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Vol 49 Autumn 2017: March | April | May

Delicious AUTUMN SPECIALS

SPECIAL EVENTS Celebrate Easter and Mother’s Day with us!

FLINDERS CENTRE Construction begins on the new business centre

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CONTENTS VOLUME 49 – AUTUMN 2017: MARCH | APRIL | MAY

OUR CLUB

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: 9645 8600 F: 9645 2602 www.birrongsports.com.au For any magazine enquiries, please contact the Bankstown Sports Marketing Department on 9722 9888.

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03 Chairman’s Report 06 ClubGRANTS: Bankstown Girls High 09 Membership Renewals now open 1 1 David Foster is back! 12 Flinders Centre: Construction has begun 14 Where will your next event be? 46 Sport’s Report

DINING 04 One-on-one with Helmut 16 A Mother’s Love 18 Asian dining at its best

ENTERTAINMENT 20 How to buy show tickets online? 25 Party with Emily 27 Todd’s back! 29 School Holiday fun 32 Show us your roots! 37 Travelodge Packages

ASSOCIATED VENUES 40 Birrong Sports: Come dine with us! 42 Bankstown Bowls: Bowling for Legacy 44 Baulkham Hills Gives Back

Design – Fresco Creative T: 9699 9993 enquiries@frescocreative.com.au www.frescocreative.com.au 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 Daily Press under ISO14001 Environmental Certification. Paper fibre is from certified forests and audited sources.

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CLUB EXECUTIVE DEDICATED TO THE CLUB AND COMMUNITY

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 Murray (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, T. Stewart, J. Ronis, A. Fulcher MBE, OAM and *Deceased V. Falconer.


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CHAIRMAN'S REPORT JOHN MURRAY, CHAIRMAN

2017 is already shaping up to be a big year for Bankstown Sports Club and its associated venues, with the construction of a new business hub, a brand new renewals system and a great line up of entertainment the whole family will enjoy. Work is underway on the site of the new Flinders Centre which will sit adjacent to the club on Restwell Street. The 9-storey office tower will provide contemporary, efficient and sustainable A-grade office space with state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities, and spectacular views of Sydney’s CBD. One floor of the tower has already been leased by an early learning school which will cater for infants and toddlers and should be up and running by mid-2018, and a UFC Gym which is a health, wellness and fitness centre offering a wide range of group classes, personal training and elite coaching for all ages. Bankstown Sports will also relocate its administration offices to Flinders Centre, once work is complete. Our new Asian dining precinct, Peking Sq. has also been very successful in its first few months of operation. After opening on 8 December last year, members and guests have been booking out lunch and dinner sessions to try the authentic Chinese street food, yum cha and Peking duck offerings. I would encourage all of you to come in and try a few dishes. We have changed the way the club runs its membership renewals, and there are now even more benefits for joining the Bankstown Sports family. We have changed to an annual system, which means your membership will now expire exactly 1, 3 or 5 years from the date you join or renew, instead of 30 June.

WELFARE REPORT March, April and May

If you renew in March, you will get 3 bonus months on your membership card from your old 30 June expiry date. So, if you renew for 1 year, your new expiry date will be September 2018. Also, if you renew for 3 or 5 years before 30 June this year, you will get extra Reward Points to spend in the club. I would encourage all of you to renew as soon as you can to take full advantage of these great offers. Senior’s Week will be celebrated from 3-12 March and Bankstown Sports has the pleasure of hosting the Senior Spectacular on Sunday, 5 March. Canterbury-Bankstown City Council is running dozens of special events. We also have a great line-up of entertainment at the club over the next few months. If you love Irish music, Celtic Beat and Eireborne are two of the best shows you can see, Todd McKenney is back with his 20th anniversary tribute to Peter Allen, and we have tributes to Celine Dion and Elvis. There are also some great shows for the kids over the Easter school holidays, free kids bingo and recent release movies in The Theatre. And if you’re looking for the complete night out, make sure you check out page 36 in this magazine for our great Travelodge accommodation deals.

“The 9-storey office tower will provide contemporary, efficient and sustainable A-grade office space with stateof-the-art conference and meeting facilities, and spectacular views of Sydney’s CBD."

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of members who have recently passed away: Patrick McGing, Kivork Jubian, Mary Dowse, Barry Buchanan, Michael Elassad, Wanna Larkins, Damian Simpson, Alan Hudson, Vera Ristevski, Ausma Lake, Ronald Steet, Ruth Trivett, Maureen O’Keefe, Beryl Cooper, Patrick Brophy, Clifford Pollard, Joyce Harrison, William Tyler and Helen Murray. The following member was reported as being in hospital and on behalf of our President, Directors and all our members we wish them a speedy recovery: James McMasters.

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EXECUTIVE CHEF Helmut Gundendorfer has been at the helm of the Bankstown Sports Club kitchens for 17 years, and he is just as passionate about food now, as he was when he first began. You may have seen Executive Chef Gundendorfer busily preparing and cooking food in our bistro or café kitchens, or walking the club in his signature white smock, always with a cheeky grin on his face. We caught up with him to find out what drives him to be so passionate about food. Where did you work before Bankstown Sports? I was the Executive Chef at the SS & A Club in Albury, which is a very similar venue to Bankstown Sports. I also used to look after the catering for the La Trobe University campus in Beechworth, and for the Cumberoona, which is a steam driven paddle boat that cruises the Murray River. Growing up, did you always want to be a chef? When you finish school, it’s very difficult to know what you want to do. You’re all over the shop and you don’t know what to do! I was always interested in becoming a chef and thought I might as well give it a go. I was 15 when I decided to do an apprenticeship for 4 years, and I was hired in a kitchen straight after school. It was definitely luck of the draw that I landed in the profession I did. It sounded 4

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alright and I liked the kind of living it offered, so I fitted in well. What do you love most about being a chef? I love the creativity and I really like being busy. There is always something new happening in the hospitality industry. Like last year, for example, we opened up the Brewhouse which was a lot of work from choosing serviettes to the cutlery to the different smoked meats we have. It’s a big job. If you take me back 10 years, I would say an a-la-carte menu was my favourite thing to create, but these days I would rather work on more specialised venues like the Brewhouse, with its gourmet burgers and fries. My tastes have really changed over the years. How do you create a menu and how do you decide what dishes to include? First, I always do my research. I look at Neil Perry or Gordon Ramsay and I see what they’re doing; I see what the current trends are, and I google a lot! Sometimes I’ll go back to books or flick through magazines for inspiration. Once I decide on a direction or a theme, I sit down with


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my chefs and I give them a few ideas on dishes they could create, we map out a menu plan and then they go away and start working on some new creations. We then review the choices they've made and collaborate to finalise a menu. Do you have to cook at home or does your wife look after the meals at home? I am normally still at the club for dinner so I’m not home to cook! But I do like to cook for her when I am home on my days off. At least one day a week! Especially in winter, because we are home a lot more. What’s your favourite dish to make? I love making a good paella or risotto. In summer, I love a nice BBQ or a good salad. A nice watermelon salad with quinoa and some prawns is beautiful in the hot weather. In winter, I usually go with a warmer, heartier dish. What’s your favourite food to eat? This is a hard question! There are so many good things in this world, but if I had to choose I would go with a nice lamb shoulder, or slow-cooked lamb. Something with some oregano and some lemon and a little bit of tzatziki and pita bread. I like that stuff!

So… what’s on special in Greenfield Station Bistro this autumn? We’re giving our members and guests a really hearty specials menu to choose from this Autumn, with food guaranteed to warm the tummy! There’s a garlic prawn pizza, a porterhouse steak, crispy fried fish and chips, homemade potato gnocchi, chicken and mushroom stir-fry and a southern-style fried chicken burger. All of our specials are $15 each and are available Monday to Thursday for lunch and dinner in the bistro.

Homemade Potato Gnocchi

AUTUMN SPECIAL AVAILABLE MONDAY TO THURSDAY LUNCH & DINNER Lakes Entrance Flathead Fillets Beer Battered and Crispy Fried

Garlic Prawn Pizza Grain- Fed 200g Porterhouse Steak

Hokkien Noodle Chicken and Mushroom Stir-Fry

$15 each Southern Style Fried Chicken Burger Images are a guide only. See BankstownSports.com for more details and terms and conditions.

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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Bankstown Sports Club has supported Bankstown Girls High School with a $14,400 grant to provide academic and sporting scholarships, which will help students experiencing financial hardship. Bankstown Sports has again supported the Academic and Sporting Scholarship program at Bankstown Girls High School, through the ClubGRANTS scheme. The program allows four students in years 7, 9 and 11 an opportunity to learn and fulfil their academic and sporting potential. The club has been supporting this program since 2006, and over the 10 years it has provided over $140,000 in funding.

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The scholarships support students who are experiencing financial hardship, but who have academic and/or sporting potential which could be advanced with some financial assistance. Bankstown Girls High School principal Mark Leary says the school is extremely grateful to the club for its support. “These scholarships are an important part of providing equity for some of our girls. Many of the girls have very complex family situations and the financial hardship aspect of the scholarship guidelines ensure that the scholarships go to girls who are in need of financial support”.


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"The scholarships support students who are experiencing financial hardship, but who have academic and/or sporting potential which could be advanced with some assistance." “Some of the girls come from very large families and this helps ensure they have access to resources they might normally lack. In some situations, the girls have either one or both parents who do not work and the financial strain on the family is a burden which the scholarships help to ease”. Mr Leary says scholarship recipients must submit an application which provides evidence that they are experiencing financial hardship or disadvantage. “The girls who receive the scholarships use them to enhance their potential to achieve academically. They relieve a lot of stress from the girls and their families by helping them purchase equipment to help them with their learning. Every girl who earns a scholarship uses the money wisely to

enhance their education and take advantage of a number of opportunities”. Bankstown Sports CEO Mark Condi says the club is more than happy to help. “We are very proud to be able to provide these scholarships to students in our local community who need a bit of extra assistance. The students who benefit from this funding have already shown academic or sporting prowess and have a real passion for bettering themselves. Everyone has a right to a good education and if the club can help facilitate this in any way, we will”.

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Renew Now RENEW BETWEEN MARCH AND JUNE 2017 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR BONUS MONTHS*

Plus

RENEW BEFORE 1 JULY TO RECEIVE THESE EXTRA BENEFITS

RENEW FOR 3 YEARS & RECEIVE $5 REWARD POINTS*

RENEW FOR 5 YEARS & RECEIVE $10 REWARD POINTS*

Ways to Renew

USE YOUR POINTS TO RENEW BEFORE THEY EXPIRE ON 30 JUNE.

ONLINE

Visit Bankstown Sports, Baulkham Hills Sports or Birrong Sports and renew at reception.

BPAY

POST

Please use the unique BPAY Code and Customer Reference Number posted to you.

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IN PERSON

Visit BankstownSports.com/RenewNow

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Complete the form posted to you and return to: Membership Renewal, Bankstown Sports PO Box 213, Bankstown NSW 1885

*Terms and conditions apply.


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EXPIRE ON 30 JUNE 2017? Renew between 1 March 2017 and 31 May 2017 to be eligible to receive bonus months

Renew in club, in person or online

Your new membership expiry date will depend on when you renew

. .. n i w e n e r If you

You will receive this many bonus months

Your NEW membership expiry will be...

March 2017

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September

April 2017

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August

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July

If you renew in June 2017 onwards, your new membership expiry month with be the same month you renewed.

Membership Prices 1 year $12 ($10 Pensioner/Senior)

5 years $40 – $8 per year! ($30 Pensioner/Senior)

3 years $30 – $10 per year! ($24 Pensioner/Senior)

Renew for 5 years before 30 June and receive $10 Bonus Reward Points!

Renew for 3 years before 30 June and receive $5 Bonus Reward Points!

Renewals open on 1 March 2017

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WHAT’S ON THIS

Easter Raffle Thursday 13 April

RAINFOREST LOUNGE Tickets on sale from 6.00pm. Drawn from 7.30pm. TICKETS FROM $1.

Easter Bunny

See www.ba nkstownspo rts/movie s for session times.

Sunday 16 April 12.00pm – 3.00pm 6.00pm – 8.00pm

WOOD CHOPPING SHOW FEATURING DAVID FOSTER Sunday 16 April

FREE SHOW - RAINFOREST LOUNGE 7.30pm – 8.30pm

FREE ENTERTAINMENT ALL LONG WEEKEND

Rainforest Lounge SEE BANKSTOWNSPORTS.COM FOR TIMES. For restaurant trading hours please see back cover or www.BankstownSports.com/Easter

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Check out our Easter movie!


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IS BACK! World champion woodchopper, David Foster returns to Bankstown Sports on Easter Sunday to showcase his incredible skills with an axe. David Foster has been woodchopping for over 40 years and still talks as passionately about his sport now, as he did when he first picked up the axe. He’s won world title after world title, has been in the Australian team since 1979 and was Captain of the side for 21 years.

David has been involved with Bankstown Sports Club for almost two decades, and for the last 3 years he has been doing a woodchopping demonstration inside the club on Easter Sunday. He says he loves showcasing the sport he loves to families that are here to celebrate.

Woodchopping is in his blood. His grandfather did it and so did his dad.

“I’m pretty sure Bankstown Sports is the only club in Australia that lets us actually chop inside. We do a bit of carving with a chainsaw and we do a bit of chopping and everybody loves it! We’re getting a pretty good crowd there now and the kids love it. The Easter Bunny turns up too!”

“I got brought up in it. I’m third generation, my son is fourth generation, and it’s just been a part of my life for so long. People say ‘what is the reason for your success?’ I think if you enjoy the journey, if you enjoy what you’re doing, no matter what you do in life, you’re going to be successful. And that’s what I’ve done. I’ve enjoyed the journey and the comradeship”. “I’ve had a very long and successful career which I would never have imagined possible as a kid growing up. And at the age of 60, I’m still in the Australian side, which I’m pretty proud about!”

He will also be competing at the Easter Show again this year from Friday, 7 April. He will be chopping for a world title on the Saturday, another one on the Sunday, and then he’ll take part in a few veteran’s woodchops through the week. Australia then goes up against New Zealand and the US in the international competition. “It’s been a busy few months trying to get fit!

When I was younger, drinking beer and eating pies was your training. Now I’ve had to do a lot of walking and cardio training, and a lot of flexibility stuff like yoga and pilates. “I don’t chop as much these days mainly because of my back; I have a ruptured disc in my back. But I can still compete in the cross-cut saw event, so it’s more cross-cut sawing than woodchopping now”. Despite his injury, he refuses to even entertain the thought of retiring, and believes he still has plenty more years left in him! “I’m not getting caught up in my age. Now I can represent my country in the veterans division as well which is 60 and over, so I can go for as long as the body holds up. I have noticed that you don’t wake up the same and there’s a few more aches and pains, but you just have to get up and keep moving. You’ve gotta have a reason to get up and move of a morning and woodchopping and grandkids, and life in general is keeping me young and active”. Bankstown Sports InTouch

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CONSTRUCTION

HAS BEGUN! The foundations have been laid and our builders are hard at work on Restwell Street, where the new business hub will start taking shape this year.

Construction on the new Flinders Centre is now underway on Restwell Street, with the new business hub to provide contemporary, efficient and sustainable A-grade office space in the heart of Bankstown. The 9-storey tower will stand adjacent to Bankstown Sports and visitors will have direct access to all of the club’s restaurants, bars and entertainment offerings. We are excited to announce we have signed two long-term leases in the new centre, with an early learning centre and UFC GYM sharing the first floor. The childcare centre will offer state-of-the-art care and learning facilities for infants and toddlers up to the age of 5, with a license to look after approximately 80-90 children per day. It will provide a holistic approach to education in a warm and nurturing environment that reflects the unique diversity of the children, families and local community. The centre will be open for business in mid-2018. 12

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SUPPLIED: UFC GYM

SUPPLIED: UFC GYM

SUPPLIED: UFC GYM

UFC GYM is a health, wellness and fitness centre that offers programs for all ages and fitness levels. It delivers innovative and effective fitness experiences that enable members to ‘train different’, by fusing together mixed martial arts with state-of-theart equipment, group classes, elite coaching and tailored personal training. UFC GYM operates at several locations across Sydney, offering a wide range of martial arts classes for beginners and the more experienced, including boxing, kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, self-defence, Muay Thai and MMA. The facilities also cover the more conventional strength, crosstraining, cardio and yoga training techniques. UFC GYM Australia CEO Maz Hagemrad, says there is something for everyone. “The basis of our training comes from our professional UFC athletes, utilising high intensity training and functional training. Mixed martial arts underpins the style of the

specialised training we offer; for example, our conditioning classes include things like boxing, kickboxing and Muay Thai as the discipline, but you aren’t necessarily learning to fight, you are just using the different moves to get fit. “We also run all of our classes for kids as well as adults. No other gym in the world offers this type of fitness programming for children aged 5 years and up”. Bankstown Sports Club CEO Mark Condi, says the gym will be a unique and welcome addition to the local area. “There are plenty of gyms around the Bankstown area but none that offer the variety of training UFC GYM does. We feel the facility will have a positive impact on the local community and will make health and fitness available to everyone. We are really excited about this new partnership and believe our members, patrons and local residents will benefit greatly”.

"We are excited to announce we have signed two long-term leases in the new centre, with an early learning centre and UFC GYM sharing the first floor."

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event be?

WHERE WILL YOUR NEXT

Whether it’s a birthday, school formal, business meeting, high tea, wedding or gala dinner, our dedicated Events Team can help you plan the perfect event!

The Grand Ball

room

Planning an event can be stressful. First, you’ll need to decide on the venue, then there’s the catering, the guest list, the decorations, the entertainment and the run-sheet, to name just a few! It can often turn into a full-time job! At Bankstown Sports, our team of event professionals can cater for any style or theme, with a variety of packages available to suit your needs. The club has 13 spaces available with the ability to cater for 10 to 1,000 guests.

LEVELS 1 & 2 We have 9 rooms on our first and second floors which are suitable for conferences and meetings, social gatherings, cocktail events, presentations, dinners and high teas. All rooms have interconnecting capabilities with access to a full-service bar and the digital/AV technologies.

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These rooms can cater for 20 to 220 guests. They are all wheelchair accessible with toilets located nearby.

THE GRAND BALLROOM This is our largest and most extravagant space and is the perfect setting for a large conference, trade show or expo, product launch, cocktail event, awards presentation, wedding or large social gathering. It can host 600 guests for a sit-down banquet, 800 guests in a theatre-style set-up, and up to 1,000 for a cocktail event. It also features a large pre-function event space with a full-service bar, with its own unique entrance, private lift and wheelchair accessibility.

THE THEATRE The Theatre is one of our newest entertainment options at the club and is perfect for presentations, movie screenings, live shows, stage productions and large functions. Situated on Level 1, it can cater for 635 guests as a fully seated theatre, 604 in cabaret-style, and 538 with a dance floor.


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BASEMENT BREWHOUSE

Styling Services

Catering Services

It features booths with tables, is wheelchair accessible, has its own full service bar and private bathrooms. There are also booster seats available for the kids.

CATERING PACKAGES We have a range of food and beverage packages available to suit your needs, with everything from banquets, to breakfast, buffet and canapé arrangements, children’s meals and simple coffee breaks. We have also introduced a special Asian cuisine package which can be specialised to suit your guests.

There are a number of function spaces available in our Basement Brewhouse if you’re looking for a more casual setting for your event. We have two private rooms which overlook our keg room, and can be expanded into one larger room if you require more space. Our sunken lounge area can also be booked for private parties, with plenty of seating and a large TV screen.

Our barrel booths are perfect for smaller groups looking for a more intimate setting. Each booth seats 8 adults and features its own private TV with controls. To make a reservation in the Brewhouse, visit bankstownsports.com/brewhouse. For Basement Brewhouse function room enquiries, call 9722 9888 or submit an online enquiry.

All of our rooms feature up to date digital and AV technology with free Wi-Fi on all levels of the club. Your guests will have access to all of our facilities, including 10 restaurants, 8 bars, our in-house movie theatre, Monkey Mania and free on-site parking.

ACCOMMODATION We can also offer competitive accommodation packages for you and your guests at the adjoining Travelodge Hotel. Following a major refurbishment last year, the hotel offers 162 modern guest rooms with fresh, new carpet, beds, bathrooms and décor. There are also Executive Rooms located on the higher floors to cater for corporate clients. For more information on Travelodge, Bankstown visit bankstownsports.com/ accommodation To enquire about holding your next event at Bankstown Sports visit bankstownsports.com/ functions-and-events Bankstown Sports InTouch

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A MOTHER'S They are our chefs, housekeepers, teachers, hair stylists, taxi drivers, cheerleaders, therapists, events co-ordinators and storytellers. They are our shoulders to cry on and our biggest fans… they are – our mums! Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who used to hold festivals to honour their goddesses. Over time and across the world, these traditions have grown and developed so that instead of celebrating one individual, we recognise the idea of motherhood as a whole, and the influence of mothers in society. Every family celebrates Mother’s Day differently, and in their own special way. At Bankstown Sports, we have a lot of employees who are mothers, and one in particular has been part of our family for almost three decades. Sandra Salveron (pictured above, far left) is one of our switchboard operators and has been a dedicated and loyal employee for 27 years. She began working at intouch café in 1989 and also helped out with some of our major functions. She then moved to our 16

reception desk and quickly became a supervisor, before taking on the role of switchboard operator. Mother’s Day has always been one of Sandra’s favourite days of the year. “I’m a mother of four and I have five grandchildren. Between myself and my two siblings, there are 11 mothers in our wider family. I can’t describe in words how important my family is to me. They are my world and my reason for existing. “We are always together on Mother’s Day, whether it be for a picnic, a BBQ, a restaurant or just at home, it doesn’t matter what we do as long as we are together as a family”. Sandra says it’s been incredible to watch her family grow over the years. “All of my children were finally back home in Australia last year after being overseas at various times, and we managed to get a photo


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taken of the whole family; children, mother’s and grandmother’s. When I look at that photo, I realise how lucky I am to have all of them in my life”. Everyone knows being a mother isn’t always easy and there are many challenges when raising children. But despite the emotional rollercoaster that comes with parenthood, Sandra says she wouldn’t change it for the world. “It is difficult sometimes, but it is also the most rewarding role you will ever undertake. Watching my children grow from babies and being there every step of the way, and seeing them become the beautiful people they are today is just priceless, and I couldn’t be prouder. “As a mother, you feel and experience many emotions; good and bad, happy and sad. We laugh with our kids and we cry with them, and at times we are heartbroken for them. But the love you have for a child is unconditional.

“And being a grandmother is an absolute joy! You get to have fun with your grandkids, babysit, celebrate birthdays and special milestones, but in most cases, the stress and responsibility of making decisions and parenting them isn’t there. My grandkids range in age from 12 months to 15 years, so they certainly keep me busy! I love to spoil them and I’m so blessed to have them in my life”. Mother’s Day is the day we get to show the important women in our lives how grateful we are to have them. They are often the emotional backbones of a family and are the ones we turn to for advice, help and a shoulder to cry on. Bankstown Sports Club is hosting a High Tea in Platform 1 on Mother’s Day, Sunday 14 May, serving mini sandwiches, scones and conserves, assorted sweet treats, a lolly buffet and a chocolate fountain. Tickets are $60 adults and $29 children (3-13 years). Children under 3 are free. For the full menu visit bankstownsports.com/platform-one

MOTHER’S DAY High Tea SUNDAY 14 MAY, 12PM - 2PM

Delectable Sweets, Savoury Treats, Lolly Buffet and Tea & Scones Adults: $60 - Includes a glass of Chandon or soft drink. Children: $29 (3-13 years) - Includes a glass of soft drink. Children under 3 eat free. Bookings and pre-payment essential. Call 9722 9888, or speak to Platform One Staff. See menu at BankstownSports.com. Bankstown Sports InTouch

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SHREDD E HANDM D DUCK AND ADE NO ODLES

Asian dining PAN-FRIE

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AT ITS BEST! Take your Asian dining experience to a whole new level at Lucky Cheng’s and Peking Sq. What do you look for when trying to decide where to dine? Is it a particular menu item or chef? Maybe it’s the atmosphere and ambiance of the restaurant? Or perhaps it’s purely convenience and location? If you love Asian food and want a truly authentic dining experience, look no further than Lucky Cheng’s and the new Peking Sq. inside Bankstown Sports Club. Serving delicious food using only the best quality ingredients, our talented noodle and dumpling chefs will treat you to a dining experience you won’t forget. They’ll entertain you with some culinary theatre in our open-plan kitchens, as you watch your meal being handmade from scratch.

LUCKY CHENG’S If you enjoy Asian street food and all the noise and colour of a traditional hawker market, Lucky Cheng’s is for you. With cobble-stone floors, colourful lanterns and old-style carts, the restaurant serves up dishes inspired by Northern China, with freshly made noodles 18

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and dumplings served in hot, spicy broths or bamboo steamers. Master Noodle Chef Jia – or Panda – as he is affectionately known around the club, came to Australia 7 years ago. He has been handmaking noodles since he was a teenager and comes from a long family line of noodle makers. He oversees the kitchen and works behind-the-scenes, cooking, noodle-stretching and creating our house-made sauces. When visiting Lucky Cheng’s, you could begin your meal with some Chinese broccoli, diced beef shank, shredded tofu or chopped cucumber, before diving into our selection of vegetarian, prawn and pork dumplings. Add some shredded Peking duck or lamb pancakes, or some Chengmade wontons to the mix and then indulge in one of our many noodle dishes served dry or in a delicious soup. Lucky Cheng’s is open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week with take-away options available so you can dine anywhere in the club.


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PEKING SQ. The newest addition to the Bankstown Sports family opened in December 2016 offering both yum cha and Chinese a-la-carte dining. Putting a new twist on the traditional, Peking Sq. features its own Peking duck oven which produces juicy, succulent duck on-demand, for dishes including duck pancakes, duck sang choy bow, sliders and spring rolls. Peking Sq. Executive Chef Shao Guang Yang (aka Gong) began his cooking career at the age of 21 when he began an apprenticeship at the Guangzhou Hotel in China. He then moved to Australia and has worked in Chinese restaurants across Sydney for 20 years, including venues in Darling Harbour, Granville and Hurstville, and at St George Leagues Club in Kogarah and Castle Hill RSL. He now oversees 10 kitchen staff at Peking Sq. and specialises in cooking live seafood, and is known for his mastery knife skills. If you love yum cha, a lunchtime visit to Peking Sq. is a must. You can try our range of fried and steamed dumplings, dim sims and pork buns delivered straight to your table on our special steamer carts, or you can order from the menu. If you’re feeling game and want a truly authentic experience, our Delicacy and

Congee menus offer preserved eggs, braised chicken feet, beef tripe and bean-curd rolls. There is also a range of sweets including deep fried Chinese dough, mango pudding, mango pancakes and egg tarts. The a-la-carte menu in Peking Sq. is available for both lunch and dinner, and Peking duck is a feature throughout. If you would like to try a selection of our duck dishes, our Degustation 8 menu has spring rolls, salad, bruschetta, a savoury crepe, soup, sang choy bow, noodles and sliced duck in a banquet style. Or there’s our Signature 8 menu which includes a meat-lovers BBQ trio, lamb cutlets, beef fillet cubes, lobster tail, pork spare ribs, Tempura squid, barramundi and a vegetarian delight. There is also a variety of poultry, meat, vegetable and seafood dishes, sizzling iron plates and pots, as well as rice and noodles additions, and our three banquet selections which will suit any function. And to compliment your meal, why not try one of our herbal teas brewed in-house in our Chinese tea house. Peking Sq. is open for lunch from 11am-3pm and dinner 5.30pm-9.30pm (Sunday-Thursday) and 5pm-10.30pm (Friday-Saturday). Bookings and walk-ins welcome. For more information on Lucky Cheng’s and Peking Sq. or any of our other restaurants, visit www.bankstownsports.com/eat-and-drink

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Scotland ‘The Music and Memories’

WEDNESDAY MORNING CONCERT

WEDNESDAY MORNING CONCERT

WEDNESDAY 1 MARCH

WEDNESDAY 5 APRIL

$8 ALL

This jam-packed show stars Scotland’s top recording artists John Macdonald and Mary Kiani who will present all your Scottish favourite hits, both old and new. PLUS - enjoy Devonshire Tea before the show.

THE GRAND BALLROOM DOORS OPEN 10.00AM SHOWTIME 11.00AM UNRESERVED SEATING

The multi-award winning ‘Back to the Tivoli’ concert returns 5 April with another dynamic show featuring popular vocalist Leigh Archer, international magician Adrian Dean, instrumentalist Nick Bavarelli, multi-award winning vocalist Stephen Fisher King, host Jenifer Green, Tivoli Showgirls and Tivoli Band. Come and join us for 90 minutes of fabulous variety and enjoy Devonshire tea!

$15 ALL THE GRAND BALLROOM DOORS OPEN 10.00AM SHOWTIME 11.00AM UNRESERVED SEATING

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GEOFF JONES Presents A Salute To The Crooners

WEDNESDAY MORNING CONCERT

WEDNESDAY MORNING CONCERT

WEDNESDAY 3 MAY

WEDNESDAY 7 JUNE

Geoff Jones, featuring a 5 piece band, takes audiences on a journey of great smooth music through the decades, from Bing Crosby to Michael Buble. PLUS - enjoy Devonshire Tea before the show.

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$8 ALL THE GRAND BALLROOM DOORS OPEN 10.00AM SHOWTIME 11.00AM UNRESERVED SEATING

The multi-award winning ‘Back To The Tivoli’ concert returns 7 June with another show featuring vivacious vocalist Kerryn Grant, comedian Greg Hayes, female impersonator Wayne Rogers, award-winning vocal instrumentalists Aubrey & Martin, host Jenifer Green, Tivoli Showgirls and Tivoli Band. Come and join us for 90 minutes of fabulous variety and enjoy Devonshire tea!

$15 ALL THE GRAND BALLROOM DOORS OPEN 10.00AM SHOWTIME 11.00AM UNRESERVED SEATING

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6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Chris Connolly Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Gabby, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft 8pm Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons & The Beach Boys Show, The Theatre 8.30pm Clever Little Secretaries, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Lonnie Brabender & Francessca Bresia, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Cover Notes, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft

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7.30pm Manpower, The Theatre 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Celebration Mix, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Joanna Melas, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft 8pm Celtic Beat, The Theatre 8.30pm Matchbox Band, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Susan Jon Rose & Roy Cooper, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm The Cassettes, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft

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6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Cherie Lucas Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Di Solomon, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft 8pm Eireborne, The Theatre 8.30pm Everyday People Band, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Vicky Welch & Greg Hayes, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Pop Fiction, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft

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6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Atomic, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Chris Connolly, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft 8pm Emily Williams, The Theatre 8.30pm Neon Nights, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm G.B.Taylor & The Abba Experience, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Re Groove, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft

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6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Joanna Melas Trio, Rainforest Lounge


SATURDAY 4 MARCH

$10 MEMBERS $15 NON-MEMBERS

When two of the most exciting harmony bands in pop music history get together, you’re in for a memorable experience! You’ll hear the songs from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons including Big Girls Don’t Cry and Walk Like a Man, followed by a rendition of The Beach Boys’ greatest hits, such as California Girls, Surfin’ USA and many more.

SATURDAY 11 MARCH Go on an inspirational journey through 60 years of Irish music and humour, with the award winning and captivating artistry of multi-talented performers Peter Byrne, Paul Martell, Eileen McCann and Cameron Mather.

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THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.15PM SHOWTIME 8.00PM RESERVED SEATING

$20 ALL THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.15PM SHOWTIME 8.00PM RESERVED SEATING

THURSDAY 9 MARCH

$35 ALL

In one of the most sought after girls’ night out events in the country, Manpower Australia is back, direct from Las Vegas, showing off their dance moves and cheeky humour, just for you!

SATURDAY 18 MARCH

THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.00PM SHOWTIME 7.30PM RESERVED SEATING

$20 MEMBERS $25 NON-MEMBERS

In a celebration of Ireland’s contribution to the world of music and dance over the years, this fabulous show delivers some of the most wellknown hits from Irish artists including U2, Van Morrison, Hozier, The Script, Ronan Keating and many more.

THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.15PM SHOWTIME 8.00PM RESERVED SEATING

Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.


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Party with She rose to fame on the third season of Australian Idol and received three touchdowns from judge Mark Holden… now singer-songwriter Emily Williams is coming to Bankstown Sports!

"Making herself accessible to young kids and her peers is something Emily is extremely passionate about."

She’s spent the last 11 years performing, writing music and touring Australia and the world with her powerhouse voice, and now Emily is bringing her It’s My Party show to Bankstown. The New-Zealand born songstress, who used to be a forklift operator and has been dubbed the ‘Queen of high C’s’, has toured the UK, France, Ireland, Italy and the UAE and was a member of the Young Divas, who etched their name into Aussie music history with two studio albums and five national tours. The 32-year-old has also penned a number of hits for renowned recording artists in Australia, and overseas.

SATURDAY 25 MARCH

As part of her busy performance schedule, Emily has incorporated a ‘Community Tour’, performing at community venues, schools and shopping centres around the country, offering coaching tips and industry insights to the next generation of eager performers. Making herself accessible to young kids and her peers is something Emily is extremely passionate about. It’s My Party is on at Bankstown Sports Club on Saturday, 25 March 2017. For tickets, visit BankstownSports.com or main reception.

$15 MEMBERS $20 NON-MEMBERS

Emily’s brand new show “It’s My Party” features all your favourite motown, disco and soul classics. Emily and her band raise the roof with hits from Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, The Jackson 5 and many more.

THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.15PM SHOWTIME 8.00PM RESERVED SEATING

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Easter Raffle

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Easter Bunny

Sunday 16 April

FRIDAY

WOOD CHOPPING SHOW FEATURING DAVID FOSTER Sunday 16 April

FREE ENTERTAINMENT ALL LONG WEEKEND

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2.30pm Ziggy Zapata & Keith Scott, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Chicks In Sync, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft

For more information visit bankstownsports.com/Easter

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10.45am Cash Housie, Garrison Room 11am Back to the Tivoli, The Grand Ballroom 7pm Members’ Draw 7pm Poker, The Loft 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Buzz Trio, Rainforest Lounge 8pm Todd McKenney, The Theatre

5.30pm Brian King, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft 8.30pm Mesa Groove, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm John Campbell & Grace Rizzo, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm The Cassettes, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft

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10.45am Cash Housie, Garrison Room 11am Kids Bingo, Rainforest Lounge 1.30pm You Can’t Stop the Beat, The Theatre 6pm You Can’t Stop the Beat, The Theatre 7pm Members’ Draw 7pm Poker, The Loft 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

6pm Easter Bunny 6.30pm Easter Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

1.30pm Phil Crawshaw Rainforest Lounge 7pm Cherie Lucas Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Alex Kuusik, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft 8.30pm Uptown Funk, Rainforest Lounge

12pm Easter Bunny 2.30pm Shayne O-Leary & Bosco Boscanac, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Cath & Him, Rainforest Lounge 6pm Easter Bunny 7.30pm David Foster, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft

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10.45am Cash Housie, Garrison Room 7pm Members’ Draw 7pm Poker, The Loft 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

11am Kids Bingo, Rainforest Lounge 1.30pm Circle of Life Lion King Show, The Theatre 6pm Circle of Life Lion King Show, The Theatre 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Atomic, Rainforest Lounge

1pm Poker Regional Final, The Loft 5.30pm Kim Gock, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft 8pm The Tom Jones Experience, The Theatre 8.30pm The Shy Guys, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Kerryn Grant & Peter Paki, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Johnny V Duo, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft

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10.45am Cash Housie, Garrison Room 7pm Members’ Draw 7pm Poker, The Loft 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm The Backburners Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Brian Gillett, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft 8pm 1977 The Year, The Theatre 8.30pm Masterton Apprentices, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Marty Morton & Amber Jade, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Geoff Laing Duo, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft

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CELEBRATES 20 YEARS Todd McKenney is one of the best-known and loved Aussie entertainers of our time. He’s also no stranger to Bankstown Sports Club, and we’re ecstatic that he’s making a return in 2017! It’s no secret that Todd McKenney loves the spotlight. Throughout his career, he’s starred in movies, he’s been a judge on Dancing With the Stars, and has immersed himself in the colourful life of the late, great Peter Allen. 2017 marks 20 years since Todd first stepped on stage in the legendary musical ‘Boy From Oz’, and to this day he continues to celebrate his songs and pay homage to his musical talents. It was the original 1988 production of the show that made Todd a household name.

would love to see you all for an action-packed night of fun, laughs and live entertainment on Friday, 7 April 2017 in The Theatre. Tickets are $55. To book, visit BankstownSports.com or main reception.

To mark the 20th anniversary of this milestone event, Todd has announced a new national tour, featuring more Peter Allen songs than ever before, plus plenty of new stories and laughs along the way. He includes songs from some of his earlier musical theatre performances and tells tales of his time on the entertainment circuit. Todd McKenney Sings Peter Allen – 20th Anniversary Edition will take on a similar style to Todd’s other stage productions, with a dinner-party feel and a lot of interaction with the audience. He

FRIDAY 7 APRIL The Boy from Oz is back! Todd McKenney returns to Bankstown Sports as part of his 20th Anniversary Tour with a revamped and updated version of his stage performance, featuring more Peter Allen songs than ever before, plus plenty of new stories and laughs along the way! Don’t miss an action-packed night of fun and live entertainment!

$55 ALL THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN: 7.15PM SHOWTIME: 8.00PM RESERVED SEATING

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SATURDAY 1 APRIL $10 MEMBERS $15 NON-MEMBERS THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.15PM SHOWTIME 8.00PM RESERVED SEATING This double-header is not to be missed! The Born Jovi Show showcases the extraordinary career of the original, legendary rock band, with all of your favourite Born Jovi hits delivered in a passionate and powerful performance. The Bryan Adams Tribute Show captures the energy and vitality of the Canadian singer-songwriter himself, with an electrifying performance by Craig Woodward and his band.

A Tribute

SATURDAY 22 APRIL

$10 MEMBERS $15 NON-MEMBERS

Jacques Renay pays tribute to the man and his life, playing all the hits from then and now, delivered in his unique soulful style. Enjoy Hard to Handle, Sweet Soul Music, Delilah and so many more!

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SATURDAY 29 APRIL

$35 MEMBERS $40 NON-MEMBERS

Join us for a journey through the biggest hits from one of the most magical years in music. Guest vocalists Simon Meli, Tim Moxey, Evelyn Duprai and Susannah Mirana join a 6-piece band to deliver renditions of classics by David Bowie, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart, Dragon, Aerosmith and many more.

THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.15PM SHOWTIME 8.00PM RESERVED SEATING

Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.


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HOLIDAY FUN! Keep busy these school holidays with a live show, movies, kids bingo and Monkey Mania at Bankstown Sports. Attention all kids! Get your dancing shoes on and your singing voices ready! Bankstown Sports Club has two new kids shows for you to enjoy these school holidays. On Wednesday, 12 April, step back in time to the 60’s and join Tracey Turnblad and the gang, as we whisk you away to the crazy world of Hairspray, with all the dance and rhythm and blues songs from the hit movie. There will also be a bonus tribute to Grease, with all your favourite hits including Greased Lightning, Summer Nights and You’re The One That I Want. You Can’t Stop The Beat, Kids Hairspray Show is on at 1.30pm and 6.00pm. Tickets are $5 for members and $7 for non-members.

On Thursday, 20 April, you can relive one of the best-loved Disney classics, the Lion King! This song and dance spectacular features hits like I Can’t Wait to be King, Can You Feel The Love Tonight and Hakuna Matata. The Circle of Life Lion King Show is on at 1.30pm and 6.00pm. Tickets are $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Why don’t you bring the kids to the club before the shows and join in the FREE kids bingo! Held in the Rainforest Lounge from 11am on 12 April and 20 April, there are great prizes on offer and everyone is welcome! (Recommended for kids aged 3-10 years.)

We will also be screening a variety of recent release kids movies in The Theatre throughout the day, and Monkey Mania is open for normal trading throughout the holidays, with party packages also available. For more information on our school holiday entertainment, visit BankstownSports.com.

You Can’t Stop The Beat! HAIRSPRAY Kid’s tribute show Plus a tribute to

GREASE Circle of Life

Lion kinG Show WEDNESDAY 12 APRIL

$5 MEMBERS $7 NON-MEMBERS

Get ready to step back in time to the 1960’s and join Tracy Turnblad and the gang as we take you on trip to the crazy world of Hairspray! Plus a bonus tribute to Grease! Sing along to hits like Greased Lighting, Summer Nights and Your The One That I Want.

THE THEATRE SHOW ONE 1.30PM SHOW TWO 6.00PM RESERVED SEATING

Children 3-13 years. Under 3 free. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Doors open 30 mins prior to showtime.

THURSDAY 20 APRIL

$5 MEMBERS $7 NON-MEMBERS

Don’t miss out on this song and dance spectacular, reliving your favourite Disney classic! Featuring I Can’t Wait to be King, Can You Feel the Love Tonight & Hakuna Matata.

THE THEATRE SHOW ONE 1.30PM SHOW TWO 6.00PM RESERVED SEATING

Children 3-13 years. Under 3 free. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Doors open 30 mins prior to showtime.

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BINGO WEDNESDAY 12 APRIL THURSDAY 20 APRIL These school holiday bring the family and enjoy free holiday kids bingo. Unreserved seating.

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Visit BankstownSports.com for session times.

Adults $10 Children $5

Children 3-13 years. Under 3 free. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.


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10.45am Cash Housie, Garrison Room 11am Musical Mornings, The Grand Ballroom 7pm Members’ Draw 7pm Poker, The Loft 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Jo Karas Duo, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Chris Connolly, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft 8.30pm Ipanema Band, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Jody Stubbs & Roland Storm, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Cover Notes Duo, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft

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6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Atomic, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Joanna Melas, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft 8pm Jenifer Green Sings Strictly Bassey, The Theatre 8.30pm The Bandits, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm George Alexander & Stacey Morris, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Cassettes Duo, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft

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6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Cherie Lucas Trio, Rainforest Lounge 8pm Peter Powers, The Theatre

5.30pm Gabby, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft 8.30pm Neon Nights, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Kerry Robson & W.P.Brennan, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Time Machine, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft

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6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Chris Connolly Trio, Rainforest Lounge 8pm Show Us Your Roots Comedy Gala, The Theatre

5.30pm Paul Fisher, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft 8.30pm Jelly Bean Jam, Rainforest Lounge

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MOTHER’S DAY High Tea SUNDAY 14 MAY, 12PM - 2PM

Delectable Sweets, Savoury Treats, Lolly Buffet and Tea & Scones Bookings and pre-payment essential. Call 9722 9888, or speak to Platform One Staff. See menu at BankstownSports.com.

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Show us your

What do you get when you put an Irishman, Spaniard and an Egyptian onstage together and ask them to talk about their experiences of living in Australia? One of the funniest, side-splitting comedy shows you’ve ever seen! Have you ever stopped to think how different your life would have been if you had different parents? Or if you were from a different cultural background? Or if you were born in another country? Jimeoin and Simon Palomares are joined by 7 other hotshot comedians in the new stand-up comedy production Show Us Your Roots, where they’ll each delve into what it’s like to live in multicultural Australia. Hosted by ABC TV star Khaled Khalafalla, you’ll be treated to a spectacular night of laughs, as they take

a tongue-in-cheek look at some of our quirky habits and conventions. Irish funnyman, Jimeoin lives in Melbourne and has regular appearances at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He has also toured around Europe, UK, USA, New Zealand, and the Middle East, and is a regular invitee to the mecca of comedy, Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival. Simon Palomares is best known for his character ‘Ricky’ on Acropolis Now. He was also one of the creators and stars of the Wogs Out Of Work comedy stage show, which later

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evolved into a TV series. He’s performed comedy shows in the US, Canada, Spain and Argentina. And Khalad Khalafalla is an award-winning comedian who sold-out his Melbourne and Sydney Fringe Festival debut seasons, and has since performed alongside the likes of Arj Barker and Fiona O’Loughlin in venues around the country. He also stars in ABC TV’s Upper Middle Bogan. Don’t miss a night of laughs with some of Australia’s best comedians! For tickets, visit BankstownSports.com or main reception.

$45 MEMBERS $50 NON-MEMBERS

Don’t miss Australia’s only multicultural stand-up comedy spectacular featuring comedy giants Jimeoin, Simon Palomares and Khaled Khalafalla, plus many more. The show is an opportunity to take a tongue-incheek look at what makes us laugh and what it’s like to live in multicultural Australia.

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Entertainment

SATURDAY 13 MAY $10 MEMBERS $15 NON-MEMBERS THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.15PM SHOWTIME 8.00PM RESERVED SEATING Multi-award winner Jenifer Green, will captivate the stage with her recreation of the magic of the great Dame Shirley Bassey. Backed by a 8 piece band, Jenifer has chosen a repertoire of classics including Big Spender, I Who Have Nothing and Never, Never Never. Don’t miss out on this fabulous show including special guest, internationally renowned impressionist, Keith Scott.

Comedy Hypnotist Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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JUNE WHAT’S ON? MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

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6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Joanna Melas Trio, Rainforest Lounge 8pm A Tribute to the Music of Celine Dion, The Theatre

5.30pm Chris Connolly, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft 8.30pm Everyday People Band, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Sylvana & Allan Caswell, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Goan Brothers, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft

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10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room 2pm Poker, The Loft

10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

10.45am Cash Housie, Garrison Room 11am Back to the Tivoli, The Grand Ballroom 7pm Members’ Draw 7pm Poker, The Loft 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Atomic, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Brian King, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft 8pm I Wanna Dance with Somebody, The Theatre 8.30pm The Kamis, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm David Hayes & Mercedes, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm The Cassettes, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft

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10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room 1pm Poker, The Loft 1.30pm Girl Talk, Rainforest Lounge

10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

10.45am Cash Housie, Garrison Room 7pm Members’ Draw 7pm Poker, The Loft 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Cherie Lucas Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Kim Gock, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft 8.30pm Over The Edge, Rainforest Lounge

1pm Poker Regional Final, The Loft 2.30pm Christine Tyrell & The Lee Dancers and Daniel & Laurie Webb, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Re Groove, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft

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10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room 2pm Poker, The Loft

10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

10.45am Cash Housie, Garrison Room 7pm Members’ Draw 7pm Poker, The Loft 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Backburners Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Di Solomon, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft 8.30pm Big Radio Dynamite, Rainforest Lounge 8pm International Elvis One Night In Vegas, The Theatre

1pm Poker Champion of Champions, The Loft 2.30pm Marienne Sheperd & Graeme Wright, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Cover Notes Duo, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Poker, The Loft

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10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room 2pm Poker, The Loft

10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

10.45am Cash Housie, Garrison Room 7pm Members’ Draw 7pm Poker, The Loft 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Jo Karas Trio, Rainforest Lounge


Entertainment

FRIDAY 2 JUNE

$10 MEMBERS $15 NON-MEMBERS

Award-winning vocalist Ria showcases her 30 years of showbiz experience in a truly breathtaking tribute to one of the greatest contemporary voices of our generation. Backed by some of Australia’s greatest musicians, her vocal delivery is second to none and her stage presence is dramatic, energetic and exciting.

THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.15PM SHOWTIME 8.00PM RESERVED SEATING

Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

SATURDAY 10 JUNE

$10 MEMBERS $15 NON-MEMBERS

Don’t miss this spectacular tribute to Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Prince and George Michael. I Wanna Dance With Somebody features all your favourite hit songs from the ‘80s performed by some of Australia’s top vocalists.

THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.15PM SHOWTIME 8.00PM RESERVED SEATING

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A

complete night out Show tickets for two

Overnight stay for two at Travelodge Bankstown

$279

$50 dining voucher to be used in any of our restaurants and a bottle of wine!

Buffet Breakfast at Greenfield Station Bistro

Get in quick, book online!

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and The Beach Boys Show

Saturday 4 March Booked separately: $327 Celtic Beat

Saturday 11 March Booked separately: $347 Eireborne

Saturday 18 March Booked separately: $347

Emily Williams

Saturday 25 March Booked separately: $337 Born Jovi and Bryan Adams

Saturday 1 April Booked separately: $327 Todd McKenney

Friday 7 April Booked separately: $417

Tom Jones Experience

Friday 19 May Booked separately: $377

1977 The Year

Show us your Roots

Saturday 29 April Booked separately: $377 Jenifer Green sings Strictly Bassey

Saturday 13 May Booked separately: $327

For bookings, visit BankstownSports.com/Accommodation or call Travelodge Bankstown on 9793 0000. Limited packages available. If you plan to dine at one of the restaurants at Bankstown Sports, please book in advance by calling 9722 9888. 36

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Peter Powers

Saturday 22 April Booked separately: $327

Friday 26 May Booked separately: $397 A tribute to the music of Celine Dion

Friday 2 June Booked separately: $327

I Wanna Dance with Somebody

Saturday 10 June Booked separately: $327 International Elvis

Saturday 24 June Booked separately: $407


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TRAVELODGE PACKAGE! If you’re planning to come and see a show at the club, why don’t you spoil yourself with the complete package?

"Wine, dine and stay with us for selected live shows, giving you the chance to indulge, relax and unwind."

If you’re looking for a great night out with family, friends or that special someone, why not look at some of the Travelodge packages on offer at Bankstown Sports? Our 'Complete Night Out' deals allow you to wine, dine and stay with us for selected live shows, giving you the chance to indulge, relax and unwind. Travelodge Bankstown underwent major renovations in 2016 with two extra floors added, providing another 54 rooms featuring stylish décor, new carpet, modern bathrooms and new bedding, while all of our existing rooms were refreshed and updated. The hotel is located within Bankstown Sports Club, just minutes from buses, trains and Bankstown Airport. A Complete Night Out package includes an overnight stay for two at Travelodge, 2 x tickets to a selected live show at Bankstown Sports, a $50 Bankstown Sports Gift Card which can be used at all restaurants in the club, a bottle of wine and a buffet

breakfast for two at Greenfield Station Bistro. Guests also have the club’s fantastic facilities right at their doorstep, including restaurants and bars, movie theatre, function facilities and Monkey Mania. Travelodge packages are available for a number of shows including Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and The Beach Boys Show, Celtic Beat, Eireborne and Emily Williams. See full listing on page 36. The hotel also offers competitive rates for standard accommodation all year round with rooms to suit everyone, whether it be a family trip, a meeting, corporate event or function. Facilities include 24 hour reception, 11am checkout, interconnecting rooms available, dry cleaning service, WiFi, secure undercover parking and easy access to public transport. For more information and to book, visit bankstownsports.com/accommodation or call Travelodge Bankstown on 9793 0000. Bankstown Sports InTouch 37


It's a CHURROS PARTY! Serves 6 people

PRESENT THIS VOUCHER TO RECEIVE

I8 CHURROS AND 6 DIP-CUPS FOR $20* (SAVE $I4.95) 1914

*Offer available at San Churro Bankstown only. Present this voucher in store to redeem. Valid for one Churros Fiesta. Extras not included. Not valid in conjunction with other offers or discounts. Not redeemable for cash or other products. Valid until 31 May 2017.

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COME DINE WITH US If authentic Italian cuisine and delicious sweet treats is what you’re after, look no further than The Italian Bistro and the new dessert bar at Birrong Sports Club. It has been said that in Italy, they add work and life onto food and wine. Here at Birrong Sports, we couldn’t agree more! Food should be celebrated with family and friends, with tastes and flavours that leave a lasting impression. Whether it’s a lunch with the ladies, a meal with your mates or fun with the whole family, the new Italian Bistro caters for every palate. There are Tapas sharing plates if you’re after a bit of variety, an extensive pasta menu featuring all your favourite flavours, steak and lamb from the grill, a variety of seafood options as well as a veal and chicken selection to die for! Our pizzas come in 20 different flavours from the traditional Margherita and Ham & Pineapple to the Inferno with pepperoni, jalapenos, olives, onion and chilli, and the Frutti di Mare with calamari, prawns, octopus and chilli.

To accompany your meal, or if you’re looking for a lighter option, you can select from our Sides & Salads menu with chips, breads and a variety of fresh salads to choose from. For the kids, the bambini’s can dine on fish cocktails, calamari, chicken nuggets, grilled steak, chicken schnitzel and spaghetti, all for $10 or less! And as a special treat, why not head to our new dessert bar! There are 7 flavours of gelato to choose from, served in either a cup or a cone, with 1 scoop for $3.50, 2 scoops for $5.50 and 3 scoops for $7.50. There’s also a variety of delicious cakes, slices and tarts. The Italian Bistro is open 7 days for lunch between 11.30am-2.30pm, and dinner between 5.30pm-9pm. For more information and to view the full menu bankstownsports.com/birrong-sports

BIRRONG SPORTS TRADING HOURS Corner Rodd Street and Gascoigne Road, Birrong, NSW 2143 T | 9645 8600 F | 9645 2602 W | BirrongSports.com.au

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


Birrong Sports

Easter Raffle

ACTIVITIES

Wednesday 12 April

Tickets on sale from 5pm Drawn at 6.30pm | Tickets from $1

Monday

$500

7.00pm | Poker

In Easter Eggs to be won!

Tuesday 7.30pm | Trivia

Mother’s Day

Lunch

Wednesday 10.00am | Bingo

Sunday 14 May

Thursday

2 Sittings 11am – 1pm & 1pm – 3pm Treat mum to a scrumptious meal from the extensive a-la-carte menu in the warm atmosphere of the Italian Bistro. For bookings please call 9645 8600 Full menu at BirrongSports.com.au

6.30pm | Poker

Friday 6.00pm | Meat Raffle

KIDS

KIDS

Thursday 13 & 20 April, 11am

Every Tuesday night at the Italian Bistro

HOLIDAY BINGO

$5

Price includes bingo book, soft drink and lolly bag.

EAT FREE

Sunday 5.00pm | Homewares Raffle

Receive a free kids meal with the purchase of a main meal. Dinner only.

THE ITALIAN BISTRO TRADING HOURS Lunch: Monday to Sunday – 11.30am to 2.30pm Dinner: Monday to Sunday – 5.30pm to 9.00pm Phone 9645 8666 for bookings.

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Bowling

FOR LEGACY! Bankstown Bowls is holding its annual Mixed Bowls ANZAC Day Fundraiser, getting the community together to raise money for Legacy. Come along and get involved! For our war veterans, servicemen and woman and their families, Legacy is one of the most important organisations they’ll ever need. Now in its 94th year, the voluntary group provides services to around 80,000 widows of veterans who have died, and 1,800 children and dependants who need support. Legacy is dedicated to enhancing lives and opportunities through innovative and practical programs, as well as assisting families through bereavement. More than 700 people are supported by Legacy in the Bankstown area. Members and guests of Bankstown Bowls are committed to supporting such a worthy

cause, and will again host their annual Mixed Bowls Fundraiser as part of their ANZAC Day commemorations. Held on ANZAC Day, Tuesday 25 April, teams will get involved in casual games of bowls, and will enjoy some lunch and a raffle, to raise money for Legacy. Last year, close to $3,500 was raised and men’s bowls club member, Stuart de Pede went the extra mile, and shaved his head to collect an extra $350. The club is hoping to beat that figure this year! If you would like to get involved in the event, contact Bankstown Bowls Club on 9790 0176 or just come along and join in!

BANKSTOWN SPORTS BOWLS TRADING HOURS 41 Northam Ave, Bankstown, NSW 2200 T | 9790 0176 F | 9796 2445 W | BankstownBowling.com.au

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


Bankstown Sports Bowls

ANZAC DAY MIXED BOWLS LEGACY

FUNDRAISER

$25

ACTIVITIES

Tuesday 25 April, 9am Enjoy a friendly game of mixed bowls and raise money for a great cause.

Monday 10.30am | Line Dancing

$25 per person to play and includes lunch.

Tuesday 7.00pm | Poker

Mother’s Day Lunch

Wednesday 7.30pm | Trivia

Sunday 14 May

Thursday

Treat mum to a delicious lunch at Btown Bistro inside Bankstown Bowls

6.00pm | Piano Nights

$60 Adults | $35 Children (3-12) Children under 3 free

For bookings please call 9790 0176 Full menu at BankstownBowling.com

Friday 7.00pm | Poker

BOOK YOUR NEXT

Sunday

FUNCTION WITH US! Anniversaries | Birthdays | Social Events Engagements

4.30pm | Meat & Veggie Raffle

Call 9790 0176 or visit BankstownBowling.com.au for function packages.

TO BOOK THE

COURTESY BUS

CALL 0401 140 589 Door to door pick up service from your home within a 5km radius of Bankstown Sports Bowls.

BANKSTOWN SPORTS BOWLS 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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Baulkham Hills gives back! Through the ClubGRANTS scheme, we have been able to support community groups who provide vital services for people living with a disability. NORTH WEST DISABILITY SERVICES

AUTISM SPECTRUM AUSTRALIA

North West Disability Services (NWDS) is a non-profit community organisation established in 1982 which provides services and support for people living with a disability, to help them live a full and valuable life. Each person who uses the service has an individualised support plan, with a team of trained Lifestyle Facilitators to help them achieve their goals.

Aspect is one of the largest providers of disability services in the country, with eight schools and services for children, adults, families, carers and professionals. The organisation helps more than 10,000 people with autism or other disabilities, and their families every year. They are a very personcentred and family-focused group which aims to provide the best opportunities for people with autism.

Through the ClubGRANTS scheme, NWDS received a grant of $5,000 from Baulkham Hills Sports Club to support the Best Mates Project, which links people living with a disability to a volunteer from the community, who helps them to explore their interests and participate in sporting and community events.

Baulkham Hills Sports supported Aspect with a grant of $5,044 to provide schoolbased therapy to 12 students from Gilroy Catholic College in Castle Hill, encouraging and helping them to participate in all facets of school life. Baulkham Hills Sports Club is proud to be able to support these two very worthwhile causes.

BAULKHAM HILLS SPORTS TRADING HOURS 11 Renown Road, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153 T | 9639 2100 F | 9639 1100 W | BaulkhamHillsSports.com

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Sunday to Thursday – 9.00am to late* Friday and Saturday – 9.00am to 2.00am* *Closing times subject to manager’s discretion.


Baulkham Hills

WINE

DEGUSTATION DINNER Thursday 16 March Join us for an exclusive 5 course degustation dinner with matching wines.

$75

KIDS

HOLIDAY BINGO Wednesday 12 and 19 April from 11am Includes bingo book, soft drink and lolly bag.

To book call 9639 2100.

ACTIVITIES Monday

$5

10.00am | Bingo

Tuesday

T S E A E A F FL R R

Saturday 15 April Tickets on sale from Thursday 6 April $2 per ticket or 3 for $5

E

$300

in CHOCOLATE EGGS UP FOR GRABS!

Tickets drawn at 4.30pm on Saturday 15 April

7.30pm | Cash Housie

Wednesday 7.30pm | Poker 7.30pm | Meat Raffle

Thursday 7.30pm | Trivia

Purchase tickets from main reception.

Friday

Mother’s Day Lunch Sunday 14 May

10.00am | 6.30pm | 7.00pm | 10.30pm |

Bingo Meat Raffle Poker Poker

Saturday 7.30pm | Poker

Spoil mum with a delicious meal from our menu whilst listening to Re Groove. To book call 9639 2100. See menu at BaulkhamHillsSports.com

THE GALLERY TRADING HOURS Monday to Wednesday: 6.00pm – 8.30pm Thursday and Sunday: 5.30pm – 8.30pm Friday and Saturday: 5.30pm – 9.00pm Phone 9639 2100 for bookings.

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T R O P E R S T R O SP WE SHARE THE NEWS FROM OUR SPORTING CLUBS

BANKSTOWN SPORTS CRICKET DONATION TO UGANDA

In this edition, the cricket club makes another generous donation to kids in Africa, we look back at The Albie Thomas Mile and we recognise our volunteers. BANKSTOWN SPORTS CRICKET CLUB DONATES TO UGANDA Bankstown District Cricket Club has helped to brighten the lives of hundreds of young kids in Africa over Christmas, sending another shipment of cricket gear, clothing and toys to Uganda. This is the 11th year of a partnership between the club and the Uganda Cricket Association, where members and Bankstown locals have sent donated goods to those most in need. This year, 198 kit bags and cartons were filled with sports equipment and clothing that had been donated by clubs, Cricket NSW, individuals, schools and businesses. A consignment of toys donated by the parishioners at the HopePoint Church in Georges Hall was also sent and has been distributed to children in local orphanages. President of the Uganda Cricket Association, Richard Mwarmi is extremely excited about the latest shipment.

“Having gear and clothing to use for our national, regional and club teams and being able to supply kits to schools, has seen our participation increase from just over 10,000 in 2006, to more than 60,000 today”. “We are so grateful for the generous people in Australia for supporting this program, and for the Bankstown District Cricket Club who are now famous in Uganda for what they do”. Bankstown District Cricket Club President, Scott Grant says they’re extremely proud of the program. “This is obviously making such a huge difference to the growing cricket community in Uganda. I would like to thank all those who donated equipment and I would particularly like to thank Bankstown Sports Club, which has covered the cost of shipping every container.” “We are very grateful to President John Murray, his fellow directors and CEO Mark Condi, as this program would not exist and could not continue, without the club’s ongoing support”.


Sports Report

JORDAN GUSMAN RUNNING THE ALBIE THOMAS MILE AT THE CREST

THE ALBIE THOMAS MILE The annual Albie Thomas Mile was held at The Crest in December where Jordan Gusman won the men’s event in under 4 minutes to retain his title for the second consecutive year. Over 300 athletes competed on the night in front of hundreds of family and friends who came to cheer them on. Brittany McGowan, a three-time Australian champion, won the women’s 1500m after joining Bankstown Sports Athletics Club earlier that week! She’s on track for an appearance at the World Championships in London in August this year. Congratulations to the Bankstown Sports Athletics Club for hosting such a successful event, and well done to all of the athletes who took part.

RECOGNISING OUR VOLUNTEERS Congratulations to Bankstown Sports Strikers Football Club secretary Kylee Freeman, who

JORDAN GUSMAN WINNING THE MEN’S EVENT IN UNDER 4 MINUTES!

received a State Award from Football NSW for her contribution to the sport of football. At a prestigious state dinner at the Novotel Sydney Norwest Grand Ballroom, volunteers from around the state were recognised for their invaluable service to the community.

an

Kylee Freem

Kylee was nominated by the Bankstown District Amateur Football Association, for her work with the Strikers. She has been the club’s secretary for a number of years and juggles her role alongside being a full-time teacher and a mum of 3 children. Kylee is known for keeping the club running smoothly and fairly and she will not tolerate bad behaviour from any players or parents. She is so committed to the Strikers that she rarely goes to watch her own children play, as she is always at the club’s home ground, making sure everything is going to plan. Kylee’s husband Troy is also heavily involved in volunteer work and was awarded Bankstown Sports Club’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award.

Troy Freeman

Bankstown Sports Club proudly supports 42 sporting clubs. These clubs are run by volunteers for the community. To get involved as a participant or volunteer, see the sports secretaries list over the page.

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SPORTS SECRETARIES BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB SPORT

NAME

EMAIL

PHONE

AFL

Tim Hall

bankstownjafl@gmail.com

0414 017 369

ATHLETICS

Matthew Whitbread

matthewwhitbread@msn.com

0410 588 321

LITTLE ATHLETICS

Leanne McDonald

secretary@bslac.com

0413 622 888

BASEBALL

Craig Jedrzejczk

bs.baseball@hotmail.com

0478 729 508

BASKETBALL

Narelle Hargreaves

narelle2605@hotmail.com.au

0431 994 834

BOWLS (INDOOR MIXED)

Paul Criminale

paulmich32@hotmail.com

9772 2572

BOWLS (THURSDAY LADIES)

Val Austen

valerieja@optusnet.com.au

0414 974 754

CRICKET (JUNIOR)

Andrew Honey

enquiries@bscc.org.au

0410 777 870

CRICKET (SENIOR)

Andrew Honey

enquiries@bscc.org.au

0410 777 870

CRICKET (WOMEN'S)

Justin Newman

bankstownwomenscricket@gmail.com

0409 151 573

CYCLING

Craig Moiler

cycling.secretary@tpg.com.au

0407 406 322

FISHING

Larry Ilic

oliljuba@optusnet.com.au

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 (MEN'S)

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

Ahed Afiouni

bsjrl@hotmail.com.au

0413 569 746

SQUASH

Graeme Horsnell

horsnell50@hotmail.com

0408 756 034

SWIMMING

Neil Rogers

nro85578@bigpond.net.au

0410 663 143

TENNIS

Michael Clunie

mclunie@iconco.com.au

0419 464 317

TOUCH FOOTBALL

Nathan Loveday

bankstowntouch@gmail.com

0416 636 006

kearnsm8@bigpond.com

0421 977 618

BANKSTOWN SPORTS BOWLS CLUB BOWLS (MEN'S)

Marcus Kearns

BOWLS (WOMEN'S)

Marie Smith

nationsmith@optusnet.com.au

9790 1339

DARTS

Cathy Cassidy

cathy@atdec.com

0408 550 092

DARTS (TUESDAY)

Phil Conford

philconford@hotmail.com

0404 900 909

DRESS REGULATIONS Neat clean work attire is permitted at all times.* *Excludes Platform One. Work attire, running shoes and tracksuits are not permitted.

VOLUNTARY PRE-COMMITMENT Set a limit Track gaming spend

BAULKHAM HILLS SPORTS CLUB BASEBALL

Don Beileiter

donbeileiter@nbnco.com.au

0447 404 194

CRICKET

Rick Thomas

secretary@baulkocricket.com.au

0409 150 703

FOOTBALL

Tony Hughes

ahughes@parra.catholic.edu.au

0432 056 959

GOLF

Ray Millers

raywmillers@gmail.com

0437 778 477

HOCKEY

Andrew Attard

communications.bhhc@gmail.com

0449 697 852

HOCKEY (MEN'S)

Carolyn Campbell

ccampbell@netballnsw.com

0410 522 268

HOCKEY (WOMEN'S)

Margaret Sargant

alan.sargant1@bigpond.com

0438 320 775

NETBALL

Michelle Bullock

housie7475@hotmail.com

0416 041 751

TENNIS

Marek Bogatek

marekb@testcomdata.com.au

0409 877 140

Ian Stone

bowls@bankstownsports.com

9644 1600

BIRRONG SPORTS CLUB BOWLS (MEN'S) BOWLS (WOMEN'S)

Elaine Fearnside

mefearn@yahoo.com.au

0434 245 716

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

WE CAN PARK

CARWASH Inside Bankstown Sports

FOR YOU!

FROM $25*

Friday and Saturday: 6pm to late* Leave your car with the valet attendant on the Mona St ramp and we will return your car when you want to leave.

Monday to Thursday: 8am to 5pm Friday and Saturday: 8am to 9pm Sunday: 9am to 5pm

*Subject to manager's discretion.

*Member price for external wash.

VALET PARKING $10

LOCATED ON THE GREEN LEVEL

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


TRADING HOURS BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB Open 7 Days, 9am – 6am

Dinner

GREENFIELD STATION BISTRO – Phone 9722 9888 for bookings Breakfast

Everyday

6.30am – 9.30am

Lunch

Monday to Tuesday Wednesday to Sunday

11.30am – 2.30pm 12pm – 2.30pm

Dinner

Sunday to Thursday Friday Saturday

5.30pm – 8.30pm 5.30pm – 9pm 5.30pm – 9pm

Monday and Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

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

Monday to Friday

12pm – 2.30pm

Dinner

Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday

6pm – 9pm 6pm – 9.30pm 5.30pm – 10pm

12pm – 2.30pm Closed 12pm – 3pm

Dinner

Tuesday to Friday and Sunday Saturday

6pm – 9.30pm 6pm – 10.30pm

Friday and Saturday

6pm – 10pm

MONKEY MANIA – Phone 9722 9864

Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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

Friday and Saturday

6pm – late*

Monday to Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

8am – 5pm 8am – 9pm 9am – 5pm

VALET SERVICE CLUB CARWASH

Monday to Thursday, Sunday Friday and Saturday

11.30am – 11pm 11.30am – 12am

PEKING SQUARE Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

11am – 3pm 5.30pm – 9.30pm 11am – 3pm 5pm – 10.30pm

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

ATRIUM BAR

Tuesday to Friday Saturday Sunday

VINO AT LA PIAZZA

LUCKY CHENG’S

Lunch

PLATFORM ONE – Phone 9722 9888 for bookings. Closed Sundays and Public Holidays. Lunch

6pm – 9.30pm 6pm – late 12pm – 9.30pm

STUZZICHINO AT LA PIAZZA – Phone 9722 9810 for bookings. Closed Mondays.

INTOUCH CAFÉ

Monday to Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

Monday to Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

5pm – 12am* 2pm – 2.30am* 2pm – 12am*

Lunch

Tuesday to Saturday

12pm – 2.30pm

Dinner

Tuesday to Saturday Sunday

5.30pm – 8.30pm 4pm – 7pm

BASEMENT BREWHOUSE – See BankstownSports.com for bookings

BAULKHAM HILLS SPORTS Open 7 Days, 9am to late, Friday & Saturday: 9am to 2am*

Venue

Everyday

11.30am – late*

THE GALLERY RESTAURANT – Phone 9639 2100 for bookings

Kitchen

Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

12pm – 9pm 12pm – 11pm

Lunch

Monday to Sunday

12pm – 2.30pm

Dinner

Monday to Wednesday Thursday and Sunday Friday and Saturday

6.00pm – 8.30pm 5.30pm – 8.30pm 5.30pm – 9.00pm

SAN CHURRO – Public Holidays open from 1pm. Christmas Day closed

Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

10am – 11pm 10am – 12am

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

LA PIAZZA Closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

THE ITALIAN BISTRO – Phone 9645 8666 for bookings

PIZZERIA BELLUCCI AT LA PIAZZA Lunch

Monday to Saturday Sunday

12pm – 2.30pm 12pm – 9.30pm

Lunch

Daily

Dinner

Daily

11.30am – 2.30pm 5.30pm – 9pm *Closing times subject to manager’s discretion

Door up r pick to doo om your e fr servic hin a 5km wit home s of our radiu clubs.

BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB AND BANKSTOWN SPORTS BOWLS

CALL 0401 140 589

FREE

COURTESY BUS FOR MEMBERS AND YOUR GUESTS MILPERRA, PICNIC POINT AND EAST HILLS

CALL 0401 140 589

See BankstownSports.com or reception for schedule.

CALL 0401 759 606

BAULKHAM HILLS SPORTS

Thursday 5pm-9pm, Friday/Saturday/ Sunday 5pm-late

Friday/Saturday 6pm-12am

BIRRONG SPORTS

CALL 0411 118 440

• 2017 EASTER TRADING HOURS • PLATFORM ONE Closed Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

SAN CHURRO

Good Friday: 1pm – late Easter Saturday: 1pm – late Easter Sunday: 1pm – late Easter Monday: Closed

STUZZICHINO

Good Friday: Closed Easter Monday: Closed

Easter Sunday: 10am – 5pm Easter Monday: 10am – 5pm

BIRRONG SPORTS

PIZZERIA BELLUCCI Good Friday: Closed

Good Friday and Easter Sunday: 11am – late*

MONKEY MANIA

THE ITALIAN BISTRO

Thursday 13 April: 10am – 5pm Good Friday: 10am – 6pm Easter Saturday: 10am – 6pm

Good Friday: Closed Easter Sunday: Limited menu for lunch and dinner

BANKSTOWN BOWLS

Good Friday: 11am – 8pm Easter Monday: 11am – 8pm

BAULKHAM HILLS SPORTS

Good Friday: 10am – late* Easter Monday: 10am – late* Unless noted, normal trade will occur. *Closing times subject to management discretion.


Commences 15 March 2017 & concludes 17 May 2017. Terms & conditions at BankstownSports.com. Authorised under NSW Permit Number LTPS/16/10255

Intouch Magazine March/April/May  

Volume 49 Autumn 2017 March/April/May Bankstownsports Intouch Magazine

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