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Vol 51 Spring 2017: Sept | Oct | Nov

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MUNITY M O C L A C O L OUR SUPPORTING

CLUBGRANTS

Over $500,000 contributed for this ClubGRANTS year

BASEMENT BREWHOUSE It's our 1st birthday!

OUR CHEF'S SUCCESS

Bankstown Sports up with the culinary best


NOTICE TO MEMBERS 59TH ANNUAL REPORT AND 60TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING BANKSTOWN DISTRICT SPORTS CLUB LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE) ABN 88 000 243 916

Members are advised that the 60th Annual General Meeting of members will be held at the Bankstown Sports Club on Level 2 (Gillawarna Room) on Monday, 6th November 2017, commencing at 8.00 p.m. Please see the full copy of the Annual General Meeting inserted with this InTouch. A copy of the notice can be downloaded from BankstownSports.com or collected from Bankstown Sports Club main reception.


Contents

CONTENTS

VOLUME 51 – SPRING 2017: SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER | NOVEMBER OUR CLUB 03 Chairman’s Report 46 Sport’s Report

EDITORIAL

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 The Acres Club Cnr Roberts Road and Moondo Street Greenacre NSW 2190 www.theacresclub.com.au

04 Get to know the Bankstown RSAC 06 ClubGRANTS in Review 08 Introducing Cornerstone Coffee & Kitchen 09 Our chefs up with the culinary best 11 Our courtesy bus, at your service 13 Oktoberfest at Bankstown Sports 15 Happy Birthday Basement Brewhouse 17 Celebrate Melbourne Cup with us! 19 Christmas delight 20 Have you been to Atrium Bar lately?

ENTERTAINMENT 25 Daryl Braithwaite: Forever the Tourist 27 Straight Outta Compo 31 Menopause The Musical 32 Relive Beatlemania 33 The man in the dark glasses

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38 Bankstown Bowls: We catch up with our ladies bowls team 40 Baulkham Hills Sports: ClubGRANTS 42 Birrong Sports: Bingo PlayMates have arrived

44 The Acres Club: Introducing The Acres Kitchen

For any magazine enquiries, please contact the Marketing Department on 9722 9888. Design – 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

Welcome to the Spring edition of InTouch magazine which also marks the beginning of another ClubGRANTS year. The Canterbury-Bankstown and Baulkham Hills committees have supported some very worthwhile initiatives this year and I hope you will all be pleased with our contributions.

CLUBGRANTS Bankstown Sports, together with Birrong Sports and Bankstown Bowls have presented 42 community organisations in the Canterbury-Bankstown region with $510,140.30 in cash support for this year’s round of ClubGRANTS. Our feature article focuses on the Recreation, Sports and Aquatics Club (RSAC) which is located in Bankstown and is run solely by volunteers. This unfunded organisation has served the community for almost 30 years, providing social activities, sport, recreation and other opportunities for people living with a disability. Bankstown Sports Club is a major sponsor of RSAC, contributing tens of thousands of dollars in cash and in-kind support every year. Baulkham Hills Sports Club has also supported 6 organisations with over $30,000 in grants. I would like to congratulate each of the committees who have worked hard to approve these funding grants, and a full breakdown of all ClubGRANTS recipients is featured in this magazine on page 7.

THE ACRES CLUB The Acres Club in Greenacre is progressing nicely following our amalgamation in January. We have given the venue a fresh, modern look with new furniture and décor, and we have upgraded the services and facilities there. There’s a really great group of staff looking after the bar and the bistro, which has recently been revamped as The Acres

WELFARE REPORT September, October and November 2017

Kitchen, and our Family Fun Days are proving to be very popular with the local community. If you haven’t already been down to check it out, I highly recommend it!

AUBURN TENNIS CLUB We are hoping to have another club joining the Bankstown Sports family in the coming months, with the amalgamation process underway with Auburn Tennis Club. This venue has been a part of the local community for over 40 years, providing sport and leisure facilities for all ages. It features tennis courts and a popular bistro, and is a favourite with the locals. Members from both clubs have voted unanimously to pursue an amalgamation to ensure the future of this great club, and we look forward to working together once final government approval is given.

DO SOMETHING DAY We took part in Do Something Day again this year, and I’m pleased to report it was a great success. The event is an initiative of ClubsNSW, encouraging people to carry out random acts of kindness to brighten someone’s day. In the past, we have held food drives and charity movie sessions but this year, we wanted to bring people together on a more personal level. We offered $5 vouchers for people to spend anywhere in the club if they brought along a loved one, friend or neighbour to spend some quality time and have a casual chat. We had a huge response and it was so lovely to see so

many members and guests taking up the offer and enjoying a coffee or a treat on us.

PROJECT SYDNEY Our club hosted the annual Project Sydney Gala Dinner on 29 June in The Grand Ballroom, celebrating the initiatives, projects and developments being rolled out across western Sydney. The event was attended by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, other leaders in politics and the business, education and entertainment sectors. 45 students from the University of Western Sydney and TAFE were awarded mentorships on the night, giving them the opportunity to work with top business people in their chosen fields to help prepare them for jobs in the future. I would like to congratulate them on all of their hard work to date, and I wish them the best of luck.

FLINDERS CENTRE The new office tower is really taking shape and is on-track for a mid-2018 grand opening. The 1st and 2nd floors of the Flinders Centre have now been leased and we are in negotiations with potential tenants for space on the 3rd floor. It has been great to see the project take shape and I would like to commend contractors Paynter Dixon for carrying out the construction works with minimal disruption to club members and guests.

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of members who have recently passed away: Pele Lutui Palmer, Betty Kelly, Barry Daniels, Ray Johnson, Alexander Mearns, Frank Leuzzi, Margaret Stewart, Maija Freimanis, Isaac Lakkis, Patricia Tracey, Fay Irwin, Victor Buttigieg, Cathy Bransdon, Myles Godden, Kevin Crawford, David Hepper, Harold Neville, Douglas Davenport, Thomas Boddy, Darrell Cape, Bruce Crouch, Norman Dawes, Raymond Hayes, Bernard White, Richard Ayres, Said Hanna, Janice Labrie, John Dryden and Frederick Stellar. The following members were reported as being in hospital and on behalf of our President, Directors and all our members we wish them a speedy recovery: Rita Mitchell, Jamil Malki, Annie Billam, Doreen Hutchinson and James McMaster.

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Quality of life... If you’ve never heard of the Recreation, Sports and Aquatic Club (RSAC) before, we would like to introduce you to an organisation that works tirelessly to provide activities, services and support to people with a disability. George Shalhoub (pictured, page 5) LOVES to dance. If there is music playing somewhere, expect to see him front and centre on the dance floor. He also enjoys cooking, tennis and cricket, and he plays a mean game of tenpin bowling! George is a bubbly, energetic and talented 44-year-old. He also has a moderate intellectual disability. George doesn’t let this stop him from living life to the fullest, and that’s in part thanks to the RSAC in Bankstown. He has been attending the programs at RSAC since the first night it opened almost 30 years ago, and has picked up some incredible skills which

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have helped him to get a job. “I work at Condell Park for DSA (Disability Services Australia). I pack tubes into boxes for them and we do a lot of packaging stuff. We have lots of fun there and we mix with people. I’ve made lots of friends”. His mum Mary says RSAC has had an incredibly positive impact in their family. “Over the years, having those activities and knowing George has somewhere to go during the day or in the evening, it’s been really great. They are always changing activities for them to do which


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is fantastic. RSAC has been an amazing support network for us as well.” RSAC is an unfunded, community-based organisation whose sole aim is to provide social activities, sport, recreation and other opportunities for people aged 4-70 years, who are living with a disability. Their mission is to be a leading-edge provider of services that promote quality of life and inclusion to people with disabilities, their carers and their families. Close to 1,000 people use their programs every year, but the organisation does not receive any regular funding and relies on fundraising events, community grants and participant contributions. Some of the regular programs run by RSAC include swimming lessons, cooking classes (pictured), basketball, bocce, cricket, drama and dance, carpet bowls, soccer, tenpin bowling, tennis, social clubs, discos, school holiday programs and family activities. These are run by a team of dedicated volunteers who give up their time each week to ensure these activities go ahead. Bankstown Sports Club is a major sponsor of RSAC. Each year we contribute more than $100,000 of in-kind support by providing cleaning services, maintenance, installation, staff man-hours and rent for their building space. Their annual expenses amount to around $380,000 per annum and Jenny

Bombardieri, Executive Officer at RSAC, says they would not exist without help from organisations like Bankstown Sports. “The provision of the grant for this space is pivotal to our ability to develop and undertake the many projects and activities that help to educate, support and enrich the lives of people with a disability. “Participating in RSAC activities changes people’s lives. Our members learn new skills, become fitter and healthier, they make friends, expand their knowledge of the community and see what they can achieve. They develop a support network which includes coaches, volunteers, peers and carers; people they can relate to”.

volunteers and many others who help out every now and then. If you would like more information about RSAC, visit http://www.disabledsportrsac.org.au/

COVER PHOTO: Simon has been a long-term member of RSAC. His mum is on the club’s board and volunteers at a lot of the events. Brianna has been with RSAC for 10 years. Her dad volunteers with cricket and her mum and aunty help out with the cooking classes.

RSAC is run by a team of volunteers, who generously give up their time each week to supervise dozens of programs and classes. Some of these volunteers have been with the organisation since it began, while others have been helping out for over 15 years. “The value that our volunteers bring goes beyond just helping in an activity; their passion, dedication and interest in our cause drives our ability to provide the services that best meet the needs of people with disabilities in the community”, says Jenny. There are currently 450 people enrolled in RSAC’s programs and classes, with 80 active 5


ClubGRANTS 2016 Highlights We take a look back at the different community groups and organisations we have provided funding for over the past ClubGRANTS year. Each year through ClubGRANTS, clubs across NSW provide support to thousands of community organisations, sporting groups and charities in their local areas, with more than $1 billion in funding contributed since the program began.

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN REGION The Canterbury-Bankstown ClubGRANTS committee is made up of 15 clubs, including

BAULKHAM HILLS REGION Baulkham Hills Sports Club contributed $26,741 towards six worthwhile projects in The Hills region in the 2016 ClubGRANTS year, providing funds for disability services, children’s services, mental health and wellbeing support and pet therapy programs.

Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT): $5,044 We contributed funding for a project which provided 12 months of specialist therapy to 12 secondary school students with autism who currently attend the Special Needs Unit at Gilroy Catholic College in Castle Hill.

Foster Care Angels Inc: $2,743 We put funds towards Carer Respite Weekends, giving foster carers the opportunity to take a well-deserved break. Our contribution covered the required carer respite hours. 6

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Bankstown Sports, Birrong Sports and Bankstown Sports Bowls, who combine a percentage of their revenue to support worthwhile causes in the region. Over the past 12 months, this committee has contributed more than $1.1 million worth of funding towards 73 projects, including physical and mental health support, aged care, children’s services, schools and education, and support for various multicultural groups.

North West Disability Services Inc: $5,000 The Best Mates Project links people with a disability to a volunteer from the community who is willing to explore similar interests and help them participate in sporting and social events. We provided funding to create suitable partnerships for 40 people in the first year of the program.

Other Funding Baulkham Hills Sports Club also provided funding to Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation Incorporated for their respite and education programs for kids and families affected by mental illness, the Indian (sub-cont) Crisis and Support Agency which helps people in this demographic deal with domestic and family violence, and Velma’s Pets as Therapy Incorporated Australia which assists adults and children with physical and mental disabilities.

Wesley Community Services: $11,775 Bankstown Sports contributed funding for the Wesley Aunties and Uncles Child Mentoring Program, which helps vulnerable children overcome social isolation and disadvantage through matching them with a volunteer ‘aunt’ and ‘uncle’, to create an extended family support network.

South Western Sydney Local Health District: $40,000 We provided Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, giving staff the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills, which in turn will improve the quality of care given to the community.

The Shepherd Centre for Deaf Children: $9,900 ‘Chime Time’ is a music therapy program for deaf children from culturally diverse backgrounds, that teaches their families how to use music to help alleviate the challenges associated with their child’s disability.

Bankstown City Aged Care: $100,000 Bankstown Sports has contributed funds for quality of life improvements for over 100 residents living with dementia, including the Elder Clowns project and a new sensory garden in the dementia unit.

Other Funding Bankstown Sports also provided funding to the Miracle Babies Foundation, the Shine for Kids Cooperative, the Chinese Parents Association of Children with Disabilities, Youth Off The Streets and many other worthwhile causes.


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ClubGRANTS 2017 Contribution from Bankstown Sports Club, Birrong Sports and Bankstown Sports Bowls Name of Organisation Bankstown City Aged Care Limited Little Wings Limited South Western Sydney Local Health District Koorana Child and Family Services Inc. SHINE For Kids Co-Operative Limited Bankstown Youth Development Service Inc Metro Assist Limited Bankstown Dementia Carers' Group Inc Bankstown Youth Development Service Wesley Community Services Limited CatholicCare Sydney Ltd as Trustee for the CatholicCare Sydney Trust (auspice to Canterbury Bankstown Domestic Violence Liaison Committee) Karitane Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation Limited Mission Australia One Door Mental Health (formerly Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW Inc. Recreation Sports and Aqautics Club Creating Links (NSW) Ltd The Shepherd Centre Dress for Success Sydney Inc Panania Free Rangers Inc. Coolaburoo Neighbourhood Centre Inc Chester Hill Neighbourhood Centre Inc St Francis Social Services Padstow Community Care The Leukaemia Foundation of Australia Limited Creating Links Somali Welfare and Cultural Centre Inc Asian Women at Work Inc Sydney Catholic Schools Lifeline Macarthur Bankstown Community Resource Group Inc Coolaburoo Neighbourhood Centre Inc Creating Links (NSW) Ltd Foster Care Angels Incorporated Coolaburoo Neighbourhood Centre Inc Road Safety Education Limited Chinese Parents Association – Children with Disabilities Inc Bankstown Community Resource Group Inc Creating Links (NSW) Ltd Asian Women at Work Inc Hospital Art Australia Incorporated Bonnie Support Services Ltd Bonnie Support Services Ltd Subtotal

Name of Project Quality of Life Initiative Little Wings Hangar Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships Free therapy screening clinics for school aged children Connecting Kids – Support program for children of prisoners 4Elements Music Project (4EMP) The Road to Financial Independence for Domestic Violence Survivors Moving Forward Together To Ease The Journey Linked Up Wesley Aunties and Uncles – Child Mentoring Program Safe Families Canterbury Bankstown Becoming Parents Respite and psycho-education for kids from Canterbury-Bankstown living in families affected by mental illness. Love Bites Canterbury Bankstown Bankstown Wellness Festival, Bankstown Homeless Connect, Bankstown Youth Connect RSAC Lifeskills and Social Skill Development Programs for Adults with Disability Girls Space Program for High School students Confident ClassMATE – Transition and education program for children with hearing loss from Canterbury-Bansktown area Get Smart Program PFR School Growers Let’s Keep Local Carers in Top Form! Youth Skate and Information Nights Greenlight Movement Driver Education Workshops Child safe community Play Area The Leukaemia Foundation Patient Transport Program in the Canterbury-Bankstown Council region – Leasing Vehicle Costs 'Dad's Matter' AfriKitchen Hobbies for Health and Well-Being of Migrant Women Workers in Precarious Employment Transition to School program Domestic Violence Awareness Programs Bankstown Family Fun Day – Celebrating National Families Week 2018 Stirring the Pot! @ the Roo What babies say! – Making it Count Leaving Care Counselling Program Update Computers and IT systems for CNC and Lets set up the Computer Community Kiosk RYDA road safety education program MAILS Training Program – Money-handling And Independent Living Skills Training Program – For CALD Young People with Disabilities Stepping Stones to School Expo "Chilled" – Adolescent Anxiety Program One Billion Rising Flashdance Mobilisation 2018 for Migrant Women Hospital Art for the Canterbury Bankstown Area Bonnie's Community Garden Bonnie’s Community Garden

Amount $100,000.00 $53,000.00 $40,000.00 $18,000.00 $15,750.00 $15,000.00 $15,000.00 $13,000.00 $12,900.00 $12,000.00 $11,000.00 $10,160.00 $10,132.00 $10,000.00 $10,000.00 $10,000.00 $9,990.00 $9,975.00 $9,000.00 $8,000.00 $7,700.00 $6,800.00 $6,608.00 $6,598.00 $6,530.00 $6,420.00 $6,029.30 $6,000.00 $6,000.00 $5,600.00 $5,500.00 $5,420.00 $5,315.00 $5,271.00 $5,000.00 $4,900.00 $4,800.00 $4,752.00 $4,490.00 $3,000.00 $3,000.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $510,140.30

ClubGRANTS 2017 Contribution from Baulkham Hills Sports Name of Organisation Blacktown Youth Services Association Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT) Diamond Womens Support St John Ambulance Australia (NSW) Zonta Club of Sydney Hills Incorporated Sunnyfield Subtotal

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Name of Project The Inside Story: A Youth Consultation Project School Therapy at Aspect’s Western Sydney School Mum to Mum First Aid Force – Education Program Managing Challenging Behaviours with Teens in the Family – A Parent Forum Refreshing a Shared Living Home in Dural

Amount $10,000.00 $7,168.00 $5,500.00 $3,663.00 $2,000.00 $1,789.00 $30,120.00

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Introducing We’re sprucing up the club’s café, giving it a new name and a new look, and we think you’re really going to like it…

"We are embarking on a complete rebrand of our café, changing the style, décor and layout of the popular eatery, to improve overall service for our customers. Work has already begun and is due to be completed by December this year.

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Throughout our club’s history, it has always been our aim to provide members and guests with the best facilities and the highest standard of customer service possible. We are continually striving to meet the needs of all of our customers and when the need arises, we make changes to improve the experience for everyone who walks through our doors. In recent years, we have undertaken some major construction works within our venue which have resulted in Lucky Cheng’s, Peking Sq. and Basement Brewhouse. We carried out some minor renovations to intouch café in early 2017 to provide a bigger seating area for our guests, and the time has now come to take the next step. Introducing… Cornerstone Coffee & Kitchen. We are embarking on a complete rebrand of our café, changing the style, décor and layout of the popular eatery, to improve overall service for our customers. Work has already begun and is due to be completed by December this year.

Key features will include: CAFÉ SERVERY We are making a few changes to the layout of the servery area to improve our ability to serve customers quickly and efficiently, whilst not disrupting the flow of food service. We are introducing self-serve drink areas and several water points so customers can help themselves to fresh water at any time.

SEATING We will introduce a mix of private booth seating, larger communal tables and banquettes to the current seating area, providing several different options for our guests. The arrangement will open up the current space and make it a more comfortable dining space.

COFFEE ROASTING AREA There will be a new display area where customers will be able to see how our coffee is roasted to perfection.


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Bankstown Sports is

up with the culinary best... Our club has placed 2nd in two separate culinary competitions, and one of our young chef’s has taken out a top honour. CHEF’S TABLE Young Apprentice Chef Cameron Murdon has taken out a top honour at the club industry’s most prestigious cooking competition, the 2017 Chef’s Table. He’s been named Apprentice of the Year, following his performance alongside colleague Sarah Hanslow who won supervisor of the year. The team from Bankstown Sports battled it out against 27 other teams in a Masterchefstyle cook-off which was held at Ryde TAFE in June. The Chef’s Table Competition was created to reward and recognise the many talented chefs, cooks and apprentices in NSW clubs. It offers clubs a unique way to showcase their chef’s talents and promote their venues as top dining destinations. The pair placed second overall in the team competition, which was made sweeter by Cameron and Sarah's individual award wins. ClubsNSW CEO Anthony Ball says the quality of the dishes showed once again

that registered clubs are leading the way in the food space. “Well done to Cameron and Bankstown Sports Club. This recognition is another reminder that you don’t have to dine at exclusive city restaurants to sample the best cuisine that NSW has to offer”. Each team was asked to design and prepare a 3-course menu using ingredients not exceeding a total food cost of $22 per person. Dishes were judged on placement of food, taste, texture, visual aspect, hygiene and interaction between team members. Sarah and Cameron delivered a South Australian line-caught squid, house-made pasta, enoki, crispy quinoa, watermelon radish and lemon cloud for entrée, followed by pork rib pie, crispy pork belly, roasted sweet potato, celeriac slaw and pencil leek for main, and a chocolate soufflé with cereal milk and a mandarin gel for dessert.

CHEF’S HAT The Golden Chef’s Hat competition aims to help junior and apprentice chefs develop their cooking skills and broaden their culinary horizons. It provides young chefs with an opportunity to be mentored by some of the best in the business and gives them the chance to pit themselves against their peers to benchmark their skills. This year, Sammy Carbone and Rachael Fenech represented Bankstown Sports in the two-day event at Ryde TAFE in June. They had two and a half hours to prepare a main and a dessert, deciding on a Laksa Ravioli, green tea and pistachio-crusted lamb eye fillet, and a fennel, green bean and orange salad. This was followed by a cinnamon panna cotta, dehydrated toffee apples, a white chocolate and strawberry cannoli mousse and a strawberry coulis. They were judged on a few different things like how carefully we cut meat from the bone, hygiene, workflow, and how well they worked within the time limit. They did extremely well under the time constraints and finished second overall. Bankstown Sports InTouch

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TRY VALET PARKING ON YOUR NEXT VISIT only SAVE YOURSELF THE TROUBLE OF PARKING

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 6PM - LATE*

Leave your car with the valet attendant on the Mona St ramp and we will return your car when you want to leave.

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SERVICE Did you know the Bankstown Sports courtesy bus is a free service for members and guests of the club? We want to make visiting our club as easy as possible for all of our members and guests. As well as providing a free and secure carpark, easy access to public transport and a Porte Cochere for taxi and Uber collection, we also provide a complimentary courtesy bus. The East and West runs operate 7 days per week at various times in the evening, and the South run is available on Friday and Saturday nights only. If we are collecting you from home, please call the booking service on 0401 140 589 and reserve your seat. You will be given an estimated pick-up time inside a 45 minute window. If you are departing from the club, please see our friendly reception staff who will advise of the next available service travelling to your area and can book you a seat. For more information about the 5km radius and whether your residence lies within it, please visit BankstownSports.com or see main reception.

EAST RUN • Belfield • Greenacre • Lakemba • Mt Lewis

• Punchbowl • Riverwood • Roselands • Wiley Park

SOUTH RUN • East Hills • Milperra • Picnic Point Friday and Saturday nights only.

FOR: Bankstown Sports Club and Bankstown Sports Bowls call 0401 140 589

FOR: South Run (Friday and Saturday nights only) – call 0401 140 589

FOR: Birrong Sports call 0401 759 606 (Thur 5pm-9pm, Fri/Sat/Sun 5pm-late)

FOR: Baulkham Hills Sports call 0411 118 440 (Fri/Sat 6pm-12am)

WEST RUN • Bankstown • Bass Hill • Birrong • Chester Hill • Chullora • Condell Park • Georges Hall • Padstow • Padstow Heights • Panania

• Potts Hill • Regents Park • Revesby • Revesby Heights • Sefton • Yagoona

Doorup r pick to-doo om your e fr servic hin a 5km wit home s of our d ra iu clubs.

Check whether we go to your address:

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SPRING SPECIAL Available Monday to Thursday, lunch and dinner

$12 E AC H

CHOOSE YOUR SALAD Japanese Wakame Seaweed Salad Watermelon, Strawberry & Halloumi Salad Grilled Asparagus & Burrata Salad Thai Papaya Salad Endive, Radicchio, Pear & Gorgonzola Salad

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CHOOSE YOUR PROTEIN Cajun Chicken Tenderloins $5 Smoked Tasmanian Salmon $6 Char-grilled Porterhouse Steak $6 Peking Duck $6 Salt & Pepper Squid $6 King Prawns $7

Conditions apply. Images are a guide only. Visit BankstownSports.com


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at Bankstown Sports Get your bellies ready for this! Oktoberfest returns to Platform One with an authentic 3-course German feast that will fill you to the brim! Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival and travelling funfair held annually in Munich, Bavaria and throughout Germany. It runs from mid to late September through to the first weekend in October, celebrating traditional food and beer. Platform One is getting into the spirit again this year with a delicious lunch and dinner special. For just $39 per person, enjoy a 3 course German feast. To start, you will be served a traditional German brezel (pretzel) accompanied by a Bavarian dip and butter. When your main comes out, take a moment to revel in the crackle-encased pork knuckle, with sauerkraut, red cabbage and mashed potato. But make sure you leave room for dessert! The Apple Raisin Strudel with vanilla bean gelato and whipped cream is the perfect way to finish your meal. To accompany your feast, there will also be 500ml steins of limited edition Basement Brewhouse Oktoberfest Helles biere available for purchase. We’ve modelled it on a traditional German pale lager which is full-bodied, mildly sweet and light in colour with a low bitterness. Our Helles beer will only be available for Oktoberfest, so sit back, take your time and enjoy every mouthful. Oktoberfest at Platform One runs from 20 September to 31 October 2017. The set menu is available for lunch and dinner during standard operating hours between Monday and Saturday. Bookings are essential so call the club on 9722 9888 or see our friendly staff at Platform One.

See menu at Platform One or BankstownSports.com. Bookings essential, call 9722 9888. Standard Platform One opening hours apply.

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$25

Includes

Burger, Pint of Bee * r& Shoe String Fries SEPTEMBER

Fiesta Nacho

Cape Grim beef pattie nacho style, jalapenos, tomato salsa, corn chips, guacamole, mozzarella cheese with a sour cream-filled syringe served on a brioche bun.

OCTOBER

The Munich

Pulled pork knuckle, sauerkraut, red apple cabbage, aioli and German mustard served on a pretzel bun.

NOVEMBER

Something About Mary Crispy fried Berkshire pork belly, butter lettuce, apple and date slaw, Spanish onion and Bloody Mary sauce served on a milk bun.

*A pint of one of our Basement Brewhouse beers brewed in-house. Monthly Specials strictly available for their dedicated month only. Images are a guide only.


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Happy Birthday to us! It’s our 1st birthday in November and to celebrate, we’ve got a great offer for members and guests.

On 1 November 2017, it will be a whole year since Basement Brewhouse opened its doors for the first time, offering a unique craft beer and dining experience in Sydney’s southwest. So much has happened since then, with the launch of new in-house beers, new burgers, monthly specials and craft beer events, and countless patrons coming through the door to see what we have to offer. To celebrate our 1st birthday, we’re offering $10 burgers all day at the Brewhouse! That’s any burger from our menu for just $10 on November 1 2017! Choose from our range of chicken, beef, lamb, pork and veggie burgers, on either a Milk, Brioche or Potato bun. We also

have a few new additions to our menu including the Mighty Brew Beast, with two grilled beef patties, double bacon, double cheese, lettuce, tomato, beetroot, onion and secret sauce; Sweet Little Piggy with BBQ pulled pork, butter lettuce, slaw, melted camembert and peanut butter; and The Gandhi vegetarian burger, with an edamame, quinoa, mint and sunflower seed pattie with rocket and walnut salad, beetroot, horseradish relish and tzatziki. The 1st birthday offer is available on Wednesday, 1 November 2017 between 12pm-9pm. Get your mates together for some lunch or bring the family for dinner and be a part of it!

MONTHLY BURGER SPECIALS Each month, our Executive Chef creates a deliciously unique burger for customers to sink their teeth into, and we've packaged it into a combo! You’ll get a limited-edition burger, shoe string fries and a pint of one of our Basement Brewhouse beers, all for just $25. In September, try our Fiesta Nacho burger, then get into the spirit of Oktoberfest with The Munich in October, and there’s Something About Mary in November. (See page 14 for more details). To see the full Basement Brewhouse menu, or for our full list of craft beers, visit BankstownSports.com/brewhouse

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY

BREWHOUSE BASEMENT CELEBRATE ON NOVEMBER 1 WITH $10 BURGERS ALL DAY!

Offer excludes fries. AvAilable Only On wednesday 1 November 2017 frOM 12PM-9PM.

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Looking for somewhere to watch the big race in comfort and style, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere? Bankstown Sports is the place to be. If you haven’t organised anything for Melbourne Cup yet, we have a few things that might tickle your fancy ahead of the race that stops the nation. Of course, we will be showing the race live on the big screen and there will be sweeps and prize giveaways. We’ll have free entertainment in our Rainforest Lounge with Dan Mullins from the Alan Jones Breakfast Show as your host, taking you right through from 10.30am until 5.30pm. The Adrian Joseph Duo will warm up the crowd performing songs from the 60s, right through to the popular hits of today covering artists like Fleetwood Mac, Elvis, INXS, Johnny Cash and Vance Joy. Then The Party Hearts Party Band take over to help you celebrate your winnings, playing the latest chart topping songs from Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Rihanna, as well as some old classics from Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and John Farnham.

For something a little different, why not book our Melbourne Cup High Tea in Platform One? Available from 12pm-2pm, you will enjoy a selection of delicious sweet and savoury treats while seated in our authentic fine-dining train carriages. Adult tickets are $69, children are $29 (3-13 years). Bookings are essential so please call the club on 9722 9888 to reserve your spot. Stuzzichino in La Piazza also has a special Melbourne Cup dining offer with a 3-course set menu available from 12pm. Enjoy a traditional Italian feast for $70 per person, which includes a glass of sparkling wine on arrival. Bookings are a must to secure your seat, so call La Piazza on 9722 9810. For more information on any of the above dining or entertainment offers, please visit BankstownSports.com/melbournecup

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FRESH TO ORDER

HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE 1480kJ or SPANISH CARAMEL 1270kJ The average adult daily energy intake is 8700kJ

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Christmas delight! Rudi and Pam Fienbier have been coming to our club for more than 20 years and they have a bit of a soft spot for Platform One, especially at Christmas. The Fienbiers are long term members of Bankstown Sports and their favourite place to dine is Platform One. They have been attending our Christmas Day buffet lunch for as long as they can remember, and Pam says it’s just as good now as when they first came along. “They lay all of the food out in a buffet and everything is beautiful there. The prawns, the crab, the oysters, they have all the baked stuff and the sweets – everything. I can’t fault anything. We told the chef how great it was the last time we were there. We just love it there at Christmas”. This year, Executive Chef Helmut Gundendorfer will prepare an array of

fresh baked Artisan bread, canapes, salads, a variety of gourmet seafood, Asian dishes, a carving station with ham and turkey, roast beef, Peking duck, sides and a delicious assortment of desserts. Bankstown Sports is not the Fienbier’s local club as they live in Cronulla, but Pam says they will be coming along for Christmas at Platform One again this year. “It’s worth it. It’s a very friendly club. It’s just a pleasure to go there”. To book Platform One or Greenfield Station Bistro Christmas Day Buffet Lunch call 9722 9888.

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MONDAY 25 DECEMBER Share a buffet lunch with the family & enjoy our Christmas entertainment as we spread the festive cheer

$89 Adults $25 Children (3-13 years) Children under 3 free

Christmas Day Buffet Lunch

12pm - 1.30pm Monday 25 December Indulge in an extravagant Christmas Buffet Lunch

$159 Adults $29 Children (3-13 years) Children under 3 free Bookings & pre-payment essential. Call 9722 9888 or speak to Platform One staff. Beverages not included.

Bookings & pre-payment essential. Call 9722 9888. Drinks excluded. See menu at Greenfield Station Bistro or BankstownSports.com

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Have you been to Atrium Bar lately? A new Signature Cocktail range and a variety of local and international beers, ciders, wines, liqueurs and spirits… there’s something for everyone at our boutique bar. If exquisite cocktails, boutique beers and fine liquor are some of your favourite things, Atrium Bar inside Bankstown Sports Club should be on your to-do list. Situated beneath a spectacular art-light feature which was crafted exclusively for the club, it offers a unique and contemporary setting for a quiet drink or your next private function. We have recently released our new Signature Cocktails range, with six new  creations available now for you to try.

BOTANICAL SPRITZ

DOCTOR’S ORDERS

RUM RUNNER

If you enjoy sweet, fruity flavours, this one is for you. Rittenhouse Rye mixed with Apricot Brandy, mandarin puree and grapefruit.

GINGER SPICED MARGARITA This will get your heart racing! Espolon Blanco and Hunter Valley Ginger liqueur shaken with lime and a fiery surprise to leave you with a spicy fresh taste on your tongue. 20

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Something light and fresh! Enjoy a floral hit of Hendrick’s and Lillet Rose with a splash of prosecco. Delish!

Not just a drink – this is an experience. Appleton Estate rum with Crème de Peche and Liquor 43, topped with a cinnamon stick and a fiery caramelised lime wedge.

SMOKED LAVENDER OLD FASHIONED The definition of ‘smoky bourbon’ flavour. Woodford Reserve bourbon with barrel-aged bitters, Redlands Lavender malt and sugar syrup.

MIDNIGHT RUN Deliciously sweet and very easy to drink. Grey Goose vodka 10-year old Madeira special with house-made strawberry and rose syrup, served with fresh lemon.

Accompanying our Signature range is a wide variety of traditional cocktails including Toblerone, Salted Caramel Espresso, Maple Whisky Sour, Candy Apple Martini, Classic Mojito, Tropical Mai Tai and many more. Atrium Bar stocks a range of local, international and premium craft beers, ciders, spirits, whiskies and classic liqueurs. Our wines have been sourced from around Australia and New Zealand, from wineries in Mudgee, Adelaide Hills, Margaret River and Marlborough. And if you’re feeling a little peckish, there are Tapas plates and cheese boards available to complement your beverages and complete your experience. Dishes include oysters, Dukkah-spiced olives, Tuscan sweet potato fries, arancini balls, halloumi, and Rodriguez chorizo. Atrium Bar is open Monday to Thursday from 5pm to 12am, Friday and Saturday from 2pm to 2.30am and Sunday from 2pm to 12am. (Closing times are subject to Manager's discretion).


LIVE SHOWS

KILLER QUEEN

DARYL BRAITHWAITE

ROY ORBISON REBORN


LUCKY STARR PRESENTS ONE FOR THE ROAD

BACK TO THE

WEDNESDAY MORNING CONCERT

WEDNESDAY MORNING CONCERT

WEDNESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER

Australian country rock icon Lucky Starr presents One For The Road, paying tribute to popular songs from the 50s’ to now, including his tongue-twisting hit I’ve Been Everywhere. Without a doubt one of the most popular entertainers in Australia today, Lucky will take you on a wonderful 90 minute ride back through the years of classic hits.

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

The multi-award winning ‘Back To The Tivoli’ concert returns 4 October with another show featuring vocalist Amanda Easton, award-winning comic Al Showman, dynamic vocalist Brian Lorenz, popular violinist Vov Dylan, Tivoli Showgirls, Tivoli Band and host Jenifer Green. 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

BACK TO THE

WEDNESDAY MORNING CONCERT

WEDNESDAY MORNING CONCERT

WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER

WEDNESDAY 13 DECEMBER

Celebrate some of the world’s most impressive female voices as Lisa Crouch and her band perform hits from artists such as Tina Turner, Cher, Kylie, Dusty Springfield, Celine Dion, Pink, Whitney Houston and many more.

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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 13 December with another show featuring international song and dance man Derek Metzger, comedian Liz Layton, superb vocalist Davidia, lain harpist Freddie Aquillera, Tivoli Showgirls, Tivoli Band, host Jenifer Green and Santa! 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

Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.


SEPTEMBER WHAT’S ON? MONDAY

TUESDAY

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7pm The Backburners, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Paul Fisher, Rainforest Lounge 8.30pm The Shy Guys, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Al Showman & Shannon Bacall, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Twin Set, Rainforest Lounge 7.30pm Poker, The Loft

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

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

6.00pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Atomic, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Gabby, Rainforest Lounge 8.30pm The Kamis, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Christine Savanah & Stephen Fisher-King, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Johnny V Duo, Rainforest Lounge 7.30pm Poker, The Loft

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10.45am Cash Housie, Garrison Room 7pm Members’ Draw

6.00pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Cherie Lucas Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Brian Gillett, Rainforest Lounge 8.30pm Neon Nights, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Natalie Colavito & Bob Howe, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Pop Fiction, Rainforest Lounge 7.30pm Poker, The Loft

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

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

6.00pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Matt Jones trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Joanna Melas, Rainforest Lounge 8pm Killer Queen, The Theatre 8.30pm Andy & the Cruisers, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Terry Mack & Lisa Crouch, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Cover Notes Duo, Rainforest Lounge 7.30pm Poker, The Loft

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

10.45am Cash Housie, Garrison Room 11am Kids Bingo, Rainforest Lounge 1.30pm Sleeping Beauty , The Theatre 6pm Sleeping Beauty, The Theatre 7pm Members’ Draw 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

6.00pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Chris Connolly, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Lionel Robinson, Rainforest Lounge 8.30pm Over the Edge, Rainforest Lounge


SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER $25 MEMBERS $30 NON-MEMBERS THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.15PM SHOWTIME 8.00PM RESERVED SEATING This Brisbane-based tribute band have been touring internationally since 2010, paying homage to Britain’s regal rock quartet, Queen. With full costumes, superb musicianship and a cast that resembles the original members of the band, this show is guaranteed to blow your mind!

SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER $10 MEMBERS $15 NON-MEMBERS THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.15PM SHOWTIME 8.00PM RESERVED SEATING

THE

ELTON JOHN EXPERIENCE

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Travel back through 40 years of classic Elton John hits, as the internationally acclaimed impersonator Greg Andrew takes you on a journey through the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s to now, highlighting the stunning showmanship and virtuosic piano playing that has made Elton John such an icon. Enjoy songs from the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Album including Candle In The Wind, Bennie and the Jets, and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.


Entertainment

Forever the

tourist!

Daryl Braithwaite has just recorded a brand-new album and he’s bringing all of his new hits, and some of the old classics to Bankstown Sports this October. Daryl Braithwaite is one of the most famous and beloved voices in Australian music history. He first found fame as the lead singer of Sherbet in the 70s, before going out on his own in the late 80s, and songs like Horses, As The Days Go By and Howzat became a staple in most Aussie households throughout the 90’s. More than two decades later, and at the tender age of 64, this music legend is still

pumping out hit after hit, and has just released his new album Forever The Tourist, which he says is a personal ‘thank you’ to his most loyal fans for their support over the years. Daryl will be performing in The Theatre at Bankstown Sports on Saturday, 14 October, and will include a mix of his new songs along with some of the popular classics. He’ll be supported by Brave It Through The Night,

which is a project of award-winning multiinstrumentalist Dean Michael Smith. He blends elements of rock, folk and alternative styles of music to create a passionate and engaging live performance that’s sure to captivate the audience. Tickets are on sale now from main reception or BankstownSports.com/live-shows

Don't miss out! SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER $35 ALL THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.15PM SHOWTIME 8.00PM RESERVED SEATING

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OCTOBER WHAT’S ON? MONDAY

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01 2.30pm Amanda Easton & Christian Guerrero, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 7.30pm Poker, The Loft 7pm NRL Grand Final, Rainforest Lounge & The Theatre

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10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room 11am Kids Bingo, Rainforest Lounge 1.30pm Pop Fever, The Theatre 6pm Pop Fever, The Theatre 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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

6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Celebration Mix, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Ed Manego, Rainforest Lounge 8.30pm Masterton Apprentices, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Lisa Cook & Milko Foucalt-Larche, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm James Lee Duo, Rainforest Lounge 7.30pm Poker, The Loft

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

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

6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Cherie Lucas Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Cambo, Rainforest Lounge 8pm Daryl Braithwaite, The Theatre 8.30pm Mesa Groove, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Bruni Riley & Issy Di, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Lumiere Duo, Rainforest Lounge 7.30pm Poker, The Loft

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

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

6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Atomic, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Kim Gock, Rainforest Lounge 8.30pm Rockin Eddie Band, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Chris Gable & Liz Layton, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Cover Notes Duo, Rainforest Lounge 7.30pm Poker, The Loft

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

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

6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge 8pm Straight Outta Compo, The Theatre

7pm Goan Brothers, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Chris Connolly, Rainforest Lounge 8pm The Elton John Experience, The Theatre 8.30pm The Kamis, Rainforest Lounge

2pm Creepy Halloween Carnival Show, The Theatre 2.30pm Johnny V & Seamus Earley, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Two for the Show, Rainforest Lounge 7.30pm Poker, The Loft

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Entertainment

The boys are back with another HILARIOUS show! If you’re a fan of the hit TV shows Here Come The Habibs and Fat Pizza, you are going to LOVE the hilarious new stage show created by award-winning producer and comedian Joe Avati. Starring Rob Shehadie, Tahir, George Kapiniaris and Joe himself, Straight Outta Compo is packed full of stand up, sketches, songs and videos, as well as all the usual surprises you would expect from some of the funniest men in Aussie show business.

Joe Avati has become a regular fixture on the Australian comedy circuit and has a number of wildly successful stage productions and comedy albums to his name. George Kapiniaris is one of our best loved comedy, music and TV stars, and starred in the hugely successful Wogs Out Of Work. He has since gone on to win several awards and has countless comedic credits to his name. Rob Shehadie is an actor, associate producer and story consultant for some

of the funniest Australian TV shows, including Here Come The Habibs and Fat Pizza. Tahir also featured on those shows, he’s previously been named Comedian of the Year and has been nominated for a Logie. Straight Outta Compo will be at Bankstown Sports for one night only on Thursday, 26 October in The Theatre. Tickets are $49.90. To reserve your seat, visit BankstownSports.com or main reception.

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A Tribute to

Sleeping Beauty A MINI MUS ICA L FO R CHILDREN

WEDNESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

$5 MEMBERS $7 NON-MEMBERS

Enter the magical world of Sleeping Beauty. All singing, dancing and entertainment for kids of all ages! The integration of this age-old story will have kids captivated by the spectacular costumes and performance!

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.

TUESDAY 3 OCTOBER

$5 MEMBERS $7 NON-MEMBERS

Get your dancing shows and sing along to all the latest pop stars on the charts! Including songs by Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and many more. PLUS – this dance spectacular features a live magician, don’t miss out!

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.

Free Kids Bingo

Wednesday 27 September and Tuesday 3 October • Rainforest Lounge • 11am-12pm

MADA’s MARVELS FEAT. CARDISTRY

$10

ALL

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Magic Workshop $20 MONDAY 25 SEPTEMBER LEVEL 2 | 12.00PM

ALL

Learn all the tricks yourself with this 1 hour magic workshop featuring magician, Mada & the Caridistry boys! Ticket price includes a special pack of cards. Workshop is suitable for ages 8 years and over only. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.


Entertainment

CREEPY HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL SHOW

SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER

$7 MEMBERS $10 NON-MEMBERS THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 1.30PM SHOWTIME 2.00PM RESERVED SEATING Come along to our Creepy Halloween Carnival Show… if you dare! There’ll be face painting and a kids disco with plenty of dancing, before the creepy zombies, clowns and special guest magician, Joel Howlett, take the stage. Come dressed in your favourite scary costume! Children must be accompanied by an adult. All adults and children 12months+ require a ticket.

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Mon-Thu 9.30am - 5.00pm Fri 9.30am - 8.30pm Sat 9.30am - 10.30pm Sun 9.30am - 6.00pm monkeymania.com.au 9722 9863

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NOVEMBER WHAT’S ON? MONDAY

TUESDAY

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THURSDAY

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

6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge 8.30pm Menopause the Musical, The Theatre

7pm Atomic, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Brian King, Rainforest Lounge 8.30pm Ipanema, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Angie Vee & Daniel Tabasco, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Johnny V Duo, Rainforest Lounge 7.30pm Poker, The Loft

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10.30am Free Entertainment, See page 16 for details 7.30pm Music Man Trio, The Loft

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

6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Joanna Melas Trio, Rainforest Lounge 8pm The Beatles Rock N Roll Years, The Theatre

5.30pm Brian Gillett, Rainforest Lounge 8.30pm Neon Nights, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Brian Stoddart & Donna Boyd, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Sweet Talk Trio, Rainforest Lounge 7.30pm Poker, The Loft

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

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

6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Cherie Lucas Trio, Rainforest Lounge 8pm Roy Orbison Reborn, The Theatre

5.30pm Gabby, Rainforest Lounge 8.30pm Fabba, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Rowena Michael & Adam Scicluna, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Jo Karas Duo, Rainforest Lounge 7.30pm Poker, The Loft

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

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

6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm The Backburners, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Paul Fisher, Rainforest Lounge 8.30pm Groovin Hard, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Alex Blandino & Paul Stevens, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Cover Notes Duo, Rainforest Lounge 7.30pm Poker, The Loft

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6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

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MELBOURNE CUP

Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.


Entertainment

New songs, new gags and new dance routines… these gals will have you in stitches! Menopause, The Musical returns to the stage in 2017 with a brand-new show – Women On Fire. This new box office smash follows the story of four women who meet at a department store and have nothing in common but a black lace bra they all want to buy. A sisterhood quickly develops, and they poke fun at the joys of getting older, including memory loss, night sweats, hot flushes, wrinkles and much MUCH more! The comedic lines and hilarious performances are accompanied by a musical storyline featuring popular tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s that will have the audience dancing in their seats until the final applause. The original production of this show debuted in Melbourne in 2005 for a six-week season which was extended to six months, before it went on to tour other capital cities for

five years. It received rave reviews here in Australia, and around the world. “Ninety Minutes of extraordinary fun” – Australian Stage “Bring the waterproof mascara because you’ll laugh so hard, you’ll cry” – chicagocritic.com “It makes for a good night out and an educational experience, and one that is sure to leave a smile on your face” – Theatre Press, Melbourne Menopause, The Musical – Women On Fire will be at Bankstown Sports Club on Thursday, 2 November in The Theatre. Tickets are $45 for an 8.30pm show. To book, see our friendly reception staff or visit BankstownSports.com/ live-shows

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"The original production of this show debuted in Melbourne in 2005 for a sixweek season which was extended to six months, then on to other capital cities for five years!"

THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER $45 ALL THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.45PM SHOWTIME 8.30PM RESERVED SEATING

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Relive the magic of

beatlemania! The world’s premier Beatles tribute band is coming to Bankstown Sports Club this October. They are regarded as the most influential band of the Rock’n’Roll era and are still the best-selling band in history. The Beatles were one of a kind and now you can relive all of their number 1 hits with this incredible tribute show, The Beatles – The Rock’n’Roll Years.

as close as it gets to the original Fab Four and will have you singing and dancing in your seats for the entire two-hour spectacular.

MEET THE BAND

Fresh from a sold out national tour with the Australian Symphony Orchestra, The Beatle Boys will perform every classic hit that ever made the top of the charts including Help, Long Tall Sally, USSR, I Wanna Hold Your Hand and many more.

Christopher Lee Frazer as John Lennon – has been a performer for over 20 years and has a deep and ongoing respect for everything Beatles. He pours all of his skill and energy into each night’s performance to bring John back to life as the brilliant word-smith and larrikin he was.

Relive the magic and unique sounds that made John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr famous back in the 50s. If you love your rock 'n' roll classics, this show is not to be missed. The Beatle Boys are

John Kater as Paul McCartney – has been obsessed with The Beatles since the age of four, and has a voice that has been described as ‘monumental’. He has performed in countries around the

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world and has been on numerous radio and TV shows. Rod Auld as George Harrison – a love of 50s Rock’n’Roll and a fascination with guitars inspired him to start playing at the age of 10. He comes from a family of musicians and spent many years touring Australia with Jon English’s concert band, playing lead guitar and singing harmonies. Nando Pettinato as Ringo – he began collecting The Beatle 45’s from a very young age and has spent countless hours mastering the drum parts to many of The Beatles songs. By the age of 10, he could replicate all of Ringo’s parts by ear, with perfect timing. Tickets are $35 each and are available from BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.15PM SHOWTIME 8.00PM RESERVED SEATING


Entertainment Editorial

The man in the dark glasses… Direct from a sold out national tour, Dean Bourne brings the iconic sounds of Roy Orbison to life once again in this incredible tribute. Almost 30 years after his death, Roy Orbison is still a legend in the music industry, both for his flawless tenor voice and his trademark dark glasses. He was one of the most successful Rock’n’Roll musicians of all time, best known for his dark, emotional ballads and matching dark attire. Fast-forward to 2017 and internationally renowned artist Dean Bourne (named ‘Australia’s Roy Orbison’) is bringing all of his hits back to the stage in Roy Orbison – Reborn. The audience will be mesmerised throughout this unforgettable two-hour concert experience as they are transported back to the great rock era, with hit after hit.

Sing along to Pretty Woman, Crying, Dream Baby, Danny Boy, Only The Lonely and so much more. As this show marks the 20th anniversary of when Dean began performing as Roy Orbison, there will also be a special tribute to The Traveling Wilbury’s which Roy co-founded with George Harrison from The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. If you love the music of Roy Orbison, you will love Dean Bourne on stage. Tickets are just $49.90 and are available from main reception or BankstownSports.com/live-shows

FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER $49.90 ALL

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DECEMBER WHAT’S ON? MONDAY

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TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

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7pm Matt Jones Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Di Solomon, Rainforest Lounge 8.30pm Rockin Eddie Band, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm David Hayes & Karen Beckett, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Diamond Rhythm, Rainforest Lounge 7.30pm 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

6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Jo Karas Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Kim Gock, Rainforest Lounge 8.30pm Paul McCann Band, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Joanna Capatanakis & Mike Mathieson, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm James Lees Duo, Rainforest Lounge 7.30pm 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 Final Members’ Draw 7pm Poker, The Loft 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

11am Splash Dance, The Theatre 6pm Santa & Christmas Carollers 7pm Cherie Lucas Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Joanna Melas, Rainforest Lounge 6pm Santa & Christmas Carollers 8.30pm The Kamis, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Betty Dargie & Kevin A Legend, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Cover Notes Duo, Rainforest Lounge 6pm Santa 7.30pm 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 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

6.30pm Santa Raffle, Rainforest Lounge 6.30pm Santa

6pm Santa & Christmas Carollers 7pm Joanna Melas Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Danny Elliott, Rainforest Lounge 6pm Santa & Christmas Carollers 8.30pm Matchbox, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Susan Penno & Chris Castle, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Oscar Duo, Rainforest Lounge 6pm Santa & Christmas Carollers 7.30pm Poker, The Loft

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12pm Santa & Christmas Carollers 12pm Magician, Lounge Bar 12pm Re Groove Duo, Lounge Bar 6pm DJ, Rainforest Lounge

10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room 1.30pm Phil Crawshaw, Rainforest Lounge 7.30pm Music Man Trio, The Loft

10.45am Cash Housie, Garrison Room 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

7pm Backburners Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Ed Manego, Rainforest Lounge 8.30pm Roc A Tac, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Everyday People Band, Rainforest Lounge 7.30pm New Year’s Eve Event, The Grand Ballroom 9.30pm Neon Nights, Rainforest Lounge 1.30am DJ

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Entertainment

FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER

$10 MEMBERS $15 NON-MEMBERS THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 10.30AM SHOWTIME 11.00AM RESERVED SEATING The cast of the ABC KIDS’ hit television program SplashDance are coming to Bankstown Sports with their new Christmas show Letters to Santa! Don’t miss all of your favourite Christmas carols and SplashDance songs, there’ll be a special visit from Santa and heaps of other fun surprises! Children must be accompanied by an adult. All adults and children 12months+ require a ticket.

Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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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!

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Saturday 23 September Booked separately: $357 Straight out of Compo

Thursday 26 October Booked separately: $406.80

Menopause the Musical

Thursday 2 November Booked separately: $397 Beatles Show

Friday 10 November Booked separately: $370

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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Roy Orbison

Friday 17 November Booked separately: $406.80


YOURCLUBS

We catch u with me p m of our d bers elightfu l Ladies Bowls team


Not just a

BOWLS CLUB... We caught up with a few members of our delightful Ladies Bowls team to take a look back at how their club began. If you walk into Bankstown Bowls at any time of the day or night on any day of the week, expect to be greeted by every single person who sees you. Whether they’re playing darts, working behind the bar or in the bistro, or out on the green playing a game of bowls, they will stop what they’re doing to welcome you into their club with open arms.

YS KSEY, GLAD : JOYCE COO FROM LEFT RE T SAYER GA AR M D MCINNES AN

The club has the most incredible family feel about it, and that’s what our Ladies Bowls team attributes to their success and longevity over the years. “I love the togetherness at this club and the strength we have to keep coming every week. We used to go away on trips together and we are all such great friends” says Gladys McInnes, who happily sits down for a chat. Gladys joined the Ladies Bowls team in 1969 and began playing once a week on a Tuesday, at the request of her husband. Back in those days, she says, women weren’t allowed in the club until the men realised they needed more money to keep the club afloat. “They had no idea that 200 women would show up on that first day. I remember they didn’t have enough afternoon tea for everyone! I was working for my husband at the time, and

he allowed me to have the day off work on Tuesdays, so I could join the ladies team. And I’ve been a member ever since”. Marea Giacomin is a foundation member of the Ladies Bowls team and says when the women joined the club, the atmosphere changed and the club’s finances improved. She says you need women around because they do things, they make things happen, they fix things and they organise things. “We planned lots of events for our members like Christmas in July, Easter Bonnet Days, children’s Christmas parties, Mother’s Day events and Melbourne Cup. We also organised a special dance after mixed bowls every Sunday”. It may be a little quieter now, but Barbara Barnes who is also a foundation member, says everyone loves getting together. “The ladies used to work as volunteers in the kitchen, we used to clean the club and help out wherever we could. And when anything went wrong, they might as well have been your sisters”. If you’re interested in joining a team at Bankstown Bowls, visit BankstownBowling.com.au

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 – late* *Closing times subject to manager’s discretion.


Bankstown Sports Bowls

ACTIVITIES

Chef’s Specials

Monday 10.30am | Line Dancing

Tuesday Pizza $12

Tuesday

Wednesday

7.00pm | Poker

250g Rump Steak $16 Served with gravy. Your choice of chips & salad or vegetables.

Wednesday

Friday

7.30pm | Trivia

Curry $15 With Naan bread and steamed rice

Thursday

Sunday

6.00pm | Piano Nights

Roast $14 With roasted mixed vegetables, peas and gravy

Friday

Available lunch and dinner.

7.00pm | Poker

BOOK YOUR NEXT

FUNCTION WITH US! Anniversaries | Birthdays | Social Events Engagements 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.

Sunday 4.30pm | Meat & Veggie Raffle

Please see BankstownBowling.com.au for more details.

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

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Helping our YOUTH! Baulkham Hills Sports Club has contributed more than $30,000 in ClubGRANTS funding to six very worthwhile community projects. Our club takes pride in giving back to the local community, assisting with special projects and campaigns that benefit the local area. This year through ClubGRANTS, we have provided funding to a number of organisations that the committee feels are making a difference to people living in the Hills District. These include Diamond Women’s Support for their Mum-to-Mum program, Autism Spectrum Australia for specialist therapy for children at Gilroy Catholic College in Castle Hill and the Zonta Club of Sydney Hills Inc for a forum about managing family conflicts. We have also supported Sunnyfield’s project to upgrade the homes of people living with intellectual disabilities, and St John Ambulance Australia for their mobile community education program for 11-16-year old’s. And we have contributed $10,000 to Blacktown Youth Services Association

for a project that will help young people in the Hills District. The Inside Story is an action research project run by Blacktown Youth Services Association, which aims to encourage improvement in services for young people. The campaign will collect information and data from young people aged 12-24 in the Hills Shire which can be provided to service providers in the area, so they can better understand and work with young people in the region. Participants will then be given the opportunity to deliver the project’s findings and provide their input into a youth strategy for the Hills District. Through this project, Blacktown Youth Services Association is hoping to engage and empower young people to address their needs, while also improving their skills and capacity to deal with problems affecting them.

This could include boosting their confidence, self-esteem and employability, as well as social, communication and leadership skills. At the present time, there is a lack of quality information about young people in the Hills, which makes it difficult to provide the services they need. The findings from The Inside Story will be used to set up ongoing services which can be sustained long after the initial campaign has ended. While most of the benefits of this campaign will directly affect young people, the results will be widespread throughout the Hills community, bringing everyone together and making them more connected.

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: 9am – late* Friday and Saturday: 9am – 2am* *Closing times subject to manager’s discretion.


School Holiday Fun

$

79 per person

Wine Degustation Dinner

Build A Bear Workshops Kids Bingo Sand Art Workshops

Let us wine and dine you Thursday 19 October 6.45pm

Find out more at BaulkhamHillsSports.com

View full menu at BaulkhamHillsSports.com. Over 18s only. Pre-payment required.

Baulkham Hills Sports

ACTIVITIES Monday 10.00am | Bingo

Tuesday 7.30pm | Cash Housie

Wednesday 7.30pm | Poker 7.30pm | Meat Raffle

Thursday 7.30pm | Trivia

Friday 10.00am | Bingo 6.30pm | Meat Raffle

Supporting Baulkham Hills Golf Club

Family

Fun Day

Sunday 19 November 12pm - 4pm Jumping Castle, Plaster Painting, Live Entertainment & More

7.30pm | Poker 10.30pm | Poker

Saturday 6.30pm | Meat Raffle

Supporting Baulkham Hills Cricket Club

7.30pm | Poker

Please see BaulkhamHillsSports.com for more details.

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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Bingo PlayMates have We’re taking bingo to a whole new level at Birrong Sports, making it even easier to play.

arrived!

Everyone loves playing a game of bingo or two. Whether it’s just for fun in a social setting with friends, or at organised sessions at the club every week, the rush and exhilaration of finding those numbers, completing your books and yelling BINGO! will have you coming back for more every time. At Birrong Sports, we have just upgraded our bingo system to introduce PlayMates, a new electronic gaming system which has replaced the paper cards of the past. They look just like a tablet and are very easy to use, allowing you to play multiple books at the one time. The new PlayMates system has been in place for several months and we have received some very positive feedback from our members, who say they are very easy to use and make the games run more smoothly. If you’re new to the bingo scene and would like to come along and see what it’s all about, we play every Wednesday morning at 10am, and it’s $3 per book. We’re more than happy to take you through the rules and show you how it all works, so come down and try it out!

Stay for lunch afterwards at The Italian Bistro and enjoy an authentic European meal in a casual and relaxed setting. Other weekly activities you might like to try include Poker every Monday and Thursday, Trivia on Tuesday nights, a Meat Raffle on Friday and our Homewares Raffle on Sunday evening.

KIDS EAT FREE! Every Tuesday night at The Italian Bistro, inside Birrong Sports Club. Receive a free kids meal and a kids activity bag with any main meal purchased. Available for dinner between 5.30pm-9pm.

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

Melbourne Cup LUNCH

TUESDAY 7 NOVEMBER FROM 11.30AM

WATCH THE RACE ON THE BIG SCREEN AND ENJOY AN A-LA-CARTE LUNCH.

PLUS – SWEEPS, SPORTS TRIVIA AND GIVEAWAYS Bookings essential. Call 9645 8666. Open 11.30am – 2.30pm. Visit BirrongSports.com.au for full menu.

ACTIVITIES Monday 7.00pm | Poker

Tuesday

KIDS

HOLIDAY BINGO Thursday 28 September & 5 October, 11am

$5

Price includes bingo book, soft drink and lolly bag.

7.30pm | Trivia

BAREFOOT

BOWLS $10 per person

$10

Gets you 2 hours of barefoot bowls. Plus coaching session to get you underway! Minimum 10 people.

Wednesday 10.00am | Bingo

Thursday 6.30pm | Poker

Friday 6.00pm | Meat Raffle

Sunday

Every Tuesday

Order any main meal and receive one kids meal FREE! Conditions apply, see staff for details.

5.00pm | Creative Gifts Homewares Raffle

Please see BirrongSports.com.au for more details.

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

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Executive Chef Helmut Gundendorfer and his team have taken over the food offering at The Acres Club, and there are some delicious new additions to the menu. If taste, quality and variety are what you look for in a menu, look no further than The Acres Kitchen – the new dining offering at The Acres Club in Greenacre. Following the club’s amalgamation with Bankstown Sports, a major refurbishment of the interior was undertaken to give it a clean, fresh and modern look. The next piece of the puzzle in the revamp of the historic venue was to overhaul the bistro. That's where Bankstown Sports Executive Chef Helmut Gundendorfer comes in. He has created a menu for members and guests to enjoy, which incorporates popular dishes from Greenfield Station Bistro as well as some new items available exclusively from The Acres Kitchen. Some of the menu items you might recognise include the Cheesy Mushroom Arancini Balls, the Mediterranean Tasting Plate for Two, the delicious Darling Downs Scotch Fillet and Great Southern Pinnacle T-bone, Braised Lamb Shanks, The Euro salad, and the yummy Schnity Burger. Or you might like to try a few of the new items; The Acreage Burger is made with a 100% Aussie beef pattie, iceberg lettuce, slaw, halloumi, tomato, aioli and chips served on a

milk bun, or the Prawn Penne Pasta with tomato passata, baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, basil, garlic and Grana Padano. There is a kids menu which includes Fish and Chips, Cheeseburger and Chips, Chicken Nuggets and Chips, Calamari and Chips and Spaghetti Bolognese. Each meal comes with a free soft-serve ice cream and a kids activity bag. And if you’re looking for a sweet treat after your meal, take a look at our dessert menu which features Nutella Crepes, Australian Pavlova and Soft-serve Ice Cream. Want to try somewhere new for lunch with your work colleagues? Come down to The Acres Kitchen for our $12 Lunch Specials, available Monday to Friday. You can choose from a Beef Burger, Spaghetti Bolognese, Penne Chicken Carbonara, Smoked Salmon Toasted Turkish Sandwich, Ham and Cheese Toasted Turkish Sandwich, Fish and Chips, Chicken Hokkein Noodle Stir Fry or the Grilled Chicken Breast Schnitzel. The Acres Kitchen is open for lunch from 12pm to 3pm and dinner from 5pm to 9pm, 7 days a week. Visit TheAcresClub.com.au or follow The Acres Club Greenacre on Facebook to keep up to date with all that’s on offer.

THE ACRES CLUB TRADING HOURS Cnr Roberts Road & Moondo Street, Greenacre, NSW 2190 T | 9759 7445 W | TheAcresClub.com.au

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Sunday to Wednesday: 10am – 10pm* Thursday to Saturday: 10am – 12am* *Closing times subject to manager’s discretion.


The Acres Club

Kids Eat Free *

Every day Lunch & Dinner *One free kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal from the mains, pasta, burgers and salads section of the menu only.

Family

Fun Days Jumping ids Castle & K Eat Free

ACTIVITIES Wednesday

ay

Every Sund

Live Entertain me & Activit nt ies Firs

7.00pm | Poker

t Sunday each mon th

Friday 7.00pm | Meat Raffle

Saturday

MONTHLY

Lunch Specials Beef Burger, Spaghetti Bolognese, Penne Chicken Carbonara, Fish & Chips and more. See staff for details. Available for lunch Monday-Friday only.

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$

BURGER OF THE MONTH

Served with chips and a schooner of a Basement Brewhouse beer. See staff for current special.

$15 per person

YOUR NEXT

FUNCTION Buffet Lunch $89 Adults $25 Children (Under 13)

Available Tuesday 7 November from 12pm - 3pm only. RSA policies apply.

Please see TheAcresClub.com.au for more details.

BOOK

Melbourne Cup

Bucket of Prawns & a Glass of Sparkling

7.00pm | Poker

Full menu at TheAcresClub.com.au Buffet available 11.30am to 2.30pm. Pre-payment essential.

WITH US! Call 9759 7445 for details.

THE ACRES CLUB BISTRO TRADING HOURS Lunch: Monday to Sunday: 12pm – 3pm Dinner: Monday to Sunday: 5pm – 9pm Phone 9759 7445 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

We celebrate outstanding members

OF OUR SPORTING CLUBS! Baulkham Hills Sports held its annual Sports Person of the Year Awards with a special presentation dinner at the club on Friday, 21 July. The Sports Person of the Year Awards celebrate the incredible achievements of our sporting teams and individuals over the past 12 months. The recipients of these awards have excelled at their chosen sport and have made worthwhile contributions to their clubs both on and off the field. Representatives from the Baullkham Hills Sports junior and senior clubs were invited to attend the event, along with members of the Binning and Vallis families, who have served our local sporting clubs for many decades. Guests were treated to a delicious 3-course meal created by head chef Marwan Chamma and were entertained by guest speaker Max Housden, a 21-year-old track sprinter in the sport of cycling who trains out of the Dunc Grey Velodrome with the NSW Institute of Sport.

The Junior Sports Person of the Year Awards were handed out first with help from Ross Baker from the Junior Sport and Social Club. Our award winners are as follows: • • • • • •

Baseball – Matthew Martinson Cricket – Harrison Bultitude Football – Spencer Vallis Junior Hockey – Kyla Smith Women’s Hockey – Madeleine Botto Netball – Madison Norman

Our Senior Sports Person of the Year Awards were presented by Bankstown Sports Club Vice-President Richard Phillips. Our award winners are as follows: • Baseball – Tom Roberts • Cricket – Tony Senior • Football – Andrew Moulds

• • • • • •

Golf – Scott Collis Hockey Club – Ryan Schaefer Men’s Hockey – Ehren Hazell Women’s Hockey – Lyndel Francis Netball – Michelle Bullock Tennis – Sunder Iyengar

Congratulations to all of our award winners. Keep up the great work! JUNIOR SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS, PICTURED ABOVE. FRONT ROW FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: HARRISON BULTITUDE, SPENCER VALLIS, KYLA SMITH, MADISON NORMAN AND MADELEINE BOTTO. BACK ROW FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB VICE-PRESIDENT RICHARD PHILLIPS, NSWIS CYCLIST MAX HOUSDEN, BAULKHAM HILLS SPORTS VENUE MANAGER SARAH HILLHOUSE, JUNIOR SPORT AND SOCIAL CLUB MEMBER ROSS BAKER AND BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB DIRECTOR ALEX FULCHER.


Sports Report

ATHLETICS CLUB RECOGNISED Bankstown Sports Athletics Club (BSAC) has been named Metropolitan Club of the Year by Athletics NSW, for the second year in a row! The award recognises BSAC’s contribution to athletics over the season, including the club’s capacity to host high quality events and overall athlete performance. During the 2016/17 season, BSAC hosted five ANSW High Performance and Participation meets, which is more than any other club in NSW, with anywhere from 250 – 420 athletes at each event. Two of these meets – The Albie Thomas Mile and The Bankstown Invitational – are recognised as some of the most prestigious events on the

Australian athletics calendar. BSAC has produced a number of junior state champions over the past 12 months and the club won the ANSW State Winter Championship for the sixth consecutive year, equalling the all-time record co-held with Kembla Athletics Club. The club also took home five Age Category Premierships during the 2016 winter season, which was more than any other club. Congratulations to Bankstown Sports Athletics Club and all of its athletes on another great year! A special mention to the BSAC Committee and general volunteers who generously give up their time in the running of the club.

CALLING FOR ALL PAST MEMBERS OF BAULKHAM HILLS CRICKET CLUB Baulkham Hills Cricket Club will proudly celebrate its centenary in the 2018/2019 season. Organisers are busy preparing the celebrations for this momentous season and would like to invite all past members who are interested in participating in the celebrations to get in touch. Contact: Rick Thomas, Secretary secretary@baulkocricket.com.au

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 sporting club contacts list over the page.

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SPORTING CLUBS CONTACTS BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB SPORT

NAME

EMAIL

PHONE

AFL

Tim Hall

president@bankstownafl.com.au

0414 017 369

DRESS

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

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

VOLUNTARY

RUGBY LEAGUE

Ahed Afiouni

bsjrl@hotmail.com.au

0413 569 746

PRE-COMMITMENT

SQUASH

Graeme Horsnell

horsnell50@hotmail.com

0408 756 034

SWIMMING

Neil Rogers

nro85578@bigpond.net.au

0410 663 143

TENNIS

Geoff Wirth

geoffwirth@bigpond.com

0411 788 456

TOUCH FOOTBALL

Nathan Loveday

bankstowntouch@gmail.com

0416 636 006

kearnsm8@bigpond.com

0421 977 618

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

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BANKSTOWN SPORTS BOWLS CLUB BOWLS (MEN'S)

Marcus Kearns

BOWLS (WOMEN'S)

Gladys McInnes

DARTS

Cheryl Smith

cathy@atdec.com

9771 3073

DARTS (TUESDAY)

Phil Conford

philconford@hotmail.com

0404 900 909

9644 3014

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 887 140

BOWLS (MEN'S)

Ian Stone

bowls@bankstownsports.com

9644 1600

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

acresbowlscoordinator@bankstownsports.com

0411 145 347

BIRRONG SPORTS CLUB

THE ACRES CLUB (GREENACRE) BOWLS

Martin Billam

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


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

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

GREENFIELD STATION BISTRO – Phone 9722 9888 for bookings

PIZZERIA BELLUCCI AT LA PIAZZA

Breakfast

Everyday

6.30am – 9.30am

Lunch

Monday to Tuesday Wednesday to Sunday

11.30am – 2.30pm 12pm – 2.30pm

Lunch

Monday to Saturday Sunday

12pm – 2.30pm 12pm – 9.30pm

Dinner

Sunday to Thursday Friday Saturday

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

Dinner

Monday to Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

6pm – 9.30pm 6pm – late 12pm – 9.30pm

Sunday to Thursday Friday Saturday

7am – 12am 7am – 2am 7am –3am

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

CAFÉ

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

Lunch

Wednesday to Friday Saturday Sunday

Dinner

Wednesday to Friday & Sunday 6pm – 9.30pm Saturday 6pm – 10.30pm

Lunch

Monday to Friday

12pm – 2.30pm

VINO AT LA PIAZZA

Dinner

Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday

6pm – 9pm 6pm – 9.30pm 5.30pm – 10pm

LUCKY CHENG’S

6pm – 10pm

BOWLS BISTRO – Phone 9790 0176 for group bookings

PEKING SQUARE Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

Friday and Saturday

BANKSTOWN SPORTS BOWLS Open 7 Days, 9am – late*

Monday to Thursday, Sunday 11.30am – 11pm Friday and Saturday 11.30am – 12am

12pm – 2.30pm Closed 12pm – 3pm

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

Lunch

Tuesday to Saturday

12pm – 2.30pm

Dinner

Tuesday to Saturday Sunday

5.30pm – 8.30pm 4pm – 7pm

ATRIUM BAR

Monday to Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

5pm – 12am* 2pm – 2.30am* 2pm – 12am*

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

BASEMENT BREWHOUSE – See BankstownSports.com for bookings

Lunch

Monday to Sunday

Venue

Everyday

11am – late*

Kitchen

Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

12pm – 9pm 12pm – 11pm

Dinner

Monday to Wednesday 6.00pm – 8.30pm Thursday and Sunday 5.30pm – 8.30pm Friday and Saturday 5.30pm – 9.00pm Public Holidays open from 10am.

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

Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

12pm – 2.30pm

10am – 11pm 10am – 12am

MONKEY MANIA – Phone 9722 9864

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

THE ITALIAN BISTRO – Phone 9645 8666 for bookings

Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

9.30am – 5pm 9.30am – 8.30pm 9.30am – 10.30pm 9.30am – 6pm

Friday and Saturday

6pm – late*

Lunch

Daily

11.30am – 2.30pm

Dinner

Daily

5.30pm – 9pm

VALET SERVICE

THE ACRES CLUB Open 7 Days, 10am to 10pm, Thursday to Saturday: 10am to 12am*

CLUB CARWASH

Monday to Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

THE ACRES CLUB BISTRO – Phone 9759 7445 for bookings

8am – 5pm 8am – 9pm 9am – 5pm

Lunch

Monday to Sunday

Dinner

Monday to Sunday

12pm – 3pm 5pm – 9pm *Closing times subject to manager’s discretion

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FREE

COURTESY BUS FOR MEMBERS AND YOUR GUESTS

BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB AND BANKSTOWN SPORTS BOWLS

MILPERRA, PICNIC POINT AND EAST HILLS

CALL 0401 140 589

Friday and Saturday nights only

CALL 0401 140 589

VALET PARKING $10 WE CAN PARK FOR YOU! FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 6PM TO LATE*

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

CARWASH FROM $25*

LOCATED ON THE GREEN LEVEL

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. Inside Bankstown Sports.


Commences 2 August 2017 & concludes 4 October 2017. Terms & conditions at BankstownSports.com. Authorised under NSW Permit Number LTPS/17/14848

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