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Vol 43 Spring 2015 : September | October | November

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You can now find us on Instagram

A chocolateria, a noodle house and more are on the horizon

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NOTICE TO MEMBERS 57th Annual Report and 58th Annual General Meeting BANKSTOWN DISTRICT SPORTS CLUB LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE ABN 88 000 243 916)

Members are advised that the 58th Annual General Meeting of members will be held at the Bankstown Sports Club on Level 2 (Gillawarna Room) on Monday, 2nd November 2015, commencing at 8.00 p.m. Please see the full copy of the Annual General Meeting notice on the flysheet of this InTouch. A copy of the notice can be downloaded from www.bankstownsports.com or collected from Bankstown Sports Club main reception.


Contents

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04 Bankstown Sports Club 8 Greenfield Pde, Bankstown NSW 2200 T: 9722 9888 F: 9793 9355 www.bankstownsports.com Baulkham Hills Sports Club 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, QT Communications Material contained in InTouch is accurate at the time of 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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Chairman’s Report & Welfare Report
 Sports Report

EDITORIAL 04 Never taken for granted 05 Bankstown City Choir 07 School of thought 09 Swipe for more rewards 10 The charms of chocolate 11 Lucky Cheng’s noodles 12 Travelodge Bankstown update 14 We love Italian food 16 Oktoberfest is coming 17 Honoured to do well 18 A social sojourn 27 Halloween for kids 31 Melbourne Cup fun 33 ‘Tis the season to be jolly 34 Spring fling 35 A referee’s perspective 37 Taking the inside outdoors 38 Fancy That florals 40 Beginnings of Birrong 42 A happy 50 years 44 Piano comes to life ENTERTAINMENT 22 Bowie Unzipped 23 September at a glance 24 October at a glance 25 November at a glance 29 Wild Wogs 41 43 45

ASSOCIATED VENUES What’s On at Birrong Sports? What’s On at Baulkham Hills Sports? What’s On at Bankstown Sports Bowls?

Environment ISO 14001 Certification applies to Offset Alpine Printing

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CLUB EXECUTIVE DEDICATED TO THE CLUB AND COMMUNITY

Back Row (from left): Jim Hanna (Director), Jim Ronis (Director), Richard Phillips (Vice-President), Vern Falconer (Director), Martin Klumpp (Director) and Alex Fulcher MBE, OAM (Director). Front Row (seated from left): Mark Condi (Chief Executive Officer) and John Murrary (President).

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

“Having entered into an agreement with Chocolateria San Churro, by the end of this year you will be able to enjoy a selection of couverture chocolate treats made from authentic Spanish recipes including churros with chocolate, ice cream sundaes, chocolate fondue, decadent truffles, shakes, desserts and more.”

WELFARE REPORT September, October & November 2015

The change of seasons not only heralds the onset of warmer weather but also good news about all the exciting activities at our venues, in Bankstown, Birrong and Baulkham Hills. In June, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage held a special event at the Sydney Opera House entitled “Energy Productivity in Action 2015”. Mark Condi, our Chief Executive Officer was invited to represent the club at this event, where we were recognised for the energy efficiency measures we’ve introduced. We were pleased to receive a special acknowledgement and award. This recognition encourages us to keep introducing energy efficiency measures in most new development projects we undertake. If you love chocolate, you will be happy to learn that Bankstown Sports Club will soon have a chocolate café for everyone to enjoy. Having entered into an agreement with Chocolateria San Churro, by the end of this year you will be able to enjoy a selection of couverture chocolate treats made from authentic Spanish recipes including churros with chocolate, ice cream sundaes, chocolate fondue, decadent truffles, shakes, desserts and more. The chefs at Greenfield Station Bistro, Platform One and La Piazza have been developing and testing new menus for your enjoyment. The new menus have now been perfected and introduced, so make sure you try some of the dishes on offer. Our chefs will appreciate your feedback. As one of the leading community clubs, Bankstown Sports Club has a tradition of supporting the community and is represented on a ClubGRANTS Committee both in Bankstown and The Hills Shire. This edition of the magazine has a story on how we support the community and I would encourage you to read the piece so you get to know where the funding is directed. Your club gave over $2 million back to the community at the end of the ClubGRANTS cycle in August 2015. Over the last ten years the contribution is $22 million.

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ANNUAL Y 10 CITIZE EAR AWARDS NSHIP DINNER

In May of this year, I was pleased to attend the Zonta Club of Sydney West’s Annual Year 10 Citizenship Awards Dinner, along with fellow Director Alex Fulcher. We assist a wonderful group of ladies who devote their time and energy to encouraging and empowering young women in 12 of our schools to get involved in projects both locally and internationally to increase their awareness of issues affecting women globally. I also had the pleasure of attending the Recreation Sports and Aquatics Annual Presentation Day on 21 June 2015, along with Directors Alex Fulcher and Martin Klumpp. This organisation does remarkable work providing recreational services to people with a disability. As usual the entertainment was provided by the clients they serve. I can assure you that their performance was both touching and outstanding.

The following members have passed away recently and to their relatives and friends may we offer our sincere condolences in their time of grief: Shirley Bell, Lesley Cheal, Bennett Nossiter, Keith Ryde, Susan Piggott, Suzanne Holohan, Antonina Dajuk, Betty Deuchars, Susan Dee, Alan Baiton, Marie Hishion, Russell Puckeridge, Pamela Gadd, Alan Ellington, Frances Cohen, Ronald Deagan, Vincenzo Arena, Gladys English, Phyllis Pegg, Stuart Camac, Robert Lloyd, Charles Maiden and Kevin McVittie. The following members were reported as being in hospital and on behalf of our President, Directors and all our members we wish them a speed recovery: Richard Phillips (Vice-President), Alex Fulcher MBE, OAM (Director) and Francis Bodle. Bankstown Sports InTouch

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Never taken FOR GRANTED Our community is our priority and ClubGRANTS are our way of giving back. Every year, money given by clubs to support our community, changes lives. They’re known as ClubGRANTS and they have become a vital lifeline to help people most in need. Chief Executive Officer Mark Condi says, “We have an amazingly diverse community in the Bankstown local government area.

See full video of our ClubGRANTS contribution at

“About 8,500 people move into the area every five years. We have a higher proportion of babies, youths and the elderly than greater Sydney and our community is very multicultural with high proportions of Lebanese, Vietnamese and Chinese Australians. “Just under half of the population earns less than $600 per week and of the total population, more than 6 per cent – or over 11,000 people – have a severe disability. So, as you can see, our community requires our support and benefits from our support.” The local ClubGRANTS committee is made up of 11 not-for-profit clubs, including Bankstown Sports Club, Bankstown Sports Bowls, Birrong Sports, Revesby Workers, Bankstown RSL, Bankstown Trotting and Recreation, Mount Lewis, Chester Hill RSL, Panania Diggers, Padstow RSL, Bass Hill RSL, Bankstown City Council and delegates from the Department of Family and Community Services and the National Council of Social Services.

Our support, in the form of annual grants, helps children and adults with disabilities; migrants and refugees needing help to learn English or other support in adjusting to a new country; teenagers making the sometimes fraught transition into adulthood and the elderly to enjoy a full and comfortable life in their autumn years. This year local clubs are funding 76 projects for more than $1 million, that’s a seventeenand-a-half per cent increase on funds from last year. The cheques were presented to the recipients at a combined clubs event on 6 August in The Grand Ballroom. Bankstown Sports Club, Birrong Sports and Bankstown Sports Bowls have supported 36 projects for a total of $493,588, which is 47 per cent of the funding pool and an increase on last year. Clubs are always looking for ways to make a difference in their communities. Last year, registered clubs in NSW gave more than $100 million to their local communities through ClubGRANTS, that’s $40 million more than clubs are required to give under the scheme. And, since 1998, when the scheme began, clubs have given close to 1 billion dollars to tens of thousands of local community groups, charities and grassroots sporting teams, making the scheme one of the largest and most effective grants programs in Australia.


Editorial

In tune since 1974! In February 41 years ago, Judy Learmonth was handed a flyer about a choir that her friend had joined. By April, she was a member of the choir herself. The choir was called Bankstown Town Hall Choir and it was in its first year of operation. Renamed Bankstown City Choir in 1986, the choir has remained a constant feature of the community landscape and one that has brought joy to many people. Judy and her husband Gordon are two of four life members of the choir which holds rehearsals at 7.30pm every Tuesday night at Georges Hall Community Centre and performs at 10 nursing or retirement homes a year on Sunday afternoons. “Even people with dementia can pick up music,” Judy says. “When my mother had dementia my husband Gordon and I would sing I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles to her and she would tap her hands to the beat.”

concertgoers that we have built up over the years, so we send them flyers and also do letterbox drops. It takes up a lot of time, but Gordon and I have done it for years, so it’s not difficult.” Judy’s favourite memory about her involvement with the Bankstown City Choir is when they went to compete in the International Eisteddfod in Wales in 1987. “Our founding conductor, Betty Fitzgerald, had a vision of the choir performing in England, Scotland and Wales,” Judy says, “So we went and were billeted out to stay in the homes of people from the towns that we sang in.” Judy is a passionate singer and performer, also being involved in many other singing groups. She has performed in Handel’s Messiah at Sydney Town Hall, in various musical shows and even tap dances on occasion. “I’m not one to give up,” Judy says, “I find it very easy to remember the words to songs.”

Judy’s favourite song is I dreamed a dream from Les Miserables that she sang at the choir’s 40th anniversary concert last year in the Brian Brown Theatre. The concert was funded by Bankstown Sports Club and all proceeds were given to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation. “I’ve seen Les Miserables six times,” Judy says. “Marina Prior sang some songs from Les Miserables at her concert with the five Australian Tenors that was on at the club in May. Gordon and I were celebrating our 56th wedding anniversary that night.” The Bankstown City Choir is happy to accept new talent into their choir of 29 performers. “We are always looking for new members, particularly men – they’re as scarce as hen’s teeth!” Judy says. “There are no formal auditions – all you have to do is be able to sing in tune. Our repertoire is from Brahms to Broadway.”

Bankstown Sports Club proudly supports the Bankstown City Choir’s activities through the ClubGRANTS program. While grants to the organisation are usually modest, the money makes a very big difference to the community. The choir provides respite through musical entertainment for the benefit of 400 to 500 people aged 55 and over every year. Through song, the choir alleviates isolation and confinement and lifts people’s spirits. The choir also holds two public concerts a year, the last one being ‘We Remember’ in June. “It was a good crowd, there were not many vacant seats,” Judy says. “The $15 entry fee covers the cost of hall hire, and the honorarium of the conductor and accompanist. We have a database of

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Total Category 1 Cash and in-kind:

$660,826* Total Category 2 Cash and in-kind:

$1,516,104*

BANKSTOWN LOCAL CLUBGRANTS COMMITTEE CATEGORY 1 CONTRIBUTION Bankstown Sports Club, Birrong Sports Club and Bankstown Sports Bowls Club Name of Organisation

Project

Asian Women at Work Inc

Keeping Safe in the Community Celebrating the rich and diverse cultures and backgrounds of our People with Disability and social wellbeing activities

$3,615

Banksia Road Public School Preschool Playgroup

$5,000

Australian Foundation for Disability Banksia Road Public School P and C Committee Bankstown City Aged Care Ltd

$2,176,930* *Accurate as at 1 July 2015

$22,740,386 Contributed by Bankstown Sports over 10 years

$5,000

$120,000

Bankstown City Choir Inc

Respite through musical entertainment

Bankstown Dementia Carers’ Group Inc

Supported Dementia Carers Active in Community

$10,000

Bankstown Multicultural Youth Service Inc

Y.E.P I’m In: Getting on Board for Chang

$11,500

Bankstown Women’s Health Centre

Bankstown Community Kitchen

$15,000

Bankstown Youth Development Service Inc

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Chinese Australian Services Society Ltd Healthy Lifestyle for Seniors Chinese Parents Association – Children With Friday Night Kinetic Fitness and Motion – For CALD Disabilities Inc Youth with Disabilities Bankstown Men’s Shed Coordinator 2015 – Stage #2 Coolaburoo Neighbourhood Centre Inc 2nd Year Coolaburoo Neighbourhood Centre Inc Midnight Basketball and Twilight Soccer

$4,330

$7,500 $3,475 $4,600 $17,981 $10,000

Greek Older Women’s Network Bankstown

123 Read and Sing with me! My body My Well-Being – Carers of people with Disability Providing safe sleeping and travel for babies and children in need 2015 Safe seating and secure storage for people with a disability in Disability Services Australia’s Condell Park factory. Greek OWN Women’s Dance project

Horizon Theatre Company Ltd

ARTiculate

Horizon Theatre Company Ltd

Get Together

Karitane

Understanding your Toddler

$19,400

Koorana Child and Family Services

Bankstown Park and Play

$25,000

Lifeline Macarthur

Multicultural Domestic Violence Alert Training

Little Wings Ltd Macedonian Australian Welfare Association Inc. Mercy Works Ltd

Little Wings Flight Program

Miracle Babies Foundation Ltd

Nurture Program; NICU Survival Packs

$7,500

Mission Australia

Love Bites Bankstown

$8,650

Mission Australia – EIPP Bankstown

Get Connected

SHINE for Kids Cooperative Ltd

Supporting children with a parent in prison

$10,880

South Western Sydney Local Health District

Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships

$40,584

Vietnamese Australian Welfare Association

Improve Their Well Being

$12,500

Wesley Community Services Ltd

Wesley Aunties and Uncles Program Breaking Bread and Boundaries: Creating Community Harmony Generating income and employment prospects in the local area Mind Over49 Matter utilises workshops and physical activity sessions to educate and support young people with drug, alcohol, mental health and behavioural issues.

Creating Links (NSW) Ltd Creating Links (NSW) Ltd Dandelion Support Network Inc

Grand Total:

Gillawarna Emergency Backup Generator

Amount

Disability Services Australia

Woodville Community Services Inc Woodville Community Services Inc

Youth Off The Streets Ltd

$6,634 $5,874 $5,790 $10,000 $2,500 $4,975 $5,050

$6,521 $30,000

Countering Violence in the Community Mercy Connects Sydney

SUBTOTAL

$8,500 $15,650

$5,000

$7,828 $12,390 $4,361

$20,000 $493,588.00

THE HILLS SHIRE LOCAL CLUBGRANTS CATEGORY 1 CONTRIBUTION – Baulkham Hills Sports Name of Organisation

Project

2realise Inc Indian (Sub-Cont) Crisis and Support Agency Soroptimist International of the Hills District Inc.

2 Realise Outreach Program

$5,000

Domestic Violence Client Management Tool box

$5,000

Building Healthy Relationships Seminar

$5,000

Improving safety for our clients – Ceiling Hoist for Respite House

$5,000

Well Being for the Carer Program

$3,500

The Northcott Society Woodbury Autism Education and Research Ltd Zonta Club of Sydney Hills Inc SUBTOTAL TOTAL 6

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Amount

$1,500 $25,000.00 $518,588.00


BANKSTOWN GI RLS HIGH SCHOOL

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S L BOY L HBOW PUNC IGH SCHOO H WN BANKSTO L HOO C S C LI B PU

School of thought Building resilient and positive communities often begins with educating young people. For students whose parents or parent are struggling to make ends meet, having the extra money to take part in a school excursion or sporting activity can make an enormous difference to their confidence and academic achievement. It’s the same for students heading into the challenge of their HSC, having stable friendships among their peers can help to get them over the line. Bankstown Sports Club has a history of supporting the school students of the area, from infants through to high school, in a wide variety of ways. Whether it’s a shade sail for a playground, speech pathology to help children starting to read, new turf to make a hard, dusty playground safer to run on or helping take some adolescent boys to the snow for the first time, the club is happy to give back. Chief Executive Officer Mark Condi says, “We are humbled every day by how much an often modest amount of money can make a difference to the life of a child – and that’s because our local schools are run by such committed teachers and leaders. Some might describe this area as disadvantaged but we don’t feel that way. The work ethic and the pure passion for education is an enormous advantage to children growing up in this area.”

BANKSTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOL Bankstown Public School, which is just behind the club, also has a special relationship built over many years. One of the links is the fact the club is located on top of Sweethaven Street, literally where the school’s entrance used to be. The school is celebrating its centenary this month, with an open day on 12 September and a Centenary Dinner in The Grand Ballroom on 19 September. The club has helped the school to produce a special publication “A Brief History of Bankstown Public School 1915-2015” showcasing their history in the local community and the school’s motto “A Good Name Grows”. Mark Condi says, “This is a landmark event for the area and the school. We’re very proud of all our neighbourhood schools and, in particular, having been able to help Bankstown Public School with many projects over the course of our histories together.”

BANKSTOWN GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL The club has supported Bankstown Girls High School for 10 years through a scholarship program worth $14,400 annually for girls in Years 7, 9 and 11. “Students showing either sporting or academic promise, who otherwise might struggle, are helped to realise their potential through four scholarships in each age group,” Mark Condi says. The relieving principal at Bankstown Girls High, Mark Leary, says the club’s contribution makes an enormous difference to the girls. “We are extremely grateful for all the support

we have received from the club in the past decade – and their recent commitment to continue the scholarships into 2016-17.”

PUNCHBOWL BOYS HIGH SCHOOL Another longstanding connection which has delivered real benefits to young people is Punchbowl Boys High School’s S.T.A.R. program. Readers of InTouch will be well aware that the program helps young ‘at risk’ boys entering the final years of school to stay at school and complete their HSC. The club’s support for the program was recognised last year with a Clubs and Community Award from ClubsNSW. The program, which has been running for seven years, has given more than 200 students a chance to either go out into the bush for three days in Sydney’s National Park, or to go to Canberra and the Snowy Mountains. The activities aim to give the students confidence, provide new experiences and encourage them to build bonds that will keep them in high school longer. Punchbowl English teacher Joseph De Guia says, “Because of this program, we have a dyslexic student who is now about to become a carpenter, scores of boys have been inspired to grind their way through university and other tertiary education, some are serving in the military while one is pursuing his dream of playing in the NRL.” The club is continuing to support the S.T.A.R. program, giving $7,900 this year to help offset the cost of taking the students on camp and $1,500 for the school to buy a new galvanized box trailer and other equipment. Bankstown Sports InTouch

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REWARDS SHOP e t a v ti Ac

YOUR ACCOUNT NOW! Activate through the iPads in Bankstown Sports or visit rewards-shop.com.au/activate Enter your Bankstown Sports membership number & email You will receive a confirmation email

Can’t remember your email? See reception or email morerewards@bankstownsports.com to update your details.

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OPENS Swipe

YOUR CARD AND BE REWARDED!

You’ve probably heard about our exciting new Online Rewards Shop – it’s a great new way for you to redeem the Reward Points you earn at the club for products such as TVs, iPhones and more. So how does it all work? We’ve got the answers. What is the Online Rewards Shop? The Online Rewards Shop is where you can spend the Reward Points you earn at Bankstown Sports Club and our associated venues. You can log in, check your Reward Points balance and use your Reward Points to buy a variety of fantastic products. What can I get with my points? The Online Rewards Shop has thousands of great products to choose from, including: magazines, televisions, gift cards, phones, computers, games, fashion accessories, sporting equipment and more! How do I use the Online Rewards Shop? To get started, you need to activate your account online using your Bankstown Sports Club membership number and the email address linked to your membership. If you don’t have an email address linked to your membership or can’t remember it, talk to us at reception or email morerewards@bankstownsports.com. I have logged on to activate my account, my membership number and email address match, what do I do next? Press submit and wait for a confirmation email to verify your account. Click on the link within the email, which directs you back to the Online Rewards Shop so you can start shopping!

I didn’t provide my email address when I signed up as a member or my email address has changed, how do I update it?

click on the ‘Dream Rewards’ section for more information. We’ll do all we can to deliver exactly what you’ve been dreaming of.

Email morerewards@bankstownsports.com or call 9722 9888.

How can I earn more points?

I have activated my Online Rewards Shop account but I am unsure of my username. Your username is the email address that was used at time of activation. I forgot my password, what do I do? Visit www.rewards-shop.com.au, click ‘My Account’, then ‘Reset Password’. You will be asked to enter your username which is your email. You will be sent an email to reset your password. Click on the link within the email, which directs you back to the Online Rewards Shop to reset your password. What if I don’t have enough points to get the reward I want? Don’t worry, if you’ve really got your heart set on something, you can use your credit card to top up your points payment. Simply add the item to your basket and choose the ‘Points + Pay’ option at the check-out. If I want to redeem points for an item not shown on the Online Rewards Shop, what can I do? We believe you deserve the very best so if you don’t find your ‘dream reward’ in our large selection of online rewards, email us at dreamrewards@rewards-shop.com.au or

Make sure you swipe your card whenever you make a purchase at the club and you will earn more points. You can earn Reward Points at any of our restaurants, bars, cafes, carwash, valet, Travelodge Bankstown, Monkey Mania and in our gaming areas. How do I find out about special offers and point balance? Every month we will send you an email updating you on your Reward Points balance and the exciting things happening at Bankstown Sports. Email morerewards@bankstownsports.com to ensure you are on the list. Who do I contact for more information? Visit www.rewards-shop.com.au and click on FAQs in the top left corner. You can also email info@rewards-shop.com.au or call 9722 9888. We’re happy to help with any questions.


A change is as good

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Your club is about to don the hardhat again for a round of upgrades which will deliver unforgettable results to members. US President Benjamin Franklin once said, “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” As club members will know, Bankstown Sports Club is constantly changing and adapting to keep its members surprised, delighted and proud to be associated with the club. Chief Executive Officer Mark Condi says our members’ responses and feedback to previous changes, such as the new Atrium Bar, The Theatre, the upgrade to Greenfield Station Bistro and the gaming area, has been incredible. “Members enjoy better facilities and they show it with their increased patronage,” Mark Condi says.

THE CHARMS OF CHOCOLATE The club will soon have a venue exclusively for those with a sweet tooth. It seems that just about everyone loves chocolate. Scientists say it’s the abundance of the muscle relaxing magnesium found in the popular cacao bean that makes it so inviting – but most people probably just enjoy the flavour. And there are so many ways to consume chocolate – it goes so well with so many of the best things in life, like strawberries, champagne, coffee and churros.

So, it’s music to our ears that the club is bringing the dessert flavours of Spain to members when Chocolateria San Churro opens its doors in December. Says Mark Condi, “The menu is really exciting. Not only do they do the traditional Spanish churros – a bit like a donut but stick-shaped – that you can dip in chocolate or caramel – but there are loads of other delicious sweets to share among the family. My own kids are really looking forward to this!” The menu also includes couverture hot chocolate, chocolate fondue, decadent truffles, ice cream sundaes, shakes, smoothies, and even a melting chocolate volcano – and these can all be shared. Customers will also be delighted to know that the cocoa used in San Churro’s couverture chocolate is Fairtrade - so each indulgence will be contributing to the improvement of a cocoa farmer’s livelihood. “Our members can either visit the chocolateria as a destination in itself – or after eating at one of our soon-to-be-ten unique dining venues – pop by for a sweet treat. I know many families will want to come and top up after spending hours at Monkey Mania,” says Mark Condi. Construction is underway and expected to be completed before Christmas.


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Members will be able to see the chef at work in the new restaurant. “When we hold the Grand Opening for Lucky Cheng’s, we will actually be bringing out The Grand Noodle Master from Taiwan to preside over the occasion.” Another element which is new to the club will be the ability to either eat-in or takeaway – and you will be able to take your food and eat it anywhere inside the club, Mark Condi says.

Everybody loves noodles and the club has looked far and wide to introduce our sophisticated patrons to something quite special – handmade noodles, soups and dumplings, influenced by the flavours of Northern China at a new venue to be called Lucky Cheng’s. Mark Condi says, “These new changes are Stage 1, of a bigger Asian precinct for the club. I’m really excited about Lucky Cheng’s because fresh, handmade noodles and dumplings are quite another level up in flavour from pre-made ones. “Given our proximity and connections with Asia, there’s a big move towards handmade noodles and dumplings here. Apart from a delicious meal, there’s quite a bit of theatre involved in preparing and serving the noodles which makes it a lot of fun to watch.

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“Given our proximity and connections with Asia, there’s a big move towards handmade noodles and dumplings here.”

Lucky Cheng’s will be built in the area to the left of the Rainforest Lounge’s ladies restrooms. “At the moment that is an overflow seating area of the intouch café,” says Mark Condi. “The new restaurant will stretch back towards the entrance to the The Grand Ballroom.” As a result, there will be a few changes to the Rainforest Lounge’s Bar too. “The bar, which is very large and quite under-utilised, will be redesigned to make it more compact and much better for patrons. It’s been shown that well-designed bars allow for faster service of more people,” says Mark Condi. As part of the upgrade, a new spiral staircase will be built between the Rainforest Lounge and the Total Sports Bar beneath it. Work on Lucky Cheng’s is expected to be completed before Christmas – so prepare for a new flavour sensation just in time for the holidays. ARTIST IM

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Blankets, biscuits and building at

TRAVELODGE HOTEL From taking part in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea to donating pre-loved hotel bedding to the local animal shelter, there is no shortage of community spirit at Travelodge Bankstown.

MEET THE TEAM!

Last winter the Travelodge Bankstown donated 100 blankets to Save Our Strays animal welfare charity after replacing old for new. Work on the hotel’s building upgrade is also well underway, with one of the largest construction cranes ever seen on the Bankstown City skyline hard at work adding four additional floors to the hotel.

BACK ROW: RENEE SPRANGE (HOTEL MANAGER), YUKI PARK, NAYEM MAZUMDER (DUTY MANAGER), JOHN VILANUEVA, IVAN BAJMAKOSKI (MAINTENANCE MANAGER). FRONT ROW: CATHY AH SAN (DUTY MANAGER), MARGARET MOOPNAR, SUSANA MARQUES (HOUSEKEEPING MANAGER)

Always a hive of activity, staff at the Travelodge Bankstown have been especially busy over the past few months with fundraising, getting social on Facebook, donating used blankets to charity and doing their bit to help guests from the charity Little Wings feel a little more comfortable. Little Wings provides free flights to and from Sydney for sick country kids and their families. Travelodge Bankstown has been supporting the children’s charity since it began operation in 2012, by providing discounted accommodation, usually for one or two nights, before the children and their families fly home to regional or rural New South Wales. Hotel Manager Renee Sprange says, in the past year, a number of children and their families have stayed at Travelodge Bankstown with us.

“It’s sad to see how many families with sick children need to come to the city for treatment, so the Travelodge team and I try and make their stay a little more fun by putting balloons and colouring books in their rooms.” In May this year there were plenty of special treats on hand during the Biggest Morning Tea held at Travelodge Bankstown, with more than $220 raised for the Cancer Council Australia. Staff donated treats for Travelodge Bankstown guests, Bankstown Sports Club staff members and patrons. The community spirit was also on show when the hotel recently upgraded its range of decorative pillows. Not only do the guest rooms have a fresh new look now, but the old pillows are giving comfort and warmth to the animals of the local RSPCA shelter at Yagoona.

“It’s nice to know things like blankets and pillows that we don’t need anymore are going to a place where they can be of use. I’ve been told the animals love the pillows, they can play with them and also sleep on them,” Renee says. The renovations will also include a new foyer and dedicated reception area for the hotel, with work set to begin on the foyer in the coming months. All of the work is expected to be completed about this time next year. You can stay up to date on all the latest news and special deals by getting social on Travelodge Bankstown’s new Facebook page. Recently launched, Renee says the Facebook page is a great way for club members to be the first to find out about many exclusive special offers. “We are really excited about our Facebook page. You’ll find special discounts, deals and offers that will only be available to those who ‘like’ certain posts on Facebook. So if you want to get the scoop, just ‘like’ our page and you’ll hear first about our great deals. ” Visit facebook.com/travelodge.bankstown

A complete night out for 2!

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One night accommodation | $50 Dining voucher | Two show tickets Bottle of wine | Breakfast for two

SAVE $115

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FREE RECEIVE A

VOUCHER

When you spend $100 or more at until 31 October 2015

Terms & Conditions apply. Spend $100 or more at La Piazza between 1 September & 31 October 2015 & recieve one free Valet Parking voucher to be used on your next visit to the club. Voucher valid for two weeks from date of issue.

Open Friday & Saturday from 6pm

Monday Thursday 8am - 5pm Friday & Saturday 8am - 9pm

Sunday 9am - 5pm

From

$20* Located on the Green Level.

* Member price for external wash only.

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A new menu at La Piazza means

AMORÉ IN SO MANY WAYS By Sue Nelson

Few people know the regions of Italy like Mario Libertini – La Piazza’s dedicated restauranteur of eight years. As I join him to explore Stuzzichino’s and Pizzeria Bellucci’s new menu and find out about some terrific new lunch specials, Mario points out, with a smile, that the menu covers all parts of the boot – from North to South, East to West.

Rome is in the cosmopolitan centre and has the best of everything. It’s an amazing city with incredible people.” As we talk food, I see a couple eating their spaghetti with gusto – they twirl the pasta around their forks in the classic way, using their spoons as the anchor point. Coupled with the clothes hanging on a line above us and the cobbled stones below my feet, it’s like being back in Italy.

“The foods of each region are as diverse as the people,” Mario says. “In the north, you have the influence of Switzerland and the people are fairer in colouring – when you go South, the rugged, more swarthy Italians emerge. Of course,

, OLO BAR INO L A E ICH PER STUZZ

Any Pizza or Pasta

Garlic Bread

Soft Drink

Monday to Friday

TBA

PLUS entry into Stay & Dine

$15

Monthly Draw

1 night stay at Travelodge Bankstown

Dinner for 2 at Stuzzichino

Terms & Conditions apply, see staff for details.

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La Piazza, with its big variety of dining options – and also numerous areas for private

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Your choice of:

Veal Schnitzel Schnitzel Osso OssoBucco Veal Bucco John John Dory Dory Fillet Fillet Garlic Bread Garlic Bread Glass of Wine or Soft Drink Glass of WineTuesday or Soft to Drink Friday.

Tuesday to Friday.

PLUS entry into Stay & Dine

Monthly Draw

1 night stay at Travelodge Bankstown

Dinner for 2 at Stuzzichino

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ITA MARGHER ERIA PIZZA, PIZZ CCI BELLU

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MELBOURNE CUP LUNCH ~ Stuzzichino ~

functions – is massively popular with club patrons, especially families. The new menus have delivered some new dishes for everyone, including vegetarians and those wanting gluten-free options. “These days we are getting more requests for gluten-free and it doesn’t take much imagination to make it work. There are several new options including a gluten-free Penne Pasta on the menu and Verdura Alla Griglia (chargrilled veggie stack) – so we’ve got all the bases covered.” The trend in dining out today is sharing food. “So much has changed, even in the last decade. People want to be able to expand their palate when they go out to eat. They don’t want to be limited to one option. A little of this and a little of that makes the meal more enjoyable.” The Stuzzichino tapas menu provides for everyone from those who eat like a bird, right up to ravenous carnivores. The other thing Mario has noticed in Australian cuisine is that people want the food to “speak for itself” – simple preparations using extremely fresh, high quality ingredients. There’s been a move away from heavy sauces. “Our Barbequed Seafood Plate and our Chargrilled Chicken with Seasonal Vegetables are two great examples of this.” And, says Mario, the palate for chilli has really changed. “I think because of the influences of Thai and Indian food, people just want more spicy flavours and I’m the same – a little sizzle goes a long way.” The newest salad on the menu contains a healthy dose of chilli and also bears his name, Insalata di Mario. “It’s a robust salad with lots of grilled eggplant, mushrooms, artichokes, tomato, green leaves, olives, croutons, parmesan, pesto and fresh chilli.” “This is sort of a special salad I would make up for my regulars, it wasn’t on the menu. But it has become so popular through word-of-mouth, that I decided to add it. It could be a meal on it’s own but it’s also perfect for sharing in the centre of the table.”

3 COURSE SET MENU, SWEEPS & BETTING FACILITIES

It’s a must-try for me, even though I have already been nibbling on one of my favourite starters, the stuffed jumbo green olives – Olive Ascolani.

$75 PER PERSON

Mario heads to the kitchen briefly and before long we are sharing the beautiful, fresh salad which certainly has a warm kick to it. It’s delicious.

Including Prosecco on arrival To book, call 9722 9810.

Stuzzichino specialises in fresh seafood, so for the main, I choose the grilled wild Barramundi. This is a succulent, weighty portion of fish. The skin is crispy from the grill and the flesh, pure white and juicy. The Romans would be envious.

Pizzeria Bellucci open as normal 12pm – 4pm (no bookings).

Mario says families find it so easy here. “They come and eat our tasty woodfired pizzas or pasta, then they enjoy a gelato or a cannoli – it’s all at their fingertips.” The other attraction of La Piazza is that since July the outdoor area has become a nonsmoking zone. “That means families can sit out there now and have a meal in the fresh air – al fresco as we say in Italian. It’s great for parents with children.” Another reason to visit La Piazza is the Monday to Friday lunch specials which have already started and run until 13 November. In Pizzeria Bellucci for just $15, you can eat either a pizza or a pasta and it comes with garlic bread and a soft drink. At Stuzzichino, between Tuesday and Friday lunch, for just $20, you can choose from three main meal options: John Dory Fillet, Osso Bucco or Cotoletta Milanese (a veal schnitzel from Milan in the Lombardia region) and it comes with garlic bread and a glass of wine or soft drink. People who take advantage of the specials will go into a monthly prize draw to win a dinner for two valued at $100 (excluding drinks) and one night’s accommodation at the Travelodge Bankstown. As our meal comes to an end, I am treated to a palette-cleansing lemon gelato paired with chocolate – the perfect ying and yang to finish a sublime meal. A quick latte and, unlike the Romans who would be preparing for a siesta, it’s a grazie and ciao to Mario – his smiling face alert as always to every need of his customers.

Visit BankstownSports.com for menu.

NEW YEAR’S EVE ~ Pizzeria Bellucci ~ SHARE A SUMPTUOUS MEAL WITH THE FAMILY. Choose from pizzas, pastas & finish with gelato! Open 5.30pm – 9.30pm (No bookings, please arrive early.) Visit BankstownSports.com for menu.

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! T S O PR Oktoberfest comes to

PLATFORM ONE

Grab a stein and get ready to tuck into tasty German cuisine to celebrate Oktoberfest at Platform One. Oktoberfest is a 16-day folk festival held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is held from late September through to the first weekend in October and is attended by more than six million people from around the world.

pork knuckle with sauerkraut, red cabbage and creamy mashed potato.

But you won’t have to hop on a plane to Europe to celebrate, just make a booking for our $45 lunch or dinner special at Platform One from 28 September to 30 October.

Continue the celebrations in true German style with a stein of Stiegl beer included with your meal. Additional Stiegl beer is $8.

Bankstown Sports Club Executive Chef, Helmut Gundendorfer said he was excited to be able to put together a great menu with some of his personal favourites to celebrate Oktoberfest. “For me, traditionally, Oktoberfest is really all about drinking great beer and eating pork. It’s always a fun celebration and I think this year will be one of the best,” he says. Try a traditional German pretzel served with Bavarian dip and butter, followed by a hearty serving of mouth-watering roasted

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Finish on a sweet note, with a delicious dessert of apple raisin strudel with creme anglaise and whipped cream.

The first Oktoberfest was held in 1810 and since the 1960s it has been growing in popularity to become the world-famous festival it is today. Since it began, there have only been 24 times in history that Oktoberfest hasn’t been held. In 2010, the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest was celebrated and in 2013, 6.4 million people visited the festival and consumed more than six million litres of beer. Prost means cheers, so enjoy the celebration! To book call Platform One on 9722 9888.


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Honoured

TO DO WELL Your club has received some recent positive recognition for our environmental credentials. The club has been honoured at the Energy Productivity in Action (EPIA) 2015 awards, run by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH). At the awards, held at the Sydney Opera House on 18 June, NSW Environment Minister, Mark Speakman, congratulated Bankstown Sports Club as one of ten outstanding NSW businesses who have saved a combined $3.3 million annually by achieving greater energy efficiency whilst reducing their environmental impacts. Electrical engineers Haron Robson initially approached the club in early 2012 outlining the OEH Energy Saver Program. Haron Robson was engaged, with support from OEH, to perform a level 2 Energy Audit. As a result of the audit, the club prioritised a list of recommended areas of energy and cost savings. Our Chief Executive Officer Mark Condi attended the event and said, “The cost of the

projects came to a total of $653,000 which was offset by a government contribution of $282,906. Since we implemented the program we have made savings of $500,000 a year or 1.5 GWh. This whole process has been incredibly valuable to the club and to our environment. I would particularly like to thank Haron Robson for their work and the Federal Government for the financial support we received from the Community Energy Efficiency Program.� The EPIA Awards are delivered by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage in association with the NSW Business Chamber, the Australian Alliance to Save Energy and the Energy Efficiency Council. The event showcases real-world examples of organisations that have achieved outstanding results from greater energy efficiency and is part of the NSW Energy Efficiency Action Plan that aims to deliver bill savings to those most affected by price rises and to further reduce pressure on future prices.

FROM LEFT: JONATHAN JUTSEN, AUSTRALIAN ALLIANCE TO SAVE ENERGY, MARK CONDI, CEO BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB AND PHIL WILKINSON, AIRAH

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A social

SOJOURN We now have more ways than ever for members to connect with the club, so you’ll never miss a thing. Millions of people across the world use the social media platform Instagram to share photos of everything from mouth-watering meals to exciting events – and now you can find our club on Instagram too. Predominately a platform for images and designed to be viewed on mobile devices, Instagram is a fun way to see the latest social snaps from friends, family and your favourite organisations – like us! The recently launched Bankstown Sports Instagram page (@BankstownSports) features beautiful photos of the all the great food, entertainment and outlets at the club. Visit our Instagram page for special competitions, giveaways and great prizes. We’d also love to see you liking and commenting on our photos. If you’ve tried the dish we share a picture of – please tell us what you through

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of it. Don’t forget to tag @BankstownSports in your own Instagram snaps and use the #BankstownSports hashtag so we can see how much fun you are having at the club. Our Facebook page now has more than 11,000 likes and is one of the easiest ways to stay up-to-date with our latest news and special offers. Simply visit the page and ‘like’ to follow us. You could win a 55” Samsung LED TV in our new competition. To enter, visit www.facebook. com/BankstownSports and fill out the form, telling us your favourite sporting moment. The competition closes on Monday 28 September, with the TV drawn the next day.

TELL US YOUR FAVOURITE SPORTING MOMENT TO ENTER!

ENTER NOW FACEBOOK.COM/ BANKSTOWNSPORTS

Drawn Tuesday 29 September. Terms & Conditions Apply.

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FOR YOUR

ENTERTAINMENT

TODD’S BACK BY

POPULAR DEMAND RELIVE ROY ORBISON And don’t miss the popular Everly Brothers tribute!

WILD WOGS TEAR IT UP Rock up and laugh out loud!

BEATLE MAGIC All you need is love!


BACK TO THE

TIVOLI Simon Gillespie Leo Bonne Toni Stevens Monique Montez The Tivoli Showgirls The Tivoli Band

Your Host Jenifer Green

WEDNESDAY 7 OCTOBER THE GRAND BALLROOM Experience some of the best variety acts Australia has to offer. Plus enjoy Devonshire Tea before the show.

TICKETS $15 ALL Doors open 10.00 am. Showtime 11.00 am. Unreserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

BACK TO THE

TIVOLI

Paula Watt Nick Bavarelli Dave Burke Lucky Starr Santa The Tivoli Showgirls The Tivoli Band Your Host Jenifer Green

WEDNESDAY 9 DECEMBER THE GRAND BALLROOM Experience some of the best variety acts Australia has to offer. Plus enjoy Devonshire Tea before the show.

TICKETS $15 ALL Doors open 10.00 am. Showtime 11.00 am. Unreserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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Entertainment

SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER | THE THEATRE Relive the magic and classic hits of Roy Orbison and The Everly Brothers, as Dean Bourne and The Robertson Brothers pay tribute to these rock n roll music legends.

TICKETS $50 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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FRIDAY 18 SEPTEMBER | THE THEATRE

SATURDAY 26 SEPTEMBER | THE THEATRE

A dazzling tribute to Whitney Houston, Donna Summer and friends. Mixing a blend of amazing ballads to disco and dance hits. Starring Dina David, Alisa Gray and more.

Listen to all the classics including Liberty Valance, Mecca and more as Reg Denver brings to life the greatest hits of Gene Pitney. With special guest Anne Dargie and her sounds of the 60s.

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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SEE IT

LIVE

H

IT W G N I N E V E AN

BOWIE UNZIPPED David Bowie fans are in for a treat as acclaimed entertainer Jeff Duff morphs into the androgynous performer for one night only this month.

FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER THE THEATRE 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.

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Effortlessly combining rock and cabaret into a career that began in the 1970s, Jeff Duff has now turned his hand to a show like nothing you’ve ever seen.

Bowie Unzipped is a glittering night of spectacular entertainment that has fans returning to packed venues across the country. He has even played the Sydney Opera House.

Delving deep into the songbook of David Bowie, fans will be treated to a night of incredible songs from the Thin White Duke delivered with Jeff’s unique interpretation – it’s just like being at a Bowie concert.

Jeff’s all-star band features guitarist Jak Housden from Australian band The Whitlams, along with brilliant keyboard player Glenn Rhodes and drummer-percussionist Jess Ciampa.

So much more than simply just a tribute show, Jeff weaves a delightful web of Bowie anecdotes and music combined with his own unique and powerful take on the David Bowie songbook.

Bowie Unzipped will play for one night only at the club, on Friday 25 September. Tickets are available now: $15 Members, $20 Non-members. Book online at BankstownSports.com. Doors open 7.15pm for an 8pm show.


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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Spring Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 11am Kid’s Bingo, Rainforest Lounge • 1.30pm Wizard of Oz, The Theatre • 7pm Spring Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Spring Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Spring Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

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• 8pm Mike Mathieson Duo, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Bowie Unzipped, The Theatre • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 8pm Girls Talk, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm I Wanna Dance with Somebody, The Theatre • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 8pm The Jo Karas Duo, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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Friday

• 8pm Sweet Talk, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

Thursday

• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

Wednesday

SEPTEMBER • 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 11am Musical Mornings, The Grand Ballroom • 7pm Spring Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

Tuesday

• 10.45am Bingo, see reception for location • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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Monday

WHAT’S ON?

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• 5.30pm Franky Valentyn, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Gene Pitney’s Greatest Hits, The Theatre • 8.30pm Di Solomon, Piano Bar • 9pm Mr James Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 5.30pm Chris Connolly, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Joanna Melas, Piano Bar • 9pm Mr James Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 5.30pm Gabby, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Ian Blakeney, Piano Bar • 9pm Mr James Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 5.30pm Ron Ashton, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Roy Orbison & The Everly Brothers, The Theatre • 8.30pm Rob Devlin, Piano Bar • 9pm Mr James Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

Sunday

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• 2.30pm Stevie Vee & Monique Montez, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 2.30pm Betty Dargie & Ronnie Monks, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 2.30pm Benny B & Karen Beckett, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 2.30pm John Campbell & Liz Layton, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 10.45am Bingo, see reception for location • 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Bingo, see reception for location • 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

• 10.45am Bingo, see reception for location • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 10.45am Bingo, see reception for location • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 10.45am Bingo, see reception for location • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 10.45am Bingo, see reception for location • 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Bingo, see reception for location • 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

KID’S HALLOWEEN EXPLOSION SHOW

Tuesday

• 10.45am Bingo, see reception for location • 1.30pm Take Two, Rainforest Lounge • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

R FORE VE ND DIAMO

Monday

WHAT’S ON?

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Spring Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Spring Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Spring Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 11am Back to the Tivoli, The Grand Ballroom • 7pm Spring Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 8pm Mike Mathieson Duo, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Wild Wogs, The Theatre • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 8pm The Jo Karas Duo, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Tony Pantano, The Theatre • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 8pm American Graffiti, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Forever Diamond, The Theatre • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

• 8pm Franky Valentyn Duo, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All the Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 8pm Time Machine, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

Thursday

• 11am Kid’s Bingo, Rainforest Lounge • 1.30pm Once Upon a Time, The Theatre • 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

Wednesday

OCTOBER

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• 2pm Kid’s Halloween Explosion Show, The Grand Ballroom • 5.30pm Ron Ashton, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Di Solomon, Piano Bar • 9pm Neon Nights Showband, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 5.30pm Franky Valentyn, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Rob Devlin, Piano Bar • 9pm Neon Nights Showband, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 5.30pm Gabby, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Kim Gock, Piano Bar • 9pm Neon Nights Showband, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 5.30pm Joanna Melas, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Ian Blakeney, Piano Bar • 8pm Tales of the South Pacific, The Theatre • 9pm Neon Nights Showband, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 5.30pm Paul Fisher, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm The Australian Tom Jones Experience, The Theatre • 8.30pm Lionel Robinson, Piano Bar • 9pm Neon Nights Showband, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

Saturday

WILD W

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• 2.30pm Dee Donavan & Grace Rizzo, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 2.30pm Vicki Welch & Issi Di, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 2.30pm Kristy Lee & Lucky Starr, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 2.30pm Amanda Easton & Roy Cooper, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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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 • 10.30am Melbourne Cup, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Spring Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Spring Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Spring Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 8pm Goan Brothers, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 8pm The Jo Karas Duo, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 8pm Joanna Melas Duo, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Todd McKenney, The Theatre • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

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• 5.30pm Kristy Lee, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm The British Super Groups, The Theatre • 8.30pm Kim Gock, Piano Bar • 9pm Ipanema Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 5.30pm Gabby, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Di Solomon, Piano Bar • 9pm Ipanema Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 5.30pm Ron Ashton, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Ian Blakeney, Piano Bar • 9pm Ipanema Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 5.30pm Brian King, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Rob Devlin, Piano Bar • 9pm Ipanema Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 2.30pm Rowena Michael & Chris Gable, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 2.30pm George Alexander & Donna Campbell, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 2.30pm Sharon Calabro & Fallon, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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• 2.30pm Paige Jeffrey & Daniel & Laurie, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

• 2.30pm Simon Gillespie & Shannon Bacall, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg36

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THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER | THE THEATRE The beautiful blue fairy takes us on a magical, mysterious journey through our favourite fairy tales and stories with music, song and dance including Aladdin, Peter Pan, Toy Story, Frozen and more.

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.

FREE

KIDS BINGO! WEDNESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER RAINFOREST LOUNGE Bring the family and enjoy free holiday kids bingo. Bingo 11.00am – 12.00pm. Unreserved Seating.

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HALLOW EEN TREAT It’s scary how much fun there is to be had at the Kid’s Halloween Explosion show. Enjoy all the spooky, scary and kooky delights of the Kid’s Halloween Explosion in The Grand Ballroom on Saturday 31 October. The Grand Ballroom will be transformed into a gigantic spooky hall of Halloween tricks and treats – with cobwebs, bats, witches hats, glowing pumpkins, popping candy and a giant bubbling cauldron. The Kid’s Halloween Explosion is an exciting adventure into the wacky, crazy and sometimes scary world of everyone’s favourite spooky characters including, The Addams Family and Beetlejuice. Witches, vampires and zombies also join in as part of the song and dance extravaganza, so settle in for a haunting afternoon of Halloween fun.

There will also be plenty of other fun activities to sink your vampire teeth into, with face painting and dancing to help get everyone into the haunting spirit of the day. Come dressed in your scariest, funniest or most unusual Halloween costume to be in the running for great prizes, like Monkey Mania vouchers. Adults can also get in on the fun with the best dressed adult awarded a box of chocolates and a $100 Bankstown Sports Gift Card. All the action kicks off on Saturday 31 October. Doors open 1.30pm in The Grand Ballroom, with the show starting at 2.00pm. Entry is just $7. To book, visit main reception or BankstownSports.com.

DISCO Friday 30 October, 6.00pm - 9.00pm PRIZES * FACE PAINTING * MUSIC & DANCING! Purchase tickets at Monkey Mania reception or by calling 9722 9863. Normal entry prices apply. MONKEY MANIA INSIDE BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB, 8 GREENFIELD PARADE, BANKSTOWN 9722 9863 Bankstown Sports InTouch

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THE AUSTRALIAN

TOM JONES EXPERIENCE

Tales of the South Pacific

STARRING

JACQUES RENAY

SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER | THE THEATRE

SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER | THE THEATRE

Take a trip back to an era when the dynamic Tom Jones was shakin’ those famous hips to massive hits like It’s Not Unusual, Love Me Tonight, Help Yourself and more.

Delve into the rich culture of Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, Maori and Rarotonga. See the myths and legends come to life through stories, dance, drama, hip hop, soul and island jams.

TICKETS $10 MEMBERS, $15 NON-MEMBERS

TICKETS $5 ADULTS, $2 CHILDREN (under 13 years)

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.

THE AUSTRALIAN Tony Pantano’ s TOM JONES Italy By EXPERIEN C ENight

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FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER | THE THEATRE

FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER | THE THEATRE

Experience everything that is Neil Diamond in Forever Diamond. Peter Byrne is world renowned for his exceptional likeness to the man himself, bringing to life Sweet Caroline, Song Sun Blue and more.

Showcasing the rich musical heritage of Italian culture that is popular throughout the world. Tony Pantano together with Tina Petroni and Paul Cincotta bring you the sounds of the homeland.

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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WILD WOGS

SEE IT

LIVE

Aussie comedic greats have joined forces for a massive new show packed with fun and plenty of laughs. Settle in for a hilarious night of entertainment as four ‘wogs’ from the western suburbs hit the road for a whole day - without their mums! Starring some of Australia’s best established and new comedic talent – the undeniably hilarious Gabriel Rossi, George Kapiniaris, Logie-nominated comedian Tahir and special guest Umit Bali. Well and truly on his way to becoming one of Australia’s most successful comedic exports, Gabriel Rossi accompanied Italo-Australian comic sensation, Joe Avati on three tours of the UK between 2000 and 2006. George Kapiniaris has been making Australian ‘wogs’ and non-wogs alike laugh ever since his debut on TV’s Acropolis Now. In the years that followed, George took that cheeky genius to a raft of successful live stage shows including the

one and only Wogs out of Work. Never far from our Aussie screens, more recently George has appeared in a number of television shows including Underbelly, Kick, and Joker Poker. Tahir has been a feature in all major comedy venues around the country and has made numerous television appearances – making him one of Australia’s busiest comedians. Tahir has also been named Comedian of the Year and been nominated for a Logie. In 2004 he appeared in the fourth series of Pizza on SBS as the much-loved character, Habib and was part of the team in the hit Aussie movies Fat Pizza and Housos vs Authority.

GABRIEL ROSSI GEORGE KAPINIARIS TAHIR UMIT BALI

Wild Wogs plays for one night only on Friday 30 October at The Theatre. Tickets are $40 and selling fast, purchase now at BankstownSports.com. Doors open at 7.15pm for an 8pm show.

FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER THE THEATRE 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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FRIDAY 6 NOVEMBER | THE THEATRE

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

The Boy from Oz is back by popular demand. Todd McKenney performs the songs of Peter Allen in a high energy, vibrant and entertaining night that showcases Todd’s incredible talents.

TICKETS $55 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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" Todd McKenney out shines t he sequins on his shir ts" Herald Sun

SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER | THE THEATRE Relive the 60s where it all began in a club called ‘The Cavern Club’ with tributes to The Rolling Stones, The Searchers, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Beatles, The Who and many more.

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.

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MELBOURNE CUP? Tuesday 3 November 2015

ALL STAR DUO

Winning entertainment this

MELBOURNE CUP DAY Forget the crowds at the track, the best place to catch all the Melbourne Cup action is in the Rainforest Lounge and you won’t need to pay to be entertained.

Race LIVE on the Big Screen

Let us entertain you… FREE RAINFOREST LOUNGE ENTERTAINMENT 10.30 AM – 7.30 PM DOUG PARKINSON THE KITES

Melbourne Cup celebrations will be held in the very heart of the club, the Rainforest Lounge, on Tuesday 3 November and include all the usual fun of the races along with a great line-up of live entertainment. The day will include race day favourites such as sweeps, TAB facilities, great prizes for the best fascinator and tie and of course, the race that stops the nation live on the big screen at 3pm. The Melbourne Cup has been observed in Australia since the first race was held at the Flemington Racecourse in Victoria in 1861. The race was won by Archer, who won it again the following year.

Our festivities will be hosted by sports reporter and Sky Channel presenter Dave Carlson, and punters will be treated to a range of free live music and magic performances. Doug Parkinson, who hit Australia’s music scene in the 60s and has been entertaining ever since, leads off the free entertainment line-up for Cup day. One of the country’s truly versatile talents with a unique voice, Parkinson will delight with his soulful take on well-known and loved hits. Adding to the party atmosphere will be All Star Duo performing classic hits of the past and present along with The Kites who will entertain with an eclectic mix of tunes and a live music experience you won’t forget. Fresh from performing overseas, Adam Dean’s comedy magic show is not to be missed. His unique style of trickery incorporates fire, mind reading, levitations, disappearances, audience participation and illusions that need to be seen to be believed. Keep your energy up for the big race and enjoy the popular Platform One buffet lunch, $54 for adults and $22 for children under 12, or the Imperial Jade Palace banquet, choose one of two banquets for $38 or $48 per person. Stuzzichino at La Piazza will also offer a $75 set menu including a glass of Prosecco on arrival. Lunch bookings are essential and can be made by calling Platform One on 9722 9888, Imperial Jade Palace on 9709 8633 or Stuzzichino on 9722 9810. To see the menus visit BankstownSports.com. See you on Cup day!

ADAM DEAN ALL STAR DUO MC DAVE CARLSON SWEEPS | TAB FACILITIES & MORE PLATFORM ONE BUFFET LUNCH $49 ADULTS, $22 CHILDREN (UNDER 12) BOOKING ESSENTIAL CALL 9722 9888 IMPERIAL JADE PALACE LUNCH BANQUETS 2 BANQUET OPTIONS $38 AND $48 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL CALL 9709 8633 STUZZICHINO SET MENU 3 COURSE SET MENU $75 PER PERSON INCLUDING PROSECCO ON ARRIVAL BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL, CALL 9722 9810

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Holly & Jolly's First Christmas

TWO S SHO&W 2.00 pm 10.00 am

SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER | THE THEATRE

SUNDAY 20 DECEMBER THE GRAND BALLROOM

The most authentic sounding Beatle show you’ll ever hear. Bringing together excellent musicians, a fun atmosphere and authentic instruments. Beatle Magic is a great experience for all ages.

Holly and Jolly are about to be made Santa’s special elves when they lose Santa’s belongings in an accident. Luckily Rudolf, Frosty and Cheeky the Elf are there to help get it all back.

TICKETS $15 ALL

TICKETS $7 MEMBERS, $10 NON-MEMBERS

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

Show One: Doors open 9.30 am. Showtime 10.00 am. Show Two: Doors open 1.30 pm. Showtime 2.00 pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

A Magical Christmas Show

SATURDAY 12 DECEMBER | THE THEATRE

Sing and laugh the night away in a magical Christmas experience for the whole family. Starring Monique Montez, Rikki Organ, Amber Jade and the Tinsel Showgirls.

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.

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What’s on this

CHRISTMAS? HOLLY & JOLLY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS SUNDAY 20 DECEMBER The Grand Ballroom $7 Members, $10 Non-members Show 1: Doors open 9.30am. Showtime 10am. Show 2: Doors open 1.30pm. Showtime 2pm.

GREENFIELD STATION BISTRO CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET LUNCH FRIDAY 25 DECEMBER $79 Adults, $25 kids under 12

Kids under 3 free Bookings and pre-payment through 9722 9888 or in person

’Tis the season

TO BE JOLLY

PLATFORM ONE CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET LUNCH FRIDAY 25 DECEMBER $155 Adults, $29 kids under 13 Kids under 3 free Bookings and pre-payment through 9722 9888 or in person

Get into the festive spirit with new show, Holly & Jolly’s First Christmas. Jingle all the way to our club to see a fun new stage show full of songs, dancing and plenty of festive cheer. Follow the adventures of Holly and Jolly, who are about to be made Santa’s special elves. When Santa leaves his hat, belt, boots and toy bag in the toy room it’s up to Holly and Jolly to return them to him. With lots of audience participation, a generous sprinkling of popular Christmas songs which everyone can join in and sing, and a special appearance by Santa Claus, this is a Christmas show the whole family can enjoy. Holly & Jolly’s First Christmas features Jayden Rodriques, Jenna Cullen, Samantha Endycott, Donovan Connection, plus Rudolph, Frosty and Santa Claus. It runs for approximately one hour. Fun for the young and young at heart, see Holly & Jolly’s First Christmas on Sunday 20 December, with two shows. One at 10.00am and the other at 2.00pm in The Grand Ballroom.

The celebrations will continue at your club throughout the festive season with our popular Christmas Day lunches and New Year’s Eve events – book early to avoid missing out.

CHRISTMAS DAY DINING Greenfield Station Bistro buffet lunch is $79 for adults and $25 for kids under 12. The Platform One buffet lunch is $155 per person and just $29 for kids under 13. Kids under the age of three are free at both lunches. Bookings and pre-payment can be made by calling 9722 9888 or in person at each restaurant. New Year’s Eve in The Grand Ballroom will include magic and illusion from entertainer Adam Dean, a special performance by The Foxy Dancers and one of Australia’s best tenors Mark Vincent. And to keep the party going the Jive Bombers are guaranteed to have you up and dancing with their big band sound. Doors open at 7pm and tickets cost $89.

What’s on this

NEW YEAR’S EVE? RAINFOREST LOUNGE THURSDAY 31 DECEMBER FREE entertainment The Starliners, The Kites, DJ and After Party Band 5.30pm – 3.30am

THE GRAND BALLROOM THURSDAY 31 DECEMBER – $89 MC Adam Dean, Jive Bombers, Foxy Dancers & special guest Mark Vincent Doors open 7.00 pm. Showtime and Entrée 7.30 pm. Reserved Seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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SPRING FLING There’s something for everyone in our new season menu. The flowers are starting to bloom and that means one thing, Spring is here! With the warmer weather, we’re banishing the soups and casseroles in favour of a fresh new menu of salads and delicious pizzas to take us deliciously through to summer.

Middle Eastern Fattoush (a grilled chicken skewer and pita bread), Baby Squid Caesar Salad, Watermelon Feta and Tiger Prawn Salad or Smoked Salmon and Rocket Salad. Choose one for just $16.90, available Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner.

Greenfield Station Bistro’s new menu kicked off on 24 August and it has a terrific range of meal ideas to cater for every taste, from those wanting something oh so light, to those great favourites of steaks and seafood. Looking to share a few pizzas with friends? For just $14.90 per pizza you’ll get one child’s meal free. Choose from Garlic Prawn, Peri Peri Chicken, Capricciosa, or San Daniele for either lunch or dinner Monday to Friday.

Other highlights of the new Spring menu include the Middle Eastern Tasting Plate (for $36 including lamb kofta, chicken skewers, borek, tabbouleh, hummus, Kibbeh, garlic sauce and pita bread), the Grilled Chicken Burger (grilled cajun chicken tenderloin, southwest sauce, rocket, roasted red capsicum and red onions) and the 1kg Spencer Gulf Mussel Pot with tomato passata and sour dough.

Your choices for the spring salads special includes: Vietnamese Peking Duck salad,

Enjoy our fantastic Spring menu at the Greenfield Station Bistro.

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Editorial

Pathway program the right

DECISION FOR YOUNG REFS Mentoring the next generation of football referees is just one of the many contributions Jimmy Moreland has made in his years of community service. Jimmy Moreland is a well-known face around Baulkham Hills Football Club (BHFC). He holds the record as the longest serving player, is a life member of the club and is the driving force behind an innovative young referees training program.

“That young referee was out of his depth and making some incorrect decisions. We didn’t want to see that happening, so we started this program to give kids at least one year of being coached and supported as they learn,” Jimmy explains.

Throughout his years at the club Jimmy has served as club captain, player, coach, manager, age coordinator, referee, volunteer and mentor.

The hugely successful program started four years ago and has become the model for other clubs across the association. Most of the participants are girls and boys aged 12 or 13.

In his playing days, Jimmy received the Senior Sportsperson of the Year award in 1972, 1974 and 2009, Sports Club Player of the Year in 1974, and was part of the 1970 BHFC Challenge Shield winning team. Since hanging up his playing boots in 2009, after 40 years, Jimmy volunteers tirelessly for both the BHFC and Riding for the Disabled Centre at Box Hill. His achievements have been recognised with accolades including the Bankstown Sports Club Service to Sport Medal in 2013 and the 2014 inaugural Bankstown Sports Club Community Engagement through Sport and Recreation Award. He is also the patron of the BHFC’s newest perpetual award, The Jimmy Moreland Trophy for Coach of the Year. As referee coordinator at BHFC, Jimmy, together with club secretary, Tony Hughes, realised the need for a training program for junior referees while watching a youngster officiating his first game.

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Not only do the young people learn about refereeing, they build confidence and develop important life skills, like discipline and responsibility. “Being a referee improves communication skills, voice control and understanding how to say things, especially when you are dealing with irate people on and off the field.” After a year most referees achieve Level 4 qualifications and go on to be assistant referees as they continue to develop their skills. “This program is only possible because of the support from parents and the executive committee of the football club, and my assistants Terry Minton and Cath Hughes. We are also grateful for the support we get from Baulkham Hills Sports who assist with registration of our juniors and grant us access to club rooms for meetings and training courses,” Jimmy says.

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3 BIG SCREENS

WHAT’S ON? SHOW US YOUR POKER FACE MONDAY Registration from 1.00pm. Game starts at 2pm. $5 buy in with $2 option for extra chips. $10 re-buy or add-on. Guaranteed prize pool of $400*.

NRL & AFL FINAL SERIES FINAL SERIES

NRL GRAND FINAL

From 11 September

Sunday 4 October

AFL GRAND FINAL Saturday 3 October

WEDNESDAY Registration from 6.30pm. Game starts at 7.30pm. $12 buy in freeze out, with $2 option for extra chips. Guaranteed a prize pool of $1000* on Wednesday nights.

SATURDAY Registration from 7.00pm. Game starts at 8pm. $35 buy in freeze out, with $2 option for extra chips. Guaranteed prize pool of $1500.

SUNDAY Registration from 6.30pm. Game starts at 7.30pm. $22 buy in freeze out, with $2 option for extra chips. Prize pool of $2000* depending on player numbers. * Please be advised that there are varied prize pools over the holiday period. Supported by Crocodile Entertainment.

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

FOOTY FINALS DEAL • 11 September – 4 October • Food from 11am • German Butcher’s Dog $9.90

SPRING RACING CARNIVAL SPRING RACING

MELBOURNE CUP

12 September – 3 November

Tuesday 3 November

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Editorial

Taking the inside

OUTDOORS We’ve got multiple screens featuring all the live sports action out on the terrace. Whether you are looking for a relaxing setting to meet friends, or a prime position to watch sport or racing, the Outdoor Terrace is the place to be. Styled with natural timber decking and paved paths, along with beautiful native plants, grasses and tranquil water features, the Outdoor Terrace is also fitted with large umbrellas and heating systems to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter so it can be enjoyed any time of the year. Take advantage of the sunny weather and enjoy a snack or meal which are available every day from 11am to 6pm. It’s also a perfect spot for lovers of sports with LED TVs to watch the live action from every angle, and TAB betting facilities.

The state-of-the-art viewing screens include four 60-inch LED TVs with SKY Racing 1 and 2 and Trackside, and an additional five large screens set up around the terrace for all NRL, AFL, Cricket and EPL, or whatever sporting match is a must-see that day. The Outdoor Terrace is the perfect location for watching the Spring Racing Carnival, with eight 32-inch LCD screens for racing and sports betting odds, four 60-inch LED TVs for racing, trackside and live sport and two electronic betting terminals for all racing and sports betting available 24-hrs. The Outdoor Terrace also has Keno Screens and Keno Self-Serve Touch terminals available and a designated smoking area for patrons.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing setting to meet friends, or a prime position to watch sport, the Outdoor Terrace is the place to be.


! t a h t y c n Fa We take a look at what’s hot in entertaining this spring!

Fantastic florals! InTouch asked special guest columnist, experienced florist and wedding planner, Tooti Kotkin, to share her tips on how to choose flowers that are a cut above the rest. Spring is one of the best times of year to incorporate decorative flowers into the styling of an event. “All flowers and greenery create a range of different looks, so think about the purpose of your event and what sort of mood you want to create,” says Tooti.

Choosing wild flowers, amaranth, hydrangeas, succulents, smoke bush, even garden staples like lavender and rosemary can help create a warm, rustic feel. For a modern, earthy twist add decorative twigs and sticks, like willow, to the arrangements.

It’s best to choose flowers that are in season, as these are readily available and more cost effective than sourcing flowers out of season.

CLASSIC STYLES

“For a corporate event, choose floral arrangements that are neat with sleek lines. Flowers like aram lilies, calla lilies, orchids and even tulips can work well at a corporate event. Also, consider the different colours of the flowers available and whether you can match these to your corporate branding.”

COCKTAIL EVENTS For cocktail-style events like Melbourne Cup, Tooti says elegant, uncluttered arrangements are best, so people can move around easily and socialise. A floral wall can be a creative way to display branding of event sponsors or simply be a stunning floral display.

WEDDINGS OR BIRTHDAYS For a wedding or birthday you have much more choice but for those who like to be on trend, rustic florals are popular.

For a classic floral style at any celebration, you can’t go past roses, hydrangeas, ranunculus and peonies. These are perfect for creating a romantic, lush and warm feel. If you are looking for something different, hanging florals might be the answer. “This can dramatically change the mood of a space, create interest and a beautiful vibe. It’s not suited to every venue or event, but it’s a great alternative and it means you can keep the rest of your arrangements lowkey,” she says. Another way to create interest is to use arrangements of differing heights. “Keep the flowers the same but have low, medium, and tall arrangements spread throughout the room. This is eye-catching and creates a lush textured feel.” Good lighting is essential, especially if it’s an evening event.

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“Nothing is worse than organising beautiful floral arrangements only to realise the venue is too dark for your guests to see them. Check what lighting is available and if there is the possibility of having spotlights on floral arrangements, such as in The Grand Ballroom.” If you would like to have your next celebration or special event at the club, contact the events team on 9722 9888 or events@bankstownsports.com. Tooti Kotkin is the Director of Events to a T.

Get in early and hold your Christmas event in November 2015 to receive free room hire. Terms & conditions apply. Minimum 50 guests. Event must be booked by 30 September 2015. Full menu at BankstownSports.com P 02 9722 9888 E events@bankstownsports.com


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Foundation member Lex Peters remembers the early days of Birrong, a club founded on community and local sporting spirit. With a proud history spanning more than 50 years, Birrong Sports is a fantastic destination for bowls fans, food lovers and anyone after a great day or night out. Foundation member Lex Peters recalls the club’s modest beginnings, when the idea was first floated at an impromptu meeting outside the chemist’s. “I was walking along the street and saw the meeting on the footpath, so I went over to see what it was about and they were talking about forming a sports club and I was involved from that day forward,” Mr Peters says. In the early days, Mr Peters helped where ever he could, such as helping rustle up locals to get the necessary 200 members to form the club, to getting involved in assembling the first clubhouse and assisting with fundraising to fence the greens once they were completed.

Today, Birrong Sports has three beautifully kept bowling greens, The Italian Bistro restaurant and function area, TAB and a sports lounge. The not-for-profit club supports a range of sports including netball, golf, darts, soccer, baseball, bowls, basketball and Oztag. In 2011, the club amalgamated with Bankstown Sports Club and has undergone updates to a range of facilities for members, including changes to the menu at The Italian Bistro and installation of larger televisions that screen all the big games.

1960 Birrong Chamber of Commerce held a meeting on the footpath outside a chemist to discuss the formation of a sporting club. 1961 Chamber of Commerce held a meeting in Birrong Hardware Store attended by 70 residents. Council supported a suggestion to build a bowling club with four greens adjacent to the swimming centre. 1962 Peter Copping was named first Club President, Frank Souter named Club Secretary, Jack O’Brien named Treasurer. 1964 First clubhouse was bought from Regents Park Bowling Club. It had to be moved in four sections to the Birrong Club site – the first section was moved on 16 February and the clubhouse completed on 18 March. 1964 First liquor licence granted at the club in September. 1965 Bowling club greens completed in January. 1965 Official opening of the clubhouse in February.

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$10 Pizza or Pasta Treat your taste buds to an authentic plate of pasta or pizza every Monday and Saturday. Conditions apply.

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

TRIVIA Tuesday – 7.30pm FREE

MEAT RAFFLE Friday – 6pm Tickets from $1

BINGO m – 2.30pm. 9645 8666. Open 11.30a Bookings essential, call

Wednesday – 10am $3 per book

HOMEWARE RAFFLE

Kid’s Holiday Bingo

KID’S EAT FREE!

THURSDAY 24 SEPTEMBER & THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER FROM 11AM

EVERY TUESDAY

Only $5 – includes bingo book, soft drink and a lolly bag.

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

Sunday – 5pm Tickets from $1

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Lunch: Monday to Sunday – 11.30am to 2.30pm Dinner: Monday to Sunday – 5.30pm to 8.30pm Phone 9645 8666 for bookings.

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SWING IN TO

BAULKHAM HILLS KEVIN A

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Commitment, caring and

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HALL

COMMUNICATION! For Rouse Hill resident Rosemary Hall, those three words represent the secret to a long and happy marriage, writes Andrew Brown. That formula appears to have worked, with Rosemary and husband Kevin celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in April with a large party for family and friends at Baulkham Hills Sports Club. The couple was married on 10 April 1965, at St Chad’s Church in Putney. “It was the only church in Putney,” Mrs Hall said. “It was a packed church but there were only 100 guests.” They met while working at the ANZ Bank branch at West Ryde, and dated for almost a year before Mr Hall popped the question. Working at the bank had its benefits, with the couple able to easily secure a loan for their first home in Greystanes.

“We built our own home which was unusual because most couples [back then] rented,” Mrs Hall said. But their wedding wasn’t without a hitch, with a sudden change of weather threatening to ruin the wedding photos. Great lengths were taken to get the archetypal photo of the bride and groom looking out the back of the wedding car. “Once we were in the church it teemed with rain, it was one of those cloudbursts,” Mrs Hall said. “So that we could have the photo in the nice, shiny car, people [wiped] down the car so we could do it.” Story reprinted with permission of the Rouse Hill Courier. Photo credit: Isabella Lettini.

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Sunday to Thursday – 9am to 11pm* Friday and Saturday – 9am to 2am* *Closing times subject to manager’s discretion.


Baulkham Hills

Celebrate with us! Packages from $15 | Up to 120 guests | Culinary excellence | Free parking Personalised event co-ordinator.

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For details, call 9639 2100 or email bhevents@bankstownsports.com

CASH HOUSIE TUESDAY 7.30PM Cash Prizes & Gift Cards to be won — $12 Proudly Supporting Little Wings Charity.

Authorised under Permit Number GOCMJH/2134 Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help 1800 858 858.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES TRIVIA Thursday – 7.30pm

POKER Wednesday 7.30pm - $15 buy in Friday 7.30pm - FREE 10.30pm - $11 buy in Saturday 7.30pm - $22 buy in

MEAT RAFFLE Wednesday – 7.30pm Friday – 6.30pm Tickets from $1

BINGO Monday – 10am, $4 Friday – 10am, Free

CASH HOUSIE TUESDAY 3 NOVEMBER

Tuesday – 7.30pm, $12

KID’S HOLIDAY BINGO 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Wednesday 23 and 30 September – From 11am Only $5 – includes bingo book, soft drink and a lolly bag

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 bookings.

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ROLL INTO

BANKSTOWN SPORTS BOWLS Piano night hits

ALL THE RIGHT NOTES Kick back and enjoy a live piano performance every Thursday with Gail Browning at Bankstown Sports Bowls Club. Bankstown Sports Bowls Club offers a range of activity throughout the week, from line dancing and poker to meat raffles and trivia. So whether you want to settle in and be entertained or get involved in the fun, there is something for everyone. Pianist Gail Browning (pictured) has been entertaining audiences at the club every Thursday night for the past three years and always looks forward to seeing new faces mixed in with the crowd of regulars. “Playing piano is a great joy for me, I love entertaining people and making them happy,” Gail says.

OWN GAIL BR

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“My Thursday night performances are great for anyone who wants to relax and enjoy some great music before, during and after a meal at the Bowling Club.” The professional musician and music teacher plays a wide range of tunes from the 40s and

50s to favourites, including Elton John, Billy Joel, The Beatles, and more recent songs by Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Adele. Gail is also open to requests so don’t be shy, let her know what you would like to hear. “Music is so powerful, one song can bring back so many memories for a person. I do adjust my set list depending on the type of crowd. You can tell what people are enjoying and playing music people love is very rewarding,” she says. Gail began to play at the age of four and had her first piano lesson when she was seven years old. Gail has been a professional musician for 23 years, including the bands and duo she performed in before becoming a soloist. Treat yourself to a meal and perhaps a cheeky drink, while you catch Gail’s free live piano performances every Thursday from 6-8pm at Bankstown Sports Bowls Club.

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


Bankstown Sports Bowls

Melbourne Cup Mixed Bowls Day TUESDAY 3 NOVEMBER Race in on Cup day and enjoy a game of mixed bowls, delicious morning tea and two course lunch for only $20 per person. Sign up by 9.30am at the club.

Celebrate with us! Affordable packages • Free parking • Friendly service • Any occasion •

For details, call 9790 0176.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES LINE DANCING Monday – 10.30am $8 ALL

POKER

Christmas

Tuesday 7pm – FREE for Members, $5 Non-members Friday 7pm – $12 buy in

FRIDAY 25 DECEMBER

BRAIN TEASERS TRIVIA

Celebrate Christmas with a festive buffet lunch, from 12pm – 2pm.

Wednesday – 7.30pm FREE

BUFFET LUNCH $69 ADULTS & $22 KIDS (4–12 YEARS) Payment required at time of booking, call 9790 0176.

PIANO NIGHTS Thursday – 6-8pm FREE

Christmas Ham Raffle

Annual Christmas Toy Drive

Wednesdays, 7.30pm. 4 November – 16 December. All money raised will be donated to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY! If you would like to donate, please drop a new and unwrapped toy to the Bowling Club before 12 December.

Last year, with the help of the Bankstown community, $5,000 was donated to the The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in addition to lots of toys.

MEAT & VEGGIE RAFFLE Sunday – 4.30pm Tickets from $1

PIANO PLAYER GAIL BROWNI , NG

BISTRO TRADING HOURS Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday – 12pm to 2.30pm Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday – 5:30pm to 8:30pm Sunday – 4pm to 7pm

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SPORTS REPORT We share the news from our sporting clubs PICTURED: BIRRONG SPORTS FOOTBALL CLUB PARTICIPATING IN THE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PROJECT

Putting a smile on your dial Bankstown Sports Strikers Football and Birrong Sports Football Club are just two clubs who trialled healthy options at their canteens during winter. The pilot project aimed to promote healthier lifestyle choices to the sporting community and this was encouraged by Bankstown Sports Club. By introducing healthy snacks and choices within their canteens, the two clubs have developed a fun aspect to serving nutritious food and are developing a healthy culture for young people.

HEALTHY SNACK TIP Bethanie Allanson and Benita Lalor, who are both sports dietitians with the Australian Institute of Sport write, “It’s essential that athletes consume a diet rich in fruits and vegetables to support daily training and recovery from training. Fruit is a great snack and should be at the top of the snack list. Fruit is a very nutritious source of carbohydrate, so is ideal before or after training to top-up fuel stores to assist training performance and recovery.” Read more at: www.ausport.gov.au/sportscoachmag/nutrition2

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Bankstown Sports Strikers FC secretary, Kylee Freeman, says “The project went really well. Bananas and milk drinks were popular and adding various fruits each week sold really well. The kids learnt through school what foods are bad and good so it is easy for them to identify when they come to the sporting fields.” Birrong Sports FC introduced salad wraps to their canteen menu and created a fun atmosphere to promote the project. The club used a prop photo frame to show off their juniors showing their best smiles with pieces of fruit – called ‘Fruity Smiles’. Other sporting clubs under the Bankstown Sports Club umbrella also shared the idea within their clubs.


Sports Report

ABBEY MCNAB IN ACTION, 2015.

Showing the Spirit Bankstown Sports Club is delighted to assist two girls within the local community in the sport of Baton Twirling. Baton twirling is a sport which involves a high level of skill and extraordinary control, agility, coordination and flexibility whilst performing a dance. A staff member of Bankstown Sports Club, Abbey McNab, says, “The discipline requires blending a mixture of elements – it is quite hard and challenging but I love it.” Renae Edmunds, a Bankstown local, is focussed on the international championships in Canada and is proud to represent Australia. Both girls aim to compete at the World Championships in Sweden in 2016. Living by the motto, ‘Dreams only work if you do’, both are already on target and have the right approach. Bankstown Sports Club is proud to support our locals and wish them the best overseas in their competition.

UNDER 9s BANKSTOWN SPORTS AFL CLUB, IN THEIR UNIFORMS.

The first bounce The Bankstown Sports AFL Club is up and running! A big thank you to the volunteers and dedicated parents who have assisted in making this happen. The club has two teams fielded both in the under-9s and under-10s competition. Both had their first play in the last weekend of June, participating in a gala day out at Blacktown Stadium, where they competed against teams across Western Sydney.

Club president Matt Oliver, whose son plays in the under-9 competition, says the day was a huge success with happy kids that love their footy. The AusKick program takes place on Sunday mornings at the club’s homeground, Graham Thomas Oval, and many people have shown up to take part. It has been labelled as the largest AusKick program in Western Sydney. A big congratulations to all volunteers for making this happen – it can only get better from here.

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 CLUB TEAM

NAME

EMAIL

PHONE

AFL

Sam Zikman

Sam.Zikman@aflnswact.com.au

8867 7420

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

bsjrl@hotmail.com.au

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 CLUB 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

theriddells@bigpond.com

0411 540 066

BAULKHAM HILLS SPORTS CLUB BASEBALL

Louise Riddell

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

TENNIS

Marek Bogatek

marekb@testcomdata.com.au

0409 877 140

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

secretary@birrongfc.com.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 PLATFORM ONE – Phone 9722 9888 for bookings Lunch Monday to Friday Dinner Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

BANKSTOWN SPORTS – Continued ATRIUM BAR

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

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 bookings Lunch Dinner

Monday to Sunday Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

5pm – 12am* 2pm – 2.30am* 2pm – 12am*

Sunday to Friday Saturday

11.30am – 6am* 9.30am – 6am*

PIANO BAR Fridays Saturdays MONKEY MANIA – Phone 9722 9864

8pm - late* 5.30pm - late*

Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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

Monday to Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

8am – 5pm 8am – 9pm 9pm – 5pm

Friday and Saturday

6pm – 11pm

CLUB CARWASH

VALET SERVICE

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

BANKSTOWN SPORTS BOWLS – Open 7 Days, 9am – late* BOWLS BISTRO – Phone 9790 0176 for group bookings

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

TOTAL SPORTS BAR

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

Monday to Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

Lunch Dinner

12pm – 2.30pm 12pm – 9.30pm 6pm – 9.30pm 6pm til late 12pm – 9.30pm

Tuesday to Saturday Tuesday to Saturday Sunday

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

BAULKHAM HILLS SPORTS

STUZZICHINO AT LA PIAZZA – Phone 9722 9810 for bookings

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

Lunch Dinner

BIRRONG SPORTS – Open 7 Days, 9:30am – late* THE ITALIAN BISTRO – Phone 9645 8666 for bookings

Tuesday to Friday Saturday Sunday Tuesday to Friday and Sunday Saturday

Lunch Dinner

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

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

Lunch Dinner

VINO AT LA PIAZZA

Friday and Saturday

Daily Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

Daily Daily

12pm – 2.30pm 6pm – 8.30pm 6pm – 9pm

11.30am – 2.30pm 5.30pm – 8.30pm

*Closing times subject to manager’s discretion

6pm – 10pm

FREE

COURTESY BUS

For mo details re 0401 1 call 40 589

for members & your guests

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

BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB & BANKSTOWN SPORTS BOWLS Monday & Tuesday West East - 5pm 6pm 7pm 8pm 9pm 10pm 11pm 12am -

Wednesday West East - 5pm 6pm 7pm 8pm 8pm 9pm 9pm 10pm 10pm 11pm 11pm 12am 12am

BIRRONG SPORTS

CALL 0401 759 606 

 Thursday 5pm-9pm, Friday/Saturday 5pm-12am

Thursday & Sunday West East 5pm 5pm 6pm 6pm 7pm 7pm 8pm 8pm 9pm 9pm 10pm 10pm

BAULKHAM HILLS SPORTS

CALL 0413 244 557 Friday/Saturday 6pm-12am

Continued West East - 11pm 12am Friday – East & West Every hour from 5pm – 1am

Saturday – East & West Every hour from 5pm – 3am

MILPERRA/PICNIC POINT/EAST HILLS

CALL 0401 140 589 Wednesday to Saturday 5pm-1am


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