to the action and have David’s autograph. Little axes will be available for signing.

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EASTER? But when it comes to competition time, the 58-year-old has been training hard and will be ready to take on the toughest of challengers after being beaten by two one hundredths of a second in the world titles at the Sydney Royal Easter Show last year.

a ruptured disc in his back and being told he’d never chop again.

“I know I can’t dominate the sport like I used to,” he says. “The reason I’ve been so successful in my sporting career is I enjoy what I do. If you enjoy what you do, you’re going to be successful and that can be measured in many ways.

See David, Henry Maine and Kevin Williams’s free wood chopping exhibition on Easter Sunday 5 April in the Rainforest Lounge from 6.00pm to 7.30pm. Alice and the Easter Bunny will also be at the Club on Easter Sunday from 12.00pm to 3.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

“As you get older it’s a lot harder work, let me tell you. I didn’t realise how hard it is to beat young people but I don’t have to prove anything. I’ve won 185 titles so 186 would be great but if I never win another world title I’ve got to look at my career and say ‘that’s been an unbelievable career’. “I think the way I look at it today is completely different from when I was 35. At 35 I still had the hunger and wanted to be breaking records and now at 58 I just enjoy the journey and if I can beat these young blokes on my day that’s a feather in my cap.” It’s clear David’s passion for wood chopping runs deep and is in the blood with his son also picking up the axe and winning a world championship following in the footsteps of many generations of Foster men. David counts his first world championship win in 1979 as one of his career highlights because it was the fulfilment of a dream, but in more recent years he’s particularly proud of winning two world titles despite having

“I think those last two world titles and when you get older in life things get harder as well so I think anything I do from now on would have to be some sort of achievement.”

EASTER RAFFLE THURSDAY 2 APRIL Tickets on sale from 6.00pm. Drawn from 7.30pm.

EASTER BUNNY AND ALICE SUNDAY 5 APRIL 12.00pm – 3.00pm 6.00pm – 8.00pm

DAVID FOSTER SUNDAY 5 APRIL Rainforest Lounge 6.00pm – 7.30pm

La Piazza will be closed on Good Friday. All other restaurants will trade as per normal during the Easter period.

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MAKEOVER BEGINS Work to expand the Travelodge Hotel Bankstown to eight floors is now underway. The Travelodge Hotel Bankstown at Bankstown Sports Club is set for an exciting makeover with work already underway to boost the number of floors and hotel rooms after a $20 million agreement was signed.

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MARK CONDI, CEO

A 75-metre high boom crane, one of the biggest to be seen in Bankstown in recent times, went up over the Club on the Valentine’s Day weekend as construction started on stage one. This involves adding an additional four floors on top of the original four floors and 108 hotel rooms.

Paynter Dixon is managing the development and construction work which is expected to be completed early next year. Club Chief Executive Officer, Mark Condi, says the development is much needed and an exciting investment for the community.

Once the first stage is complete, two of the new floors will have been fitted with 54 new rooms, bringing the total to 162. Existing guest room floors will also be refurbished and a new, modern dedicated hotel foyer and reception area created as part of the project.

“The existing Club building will grow to a total of 10 floors,” he explains. “The demand for additional rooms is evident as the Travelodge Hotel Bankstown is very well patronised. Our Club attracts more than 40,000 visitors a week, many of whom attend business conferences or major life celebrations here at the Club. With our more than 65,000 Club members, the demand for quality accommodation can only increase in the future. This is an exciting project that will galvanise our Club as a true community hub of Bankstown city.”

The development is a partnership between the Club and Tucker Box Hotel Trust, which owns 12 Travelodge Hotels across Australia.

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What’s On MOTHER’S DAY? Sunday 10 May

Mum’s

DAVID CAMPBELL The Theatre – $50 ALL Doors open 1.30pm. Showtime 2.00pm.

THE WORD There’ll be sweet treats and sweet sounds on offer this Mother’s Day.

INCLUDING MOET ON ARRIVAL $52 Adults, $29 Children 4 – 18 years, Under 3 free. 12.00pm – 2.00pm Bookings essential, call 9722 9888. Full payment required at time of booking.

Perfect for larger families, with an extensive range of affordable chef prepared meals. Bookings not available.

Spoil Mum with an authentic Italian a-la-carte menu at Stuzzichino. Bookings essential, call 9722 9810. Pizzeria Bellucci trading as per normal, no bookings required.

Treat mum to a delicious banquet. Two choices of banquets, starting from $36 per person. Bookings essential, call 9709 8633. Visit BankstownSports.com for full menu.

Mother’s Day, Sunday 10 May will be a feast for all five senses beginning with a decadent high tea at Platform One. Sitting from 12.00pm to 2.00pm, the taste sensation comes with a glass of Moet and Chandon for adults on arrival, unlimited tea and one coffee per person.

The multi-platinum selling recording artist released the hugely popular The Swing Sessions and The Swing Sessions 2 albums in 2006 and 2007 respectively, and both hit the top ten. His other albums include Good Lovin’, David Campbell On Broadway and last year’s David Campbell Sings John Bucchino.

The savoury portion of the event features afternoon tea sandwiches such as a European mini prawn crunch, smoked Tasmanian salmon, rocket, capers, cream cheese and Spanish onions on a mini bagel and a mini ham and cheese croissant.

David’s career began in the theatre and took off when he starred in a major revival of Les Miserables in 1997. He then became a cabaret hit in New York and was the youngest performer ever to headline at the iconic Rainbow & Stars room, but it was his role as the legendary Johnny O’Keefe in the Australian musical phenomenon Shout! that made him a household name.

Once you’ve finished that layer it’s on to the sweets. Try a macaron, opera cake, mini pavlova and seasonal fruit short crust tartlet. Of course high tea wouldn’t be complete without scones and our Mother’s Day high tea comes with beautiful blueberry and choc chip scones served alongside triple berry conserve and Chantilly cream. While etiquette dictates the scones be eaten after sandwiches, any seasoned high tea fan will tell you the strategy for making the most of the meal is to eat the scones last because they are so filling. For those less partial to cakes there is plenty of fun to be had with the lolly buffet and chocolate fountain! Mother’s Day High Tea is $52 for adults, which includes a glass of Moet and Chandon, $29 for children aged 4 to 18 and free for children under 3.

Today he is better known as the co-host of Mornings on the Nine Network, an announcer on Smooth FM and for his work with Luckiest Productions, the production company he runs with wife Lisa. The Best of the Swing Sessions is $50 per person, doors open at 1.30pm and the show starts at 2.00pm.

Once you’ve satisfied your sweet tooth, head over to The Theatre for the sweet sounds of Australia’s smoothest crooner David Campbell. Star of the stage and small screen, David will belt out The Best of The Swing Sessions. DAVID CAMPBELL, Bankstown Sports InTouch 13 SUNDAY 10 MAY


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In celebration of Seniors Week, which runs from March 14 to 22, Ladies Bowls Club president Yvonne Dudek shares what life’s been like since joining Bankstown Sports Club in 1966. It’s the size of Bankstown Sports Club today compared to 50 years ago that impresses long-time member and Bankstown local Yvonne Dudek. She became a member in 1966 – the year when women could first join – and is amazed by how the Club continuously evolves. “Oh it’s changed enormously, hasn’t it? Every aspect of it is much, much bigger,” she says. “The club itself has just gone in leaps and bounds year after year. It changes all the time, it just keeps improving.” Yvonne was introduced to Bankstown Sports Club by her parents who were also members. They would meet up with friends for a meal on Friday nights and watch a concert in the auditorium on Sundays. When she retired from her role as a secretary in the aviation industry she joined the Ladies Bowls Club, which plays on Thursday mornings, and hasn’t looked back. “After I played for a few years I took on the secretary role and after that president. I enjoy the bowls and the social contact with the other ladies. Everybody’s happy, they’re all nice ladies, and we all seem to get along.”

The 75 year old not only stays active and healthy by playing bowls, she also likes to walk and go on holidays to visit friends on the north coast of New South Wales. In celebration of Seniors Week – March 14 to 22 – she’s encouraging others to take up bowls for socialising and exercise. However she says the biggest challenge, and one of the major changes to take place in society over the years, is many potential players are too busy. “It’s very hard these days as most retired ladies are looking after grandchildren because two parents have to work to pay the mortgage,” she explains. “Years ago when ladies retired they used to do something social like tennis or bowls but now they’re more or less looking after their grandchildren.” Keen to help out, Yvonne is enjoying her role as president of the Ladies Bowls Club. “I just like doing it for the ladies, organising the games and the activities for them. I don’t mind doing it, some people don’t want to be involved but I don’t mind doing it, it keeps your brain active doesn’t it?”


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DIFFERENCE Have fun while making a difference to the lives of sick kids by playing Cash Housie to support Little Wings Charity.

“Little Wings helps ease the suffering of sick children living in rural areas by providing flights to and from treatment in Sydney.”

Bankstown Sports Club has stepped up its support for charity flight service Little Wings with Cash Housie Fundraising starting on 18 March. This coincides with the 12 month anniversary of the Club’s support for the initiative, which began around this time last year with sponsorship money. Little Wings helps ease the suffering of sick children living in rural and regional areas, as well as their families, by providing flights to and from treatment in Sydney. Instead of exhausting car rides and longer hospital stays, Little Wings gets kids home to their loved ones faster, reduces travel fatigue and eases the financial pressure of long distance travel. According to Kevin Robinson, Little Wings Chief Executive Officer, the service also benefits people living closer to the city as it frees up beds because children from outside Sydney aren’t staying in hospital as long.

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we were just thinking about the country kids, but part of the success of Little Wings has actually come from freeing up the resources. Kids would normally stay here for two to three weeks from the country for the treatment process but now they’re in and back in five days so those bed spaces are now helping kids in the city,” he says. Kevin’s long term goal is to take Little Wings nationwide but for now he is focusing on growing the New South Wales charity from about 30 flights in 2011, its first year of operation, to potentially 400–1,000 flights this year as funding permits. Club members and visitors taking part in Cash Housie will have fun as they try to win fantastic cash prizes while knowing 100 per cent of the profits will go towards the fuel and maintenance of Little Wings’ planes – the pilots are volunteers. Cash Housie will run weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays with tickets on sale from 9.45am and calling to start at 10.45am.

CASH HOUSIE EVERY WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY FROM 18 MARCH Large Cash Prizes to be won – 27 games each session Buy from 9.45am. Play from 10.45am. Proudly Supporting Little Wings Charity. Authorised under Permit Number GOCMJH/2077 Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help 1800 858 858

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MAIN EVENT Business events at Bankstown Sports Club are an oasis away from the hectic pace of city life with everything you need in the one venue. Traffic chaos getting to and from an event can ruin even the best of functions by making guests tired, cranky and stressed but that’s never an issue when you hold a business event at Bankstown Sports Club because it has all the benefits of a city location without the hustle and bustle of the Sydney CBD. Whether it’s a conference, cocktail party, dinner, seminar, trade show or award’s night, Bankstown Sports Club’s events team can work with you to create the perfect function. Theming, programs, decorations, bonbonniere, logistics, transport options and accommodation can all be organised thanks to the team’s forward thinking. The audio-visual team provides excellent solutions for any need relating to lighting, sound, presentations and microphones, and the club’s chefs can create any food requirements our guests need. All the

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organisers need to do is to work with the events team, telling them what they want to experience with the food and our chefs will make it happen. The function room options at Bankstown Sports Club can cater up to 1,000 people. A good option for dinners and conferences is The Grand Ballroom, which also has a pre-function space where guests can mingle ahead of the main function. If you need smaller spaces, why not use one of the Club’s meeting rooms? They are very versatile with each having dividable walls to create whatever set up you need. Clients can even hire out the meeting rooms and The Grand Ballroom on the same day for large events. If you’d like to hold your next business event at Bankstown Sports Club contact the events team on 02 9722 9888 or events@bankstownsports.com.


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We take a look at what’s hot in entertaining this season!

Caffeine dreams As cafés boom and coffee machines become a home and office staple, it’s clear Australia’s obsession with coffee is only going to get stronger. If it wasn’t for dancing goats, we might never have experienced the decadent thrill of what has arguably become Australia’s favourite beverage, coffee. According to the myth, an Ethiopian goat herder discovered the stimulating benefits of coffee around 600 to 800 AD when his goats became jumpy and frisky after eating a particular berry. The word spread to monks at a nearby monastery where they brewed the seeds of the plant in water and used the drink to help stay awake during long night prayers. Today, busy workers and parents are the ones using coffee to fight fatigue. Roy Morgan Research released in 2014 shows those who work more than 60 hours a week consume 10.1 cups a week compared to 8.8 for workers doing 35-39 hour weeks, while mums and dads drink an average of two more cups a week than people without kids. The number of Australians owning coffee machines is also growing but it’s not having any impact on café visits, which are also on the rise. Going out for a coffee has become a popular social activity and even a hobby as we search not only for that perfect blend but fantastic food experiences as well. Finding a favourite café is becoming increasingly difficult with coffee shops popping up everywhere. IBISWorld states

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that this industry has grown 3% a year for the past five years. It expects independent coffee shops will continue to grow in the future, impacting chain coffee stores and even take-away outlets, by providing meal and snack options for when busy people rush in for their caffeine hit. It’s a far cry from the early days of coffee trading, which started in Yemen in the 16th century and spread to other areas of the Middle East, before Venetian merchants brought the delicacy to Western Europe. But the Dutch are believed to be responsible for taking coffee global by setting up plantations in their South-East Asian colonies. As for Australia, coffee came with the convicts on the First Fleet in 1788. However it was more than 150 years before the quality got anywhere close to what we enjoy today when European migrants from countries such as Italy and Greece arrived in Australia in the 1950s. Melbourne is thought to have embraced the café culture early on while Sydney took a little longer with coffee more known for being in department stores. Now that we’ve caught up, we haven’t looked back. To add some café culture to your next function, contact our Events Department by emailing events@bankstownsports.com or calling 02 9722 9888.

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There is plenty in it for you. By voting for us, you get a chance to WIN a fantastic prize! Last year’s prize was an overseas holiday worth $10,000 and won by a Bankstown Sports Club voter.

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Help us make it

TO NUMBER ONE We’d like your help to bring in the big prize! Your club has once again entered the ClubsNSW Clubs and Community Awards for 2015 and we’d like you to back us in the vote for this year’s People’s Choice Award. It’s your chance to win a $10,000 holiday for two at the luxury resort qualia on Hamilton Island and give a $10,000 donation to your choice of charity! Voting is open from March 6 to April 19. Bankstown Sports had such a great response in last year’s vote that we made the finals. As well as that, one of the people who voted for us won the major prize – an overseas holiday!

There are 4 ways to vote from March 6 to April 19: 1.

Go to the Facebook page at facebook. com/yourlocalclub or

2.

Text your name and #BankstownSports to 0418 389 990 or

3.

Visit www.yourlocalclub.com.au or

4.

Via Instagram by taking a photo of yourself at our club and use the tag #yourlocalclub + #BankstownSports

So, if you value your club and want to let others know how you feel, please vote for us in the 2015 ClubsNSW People’s Choice Awards!


Entertainment

FOR YOUR

ENTERTAINMENT Starry, Starry Nights Snow queens, psychics, musical theatre stars and rock legends grace the stage in our most diverse entertainment line-up yet. There really is something for everyone… Legendary Australian band The Delltones show no signs of slowing down and continue their five-decade long history singing their biggest hits on Saturday 4 April. Member Ian ‘Peewee’ Wilson from the original 1960s group is still with the iconic band, known as one of the most consistent live entertainers in the country. Frozen fans can find out where the hit movie drew its inspiration when The Snow Queen Pantomime is performed with plenty of singing and dancing on Wednesday 8 April. The Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale tells the story of best friends Kai and Gerda. When slivers of a shattered magic mirror lodge in Kai’s heart, he becomes mean and is carried away to the Snow Queen’s palace. Gerda must rescue Kai and help him find his true self again. Also for the children is the Kids Pop Fever concert, Wednesday 15 April, featuring tributes to the latest pop stars with songs by Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Arianna Grande, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, or there’s the interactive family fun of Drumstruck on Sunday 19 April. Full of African beats and explosive energy, every audience member will be provided with a drum to play along with the performers on stage.

Popular Australian entertainer David Campbell will bring some old school style for Mother’s Day on Sunday 10 May while iconic musician Ian Moss will share his distinctive vocals and soulful music on Sunday 17 May. For those after something a bit more classical, leading lady of musical theatre Marina Prior will share the stage with the Australian Tenors on Saturday 23 May. Tribute shows in June pay respects to two iconic bands. First up on Saturday 6 June is California Dreaming – The Music of The Mamas and The Papas, a sizzling band and four of Australia’s hottest musical theatre talents will take you back in time to the flowerpower movement. Then Desperado, The Eagles Show on Friday 12 June faithfully reproduces the music of the band recently voted the most popular contemporary band of all time in this award-winning production. Britain’s best-loved psychic, Sally Morgan, has brought her interactive show back to Australia by popular demand. The ‘Psychic to the Stars’ sighted her first ghost at age four and will uplift and enlighten at the Club on Thursday 11 June. Bookings at BankstownSports.com.

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MORNING

Melodies

BACK TO THE

TIVOLI Narelle Winters Martingales Amber Jade Derek Metzger

Musical Mornings

John McNally

Your Host Jenifer Green The Tivoli Showgirls The Tivoli Band

WEDNESDAY 4 MARCH THE GRAND BALLROOM

WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL THE GRAND BALLROOM

TICKETS $8 ALL | INCLUDES DEVONSHIRE TEA

TICKETS $15 ALL | INCLUDES DEVONSHIRE TEA

Doors open 10.00 am. Showtime 11.00 am. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 10.00 am. Showtime 11.00 am. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Classic Engelbert

BACK TO THE

TIVOLI Morgan Kent Glenn Keeley Chris Gable Lisa Crouch

Your Host Jenifer Green The Tivoli Showgirls The Tivoli Band

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WEDNESDAY 6 MAY THE GRAND BALLROOM

WEDNESDAY 3 JUNE THE GRAND BALLROOM

TICKETS $8 ALL | INCLUDES DEVONSHIRE TEA

TICKETS $15 ALL | INCLUDES DEVONSHIRE TEA

Doors open 10.00 am. Showtime 11.00 am. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 10.00 am. Showtime 11.00 am. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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Entertainment

The Best of Modern Magic

M A R C H

SUNDAY 1 MARCH | THE THEATRE Enjoy four of Australia’s best magicians and mentalists weaving their modern day miracles.

TICKETS $10 MEMBERS, $15 NON-MEMBERS Doors open 1.30 pm. Showtime 2.00 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

M A R C H

Psychic Angels FRIDAY 6 MARCH | THE THEATRE Featuring amazing psychics Kerry Sees, Roxanne and Kerrie Erwin. Some lucky audience members will be provided with insight into their love life, soul mates and loved ones.

TICKETS $30 MEMBERS, $35 NON-MEMBERS Doors open 7.15 pm. Showtime 8.00 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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M A R C H

Diesel Lit Up The singles tour ‘89 - ‘14

SUNDAY 8 MARCH | THE THEATRE After 25 years of music making, this tour includes the popular songs from his 30 singles and 13 albums.

TICKETS $20 MEMBERS, $25 NON-MEMBERS Doors open 1.30 pm. Showtime 2.00 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

INXS M A R C H

M A R C H

SHOW www.inxsshow.com

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SATURDAY 14 MARCH | THE THEATRE

FRIDAY 27 MARCH | THE THEATRE

A nostalgic journey through the history of Irish music recreating great Irish hits. Starring Peter Byrne, Eileen McCann and Patrick McKernan, narrated by comedian Paul Martell.

Continuing on the legend that is INXS, bringing you all the Michael Hutchence era hits of years gone by.

TICKETS $10 MEMBERS, $15 NON-MEMBERS

TICKETS $10 MEMBERS, $15 NON-MEMBERS

Doors open 7.15 pm. Showtime 8.00 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 7.15 pm. Showtime 8.00 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

Monday

AT A GLANCE

ENTERTAINMENT

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 11am Musical Mornings, The Grand Ballroom • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

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Friday

• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7.30pm Joanna Melas Duo, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Original Sin INXS Show, The Theatre • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7.30pm Rock Solid Duo, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 7.30pm American Graffiti, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 7.30pm Franky Valentyn Duo, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Psychic Angels, The Theatre • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

Thursday

• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

Wednesday

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• 7.30pm Gabby, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Di Solomon, Piano Bar • 9pm Mr James Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 5.30pm Ron Ashton, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Rob Devlin, Piano Bar • 9pm Mr James Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 5.30pm Franky Valentyn, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Celtic Beat, The Theatre • 8.30pm Kim Gock, Piano Bar • 9pm Mr James Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg 34

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• 5.30pm Brian King, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Ian Blakeney, Piano Bar • 9pm Mr James Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 2.30pm Barbara Montgomery & Allan Caswell, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 2.30pm Brian Stoddart & Belinda Marks, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 2.30pm Amanda Easter & Patrick Brady, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 2pm Diesel, The Theatre • 2.30pm Lisa Page & Paul Stevens, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

• 2pm It’s Magic, The Theatre • 2.30pm Maree Montgomery & Frankie Davidson • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

Sunday


• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

Tuesday

• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 11am Kids Bingo, Rainforest Lounge • 1.30pm Pop Fever, The Theatre • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 11am Kids Bingo, Rainforest Lounge • 1.30pm The Snow Queen Pantomime, The Theatre • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 11am Back to the Tivoli, The Grand Ballroom • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7.30pm Mike Mathieson Duo, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Golden Boys of Aussie Rock N Roll, The Theatre • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7.30pm Girls Talk Duo, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7.30pm Franky Valentyn Duo, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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A N DA ZA • 7.30pm Lionel Robinson, Y C Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Joanna Melas, Piano Bar • 9pm Big Radio Dynamite, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 5.30pm Gabby, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Di Solomon, Piano Bar • 9pm Big Radio Dynamite, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 5.30pm Brian Gillett, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Kim Gock, Piano Bar • 9pm Big Radio Dynamite, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 5.30pm Ron Ashton, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm The Delltones, The Theatre • 8.30pm Rob Devlin, Piano Bar • 9pm Big Radio Dynamite, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 2.30pm Paul Pessani & Lisa Croch, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 2pm Drumstruck, The Theatre • 2.30pm Chantelle Morrell & Tony Hogan, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 2.30pm Sharna La Grande & Danny Elliott, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

EA ST • 12pm Easter Bunny & Alice ER • 2.30pm Shayne O’Leary & Bob Howe, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 6pm David Foster, Rainforest Lounge • 6pm Easter Bunny & Alice • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

Sunday

JANUARY Friday

• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7.30pm Time Machine Duo, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

Thursday

• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 11am Musical Mornings, The Grand Ballroom • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 8pm Can’t Stop the Music, The Theatre • 7.30pm Crushed Ice, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7.30pm Joanna Melas Duo, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7.30pm Time Machine, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7.30pm Unforgettable Duo, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 5.30pm Franky Valentyn, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Di Solomon, Piano Bar • 9pm Ipanema Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 5.30pm Gabby, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Marina Prior & The Australian Tenors, The Theatre • 8.30pm Brian King, Piano Bar • 9pm Ipanema Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 5.30pm Joanna Melas, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Kim Gock, Piano Bar • 9pm Ipanema Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 5.30pm Ron Ashton, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Rob Devlin, Piano Bar • 9pm Ipanema Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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Saturday • 5.30pm Paul Fisher, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Ian Blakeney, Piano Bar • 9pm Ipanema Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

Friday

• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7.30pm Diamond Rhythm Duo, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm The Starliners, The Theatre • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

Thursday

• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

Wednesday

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• 2.30pm Paul Fisher & Double Exposure, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 2.30pm Betty Dargie & Peter Paki, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 2pm Ian Moss, The Theatre • 2.30pm Larry Phillips & Donna Campbell, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34 • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge

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DA H • 2pm David Campbell, Y ER’ S The Theatre • 2.30pm Lan Ahn & Steve St Clair, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

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• 2.30pm Brian Lorenz & Grace Rizzo, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg34

Sunday


A TOUCH OF

PARIS SATURDAY 4 APRIL | THE THEATRE

FRIDAY 10 APRIL | THE THEATRE

The Delltones have been entertaining Australian audiences for over five decades. Featuring Ian ‘Peewee’ Wilson from the original 1960s group, hear them sing some of their biggest hits.

Experience the glitz and glamour of Paris with a night of cabaret, song, dance, comedy and great entertainment. Featuring Peter Kaye, Guy Taylor, Joanna Campbell, Adrian Dean and more.

TICKETS $25 MEMBERS, $30 NON-MEMBERS

TICKETS $10 MEMBERS, $15 NON-MEMBERS

Doors open 7.15 pm. Showtime 8.00 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 7.15 pm. Showtime 8.00 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Like us on

Facebook

www. delltones.com

The Golden Boys of Aussie Rock N Roll

SUNDAY 19 APRIL | THE THEATRE

FRIDAY 24 APRIL | THE THEATRE

The first interactive drum-theatre experience. Drumstruck has won over audiences world-wide with their exhilarating presentation of African beats and explosive energy.

Featuring classic Australian Rock ‘N’ Roll music from Roland Storm, Lucky Starr and Bryan Davies. Including hits such as I’ve Been Everywhere, Raincoat in the River, Rolling with the Flow and more.

TICKETS $45 ADULT, $30 CHILD (UNDER 16) $130 FAMILY OF 4, $155 FAMILY OF 5

TICKETS $15 ALL

Doors open 1.30 pm. Showtime 2.00 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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Doors open 7.15 pm. Showtime 8.00 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.


Entertainment

CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY FUN The

Pantomime

POP FEVER

WEDNESDAY 8 APRIL | THE THEATRE

WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL | THE THEATRE

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale that inspired Frozen, The Snow Queen takes you on a magical journey with best friends Kai and Gerda.

Tributes to all the latest pop stars with songs from Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and many more.

TICKETS $5 MEMBERS, $7 NON-MEMBERS

TICKETS $5 MEMBERS, $7 NON-MEMBERS

Doors open 1.00 pm. Showtime 1.30 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 1.00 pm. Showtime 1.30 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

FREE

KIDS BINGO WEDNESDAY 8 APRIL AND 15 APRIL RAINFOREST LOUNGE Bring the family and enjoy free holiday kids bingo. Bingo starts 11.00am.Bingo ends 12.00pm. Unreserved Seating.

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Starliners FRIDAY 1 MAY | THE THEATRE

SUNDAY 10 MAY | THE THEATRE

Enjoy the tribute to The Girls of The Golden Age of Rock. Focusing on the classic hits from the 60s from pioneering stand out individuals to the wonderful harmonising singing groups of that era.

Multi Helpmann and ARIA award winner, David is best known for his roles on stage in Shout! and Les Miserables. See David perform hits from The Swing Sessions, The Swing Sessions 2 and Good Lovin’.

TICKETS $10 MEMBERS, $15 NON-MEMBERS

TICKETS $50 ALL

Doors open 7.15 pm. Showtime 8.00 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 1.30 pm. Showtime 2.00 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

IAN MOSS

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CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC

SUNDAY 17 MAY | THE THEATRE

FRIDAY 29 MAY | THE THEATRE

Respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound. Not only as a telling soloist on guitar but with his lustrous voice, ringing with clarity and resonating with pure soul.

Featuring music from popular movies including Grease, Can’t Stop the Music, Mamma Mia, Priscilla, Viva Las Vegas, Harem Scarem, Strictly Ballroom, SlumDog Millionaire and many more.

TICKETS $30 MEMBERS, $35 NON-MEMBERS

TICKETS $10 MEMBERS, $15 NON-MEMBERS

Doors open 1.30 pm. Showtime 2.00 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 7.15 pm. Showtime 8.00 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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Editorial

SEE IT

LIVE

Marina Prior

TO LIGHT UP THE STAGE Marina Prior will soon be performing at Bankstown Sports Club on Saturday 23 May with the internationally renowned ‘The Australian Tenors’. I do a light vocal warm up. I find doing my makeup in the dressing room as a time to focus and be still before a show.

Marina Prior

The Australian Tenors

How did you begin your singing career? Were you discovered – or did you come to singing some other way? I was a university music student and working as a busker in Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall. A group of us saw an ad in the newspaper for auditions for the chorus of a new Broadway version of The Pirates of Penzance that was coming to Australia. We all dared each other to go along. I had never done a professional audition before. I ended up getting the lead role of Mabel alongside June Bronhill, Simon Gallaher, Jon English and David Atkins. A favourite of Australian audiences, this wonderful soprano and stage actress has been performing since she won a starring role opposite Anthony Warlow in the Phantom of the Opera in the early 1990s. She’s appeared in Cats, The Pirates of Penzance, The Secret Garden and Mary Poppins productions and has just been cast to play alongside Jane Turner in the West End hit Mr Jumpy. We asked Marina about her life and career: Tell us about the show and what the audience can expect? The show will be a feast of musical theatre songs, opera, folk and pop classics. How do you prepare for a show – do you do anything in particular to ensure your voice is in top shape? I go for a run in the afternoon before a show to get my body and lungs warmed up, then

You have done so many amazing things in your career, what are you most proud of to date? I am most proud of breaking away from the straight heroine roles and branching into comedic and character roles. It is very easy to become pigeon-holed in this country, and I like to challenge people’s perceptions of who I am and what I can do. You have performed all over the world, where is your favourite place? Australia, of course! How do you find Australian audiences compared to others? My home audience has always been warm, unpretentious and supportive. I love performing for them. Tickets to the show on Saturday 23 May cost $45. To secure tickets, visit BankstownSports.com or purchase them at the Club’s reception area.

SATURDAY 23 MAY THE THEATRE TICKETS $45 ALL Doors open 7.15 pm. Showtime 8.00 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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EAGLES Show DESPERADO The

SATURDAY 6 JUNE | THE THEATRE

FRIDAY 12 JUNE | THE THEATRE

Their music weaved the world in the 1960s during the flower power movement. Now California Dreaming brings to life the songs and stories of The Mamas and the Papas in this action packed concert.

The songs that shaped the 70s are brought to life with this internationally acclaimed six piece band. With three lead vocalists you can shut your eyes and believe you are listening to the real thing.

TICKETS $10 MEMBERS, $15 NON-MEMBERS

TICKETS $15 MEMBERS, $20 NON-MEMBERS

Doors open 7.15 pm. Showtime 8.00 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 7.15 pm. Showtime 8.00 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

SALLY MORGAN

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THURSDAY 11 JUNE | THE THEATRE Direct from her hit TV series Psychic Sally On The Road on Sky LIVING, Britain’s best-loved psychic, Sally Morgan, is touring the nation once again with her incredible psychic show.

TICKETS $40 ALL Doors open 7.15 pm. Showtime 8.00 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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SUNDAY 28 JUNE | THE THEATRE A glorious tribute to one of the most successful and influential pop groups of all time ABBA.

TICKETS $10 MEMBERS, $15 NON-MEMBERS Doors open 1.30 pm. Showtime 2.00 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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TICKETS $35 ALL Doors open 7.15 pm. Showtime 8.00 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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A complete night out • Overnight stay for two at Travelodge Bankstown • $50 Dining voucher to be used in any of our restaurants, La Piazza, Imperial Jade, Platform One or Greenfield Bistro

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It’s Magic Sunday 1 March Total Value: $314 Total Price: $195

The Delltones Saturday 4 April Total Value: $355 Total Price: $220

David Campbell Sunday 10 May Total Value: $385 Total Price: $195

Desperado Friday 12 June Total Value: $335 Total Price: $220

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Psychic Angels Friday 6 March Total Value: $324 Total Price: $220

A Touch of Paris Friday 10 April Total Value: $325 Total Price: $220

Ian Moss Sunday 17 May Total Value: $345 Total Price: $195

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Diesel Sunday 8 March Total Value: $334 Total Price: $195

Drumstruck Sunday 19 April Total Value: $375 Total Price: $195

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Marina Prior and the Australian Tenors Saturday 23 May Total Value: $395 Total Price: $220

Legends of Ireland Saturday 14 March Total Value: $314 Total Price: $220

Golden Boys of Aussie Rock ‘n’ Roll Friday 24 April Total Value: $335 Total Price: $220

PACKAGE 5 Original Sin Friday 27 March Total Value: $314 Total Price: $220

PACKAGE 10 The Starliners Friday 1 May Total Value: $325 Total Price: $220

Limited packages available. For bookings or more information call Travelodge Bankstown on 9793 0000. 32

• 2 tickets to Bankstown Sports entertainment • Complimentary bottle of wine • Buffet breakfast for two at Greenfield Station Bistro

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PACKAGE 14 Can’t Stop the Music Friday 29 May Total Value: $325 Total Price: $220

PACKAGE 15 California Dreamin’ Saturday 6 June Total Value: $325 Total Price: $220

PACKAGE 17 Songs in the Key of Motown Saturday 20 June Total Value: $405 Total Price: $220

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


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! k c a WE WANT YOUR feedb RAISE YOUR VOICE! Do you have an idea that could improve your experience here at Bankstown Sports Club? Or do you just want to tell us you enjoyed your last visit? There are many ways you can provide feedback and we’d love to hear from you. It’s never been easier to tell us what you think about Bankstown Sports Club with options both at the Club and online. Members even have the option of writing a letter if they don’t have access to a computer.

restaurants or entertainment as well as the Club’s general performance. Completing a survey also puts you in the draw for a chance to win a $50 Bankstown Sports gift card each month (terms and conditions apply).

for the We Want Your Feedback flyer. Pick one up to fill out while at the Club or even take home and return it on your next visit. Boxes for the forms can be found at the Greenfield Parade and Mona Street reception areas.

But if you are online, your first option is the enquiry form found on our website at BankstownSports.com. This provides space for you to say whatever you want about any aspect of the Club.

Giving feedback when attending a show at the Club is perhaps the easiest method of all because when you provide your email address you will receive an automated survey after the performance. Tell us how much you enjoyed the night and whether the service and facilities were to your liking.

Our objective is to provide you with an exceptional customer experience. We strive to continuously improve our service offerings and we need your help to do this. We would love to hear from you, whether it’s positive or negative, all feedback helps us understand what we are doing well, what you want and areas that need improvement. So what are you waiting for?

If surveys are more your thing, then our Feedback page is the place for you as there are options to rate your experience at our

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LUNCH FOR TWO The Chinese are noted for their family spirit and the Imperial Jade Palace is the perfect atmosphere for sharing food, talk and friendship, writes Sue Nelson. My oldest friend and I had not caught up since before Christmas and so much had happened since then that we needed a good long lunch to explore all the topics: family, holidays, gifts, gossip and world events. There’s no better place to unwind and share than Imperial Jade Palace. The menu is as varied and colourful as our lives and we settled in happily to sample all the fine offerings amid the young families and businessmen gathered on this sweltering summer’s day. The duck had been recommended to us, so we started with the pancakes with their shallots and hoi sin sauce. The crispy skin and flesh was juicy and just right, but we misread the menu and ended up with unexpected, but in a good way, san choy bow – the traditional chopped vegetable and meat dish served in a lettuce leaf. Ah well, we loosened our belts a notch and went with the flow. Lunch is great at Imperial Jade Palace because you can choose from the Yum Cha menu or the usual a-la-carte. We chose pork and prawn dumplings (Siu Mai), which were hot and tasty. For our mains, we went for a mixture of typical Chinese cuisine and not so typical – fried rice, mixed vegetables with oyster sauce

LAMB FILLETS WITH TERIYAKI SAUCE

– and then two gorgeous dishes: sizzling lamb fillet with Japanese teriyaki sauce and deep-fried scallops in spicy salt and chilli. The lamb was scrumptious – very tender with an amazing burst of near-BBQ flavour; while the scallops were an inventive twist on the usual salt and pepper squid. The batter was light, while the chilli added a hint of warmth. The spices perfectly complemented the creaminess of the scallops to make the whole thing pop in the mouth.

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Jasmine tea topped it all off and made a great palette cleanser. The Imperial Jade’s sumptuous surroundings and friendly, efficient waiters ensured our lunch time catch up was leisurely and fun. As we exchanged goodbyes I looked across to the restaurant’s large tanks. Like the air bubbles in the tank, my mind was forming a thought bubble of its own: ‘Next time I must try the fresh lobster’. Time to schedule our next lunch!

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Imperial Jade Palace is open for lunch Monday to Sunday from 12-2.30pm and for dinner from Sunday to Thursday from 5.30-9.30pm, Friday-Saturday from 5-10.30pm. For bookings, call 9709 8633. Bankstown Sports InTouch

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CONNECTED The latest news and photos from Bankstown Sports Club are only a ‘like’ away as our Facebook page and social media channels go from strength to strength. When Bankstown Sports Club members aren’t at the Club they are jumping on our Facebook page in increasing numbers. Since we launched on the world’s most popular social media platform we’ve had more than 10,000 likes and 50,000 visits. Unlike the Club’s website, our Facebook page is a space where you can have a conversation with us, find out more information, see photos from recent concerts and check out the latest news. You can even give us a review. Through Facebook we’ve shared photos from Todd McKenney’s fantastic performance at the launch of The Theatre, posted videos from cooking demonstrations by Executive Chef Helmut Gundendorfer, linked to stories about our ClubGRANTS contributions, had a blast from the past with old photos such as one from the opening of Greenfield Station Bistro in 1994 for Flashback Friday… and shown our support for important initiatives like White Ribbon Day, which aims to prevent domestic violence. “We love to hear what our members think and social media gives us the opportunity to reach out and connect,” says Club Chief

Executive Officer Mark Condi. “Our Facebook page also allows us to instantaneously show what’s coming up at the Club and share exciting behind-the-scenes photos.” While social media is often considered something young people are into, people in older age groups are big users too. They are becoming the major driver for the more well-known sites such as Facebook, according to the Yellow Social Media Report 2014. The Yellow study also found younger groups are tending to move towards visual social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest, which is now owned by Facebook. Instagram is a photo sharing app and site that provides quick and easy photo editing tools to make even the most unskilled photographer’s pictures look professional. It is also famous for making photos look vintage through the use of filters. Of the 69 per cent of Australians who use social media, the report says most claim they use it, unsurprisingly, to…socialise! Join us on Facebook at facebook.com/BankstownSports

Facebook first launched on 4 February 2004 Facebook now has over 1.4 billion users Over 200 billion friend connections More than 3.5 trillion likes Facebook users are: 53% female and 47% male The highest traffic on Facebook is between 1 and 3pm and on Thursdays and Fridays when engagement is 18% higher than average.

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MAKING a difference Bankstown Bowls will once again do its bit to support the families of those killed or injured during their time in the Defence Force with an Anzac Day fundraiser. On Anzac Day our thoughts are usually with those who have lost their lives serving for Australia in wars and conflicts but Bankstown Bowls is ensuring we never forget the veterans, widows and their families by supporting the charity Legacy with a fundraising event. Held on Sunday 26 April, the day after Anzac Day and the centenary of Australian troops landing at Gallipoli, the social mixed bowls day will involve a lunch, raffle and of course, bowls. The money raised from the raffle and the entry fee of $100 per team will be donated to Bankstown Legacy. The event started two years ago and was an idea from Bankstown Sports Club President John Murray. This year Bankstown Bowls and the Men’s Bowling Club are hoping to raise close to $3,000 and want to see more people participate, particularly family groups. “It’s not so much about winning, it’s about getting involved,” says Men’s Bowling Club President Rob Milton. “It’s not a competition

like a lot of our bowls events are, this is a day where people get together. The idea is not to beat someone but to play a few games and have a bit of fun, just the camaraderie of being with like minded people, it’s a day of remembrance but along the way we’re helping people.” There are more than 700 people supported by Legacy in the Bankstown area including World War II widows. Legacy helps by providing medical, transport, financial and counselling services where needed as well as organising holidays and gatherings to prevent social isolation. “Bankstown Legacy is very grateful for the support of both the bowls club and the sports club,” explains Alan Rawlinson, Bankstown Division Legacy chairman. “Legacy receives no government support to assist our widows, children and people with a disability so relies on the public who continue to give generously. The Bowls Days have made a huge difference

“It’s not a competition like a lot of our bowls events are … this is a day where people get together.” Rob Milton – Men’s Bowling Club President

to the support Bankstown Legacy is able to give back to the local widows and others in the Legacy family.” If you’d like to participate contact Bankstown Sports Bowls Club on 9790 0176 or come along on Sunday 26 April to 41 Northam Avenue, Bankstown. Bankstown Sports InTouch

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of Care Our venue managers are an experienced group who work tirelessly for our members. Many of the Club’s staff have worked here for many years. They love working as part of a dedicated, professional team but they also like to work for our members and guests by making all our clubs the best they can be. Tom Wyskiel first started working casually for the club as a student 15 years ago. He liked the people around him so much, the environment and the members he served, that he decided to make his job at the club into a career. After a 4 year stint as Venue Manager at Bankstown Bowls Club he’s recently been promoted to Venue Manager of Baulkham Hills Sports. With Tom’s promotion, Vince Bruning has

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been promoted from his position of Duty Manager at Bankstown Sports to Venue Manager at Bankstown Sports Bowls. “After 24 years at the club I’m really excited to be taking on a new role at the bowling club,” says Vince. “It’s a small, friendly club with great staff who look after our guests and make it a great place to visit.” Tom’s move was made possible by the appointment of Huw Bennett from Venue Manager at Baulkham Hills Sports to Senior Duty Manager at Bankstown Sports. Another of our long-serving staff members is Venue Manager at Birrong Sports, David Hills.

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David started working for the club as a casual in July 1996. He eventually secured a permanent position and loves his job as a Venue Manager. “I get to meet a diverse range of people,” says David. “The club is a central hub in our local community. We work hard to accommodate all our members and guests, whether they be visiting as part of a family, a sporting group, a local business or just on their own.”

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WEEKLY

Anzac Day Mixed Bowls Legacy Fundraiser

ACTIVITIES

SUNDAY 26 APRIL – 9AM

LINE DANCING

Enjoy a friendly game of mixed bowls and raise some money for a great cause.

Monday – 10.30am $8 ALL

Call 9790 0176 for details.

POKER

BOOK YOUR NEXT FUNCTION WITH US! Anniversaries | Birthdays Social Events | Engagements Call 9790 0176 or visit bankstownbowling.com.au for function packages.

Barefoot Bowls Get a group together and have some fun outdoors! $5 PER PERSON Includes complimentary soft drink.

Tuesday 7pm – FREE for Members, $5 Non-members Friday 7pm – Buy in game

BRAIN TEASERS TRIVIA Wednesday – 7.30pm FREE

PIANO NIGHTS Thursday – 6-8pm FREE

MEAT & VEGGIE RAFFLE

Mother’s Day Buffet Lunch SUNDAY 10 MAY – 12.00PM-2.00PM Treat mum to a delicious and affordable buffet this Mother’s Day. $36 ADULTS, $23 CHILDREN (4-12 YEARS), UNDER 3 YEARS FREE Bookings essential, call 9790 0176. Visit bankstownbolwing.com.au for full menu.

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.

Sunday – 4.30pm Tickets from $1 B

Thank you We thank everyone who donated to the Christmas Toy Drive. The $4,800 raised will go towards supporting the sick children at Westmead Children’s Hospital.

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

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BIRRONG SPORTS FRIENDS FOR LIFE No matter how busy you are, there’s a way to make lawn bowls a part of your social calendar thanks to Birrong Bowls Club. Affordable, low impact and fun, lawn bowls at Birrong Sports Club is perfect for winding down at the end of a hard day’s work, for socialising and igniting your competitive spirit. “I started playing quite a few years ago to have a sport and a bit of an outlet after work,” says Allan Cain, Birrong Bowls Club organiser. “We’d go and have a few drinks and have a game of bowls – it was a relaxing afternoon and from then on I played in competitions and I’ve been playing bowls for about 30 years. “It’s rather inexpensive – our fees are $60 a year and you have to be a member of Bankstown Sports Club plus we charge $6 a game which lasts about three hours. So, for a very modest fee, you can have three or four hours of entertainment and a bit

of exercise whereas golf and all those other games are much more expensive than that.” With players ranging from 20 to 90 years of age and sessions on most days of the week, the game is known for inspiring long-lasting friendships. This year, five Birrong bowls couples will go on a cruise together because they’ve formed such a strong bond. “We’re always looking for new players,” Allan says. While lawn bowls has a stereotype as an older person’s sport, Allan explains that most of the top players in New South Wales are under 30. If that’s not enough to inspire fresh blood, a new version of lawn bowls, inspired by the success of faster format games such as Twenty20 cricket, is now being trialled.

“Bowls Australia has just introduced a new ‘Jack Attack’, a shorter version of the game, where it takes only a few hours to play and that’s something people have said about lots of sports – you need to get the game over and done with in a couple of hours so you don’t rob the family of their time.” Whatever time you do decide to spend on the green, the strong friendships and fun atmosphere will ensure it will be time well spent.

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Open 7 days – 9.30am-late* *Closing times subject to manager’s discretion.


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Mother’s Day Lunch SUNDAY 10 MAY – 2 SITTINGS 11.30AM-1.30PM, 1.30PM-3.30PM Treat mum to a sumptuous meal from the extensive a la carte menu, in the warm atmosphere of the Italian Bistro. Bookings essential, call 9645 8666.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES POKER Monday - 7pm $15 Buy in Thursday - 6.30pm $12 Buy in/$10 add on

MEAT RAFFLE

$10 Pizza or Pasta

Friday – 6pm Tickets from $1

Monday and Saturday, lunch only.

KID’S EAT FREE!

BINGO

Full menu also available for lunch. Conditions apply.

EVERY TUESDAY

Wednesday – 10am $3 per book

Order any main meal and receive one kid’s meal for FREE. Conditions apply.

HOMEWARE RAFFLE Sunday – 5pm Tickets from $1

Kid’s Holiday Bingo – 11am THURSDAYS DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS From 11am – $5 – includes bingo book, soft drink and a lolly bag.

TRADING HOURS 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.

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BAULKHAM HILLS Comfort Food Autumn is the perfect season to get back into comfort food and the selection at Baulkham Hills Sports Club restaurant, The Gallery, doesn’t disappoint. As the weather starts to cool, we feel the urge to hibernate at home but the lure of comfort food from family-friendly restaurant, The Gallery at Baulkham Hills Sports Club, is worth braving the chill for. Heading into autumn you’ll find more slow-cooked hearty dishes on offer featuring richer, earthy flavours. There’ll be meals like Beef ‘n Guinness Pie, Coq au Vin and Vietnamese style stews. Finish with homemade apple crumble and chocolate pudding and you’ll really feel at home. While The Gallery Restaurant produces about 2,500 to 3,000 meals a week, the most popular is the classic chicken schnitzel, which is served with vegetables or chips and salad. Children are well catered for with a range of fun and

healthy dishes. They also get ice cream with topping and a complimentary colouring-in pack to keep them busy. “We have a wide range of patrons in terms of both age and background,” says Executive Chef, Helmut Gundendorfer. “Our patrons differ enormously in age and preferences between lunch and dinner so the menu caters to a lot of people. Our specials help us achieve this.” “Our menu reflects modern palettes through having a combination of many influences including a lot of South-East Asian (Thai, Vietnamese), Italian and French styled dishes along with the usual club favourites.” The Gallery Restaurant also caters for special dietary requirements with gluten-free and vegetarian dishes. Those with coeliac disease

actually have an increased range of choices when dining at Baulkham Hills Sports Club because several dishes can also be altered to exclude gluten. Just keep an eye out for the letters CG on the menu so that you can ask the staff for that option when ordering. Even health conscious members and visitors can have a tasty meal with plenty of dishes to suit including roast vegetable and haloumi salad and fish of the day with vegetables. The Gallery Restaurant is open for lunch from Monday to Sunday, 12 noon to 2.30pm and for dinner from 6pm daily. To book, call 02 9639 2100.

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


Baulkham Hills

EGGSTRAVANT EASTER RAFFLE Tickets on sale from 16 March, drawn Thursday 2 April. $2 A TICKET OR 3 TICKETS $5 Purchase tickets from main reception.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES TRIVIA Thursday – 7.30pm

POKER Wednesday, Friday, Saturday – 7.30pm

Autumn Specials

HOME OF SPORT!


AVAILABLE MONDAY & TUESDAY

Screening Super Rugby, NRL, AFL LIVE on the big screen.

Selection of specials under $16. Weekly specials displayed on specials board.

MOTHER’S DAY LUNCH SUNDAY 10 MAY – 12.00PM-2.30PM Spoil mum with a delicious and affordable meal in comfortable surrounds, whilst enjoying the smooth tunes of Re Groove. Book now! Call 9639 2100.

BINGO Mon, Fri (FREE) – 10am Tuesday – 10am & 7.30pm

MEAT RAFFLE Wednesday – 7.30pm Friday – 6.30pm

Kid’s Holiday Bingo WEDNESDAYS DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS From 11am – $5 – includes bingo book, soft drink and a lolly bag.

Full menu at BaulkhamHillsSports.com

TRADING HOURS Lunch: Monday to Sunday – 12pm to 2.30pm Dinner: Sunday to Thursday – 6pm to 8.30pm Friday to Saturday – 6pm to 9pm Phone 9639 2100 for reservations.

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SPORTS REPORT We share the news from our sporting clubs

SWIMMING FOR AND KEVIN ALEX CLARKE LE WINGS LITT ROBINSON, R UTIVE OFFICE CHIEF EXEC

Bankstown Sports Club’s new Community Sports Officer Alex Clarke, represented the club at this year’s Cole Classic ocean swim, raising money for the charity Little Wings. The Club has been a strong supporter of the charity, which flies children in remote areas to and from Bankstown Airport so that they can attend city hospitals for treatment. Alex won the 2km event in a time of 24 minutes!

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Alex, who was born and raised in Bankstown, started competitive swimming at age 10 at Bankstown Sports Swimming Club. He went on to win the national butterfly title at age 15 and was selected to represent Australia at the World School Games in Qatar in 2009, when he was in Year 12. He is a volunteer with Elouera Surf Life Saving Club and Cronulla Swim Club, having coached a number of juniors ranging in age from 9–14 years.

Staff from Bankstown Sports Club and the community donated money to support Alex’s quest and also supported him on the day by attending the Cole Classic and wearing Little Wings attire. The Club itself kicked off donations with a pledge of $5,000 and will continue to match donations until the end of March. Alex hopes to raise $25,000. To donate please follow this link: https://give.everydayhero.com/au/alex-65


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JUNIOR TALENT UNEARTHED AT VELODROME It’s an exciting year for Bankstown Sports Cycling Club with a boom in junior membership, which increased by about 66 per cent on the previous season, thanks to a big recruitment drive through recreational sports like BMX riding. Bankstown Sports Club has actively helped assist juniors grow within the sport. The Christmas Track Classic event for 2014 was held at the Dunc Gray Velodrome in Bass Hill and attracted 120 juniors from across New South Wales. World Masters medallists also competed in the senior section of the competition, which was a thrill to watch as cyclists can reach speeds of up to 96km an hour. For more information, contact Peter on cycling.secretary@tpg.com.au.

BULLSEYE Bankstown Sports Darts Club meet at the Sports Bar every Tuesday morning from 10.30am for an 11.30am start in the Total Sports Bar. The club is growing in membership by creating an enjoyable atmosphere and friendly culture amongst the players. Darts has come a long way since its origins in medieval England, where it began as a form of training for archery, in which students would throw shortened arrows at empty wine barrels. To join the darts club, contact John Taylor, on jwt42@hotmail.com or call 0418 629 168.

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LADIES GOLFERS A ‘FLUTTER’ WITH TALENT Bankstown Sports Ladies Golf Club continues to thrive as it enters its 52nd year of competition. Known for wearing canary yellow shirts when they hit the green every Tuesday morning at Sefton Golf Course, the club has come a long way since the first meeting was held in December 1963. Bankstown Sports Club, where the ladies first met before heading to the golf course, offered its support from 1964 to help the Golf Club get started.

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The Ladies Golf Club has been an enthusiastic social and community organisation, partnering with the Men’s Golf Club for mixed golf, mixed dance nights, many charity days, housie days, bowls and darts. The ladies have also proudly spent many happy times entertaining the elderly in nursing homes. The Bankstown Sports Ladies Golf Club contains many high calibre golfers, including long-time member Pat Hazel who has been club champion for 13 years in a row. New members are welcome. For more information, contact Elaine Ward on elainei40@yahoo.com.au or 9771 1450.

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Bankstown Sports Club proudly supports 40 sporting clubs. These clubs are run by volunteers for the community. To get involved as a participant or volunteer see the sports secretaries list overleaf.

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SPORTS SECRETARIES BANKSTOWN SPORTS TEAM

NAME

EMAIL

PHONE

ATHLETICS

Matthew Whitbread

matthewwhitbread@msn.com

0410 588 321

LITTLE ATHLETICS

Leanne McDonald

bycomholdings@optusnet.com.au

0413 622 888 or 9603 7446

BASEBALL

Diane Richardson

bs.baseball@hotmail.com

0478 729 508

BASKETBALL

Tracey Huntley

sportiesbasketball@hotmail.com

0402 961 600

INDOOR BOWLS

Louis Aloisio

9790 1960

THURSDAY LADIES BOWLS

Joan Hansen

9796 8942

CRICKET (JUNIOR)

Andrew Honey

ahoney@nswnma.asn.au

9771 2761

CRICKET (SENIOR)

Andrew Honey

ahoney@nswnma.asn.au

9771 2761

CRICKET (WOMEN)

Justin Newman

bankstownwomenscricket@gmail.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)

Kylee Freeman

secretary@bankstownsportsstrikers.com.au

0417 005 753

GOLF (LADIES)

Elaine Ward

elainei40@yahoo.com.au

9771 1450

GOLF (MENS)

Lee Dunks

bdsc.mensgolf@gmail.com

0412 572 274

HOCKEY

Graeme Barnard

president@bankstownhockey.org.au

0403 770 624

NETBALL

Michelle Boulais

secretary.sportsnetball@gmail.com

0412 384 127

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

Michael Clunie

mclunie@iconco.com.au

0419 464 317

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

Marie Smith

nationsmith@optusnet.com.au

9790 1339

DARTS

Cathy Cassidy

cathy@atdec.com

0408 550 092 or 9730 2769

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 BANKSTOWN SPORTS – Open 7 Days, 9am – 6am

FREE

COURTESY BUS for members and their guests Door to door pick up service from your home within a 5km radius of our clubs.

Bankstown Sports Club & Bankstown Sports Bowls FRIDAY West Run East Run - 5.00pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 1.00am 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)

SATURDAY West Run East Run - 5.00pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 1.00am 2.00am 3.00am

MILPERRA PICNIC POINT EAST HILLS Wednesday – Saturday 5pm – 1am

CALL 0401 140 589 BIRRONG SPORTS

CALL 0401 759 606 

 Thursday 5pm – 9pm
 Friday & Saturday 5pm – 12am

BAULKHAM HILLS SPORTS

CALL 0413 224 557 Friday & Saturday 6pm – 12am

For more details call 0401 140 589.

PLATFORM ONE – Phone 9722 9888 for reservations Lunch Monday to Friday Dinner Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

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

GREENFIELD STATION BISTRO – Phone 9722 9888 for reservations Breakfast Everyday Lunch Monday to Tuesday Wednesday to Sunday Dinner Sunday to Thursday Friday Saturday

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

INTOUCH CAFÉ

Monday and Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

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

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 12pm – 10pm 6pm – 9.30pm 6pm til late 12pm – 10pm

STUZZICHINO AT LA PIAZZA – Phone 9722 9810 for reservations Lunch Dinner

Tuesday to Friday Saturday Sunday Tuesday to Friday and Sunday Saturday

12pm – 2.30pm Closed 12pm – 3pm 6pm – 9.30pm 6pm – 10.30pm

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

VINO AT LA PIAZZA

Friday and Saturday

6pm – 10pm

ATRIUM BAR

Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday

5pm – 12am* 2pm – 2.30am* 2pm – 12am*

*Times vary dependent on trade

TOTAL SPORTS BAR

Sunday to Friday Saturday

11.30am – 6am* 9.30am – 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

Monday to Thursday 8am – 5pm

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

Friday to Saturday 8am – 9pm

Lunch Dinner

Sundays 9am – 5pm

Everyday Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

12pm – 2.30pm 6pm – 8.30pm 6pm – 9pm

BIRRONG SPORTS – Open 7 Days, 9:30am – late* FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 6pm – 12.30am

THE ITALIAN BISTRO – Phone 9645 8666 for reservations Lunch Dinner

Everyday Everyday

11.30am – 3pm 5.30pm – 8.30pm

*Closing times subject to manager’s discretion


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