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NEW YEAR RENEWALS Be rewarded in 2018!


From the Board, Management and Staff at Bankstown Sports Club


Contents

CONTENTS

VOLUME 52 – SUMMER 2018: DECEMBER | JANUARY | FEBRUARY

04 Bankstown Sports Club 8 Greenfield Pde, Bankstown NSW 2200 T: 9722 9888 F: 9793 9355 BankstownSports.com Baulkham Hills Sports Club 11 Renown Rd, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153 T: 9639 2100 F: 9639 1100 BaulkhamHillsSports.com Bankstown Sports Bowls Club 41 Northam Ave, Bankstown NSW 2200 T: 9790 0176 F: 9796 2445 BankstownBowling.com.au Birrong Sports Club Cnr Rodd St and Gascoigne Rd, Birrong NSW 2143 T: 9645 8600 F: 9645 2602 BirrongSports.com.au The Acres Club 1 Moondo St, Greenacre NSW 2190 T: 9759 7445 TheAcresClub.com.au

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03 Chairman’s Report 04 Bringing you Cornerstone Coffee & Kitchen 06 Help us be more sustainable 07 We’ve changed the way you renew 08 New Year Rewards 10 Clubs & Community Awards 12 Service to Sport Medal and Awards 14 What's On This Christmas? 16 What's On This New Year's Eve? 20 Celebrate Australia Day with us! 21 What's On this Valentine's Day? 22 The Year of the Dog 23 Doing our bit for the environment 24 UberEATS 26 Entertainment December to March 31 Thirsty Merc… Take Me Back 34 School Holiday Fun 37 Invincible – The Helen Reddy Story 41 Elvis, An American Trilogy 52 Sport’s Report

ASSOCIATED VENUES 44 The Acres Club: Food truck events are here! 46 Baulkham Hills Sports: It’s Christmas time! 48 Birrong Sports: Family Fun this Australia Day 50 Bankstown Bowls: For the kids

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 EXECUTIVES DEDICATED TO THE CLUB AND COMMUNITY

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

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

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Craig Kelly, Federal Member for Hughes.

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

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

D. Jones*, J. Phillips, J. Mackay OAM, J. Burgess*, B. Green*, J. Murray, R. Phillips, R. Madden*, P. Keating, D. Shedden, J. Burling*, J. Donehue*, J. Mackay, T. Stewart, J. Ronis, A. Fulcher MBE, OAM and *Deceased V. Falconer.


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CHAIRMAN'S REPORT JOHN MURRAY, CHAIRMAN

2017 has been another incredibly successful year for our club and I would like to thank each and every one of our members who continue to support us, and share our vision for the future. We recently celebrated first birthdays for Basement Brewhouse and Peking Sq., as both venues continue to trade extremely well. We have also just completed the renovations to our café, providing a more usable and comfortable casual dining space for our members and guests.

AUBURN TENNIS AND RECREATION CLUB I am pleased to confirm our amalgamation with Auburn Tennis and Recreation Club has been approved by the state government. We will now get to work on revitalise the Chisholm Road venue and enticing locals back for a drink and a meal. The club has a great deal of potential and is buoyed by the popularity of the adjoining tennis courts, which are used weekly for social and competition games. I’m really looking forward to working with the team at Auburn as we embark on some exciting changes.

CORNERSTONE COFFEE & KITCHEN We have recently completed a major renovation of our café and we are thrilled with the new look and feel of the space now called Cornerstone Coffee & Kitchen. There was a need to improve the overall layout and functionality of the popular eatery to make it more user-friendly for our patrons, and I think the upgrade has achieved this. There’s a new menu and some delicious new food offerings for you to try, and we’ve

WELFARE REPORT December, January and February 2018

introduced self-serve drink areas and water points so customers can help themselves to fresh water whenever they like. Another new feature is the coffee roasting area where you will be able to see how our coffee is roasted to perfection before it is served to you.

SERVICE TO SPORT AWARDS Bankstown Sports Club hosted its 2017 Service To Sport Awards on Monday, 23 October in The Grand Ballroom and the night was a great success. Congratulations to Marcus Kearns from Bankstown Sports Men’s Bowling Club, David Campbell from Baulkham Hills Men’s Hockey Club, Hugh Davy from Bankstown Sports Men’s Social Golf Club and Keith Vallis from Baulkham Hills Football Club who were awarded the prestigious Service To Sport Medal for their ongoing service to our sporting clubs. We also acknowledged other hardworking members of our sporting clubs for their achievements throughout the year, which are explained in more detail on page 12 of this magazine.

CLUBS & COMMUNITY AWARDS Our club was also recognised for its contribution to the local community at the 2017 Clubs and Community Awards. We won the award for Support of Amateur Sport which recognises the facilities, training programs and support we give to our local sporting clubs. This is such an important achievement for

us, as our volunteers are our heart and soul and without them, a lot of grassroots teams wouldn’t be here. Thank you to all of our volunteers who generously give up their time for our clubs.

FLINDERS CENTRE We are pouring the final floors of our new office tower, with construction on track for a grand opening mid-next year. Our new tenants – UFC GYM and Flinders Centre Early Learning School – are finalising their designs for the layout of their new space, with fit-out to begin in the first few months of 2018.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Our AGM was held on Monday 6 November and I’m pleased to report we have recorded positive results overall for the 2016-17 financial year. Bankstown Sports and its associated venues contributed more than $2.75M to local sporting and community groups in the 12 months to July, through the ClubGRANTS scheme.

MERRY CHRISTMAS As we wind down towards the end of another great year, I would like to wish all of our members and guests a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe new year. We have plenty of activities planned for the Christmas holidays for the whole family to enjoy, and I would encourage everyone to come and visit during the festive season.

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of members who have recently passed away: George Brouet, John Fogarty, Ronald Loades, Noeleen McCarthy, Phillip Leth, Peter Rohanna, Robert Klaiber, Jamil Malki, Wendy Potter, Colleen Mcloughlin, Alice Doolan, Zahieh Abdo, Stephen Dickinson, Chris Christodoulou, Leslie Lee, John W. Cripps, Maria Damianou, Brian Liddle, James Thornton, Giuseppe Baroni, Gwendoline Adams-White and Charlotte Gotty. 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: Shane Mount.

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The new Cornerstone Coffee & Kitchen has been unveiled, bringing a fresh and new feel to our café dining option at Bankstown Sports. Our café is one of the busiest dining venues within our club. Serving coffee, light refreshments, main meals and sweets, it’s a popular meeting place for our members and guests to enjoy a catch up with friends or family in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Over the years, our club has grown into a premier entertainment and dining destination, and with that growth has come the need to upgrade and improve some of our facilities. In November, we launched Cornerstone Coffee & Kitchen, with a new layout, fresh décor and some exciting new food 4

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creations for patrons to enjoy. We have used the same designers who created Basement Brewhouse to streamline some of the key design techniques and concepts. The new colour scheme gives the venue a modern look, and flows on nicely from the Brewhouse theme. We have upgraded the servery area and have introduced special self-serve drink areas to improve the general flow of service. There is also a brand new coffee roasting area, where guests can see how our coffee is roasted before it is served.


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We have changed the seating arrangement to add a bit of variety, which will cater for both large and small groups. There’s now a mix of private booths, banquettes, long communal tables and smaller, more intimate tables, which has really opened up the current space and made it more appealing.

NEW MENU We’ve taken a slightly different approach with the food offering in Cornerstone Coffee & Kitchen, keeping some of our customers’ favourite dishes, but adding some new, fresh, healthy options for people to enjoy. For breakfast, there’s a range of freshly squeezed juices and smoothies; the Breakfast Wakeup Shake is perfect for people on the go, who want something quick and easy that will fill them up, and the Nutella smoothie is incredible if you’re after a sweet treat! We’ve introduced our signature breakfast The

Cornerstone, with toasted sourdough, labneh, two poached eggs, grilled halloumi, roasted garlic mushroom, smoked Tasmanian salmon, avocado, herb salad and hollandaise sauce. If you’re after a light meal or a snack, there’s our Garlic Turkish Loaf, Chorizo Bruschetta, Soup of the Day, Arancini, Tuscan Meatballs or Corn on the Cob. For something a little more filling, try our range of freshly-made Burgers, Pulled Chicken Quesadilla, Salt & Pepper Squid, Salmon Poke Bowl, Fried Chicken Wings or the Tasting Platter for Two. There’s even something for the kids with a special menu for the little ones to choose from. You can always design your own salad or sandwich, which is made fresh right in front of you. There’s a wide variety of breads, fillings and dressings to choose from, to either eat in or takeaway. Cornerstone Coffee & Kitchen is open 7 days a week from 7am. Bankstown Sports InTouch

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We need your help! Our club is striving to be a more sustainable organisation, and one of the ways we can do this is to reduce the amount of paper we use.

rove our carbon re always looking for ways to imp Here at Bankstown Sports, we’ all of our venues environment. We try and operate footprint and our impact on the and recycling, ge usa er wat , sing on energy savings as sustainably as we can, focu there’s another thing -friendly cleaning products. But and only using environmentally ppen. We have t ha need your help to make tha we would like to reduce and we communication this of h muc and communicate with over 65,000 members that we er for a lot of letters! stered post. That’s a lot of pap has been in writing, sent via regi pany notices to consider letting us send com We’re asking all of our members er usage. pap our n dow cut us il in future, to help and other direct mail via ema bers can renew d an online portal where mem Bankstown Sports has launche piece of paper. If you r details, without using a single their membership, update thei ly change your simp , e sustainable organisation would like to help us be a mor all company d sen to us w allo erences to membership communication pref ed a digital duc ail via email. We have also intro notifications and other direct m on page 7. this ut abo e mor d wing or joining. Rea membership group for those rene

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Visit BankstownSports.com

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Renewing your membership made easy! MEMBERSHIPS 1 YEAR:

2018 will mark the beginning of our annual renewals system, and the launch of a new online portal to make it even easier to update your information with us!

$12 Standard Full Price $10 Standard Pensioner Price

Digital Membership: $9 Digital Membership $7 Digital Pensioner Membership

SAVE

$3

3 YEARS: $30 Standard Full Price $24 Standard Pensioner Price

Digital Membership: $25 Digital Membership $19 Digital Pensioner Membership

SAVE

$5

5 YEARS: $40 Standard Full Price $30 Standard Pensioner Price

Digital Membership: $30 Digital Membership $20 Digital Pensioner Membership

BECOME A DIGITAL MEMBER

& SAVE!

SAVE

$10

There are so many great reasons to be a member of Bankstown Sports and our associated venues and we’ve made a few changes to our renewals process to make it even easier for members to be part of our clubs. In 2017 we introduced our annual membership system, which means memberships will now expire exactly 1, 3 or 5 years from the date of renewal, instead of 30 June, as it was previously. So, if you signed up in the month of January, your membership will be up for renewal in January. We have now made it a lot easier to renew and update your details with us, thanks to the launch of our new membership portal. We have created an online system which allows you to renew online, and make changes on your personal profile. It means you will be able to update your contact details and your communication preferences, whenever it suits you.

Plus, renewing your membership now gives you the option to take advantage of our NEW Digital Membership. By joining our digital membership group, you are agreeing to have all communications that would have previously been posted to you, to now be emailed to you. This will help us to be a more sustainable organisation, as cutting down our postal mailouts will mean we can significantly reduce our paper usage. And the best part about updating your preferences to digital communication only, is the discount you receive!* To renew via the online portal, please visit BankstownSports.com/RenewNow Otherwise, you can still renew in person or via post. Please keep an eye out for the renewals information that will be sent to you two months before your membership is due for renewal. *Digital Discount only available to renewing members at the time of renewal.

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r a e Y New s d r a w e R OUR GIFT TO YOU!

New Year Rewards will be loaded to your membership card on Tuesday 2 January 2018 & expire Wednesday 28 February 2018.

WHAT WILL YOU RECEIVE? REDEEM AT OUR RESTAURANTS & BARS*

Diamond

$100 in Reward Points

Platinum

$50 in Reward Points

Gold

$30 in Reward Points

Silver

$20 in Reward Points

Bronze

$15 in Reward Points

WHERE CAN YOU REDEEM?

*Visit BankstownSports.com for terms & conditions.


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HAPPY NEW YEAR

REWARDS! Bankstown Sports Club and its associated venues wants to make sure you have a great start to the new year, so we’re loading bonus New Year Reward Points onto your card, to spend in our clubs! To welcome in 2018, you’re invited to use your New Year Reward Points. Valid from Tuesday 2 January to Wednesday 28 February 2018, the bonus points can be used in all of our restaurants and bars (excluding Monkey Mania). Points will be automatically loaded onto membership cards. There are different Reward Points for different membership tiers, listed on the right. If you aren’t already a member of Bankstown Sports, see our friendly reception staff for a membership form and sign up today. To be eligible to receive the New Year Rewards, ensure you have joined the club prior to close of business on 31 December 2017.

PEKING SQ.

Diamond

$100 in Reward Points

Platinum

$50 in Reward Points

Gold

$30 in Reward Points

Silver

$20 in Reward Points

Bronze

$15 in Reward Points

MOVIES IN THE THEATRE

BASEMENT BREWHOUSE

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Bankstown Sports has been recognised for its contribution to grassroots sporting clubs at the 2017 Clubs & Community Awards. The 2017 Clubs & Community Awards were held at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour on Sunday, 15 October, recognising the outstanding social contributions made by clubs in their local communities. There are thousands of stories about the amazing relationships clubs have with their local communities, and this event is a chance to share them. Bankstown Sports has been recognised for its contribution to grassroots sporting clubs, after winning the Support of Amateur Sport Award. This award category acknowledges the encouragement of amateur sport by a club through the provision of facilities, training programs, financial support and/or the contribution of club staff to assist sporting groups.

we announce our Young Club Person of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Club of the Year. We also present our Service to Sport Medal for those volunteers who have dedicated more than 20 years of service to their respective clubs.

Our entry was based on our annual Service to Sport Awards event, where we recognise the contribution our volunteers make to our 43 associated sporting clubs.

Our entry was based on our annual Service to Sport Awards event, where we recognise the contribution volunteers make to our 43 associated sporting clubs. Each year, more than 190 core volunteers are invited to a special presentation night at our club where

Our volunteers are the backbone of our sporting clubs and without them, local grassroots sporting teams would not exist. Bankstown Sports provides financial and in-kind support directly to our associated sporting clubs, and we also assist with additional support from our dedicated Sport and Community team.

The Service to Sport dinner is attended by our Board of Directors, CEO and Senior Management and gives our volunteers the chance to relax, unwind and network with like-minded volunteers from other sporting clubs. It is an event that our key volunteers look forward to every year and they say the recognition and acknowledgment is one of the reasons they keep coming back, year after year. We highlight this year's recipient's on page 12.


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BANKSTOWN SPORTS PRESIDENT JOHN MURRAY AND PRESENTER DR GEORGE PEPONIS WITH MEMBERS OF THE SPORT AND COMMUNITY TEAM

BANKSTOWN SPORTS STAFF ATTENDING THE 2017 CLUBS & COMMUNITY AWARDS Bankstown Sports InTouch

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MEDAL & AWARDS 2017 We celebrated another year of hard work, dedication and the remarkable achievements of our volunteers from our 43 associated sporting clubs. On 23 October 2017, The Grand Ballroom was transformed into an authentic German Brauhaus for our annual Service to Sport Medal and Awards night, to honour our volunteers and celebrate the success of our associated sporting clubs, both on and off the field. Guests were treated to a 3-course German feast, our limited-edition Basement Brewhouse Helles Biere, and entertainment from Alpen Akustik. Our first award of the night was for Community Engagement through Sport and Recreation, which went to Birrong Sports Football Club. This club has revitalised their relationship with local schools through community gala days and competitions, and

helped to revamp Jim Ring Reserve. They have also managed to increase their player numbers by 250 per cent in the last seven years. James ‘Brownie’ Brown from the Bankstown Sports Cycling Club took our Young Club Person of the Year for his dedication to coaching junior members. Brownie has increased junior participation at the club by 300 per cent over three years, and gives up a lot of his time to mentor young cyclists. He is also now developing his skills as an event organiser and MC, and is a regular presenter at club and state events. A special video was produced for Brownie's award win, you can see this on the Bankstown Sports or


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Tennis Club for his leadership over the past 12 months.

Our Volunteer of the Year Award went to John Webbey, who has been involved with Birrong Sports Football Club for 17 years. John coaches several teams and coordinates all junior football at the club, and is also an active member of the club’s board and organising committee. He has also been a key factor in boosting player numbers.

It was then time to acknowledge those volunteers who have gone above and beyond for our clubs for over 20 years, with our Service to Sport Medals. Our first recipient was David Campbell who has been the president of the Baulkham Hills Men’s Hockey Club for 27 years, and has been one of the main instigators in driving its success.

The next award went to Baulkham Hills Hockey Club who were named Club of the Year for their outstanding work with the local community, their ambition to achieve good results in our GOAL program, and for their successful umpiring program which now sees them provide umpiring support to other clubs and schools.

Keith Vallis was also presented a medal for his involvement with Baulkham Hills sporting clubs for more than 50 years. He has generously given up his time for the local cricket and football divisions, and was a founding director of the licensed club.

We also recognised several other volunteers for their contribution to their chosen sports. 15-year-old Jessica Boulais from Bankstown Sports Netball Club and 26-year-old Keeley Allen from Birrong Sports Netball Club not only play for their clubs, but also give up their time to coach and umpire games every week. Jenny Stone from the Bankstown Sports Strikers Football Club is still serving as President, even though her two children no longer play there, and Michael Clunie from Bankstown Sports

Marcus Kearns was our next recipient, and he was acknowledged for his service to Bankstown Sports Men's Bowling Club. He served as a volunteer since 1985 and has held several committee positions, while also acting as a mentor for new members and guests. And finally, Hugh Davey was recognised for his 34-year support of Bankstown Sports Golf Club. He has been an active member since he joined in 1982, organising games, preparing golf cards for every single member, and helping to prepare start and results sheets. Congratulations to all of our medal and award recipients. Bankstown Sports InTouch

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What's on this

Santa and Carollers Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday From 15 December to 23 December | 6pm – 8pm

Meat Raffle Every Thursday until 21 December Bonus Hams, Turkeys and Pork!

Special Christmas Raffle Thursday 21 December Over $3,000 in prizes | Tickets from $1 On sale from 6pm | Draw starts at 7.30pm See Santa from 6.30pm to 8.30pm See the inside back cover for festive trading hours

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Entertainment

FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER $10 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. To purchase tickets please visit BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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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)

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

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Children under 3 free

Children under 3 free.

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

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

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NEW YEAR'S EVE

at the Brewhouse!

A New Year’s Eve event with food, lucky door prizes, comfortable seating and fireworks live on the big screen – all for just $25! If you’re looking for somewhere new to welcome in 2018, Basement Brewhouse is right up your alley! For the first time ever, we’re hosting a New Year’s Eve event for our members and guests, with all of the bells and whistles and none of the hassle. Get your friends and family together on Sunday 31 December, enjoy the last night of 2017 with canapes from 8pm-11.30pm, lucky door prizes, and all of your favourite craft beer, tap wine and cocktails available for purchase at the bar.

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Reserve a booth and watch the live commentary on your own private TV, or get a table and soak up the atmosphere as we count down to midnight. Tickets are just $25 per person which includes food, and bookings are essential. This is a capped event and tickets must be sighted upon entry. As Basement Brewhouse is an over 18’s venue, no children will be permitted. For more information and to reserve your spot, visit BankstownSports.com or see main reception.


$25 DECEMBER

Includes

Burger, Pint of Bee * r & Fries

Mr Clause

Pulled turkey, melted brie, butter lettuce, and our house made cranberry aioli served on a milk bun. Served with shoe string fries.

JANUARY

The Resolution

Grilled chicken breast, avocado, slaw, mozzarella cheese, butter lettuce with a seeded mustard and honey sauce on a potato bun. Served with beer battered fries.

FEBRUARY

The Smokey Bear

Smoked beef brisket, smokey bbq sauce, cheddar cheese, caramelised onion, coleslaw, pickles and comeback sauce on a milk bun. Served with shoe string fries. *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.


Australia Day at

BANKSTOWN SPORTS Sit back, relax and enjoy an afternoon of live music and good company at Bankstown Sports. Lunch, a few drinks and a live band playing all your favourite Aussie songs… there’s no better way to celebrate our national day! On Friday 26 January, get your family and friends together for a meal before heading to the Rainforest Lounge for four hours of live music and entertainment. La Piazza, Basement Brewhouse, Greenfield Station Bistro, Platform One, Lucky Cheng’s, Peking Sq. and San Churro will all be open for lunch, and Monkey Mania will be trading as usual for the kids. The Rainforest Lounge will be the place to be for live and free entertainment, as Altitude belt out your favourite classic and contemporary Aussie hits. The group of four mates are all about entertaining their crowd and interacting with their guests, making sure everyone is on the dance floor having a good time! They’ll be onstage from 2pm-6pm playing a variety of music from the '80s, '90s and today.

Australia Day SPECIAL Available

2 January- 26 January Lunch & Dinner

Pumpkin seed crumbed Victorian lamb cutlets

Mash, jus and vegetables

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salad


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DID YOU KNOW? INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT VALENTINE’S DAY

Did you know that

In the USA

200M+ roses are sold for Valentine's Day

TEACHING is the most popular profession for people receiving cards

Each year, we make eight

BILLION heart-shaped lollies for Valentine's Day

Men spend

On average, men account for

for Valentine's Day, on average

of all flower sales on Valentine's Day

$125+

In Japan it is common for

WOMEN

to be the primary gift-givers (chocolates are the most popular gift)

75%

Valentine's Day

IS NOT celebrated in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Indonesia

All Information sourced from Bloomex Australia.

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Lunar New Year

Year of the Dog! Celebrate Chinese New Year at Bankstown Sports with traditional singing and dancing, drumming groups and the God of Wealth. Bankstown Sports will be a sea of gold and red as we celebrate Lunar New Year and welcome in the Year of the Dog. This traditional festival marks the turn of the Chinese lunar calendar, and the beginning of another year of hard work, prosperity and good fortune. We have an exciting line-up of entertainment planned this year with the God of Fortune and Lion Dance travelling through the club on Friday 16 February and Saturday 17 February from 7pm handing out red envelopes with chocolate gold coins to ward off evil spirits and wish patrons good luck for the year ahead. Then on Tuesday 20 February from

7.30pm in the Rainforest Lounge we have a free Lunar New Year concert. We will have performances from Chinese lion dancers, traditional drummers, a face-changing artist, a juggler, Sally Song performing a fan dance and a ribbon dance, the Lily Cheng dancers, and award-winning MC Nicole He, who will be our host. We will also have a Chinese calligrapher this year, who will write the names of members and guests on rice paper bookmarks, which they can then keep. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a night of traditional Chinese song and dance as we bring in the Lunar New Year!

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Roving God of Fortune & Lion Dance FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY 7PM | SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY 7PM

Free Concert

TUESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 7.30PM, RAINFOREST LOUNGE Featuring Chinese Calligrapher, Chinese Lion Group, Neo Face Change Artist, Sally Song, Kenny Chinese Juggler, MC Nicole He and lots more!

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Doing our bit for the

ENVIRONMENT We aim to recycle as much as we can at Bankstown Sports Club and all of our associated venues, including our glass products. For the past 11 years, Bankstown Sports and Baulkham Hills Sports have been using the BottleCycler glass management system, which is a quiet, environmentally friendly bottle crusher that manages our waste glass safely and efficiently. Bottles from all of our bars and restaurants go straight into BottleCycler machines at the back-of-house, where they are processed for recycling on the spot. It was so effective, we introduced it to Birrong Sports in 2011 and Bankstown Bowls in 2016. The Bowls Club has been recycling their bottles for a lot longer than this though, as they have been transporting their used glass up to Bankstown Sports Club each week to use their BottleCycler. This system has removed the risk of injuries associated with heavy lifting and broken glass, and has also eliminated the need for our employees to double-handle our glass waste and empty bins manually. The BottleCycler can process up to 80 bottles per minute and there is no need to remove any corks or labels, which means our clubs are saving time and money.

"The BottleCycler can process up to 80 bottles per minute and there is no need to remove any corks or labels, which means we are saving time and money."

# of bins collected:

Kgs of glass collected:

72K+

43K+

# of bins collected:

Kgs of glass collected:

3.5K+

CO2 equivalent

2.1K+

# of bins collected:

Kgs of glass collected:

8.1K+

CO2 equivalent

4.9K+

# of bins collected:

Kgs of glass collected:

CO2 equivalent

1.3K+

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149

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11.8K+

CO2 equivalent

7K+

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comes to Bankstown Sports UberEats makes it easy to get your favourite food delivered right to your door. Basement Brewhouse, La Piazza and San Churro have jumped on board which means you can get a taste of Bankstown Sports wherever you are! There’s nothing like heading out to your favourite club with your friends and family for a delicious meal and some great conversation. It’s all about the experience, the atmosphere and indulging in some great food. But we also know how busy life can be, and that sometimes you need an easy solution for lunch or dinner that’s quick and affordable, but still tastes great. That’s when Basement Brewhouse and UberEats are the perfect solution! There’s a selection of beef, chicken, lamb, pork and veggie burgers, all for just $19 – delivered right to your door. There’s the Chick Next Door, the Porky Pig, Zorba The Greek, The Brew Beast, the Brooklyn and more. Add in some Sweet Potato Fries, Spicy Beer

Battered Fries or Potato Fries for just $10 and your day is made! If you’re in the mood for Italian, check out the La Piazza menu on UberEats and grab yourself one of our delicious pizzas or pastas which will be delivered right to your door. San Churro Chocolateria at Bankstown Sports is also available through UberEats. You can order traditional churros and filled churros, hot chocolate, decadent premium shakes and coffee. Simply download the UberEats App on your phone, search Basement Brewhouse or San Churro – or both – and place your order! Our chefs will make your meal fresh and will keep it warm until it’s collected by your Uber driver for delivery to you. Try it out today!


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LIVE SHOWS

THIRSTY MERC

HELEN REDDY TRIBUTE

ELVIS TRIBUTE


Entertainment

BACK TO THE

WEDNESDAY 13 DECEMBER $15 ALL THE GRAND BALLROOM DOORS OPEN 10.00AM SHOWTIME 11.00AM UNRESERVED SEATING

WEDNESDAY MORNING CONCERT

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, Latin 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!

BACK TO THE

Jay Justin In Concert

WEDNESDAY MORNING CONCERT

WEDNESDAY MORNING CONCERT

WEDNESDAY 7 FEBRUARY

WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH

The multi-award winning ‘Back To The Tivoli’ concert returns with another incredible show, featuring vocalists Grace Rizzo and Fallon, magician Jonas Jost, multi-award winning pianist Joey Fimmano, along with the Tivoli Showgirls, the 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

Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Jay Justin is one of Australia’s top singersongwriters who has had many top 40 hits over the years, and has written number ones including Reminiscing, So Much Love In The World and Proud of You. Supported by a trio of the finest musicians, Jay will deliver a morning of music to remember as he treats you to popular tunes throughout the decades.

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

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DECEMBER WHAT’S ON? MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

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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

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10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room

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

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

7pm E-Sports, The Loft

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

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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

7pm E-Sports, The Loft

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 & Christmas Carollers

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10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room

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 Christmas Santa Raffle, Rainforest Lounge 6.30pm Santa 7pm E-Sports, The Loft

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

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12pm Santa & Christmas Carollers 12pm Magician, Lounge Bar 12pm 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

7pm E-Sports, The Loft

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 8pm NYE Event, Basement Brewhouse 1.30am DJ


JANUARY WHAT’S ON? MONDAY

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10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room

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

7pm E-Sports, The Loft

7pm Joanna Melas Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Brian King, Rainforest Lounge 8.30pm Big Radio Dynamite, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Lisa Page & Peter Paki, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Katie & AJ, Rainforest Lounge

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10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room

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

11am Kids Bingo, Rainforest Lounge 1.30pm Extreme Magic Show, The Theatre 7pm E-Sports, The Loft

10.30am Happy Kids Sand Art, Room ABCD 1pm Happy Kids Sand Art, Room ABCD 7pm Atomic, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Cambo, Rainforest Lounge 8pm Mark Vincent, The Theatre 8.30pm Jelly Bean Jam, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Brett Thomas & Angela Ayers, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Twin Set, Rainforest Lounge

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10am Kids Yoga Class, Room ABCD 10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room 2pm Kids Yoga Class, Room ABCD

10am Cup Cake Decorating Class, Room ABCD 10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room 11am Cup Cake Decorating Class, Room ABCD 1pm Cup Cake Decorating Class, Room ABCD 2pm Cup Cake Decorating Class, Room ABCD 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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

7pm E-Sports, The Loft

10.30am Happy Kids Sand Art, Room ABCD 1pm Happy Kids Sand Art, Room ABCD 7pm Cherie Lucas Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Kim Gock, Rainforest Lounge 8pm Thirsty Merc, The Theatre 8.30pm Mesa Groove, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Cherry Yuan Thao & Fallon, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Jo Karas Duo, Rainforest Lounge

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10.30am Make your own churros class, San Churro 10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room 12pm Make Your Own Churros, San Churro

9.30am Build A Bear, level 2 10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room 11.30am Build A Bear, level 2 1.30pm Build A Bear, level 2 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge

10.30am Happy Kids Sand Art, Room ABCD 10.45am Cash Housie, Garrison Room 1pm Happy Kids Sand Art, Room ABCD 7pm Members’ Draw 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

10.30am Make Your Own Churros, San Churro 12pm Make Your Own Churros, San Churro

2pm Altitude, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Backburners Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Brian Gillett, Rainforest Lounge 8pm Tribute to Australia’s Music Legends, The Theatre 8.30pm The Shy Guys, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Jim Haynes & Wayne Horsburgh, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Oscar Duo, Rainforest Lounge

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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

7pm E-Sports, The Loft

AUSTRALIA


SATURDAY 13 JANUARY $49 ALL THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.15PM SHOWTIME 8.00PM RESERVED SEATING

MARK VINCENT

With more than half a million albums sold worldwide, Mark Vincent is regarded as having one of the best tenor voices in the world. Experience the magnificence and beauty of Mark’s truly spectacular voice as he presents a stunning show backed by the Serenade Orchestra, including the Impossible Dream, Somewhere, Nessun Dorma and beautiful duets with his guest soprano Emilie Lemasson.

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SATURDAY Tribute to AUSTRALIAN MUSIC 27 JANUARY Legends $10 MEMBERS

$15 NON-MEMBERS THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.15PM SHOWTIME 8.00PM RESERVED SEATING Celebrate your favourite hits from Australia’s leading music icons like Peter Allen, Olivia Newton John, John Farnham, Men at Work, Kylie Minogue, Christine Anu aand Jessica Mauboy. World-class vocalists and the spectacular Aussie Gold Dancers will have you singing and dancing in your seat to your favourite Australian songs!

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BOOK

NOW

Aussie rockers Thirsty Merc are back on the road and they’re bringing their new tour to Bankstown Sports Club in January. They’ve had hits like Someday Someday, In The Summertime, 20 Good Reasons and Emancipate Myself, they’ve just recorded their fourth studio album and they sold over 200,000 albums.

“We’ve got lots more experience than when we started. We’ve also still got loads of energy and we want to harness that energy to work hard, around the clock, to continue touring and making good music”.

It’s safe to say the boys from Thirsty Merc have been pretty busy, and now to celebrate 15 years as one of Australia’s best rock bands, they’re heading back out on the road for their Take Me Back Tour. Lead singer Rai Thistlethwayte says they haven’t really stopped since 2002, and they’ve learned so much over the years.

Rai is also promising fans their newest release returns to the rock roots they unleashed on their first record. “A really important element for us is going into the same headspace of where it all began, and we’re lucky enough to be working with producer Lindsay Gravina, who helmed our first album”.

The band has taken quite a unique approach to their new album, utilising crowdfunding platform PledgeMusic to help fund the recording process, rather than going through a record company. The response was overwhelming and Rai says they reached their goal within 48 hours of the 75-day campaign. “We were completely blown away. It was insane! We love crowdfunding because it allows us to work directly with our fans. We’re prepared to work hard, we’re in control of our material and we won’t be cutting corners in making quality music”. Thirsty Merc will be performing in The Theatre at Bankstown Sports Club on Saturday 20 January. There will also be a special performance by rock band Hiaground (approx. 40 mins). Tickets are $25 each. To book, visit BankstownSports.com/live-shows or visit main reception.

SATURDAY 20 JANUARY $25 ALL THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.15PM SHOWTIME 8.00PM GENERAL ADMISSION

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THURSDAY 11 JANUARY

$5 MEMBERS $7 NON-MEMBERS

Brendon Mon Tanner brings his explosive and dynamic stage show to Bankstown Sports these school holidays! Witness incredible magic, illusions and daredevil stunts as he takes magic to the max!

THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 1.00PM SHOWTIME 1.30PM RESERVED SEATING

All children must be accompanied by a paying adult who is over the age of 18. Children 3-13 years. Under 3 free.

Fresh Popcorn

$3.50

KIDS YOGA CLASS

Monday 15 January Tickets $15 10am | 2pm Children will learn beginner techniques including stretches and breathing as well as some arts and crafts. Suitable for ages 6-9 years. Tickets available from BanktownSports.com or main reception. Price includes yoga, stress ball, arts and craft. All children must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Adults do not require a ticket.

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Adults $10 Children $5

Children 3-13 years. Under 3 free. All children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.


Entertainment

SAND ART WORKSHOP

Friday 12 January Friday 19 January $20 | Room ABCD 10.30am & 1pm Tickets from BankstownSports.com or main reception. Ticket price includes a sand bottle and sand art cards. Session runs for approximately 90 minutes. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All participants require a ticket. Supervising adults do not require a ticket.

Tuesday 16 January Tickets $10 10am | 11am | 1pm | 2pm Cake It Up classes are full of the perfect ingredients, 1 cup of inspiration, 2 cups of fun, 1 tablespoon of mess + a pinch of creativity. Tickets available from BanktownSports.com or main reception. Price includes 2 freshly baked cupcakes to decorate and take home + apron to keep. All children must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Adults do not require a ticket.

Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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Tuesday 23 January Tickets $22 9.30am | 11.30am | 1.30pm Bring your very own furry friend to life with a heart ceremony, fun & games. Tickets available from BanktownSports.com or main reception. Ticket price includes bear, t-shirt and activities. All children must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Adults do not require a ticket.

10.30AM & 12NOON

$ 14.95

MAKE YOUR OWN CHURROS MONDAY 22 JANUARY THURSDAY 25 JANUARY

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Entertainment

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FEBRUARY WHAT’S ON? MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

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7pm Platform Zero E-Sports, The Loft

7pm Buzz Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Paul Fisher, Rainforest Lounge 8pm Nikki Bennett presents The Invincible Helen Reddy Show, The Theatre 8.30pm Ipanema, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm John Campbell & Belinda Marks, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Skyz the Limit, Rainforest Lounge

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10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room

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

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

7pm E-Sports, The Loft

7pm Atomic, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Gabby, Rainforest Lounge 8pm Buddy’s Back, The Theatre 8.30pm The Kamis, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Kristy Lee & Lucky Starr, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Time Machine, Rainforest Lounge 7.30pm Poker, The Loft

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10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room

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

7pm E-Sports, The Loft

7pm Cherie Lucas Trio, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Roving Lunar New Year Entertainment 8pm John Paul Young, The Vanda Young Songbook, The Theatre

5.30pm Ed Manego, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Roving Lunar New Year Entertainment 8.30pm The Bandits Band, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Victoria Magee & Stuart Davey, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Girl Talk, Rainforest Lounge

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Monday 19 February 10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room

10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room 7.30pm Lunar New Year Concert, Rainforest Lounge

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

7pm E-Sports, The Loft

7pm Jo Karas Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Di Solomon, Rainforest Lounge 8pm Hot Boogie Nights, The Theatre 8.30pm Uptown Funk, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Nick Bavarelli & Grace Rizzo, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Two For The Show, Rainforest Lounge

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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


I am w oman, h ear me In num Editorial r o a b ers too r And I big to ig know too nore much to go back 'Cause I an' prete 've heard And I've n d i t a l l b b e e fore en down No one's there on ever gon the floor na keep me down I Am W oman – again Helen R ed dy

INVINSIBLE

THE HELEN REDDY STORY Helen Reddy was the little girl from Australia who went to America and made it big. She’s sold over 15 million albums worldwide and now her music is coming to Bankstown Sports. Helen Reddy is one of the most iconic female singers in Australian music history. Her hit I Am Woman was the anthem of the feminist movement in the 1970s and is still the song she is best known for, four decades later. She’s produced three number one hits on the US billboard charts and multiple top ten records over the course of her long career, and she’s widely recognised as the queen of '70s pop. She starred in her own prime-time TV show and a major Hollywood movie, and played to sell-out houses in Vegas, and around the world. She was also the very first Australian to ever win a Grammy Award… and then she lost it all.

Esteemed performer Nikki Bennett brings this extraordinary true story to the stage in The Invincible Helen Reddy on Saturday, 3 February in The Theatre at Bankstown Sports. Packed with hits including I Am Woman, Delta Dawn, Leave Me Alone, Angie Baby, Ain’t No Way To Treat A Lady, I Don’t Know How To Love Him, Somewhere In The Night and many more, you’ll be singing and dancing in your seat all night long! This incredible show is a first-class tribute to one of the great pioneering female entertainers of our time. Book now for Saturday, 3 February 2018. Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Visit BankstownSports.com/live-shows to reserve your seat.

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"She’s produced three number one hits on the US billboard charts and multiple top ten records over the course of her long career."

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FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY $49 ALL

THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.15PM SHOWTIME 8.00PM RESERVED SEATING Travel through the decades of all the mega hits and John’s own behind the scenes stories about the songs and their making, at a time when music was king. These are the songs that gave Australia its unique sound throughout the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s- Friday on My Mind, Evie, Love Is In The Air, Standing In The Rain and It’s a Long Way To The Top.

Hot Boogie Nights

SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY

$10 MEMBERS $15 NON-MEMBERS

It’s disco madness from the 70s and 80s! A spectacular production of song and dance, featuring all of the hits that made you want to get out your platform shoes and sequins, and dance for hours under a disco ball. Vocalists Robyn and Hayes Loau belt out If You Can Read My Mind, Blame It On The Boogie and many more!

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THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.15PM SHOWTIME 8.00PM RESERVED SEATING

Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.


MARCH WHAT’S ON? MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

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7pm Platform Zero E-Sports, The Loft 7.30pm Manpower, The Theatre

7pm Matt Jones Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Chris Connolly, Rainforest Lounge 8pm Frankie Valli & The Beach Boys, The Theatre 8.30pm Neon Nights, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Vicki Welch & Tony Hogan, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Johnny V Duo, Rainforest Lounge

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10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room

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

7pm Platform Zero E-Sports, The Loft

7pm Atomic, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Joanna Melas, Rainforest Lounge 8pm Elvis: An American Trilogy, The Theatre 8.30pm Matchbox Band, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Shane Peters & Amber Jade, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Diamond Rhythm, Rainforest Lounge

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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

7pm Platform Zero E-Sports, The Loft

7pm Cherie Lucas Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Brian King, Rainforest Lounge 8pm Celtic Beat, The Theatre 8.30pm Over The Edge, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Kerryn Grant & Greg Hayes, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Re Groove, Rainforest Lounge

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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

7pm Platform Zero E-Sports, The Loft

7pm Celebration Mix, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Brian Gillett, Rainforest Lounge 8pm The Sun Records Allstars, The Theatre 8.30pm Clever Little Secretaries, Rainforest Lounge

2.30pm Joel Howlett & Bosco Bosanac, Rainforest Lounge 5pm Mahjong, Level One 5.30pm Pop Fiction Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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10.45am Bingo, Garrison Room

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

7pm Platform Zero E-Sports, The Loft

1.30pm The Jody Stubbs Duo, Rainforest Lounge 7pm Joanna Melas Trio, Rainforest Lounge

5.30pm Gabby, Rainforest Lounge 8.30pm Masterton Apprentices, Rainforest Lounge

GOOD

EASTER


THURSDAY 1 MARCH In one of the most sought after girls’ night out events in the country, Manpower Australia is back, direct from Las Vegas, showing off their dance moves and cheeky humour, just for you!

SATURDAY 17 MARCH This Saint Patrick’s Day, go on an inspirational journey through 60 years of Irish music and humour, with the award winning and captivating artistry of multi-talented performers Peter Byrne, Paul Martell, Eileen McCann and Shannon Bacall.

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$35 ALL THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.00PM SHOWTIME 7.30PM RESERVED SEATING

SATURDAY 3 MARCH

$10 MEMBERS $15 NON-MEMBERS

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

THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.15PM SHOWTIME 8.00PM RESERVED SEATING

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

Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.


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ELVIS

An American Trilogy Three of the world’s leading Elvis tribute artists will take you back to the very beginning, to where it all began for The King.

Elvis Presley is one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, and is among the best-selling artists in the history of recorded music, with estimated record sales of around 600 million worldwide. His singing career began when he was a teenager, and that’s where this incredible tribute show begins. Vic Trevino Jnr embodies the rockabilly sound and raw dance moves of the young Elvis, with songs including Heartbreak Hotel and Blue Suede Shoes. Gino Monopoli then recreates the sophisticated feel and sound of the movie years, performing tracks from some of The King’s most iconic films including Love Me

Tender, Jailhouse Rock, G.I Blues, Kid Galahad, Speedway and many more. Gino also takes you back to the iconic 1968 comeback special, which reignited Elvis’ career. And finally, Steve Michaels channels the singer through the years of the famous White Eagle Jumpsuit, recollecting the seventies era with tunes including Burning Love and songs from Aloha from Hawaii. If you’re an Elvis Presley fan, you won’t want to miss this show! Book now for Saturday, 10 March 2018. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at BankstownSports.com/live-shows or from main reception.

SATURDAY 10 MARCH $50 ALL THE THEATRE DOORS OPEN 7.15PM SHOWTIME 8.00PM RESERVED SEATING

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A

complete night out Show tickets for two

Overnight stay for two at Travelodge Bankstown

$279

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

Buffet Breakfast at Greenfield Station Bistro

Get in quick, book online!

Mark Vincent

The Invincible Helen Reddy

Hot Boogie Nights

Elvis an American Triology

Thirsty Merc

Buddy’s Back

Manpower

The Sun Records Allstars

Tribute to Australia’s Music Legends

JPY, The Vanda & Young Songbook

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Saturday 13 January Booked separately: $405 Saturday 20 January Booked separately: $367

Saturday 27 January Booked separately: $327

Saturday 3 February Booked separately: $337 Saturday 10 February Booked separately: $347

Friday 16 February Booked separately: $405

Saturday 24 February Booked separately: $327 Thursday 1 March Booked separately: $377

Saturday 3 March Booked separately: $327

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

Saturday 10 March Booked separately: $407 Saturday 24 March Booked separately: $397


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FOOD TRUCK events are here! We’re trying something new at The Acres Club this summer, and we think you’re going to love it! Foodies unite! The Acres Club Food Truck events have begun and we have a delicious range of entrees, mains, desserts and coffee for you to sink your teeth into. Come down to The Acres Club every Thursday night as we combine everything you love about street food, with the comfort of your local club. We’ll have a selection of different trucks set up on the green each week, showcasing their specialty dishes, as you relax on the green in one of our comfy chairs and watch the sun set. Get your friends and family together and make a night of it! There’s plenty of free parking onsite and standard club rules apply. Members and visitors are welcome, and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

ALSO AT THE CLUB… There are plenty of other things to enjoy at The Acres Club with Poker, a meat raffle, twilight dining specials and $12 lunch specials through the week. There is also a monthly burger special, kids eat free every day of the week* and we hold Family Fun Days on the first Sunday of every month, with a jumping castle, fun activities and live entertainment. If you’re looking for somewhere to host your next birthday, corporate function, team building event or fundraiser? Why not try Barefoot Bowls at The Acres? Packages include a 2-hour bowls session, equipment hire and basic instructions from a staff member. Suitable for ages 10+. Catering packages are available and bookings are essential. For more information, contact the club on 9759 7445.

*One free kids meal per adult meal purchased. Kids under 13 years.

THE ACRES CLUB TRADING HOURS 1 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

Sunday 17 December

$1500 in Toys To be WON

Raffle

ACTIVITIES

in our Christmas Toy Raffle

Wednesday

On sale 4pm. Drawn at 5pm Tickets from $1

7.00pm | Poker

Friday 7.00pm | Meat Raffle

Saturday 7.00pm | Poker

Buffet Lunch $89 Adults $25 Children (Under 13) Under 3 free

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

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

Please see TheAcresClub.com.au for more details.

Kids Eat Free *

FOOD TRUCKS ON THURSDAY NIGHTS For full list of trucks and schedule see TheAcresClubGreenacre or TheAcresClub.com.au

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.

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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IT'S

CHRISTMAS TIME!

Get into the festive spirit and join us for our Santa toy raffle, our special ham and turkey giveaways, and our delicious Christmas Day buffet! At Baulkham Hills Sports, we LOVE Christmas time! Instead of celebrating just one day, we want to spread the Christmas cheer for the whole month of December, so we’re holding weekly raffles and a toy raffle in the lead up to our extravagant Christmas Day buffet lunch. Every Wednesday in December, we’ll be holding our regular meat raffle starting at 6.30pm, with tickets from $1 each. We’ll also have delicious hams and turkeys up for grabs as well!

tiger prawns, cold meats, spiced chicken wings, smoked salmon, NZ mussels and a range of salads. Our hot selection includes Honey Glazed Virginian Leg Ham, Roast Turkey Breast with Cranberry Sauce, Seasoned Chicken, Baked Perch Fillets and Mongolian Lamb. There’s also Macaroni Boscaiolla, Rice Pilaf, and a selection of roast vegetables.

On Sunday 10 December, we’ll be drawing our Santa Toy Raffle, with $2,000 worth of toys to be won! Tickets from $1 each and there will be a special visit from Santa too.

For the perfect finish to your meal, dive into our lolly bar, seasonal fruit platters and assorted cheeses, or our selection of cakes, logs, petit fours and gateaux. And of course, we will have generous servings of Christmas pudding with Brandy custard!

Then on Christmas Day, get together with family and friends for our indulgent buffet lunch! Enjoy a selection of cold dishes like

We will also have live entertainment and a visit from Santa! Adults are $125 and children are $30 (7-16 years. Children under 7 free).

HOST YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE CLUB! Looking for somewhere to hold your Christmas party? Our Events Centre is the perfect location to get together with work colleagues, friends or family, to celebrate the festive season. Whether it’s a casual cocktail evening, or a sit-down lunch, our experienced staff will be there every step of the way to help you create lasting memories. There are plenty of style, décor and catering options available. Contact our team on 9639 2100 for more information.

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.


Baulkham Hills Sports

Christmas Day Buffet Lunch

ACTIVITIES

MONDAY 25 DECEMBER

Celebrate with an indulgent buffet lunch, live entertainment and a visit from Santa!

Monday

Adults $125 Children (7-16 years) $30 Children under 7 free

10.00am | Bingo

Tuesday

Bookings and pre-payment essential. Call 9639 2100. Full menu at BaulkhamHillsSports.com

7.30pm | Cash Housie

Wednesday 7.30pm | Poker 7.30pm | Meat Raffle

Thursday 7.30pm | Trivia

Friday 10.00am | Bingo 6.30pm | Meat Raffle

PARCEL POINT

Collect & Return your parcels at Baulkham Hills Sports ParcelPoint.com.au

Supporting Baulkham Hills Golf Club

KIDS

7.30pm | Poker 10.30pm | Poker

HOLIDAY BINGO 20 December and 3, 10, 17 and 24 January, 11am

$5

Price includes bingo book, soft drink and lolly bag.

Saturday 6.30pm | Meat Raffle

Supporting Baulkham Hills Cricket Club

7.30pm | Poker

Please see BaulkhamHillsSports.com for more details.

THE GALLERY TRADING HOURS Open for lunch Monday to Sunday: 12pm – 2.30pm Open for dinner Monday to Wednesday: 6pm – 8.30pm, Thursday and Sunday: 5.30pm – 8.30pm, Friday and Saturday: 5.30pm – 9pm Phone 9639 2100 for bookings.

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Family fun this

AUSTRALIA DAY

Soak up the sun and celebrate our national day at our Family Fun Day event. Australia Day is all about being outdoors with friends and family, enjoying some great food and fun activities in a casual, relaxed environment.

ALSO AT THE CLUB…

This year, Birrong Sports is hosting its Annual Australia Day Family Fun Day with face painters, clowns, a balloon artist, jumping castle and live music. We will also be running games of barefoot bowls for anyone who wants to come along and try it out. Our Bowls Coordinator will be on hand to give you tips on how to play.

The offer applies for dinner only.

This is a FREE event for the whole community to enjoy, so bring the whole family to the club on Friday, 26 January and celebrate our national day with us! The fun starts at 11am with live music from 2pm. The Italian Bistro will be open for regular trade and they’ll also be serving some traditional Australia Day dishes!

Every Tuesday night at The Italian Bistro, kids eat free! Simply purchase a main meal and receive a free kids meal and activity bag – FREE! We also have some delicious $15 lunch specials on offer if you’re visiting us through the week. We have a selection of three dishes to choose from at any one time, which comes with a soft drink or coffee. The special is only valid for dine-in customers. Please see our friendly bistro staff for more details.

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

‘s Eve

WEDNESDAY 13 DECEMBER Tickets from $1

Special visit fro m Santa

$1500 p su in toy abs for gr

ENJOY OUR FREE ENTERTAINMENT

ACTIVITIES Monday 7.00pm | Poker

5PM – 8PM

FACE PAINTING & BALLOON ART PM AM

8

Tickets on sale from 6pm Drawn from 7.30pm

–1

WELCOME THE NEW YEAR WITH THE JOHNNY LEE DUO

Tuesday 7.30pm | Trivia

KIDS

HOLIDAY BINGO Thursday 11 & 18 January, 11am

$5

Price includes bingo book, soft drink and lolly bag.

Wednesday Tuesday 9, 16 & 23 January $30 per child | 12pm Price includes pasta, drink and a mini gelato cone. Children will be provided with an apron for the class. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For children aged up to 12 years.

10.00am | Bingo

Thursday 6.30pm | Poker

Friday 6.00pm | Meat Raffle

AUSTRALIA Family DAY Fun!

Sunday 5.00pm | Creative Gifts Homewares Raffle

FRIDAY 26 JANUARY

Something for the whole family With face painters, balloon artist, jumping castle, barefoot bowls and live entertainment.

11AM – 6PM

FREE

WEDNESDAY 14 FEBRUARY Enjoy the tastes of Italy this Valentine’s Day and book your table at The Italian Bistro

CALL 9645 8666

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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For the KIDS! Our annual Christmas toy drive and ham raffle is on again, so it’s time to dig deep! Having a sick child in hospital is a stressful time for a family, especially at Christmas. Bankstown Bowls wants to ease the burden a little this festive season, so we’re running our annual fundraiser to spread some Christmas cheer to those in need. Last year, we collected 80 brand new toys and took them to boys and girls who had to spend Christmas at The Children’s Hospital in Westmead. Their smiles could have lit up the entire street! We’re aiming to beat that this year, so if you would like to get involved, simply drop a new, unused and unwrapped

toy to the club before 15 December. We’re also running our very popular ham raffle to raise money for the hospital. We’re aiming to top last year’s incredibly successful result where our members, guests and staff collected almost $5,000. That was topped up with a $1,000 donation from the Bankstown Sports Club Board, which meant we had enough money to purchase the hospital a patient transport stretcher. If you would like to get involved or for more information, please contact the club on 02 9790 0176.

"If you would like to get involved in the Bankstown Sports Bowls Toy Drive, simply drop a new, unused and unwrapped toy to the club before 15 December."

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

Annual

CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE a LITTLE GIFT GOES A LONG WAY! If you would like to donate a toy to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead please drop a new and unwrapped toy to the Bankstown Sports Bowls before Friday 15th December

ACTIVITIES Monday 10.30am | Line Dancing

Tuesday 7.00pm | Poker

Christmas Ham Raffle every Wednesday Until 20 December Tickets on sale from 6pm. Raffle drawn from 7pm. Tickets are $1 for six numbers. 6 $50 hams to be won each week.

Wednesday 7.30pm | Trivia

$300 w prizeosrth of week ly

Thursday 6.00pm | Piano Nights

Friday 7.00pm | Poker

CHRISTMAS DAY Buffet Lunch

Sunday 4.30pm | Meat & Veggie Raffle

MONDAY 25 DECEMBER

Celebrate Christmas with a festive buffet lunch from 12-2pm

Adults $75 Children (3-12 years) $22 Children under 3 free Bookings and pre-payment essential, call 9790 0176. Full menu available at BankstownBowling.com.au

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.

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

Service to Sport Medal

AND AWARDS NIGHT 2017 Our annual Service to Sport Medal and Awards night honours our volunteers and celebrates the success of our associated sporting clubs. Congratulations to the following medal and award recipients. Award

Recipient

Community Engagement through Sport and Recreation

Birrong Football Club

Volunteer of the Year

John Webbey (Birrong Football Club)

Young Club Person of the Year

James "Brownie" Brown (Bankstown Sports Cycling Club)

Club of the Year

Baulkham Hills Hockey Club

Service to Sport Medal

David Campbell (Baulkham Hills Men's Hockey Club – Norwest Strikers)

Service to Sport Medal

Hugh Davey (Bankstown Sports Men's Golf Club)

Service to Sport Medal

Keith Vallis (Baulkham Hills Football Club)

Service to Sport Medal

Marcus Kearns (Bankstown Sports Men's Bowling Club)

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Sports Report

Kyle Cranston goes

THE EXTRA MILE! The former Bankstown Sports Athletics Club member produced an upset win at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei. The Universiade is one of the largest international sporting events in the world, attracting more than 20,000 athletes from 170 countries. Held every two years, there are summer games and winter games, which are widely viewed as a stepping stone for emerging young sport stars wanting to compete in future Commonwealth and Olympic Games. In other words, it’s the Olympic Games for students. Kyle Cranston was a member of the Bankstown Sports Athletics Club throughout his childhood and teenage years, and he is currently studying Exercise and Sports Science at the Australian Catholic University. He has also just become Australia’s first ever medallist in the decathlon at the Summer Universiade. The decathlon consists of ten events held over two consecutive days, including 100m sprint, hurdles, 400m and 1500m run, shot put, javelin, high jump, long jump, discus and pole vault. It requires athletes to be a ‘Jack of all trades’. The 24-year-old was ranked twelfth heading into the games and began his 10-event

campaign in spectacular fashion, leading the competition at the end of day 1. He had scored a personal best total of 4,016 points after a time of 11.12 seconds in the 100m sprint heats, a 7.04m long jump, a personal best throw of 13.76m in the shot put, 1.98m clearance in the high jump and a 400m run recorded in 48.99 seconds. On the second day, Kyle excelled in the 110m hurdles, threw 41.53m in the discus, recorded an equal personal best clearance of 4.60m in the pole vault, threw 56.30m in the javelin and then finished the 1500m in 4:42.08. His goal was to reach 7,600 points overall which is the Commonwealth Games B qualifier, and he surpassed that with a total of 7687. He also took home the gold medal! What’s even more extraordinary, is that he has coached himself for the past 12 months, while receiving some support for the technical and mental aspects of the discipline. He is now going to focus his attention on the upcoming Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, and getting an ‘A’ qualifier for the event.

"The decathlon consists of ten events held over two consecutive days, including 100m sprint, hurdles, 400m and 1500m run, shot put, javelin, high jump, long jump, discus and pole vault!"

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If you love fishing, there’s a great opportunity for you to get involved in a club that goes on regular outings with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, where you’re guaranteed to have a great time on the water.

"The Bankstown Sports Fishing Club is currently looking for new members and they would love to hear from you! Whether you’re an avid fisherman chasing the thrill of the deep-sea, or someone who just wants to try something new."

Australia has some of the best deep-sea fishing locations in the world. Whether it’s on a private boat or commercial charter, there’s nothing quite like cruising out into the peace and quiet of the open ocean to snag yourself a big one! Did you know, Bankstown Sports has a deep-sea fishing club? With an impressive 58-year history, the group has been organising outings for members twice a month, departing from Cronulla and heading north towards Maroubra, or south along the coast, on full-day expeditions. The Fishing Club currently has about 30 members who meet weekly at Bankstown

Sports, where they swap notes, share experiences, have a drink or two and plan their next adventure. The Bankstown Sports Fishing Club is currently looking for new members and they would love to hear from you! Whether you’re an avid fisherman chasing the thrill of the deep-sea, or someone who just wants to try something new. Women and children are welcome, so why not get the whole family involved? For more information, please contact Bankstown Sports Fishing Club Secretary Larry Ilic on 0424 341 975.

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SPORTING CLUBS CONTACTS BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB

Sport

Name

Email

Phone

AFL

Tim Hall

president@bankstownafl.com.au

0414 017 369

ATHLETICS

Matthew Whitbread

matthewwhitbread@msn.com

0410 588 321

LITTLE ATHLETICS

Leanne McDonald

secretary@bslac.com

0413 622 888

BASEBALL

Craig Jedrzejczk

bs.baseball@hotmail.com

0478 729 508

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)

Louie Taouk

louie@iqplumbing.net.au

0414 466 556

FOOTBALL (STRIKERS)

Kylee Freeman

secretary@bankstownsportsstrikers.com.au

0417 005 753

GOLF (LADIES)

Elaine Ward

elainei40@yahoo.com.au

9771 1450

GOLF (MEN'S)

Lee Dunks

bdsc.mensgolf@gmail.com

0412 572 274

HOCKEY

Graeme Barnard

president@bankstownhockey.org.au

0403 770 624

NETBALL

Michelle Boulais

secretary.sportsnetball@gmail.com

0412 384 127

RUGBY LEAGUE

Ahed Afiouni

bsjrl@hotmail.com.au

0413 569 746

SQUASH

Graeme Horsnell

horsnell50@hotmail.com

0408 756 034

SWIMMING

Neil Rogers

nro85578@bigpond.net.au

0410 663 143

TENNIS

Geoff Wirth

geoffwirth@bigpond.com

0411 788 456

TOUCH FOOTBALL

Nathan Loveday

bankstowntouch@gmail.com

0416 636 006

BOWLS (MEN'S)

Marcus Kearns

kearnsm8@bigpond.com

0421 977 618

BOWLS (WOMEN'S)

Gladys McInnes

BANKSTOWN SPORTS BOWLS CLUB 9644 3014

DARTS

Cheryl Smith

cathy@atdec.com

9771 3073

DARTS (TUESDAY)

Phil Conford

philconford@hotmail.com

0404 900 909

Don Beileiter

donbeileiter@nbnco.com.au

0447 404 194

BAULKHAM HILLS SPORTS CLUB BASEBALL 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

BIRRONG SPORTS CLUB

GOLF

Lorraine Smith

lsmith62@bigpond.com

0407 912 788

NETBALL

Lee Hill

lee_hill@codea.com.au

0418 759 874

Martin Billam

acresbowlscoordinator@bankstownsports.com

0411 145 347

THE ACRES CLUB (GREENACRE) BOWLS

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MEMBER & GUEST NOTICEBOARD DRESS CODE

VALET

MOVIES

Neat, clean, work attire is permitted at all times.*

We can park for you! Every Friday and Saturday from 6pm to late*

Screening in The Theatre Adults $10 • Children $5

*Excludes Platform One. Work attire, running shoes and tracksuits are not permitted.

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

VOLUNTARY PRECOMMITMENT

CARWASH

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

From $25*, available Monday to Thursday from 8am to 5pm, Friday and Saturday from 8am to 9pm and Sunday from 9am to 5pm.

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.gamblinghelpnsw.gov.au

*Member price for external wash. Located on the Green Level of the Bankstown Sports carpark.

UPDATE YOUR DETAILS Let us know of any of your contact detail changes. Visit our Online Membership Portal at BankstownSports.com/updateyourdetails

RENEW NOW AND BE REWARDED

TO BOOK: • Bankstown Sports and Bankstown Sports Bowls – call 0401 140 589 • Birrong Sports – call 0401 759 606 • Baulkham Hills Sports – call 0411 118 440

UBER Get home safe with Uber! Get $20 off your first trip to, or from Bankstown Sports Club when you enter the promo code BANKSTOWN17

UBER EATS Now available at Basement Brewhouse, La Piazza and San Churro. Order at UberEats.com

Continue to enjoy these benefits today: • Birthday and New Year Rewards • Accrue Reward Points to spend on benefits • Discounts at Travelodge Bankstown and many more • Renew at BankstownSports.com/ RenewNow

COURTESY BUS Free Courtesy Bus for members and your guests. Enjoy our door to door pick up service for homes within a 5km radius of our clubs.

Visit BankstownSports.com for movies and session times. Children price is for 3-13 years. Under 3 free. All under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

PARCEL POINT Collect and return your parcels at Bankstown Sports Visit parcelpoint.com.au and enquire at Bankstown Sports or Baulkham Hills Sports Reception.

ANNUAL REPORT The Bankstown Sports 2016-17 Annual Report is now available to view. Visit BankstownSports.com/annual-report

FLINDERS CENTRE Flinders Centre Bankstown is NOW LEASING! For Leasing Enquiries please contact Stephen on 9891 3330 or 0423 796 820 or email Stephen.p@cbre.com.au

See BankstownSports.com or reception for schedule.

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TRADING HOURS BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB OPEN 7 DAYS

LA PIAZZA

Everyday

9am – 6am

PIZZERIA BELLUCCI AT LA PIAZZA

CORNERSTONE COFFEE & KITCHEN

Sunday to Thursday Friday Saturday

7am – 12am 7am – 2am 7am –3am

GREENFIELD STATION BISTRO

Phone 9722 9888 for bookings

BREAKFAST

Everyday

6.30am – 9.30am

LUNCH

Monday to Tuesday Wednesday to Sunday

11.30am – 2.30pm 12pm – 2.30pm

DINNER

Sunday to Thursday Friday Saturday

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

PLATFORM ONE

Phone 9722 9888 for bookings

LUNCH

Monday to Friday

12pm – 2.30pm

DINNER

Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday

6pm – 9pm 6pm – 9.30pm 5.30pm – 10pm

Sundays and public holidays Closed

Monday to Saturday Sunday

12pm – 2.30pm 12pm – 9.30pm

DINNER

Monday to Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

6pm – 9.30pm 6pm – late* 12pm – 9.30pm

Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day Closed

STUZZICHINO AT LA PIAZZA

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

PEKING SQUARE

Phone 9722 9810 for bookings

LUNCH

Wednesday to Friday Saturday Sunday

12pm – 2.30pm Closed 12pm – 3pm

DINNER

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday Saturday Friday

6pm – 9.30pm 6pm – 10.30pm 6pm – 10pm

Monday to Tuesday

Closed

Friday and Saturday

6pm – 10pm

VINO AT LA PIAZZA

LUCKY CHENG’S

LUNCH

BANKSTOWN SPORTS BOWLS OPEN 7 DAYS

Everyday

9am – late*

BOWLS BISTRO

Phone 9790 0176 for group bookings

LUNCH

Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

11am – 3pm 11am – 3pm

LUNCH

Tuesday to Saturday

12pm – 2.30pm

DINNER

Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

5.30pm – 9.30pm 5pm – 10.30pm

DINNER

Tuesday to Saturday Sunday

5.30pm – 8.30pm 4pm – 7pm

5pm – 12am* 2pm – 2.30am* 2pm – 12am*

OPEN 7 DAYS

Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

Public Holidays

ATRIUM BAR

Monday to Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

BASEMENT BREWHOUSE

See BankstownSports.com for bookings

BAULKHAM HILLS SPORTS 9am – late 4pm – 2am* 10am – late*

VENUE

Everyday

11am – late*

THE GALLERY RESTAURANT

KITCHEN

Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

12pm – 9pm 12pm – 11pm

LUNCH

Monday to Sunday

12pm – 2.30pm

Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

10am – 11pm 10am – 12am

DINNER

Monday to Wednesday Thursday and Sunday Friday and Saturday

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

Public holidays Christmas Day

1pm – late* Closed

SAN CHURRO

Phone 9722 9864 Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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

VALET SERVICE

Friday and Saturday

6pm – late*

Monday to Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

8am – 5pm 8am – 9pm 9am – 5pm

CLUB CARWASH

BIRRONG SPORTS OPEN 7 DAYS

MONKEY MANIA

Phone 9639 2100 for bookings

Everyday

9.30am – late*

THE ITALIAN BISTRO

Phone 9645 8666 for bookings

LUNCH

Daily

11.30am – 2.30pm

DINNER

Daily

5.30pm – 9pm

Sunday to Wednesday Thursday to Saturday

10am – 10pm 10am – 12am*

THE ACRES CLUB OPEN 7 DAYS

THE ACRES KITCHEN

Phone 9759 7445 for bookings

LUNCH

Monday to Sunday

DINNER

Monday to Sunday

12pm – 2.30pm 5.30pm – 9pm *Closing times subject to manager’s discretion

FESTIVE SEASON TRADING HOURS BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB

PEKING SQUARE

LA PIAZZA – PIZZERIA BELLUCCI

BANKSTOWN SPORTS BOWLS

PLATFORM ONE

CHRISTMAS DAY

Closed

CHRISTMAS EVE

Trade as usual until 8.30pm

CHRISTMAS DAY

11am – 7pm

BOXING DAY

Closed

BOXING DAY

Closed

BOXING DAY

12pm – 7pm

NEW YEAR’S DAY

Closed

NEW YEAR’S DAY

Closed

NEW YEAR’S DAY

12pm – 7pm

CHRISTMAS DAY

Pre-booked Christmas Day Buffet Lunch only (12pm) No Dinner service

GREENFIELD STATION BISTRO CHRISTMAS DAY

Pre-booked Christmas Day Buffet Lunch only (12pm) Dinner trade as usual

LUCKY CHENG’S CHRISTMAS DAY

12pm – 4pm

BASEMENT BREWHOUSE CHRISTMAS DAY

Closed

MONKEY MANIA

SAN CHURRO

BIRRONG SPORTS

CHRISTMAS EVE

10am – 3pm

CHRISTMAS DAY

Closed

CHRISTMAS DAY

2pm – late

CHRISTMAS DAY

Closed

BOXING DAY

1pm – 10pm

BOXING DAY

11am – late

BOXING DAY

11am – 5pm

NEW YEAR’S DAY

1pm – 10pm

NEW YEAR’S DAY

11am – late

NEW YEAR’S DAY

Closed

THE ITALIAN BISTRO

LA PIAZZA – STUZZICHINO

BAULKHAM HILLS SPORTS

CHRISTMAS DAY

Closed

CHRISTMAS EVE

Trade as usual until 8.30pm

THE GALLERY RESTAURANT

NEW YEAR’S DAY

Closed

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Closed

CHRISTMAS DAY

*Closing times subject to manager’s discretion

No Dinner service

Unless noted below, normal trade will occur. Normal trading hours for each venue listed above.


Profile for Bankstown Sports Club

Intouch Magazine December/January/February 2017 - 2018  

Volume 52 Summer 2017 - 2018 December/January/February Bankstownsports Intouch Magazine

Intouch Magazine December/January/February 2017 - 2018  

Volume 52 Summer 2017 - 2018 December/January/February Bankstownsports Intouch Magazine