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VOL 57 MAR, APR & MAY 2019

Easter fun

Experience Bankstown Sports

There’s something for everyone WHAT’S ON AT YOUR LOCAL CLUB SIMON & GARFUNKEL - THE CONCERT

THE BUZZ AT OUR VENUES

World champion woodchopper David Foster returns to showcase his incredible skills

Supporting our community We help spread an important message of equality and Little Wings moves in

Mother’s Day We’ve hand-picked our favourite dishes so you can treat mum to a delicious meal SCHOOL HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA


COMEDY Cellar THURSDAY 14 MARCH THURsDAY 11 APRIL THURSDAY 9 MAY

JOIN US IN VINO, LA PIAZZA FOR A BARREL OF LAUGHS! FEATURING A RANGE OF COMEDIANS. SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS.

BOOK TICKETS NOW BANKSTOWNSPORTS.COM


CONTENTS BANKSTOWN SPORTS INTOUCH

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Contents LATEST NEWS 2 Member and Guest Noticeboard 3 Trading Hours

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CLUB EXECUTIVES 4 Board of Directors 5 Chairman’s Report FEATURE STORIES 6 Shaking things up at Atrium Bar 8 Experience Bankstown Sports 11 ANZAC Day 12 Supporting our Community EAT & DRINK 18 Mother’s Day Dining

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ENJOY 20 Kids Party Fun 22 Fun facts about Chocolate 23 Easter What’s On 24 What’s On Weekly 26 School Holiday Fun 29 Upcoming Live Shows 32 Simon & Garfunkel - The Concert

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STAY 35 Travelodge Hotel Bankstown Packages OUR VENUES 36 Auburn Tennis Club 38 Bankstown Sports Bowls 40 Birrong Sports Club 42 The Acres Club 44 Baulkham Hills Sports Club LOCAL SPORT 46 Sports Report 48 Sporting Contact List

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CLUB NEWS

Member & Guest Noticeboard DRESS CODE

VOLUNTARY PRE-COMMITMENT

ENJOY MORE REWARDS

Bankstown Sports has reasonable dress regulations which apply to all areas. Neat, clean casual dress and neat, clean work attire is permitted at all times.

• Set a limit • Track gaming spend • Exclusion from gaming promotions • Cooling off periods • Real-time implementation of reduced limits To participate, please see one of our Duty Managers.

Join or Renew & Be Rewarded with these benefits;

UPDATE YOUR DETAILS Please let us know if any of your contact details change. Visit our Online Membership Portal at;

For help with information, counselling and referral contact Gambling Help.

 BankstownSports.com/ updateyourdetails

 1800 858 858  gamblinghelpnsw.gov.au

 BankstownSports.com/ membership

VALET SERVICE

CLUB CARWASH

CLUB COURTESY BUS

WE CAN PARK YOUR CAR FOR YOU!

CARWASH FROM $30*

FREE COURTESY BUS

Fri and Sat: 6pm - late $10 per car Free with a Club Carwash

Located on the Green Level inside Bankstown Sports carpark

Free courtesy bus for members and their guests. Enjoy our door to door pick up service for homes within a 5km radius of our clubs.

Mon to Thurs: 8am - 5pm Fri and Sat: 8am - 9pm Sun: 9am - 5pm

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

*Member price for external wash.

 BankstownSports.com/ valet-parking

 BankstownSports.com/ club-carwash

FLINDERS CENTRE

SALVATION ARMY CHAPLAIN

PARCEL POINT

NOW LEASING

SHANE MOUNT

Collect & return your parcels at Bankstown Sports and Baulkham Hills Sports

Contemporary, efficient and sustainable A-grade office space.

Providing support, encouragement and advice to all patrons of Bankstown Sports and associated venues.

LEASING ENQUIRIES  25 Restwell Street, Bankstown  9722 9877  leasing@ flinderscentrebansktown.com.au  FlindersCentreBankstown. com.au

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• Birthday & New Year Rewards • Discounted show tickets • Travelodge Hotel Bankstown discounts • Exclusive promotions & discounts • Earn Reward Points with purchases • Discounted Club Carwash & Valet (Bankstown Sports only)

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Free and confidential service. Phone or face-to-face meetings.  9722 9888  shane.mount@aue. salvationarmy.org

TO BOOK Bankstown Sports: 0401 140 589 Bankstown Sports Bowls: 0401 140 589 Birrong Sports: 0401 759 606 Baulkham Hills Sports: 0411 118 440 The Acres Club: 9759 7445 Auburn Tennis Club: 9646 3736

UBER EATS You can now order some of your favourite dishes from some of our restaurants through Uber Eats. Simply log on to the Uber Eats app or website to find our restaurants.


PIZZERIA BELLUCCI AT LA PIAZZA LUNCH MON to SAT: 12pm - 2:30pm SUN: 12pm - 9pm DINNER MON to THURS: 6pm - 9:30pm FRI: 6pm - 10:30pm SAT: 5:30pm - 11pm SUN: 12pm - 9pm  EASTER HOURS Good Friday: CLOSED

LUNCH 11am - 3pm DINNER SUN to THURS: 5:30pm - 9:30pm FRI and SAT: 5pm - 10:30pm BOOKINGS  9709 8633

LUCKY CHENG’S

FUNCTIONS  9722 9810

MON, THURS & SUN: 11:30am - 11pm FRI and SAT: 11:30am - 12am BOOKINGS  9722 9880

STUZZICHINO AT LA PIAZZA

BASEMENT BREWHOUSE

VINO AT LA PIAZZA

MON & TUES: CLOSED LUNCH WED to FRI: 12pm - 2:30pm SAT: CLOSED SUN: 12pm - 3pm DINNER WED, THURS & SUN: 6pm - 9pm FRI: 6pm - 10pm SAT: 5:30pm - 10:30pm BOOKINGS  9722 9810  EASTER HOURS Good Friday: CLOSED

*CLOSING TIMES SUBJECT TO MANAGER’S DISCRETION.

PEKING SQ.

BAR DAILY: 11am - late* KITCHEN SUN to THURS: 12pm - 9pm FRI and SAT: 12pm - 11pm  BankstownSports.com/ brewhouse for barrel bookings.

GREENFIELD STATION BISTRO

BREAKFAST EVERYDAY: 6:30am - 9:30am LUNCH MON to TUES: 11:30am - 2:30pm WED to SUN: 12pm - 2:30pm DINNER SUN to THURS: 5:30pm - 8:30pm FRI and SAT: 5:30pm - 9pm BOOKINGS  9722 9888

CLUB NEWS TRADING AND EASTER HOURS

Trading and Easter Hours

PLATFORM ONE LUNCH MON to FRI: 12pm - 2:30pm DINNER MON to THURS: 6pm - 9pm FRI: 6pm - 9:30pm SAT: 5:30pm - 10pm SUN and PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: CLOSED BOOKINGS  9722 9888  EASTER HOURS Good Friday: CLOSED Easter Saturday: CLOSED Easter Sunday: CLOSED Easter Monday -CLOSED

MONKEY MANIA ATRIUM BAR MON to THURS: 5pm - 12am* FRI and SAT: 2pm - 2:30am* SUN: 2pm - 12am*

CORNERSTONE COFFEE & KITCHEN

PZE BAR

SUN to THURS: 6:30am - 11:30pm FRI: 6:30am - 1:30am SAT: 6:30am - 2:30am

TUES to FRI: 6:30pm - 11pm SAT: 7:30pm - 12am  BankstownSports.com/pze

MON to THURS: 9:30am - 5pm FRI and SAT: 9:30am - 10:30pm SUN: 9:30am - 6pm BOOKINGS  9722 9864  EASTER HOURS Good Friday: 10am - 6pm Easter Saturday: 10am - 7pm Easter Sunday: 10am - 6pm Easter Monday: 10am - 5pm

TURBO CLIMB SAN CHURRO BANKSTOWN

UFC GYM BANKSTOWN

SUN to THURS: 10am - 11pm FRI to SAT: 10am - 12am PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: 1pm - late*

MON to THURS: 5am - 10pm FRI: 5am - 8pm SAT: 7am - 5pm SUN: 8am - 2pm  9709 4444

 EASTER HOURS Good Friday: Closed Easter Saturday: 1PM-10PM Easter Sunday: 1PM-10PM Easter Monday: 1PM-10PM

 UFCGyms.com.au/Bankstown for more infomation.

MON to THURS: 9:30am - 5pm FRI and SAT 9.30am - 10:30pm SUN: 9.30am - 6pm BOOKINGS  9722 9863  EASTER HOURS Good Friday: 10am - 6pm Easter Saturday: 10am - 7pm Easter Sunday: 10am - 6pm Easter Monday: 10am - 5pm

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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 OAM (President).

Patrons The Hon. Jason Clare MP, Federal Member for Blaxland; Tania Mihailuk MP, Member for Bankstown; The Hon. David Coleman, Federal Member for Banks; Craig Kelly, Federal Member for Hughes; The Hon. David Andrew Elliott MP, Member for Baulkham Hills and The Hon. Alex Hawke MP, Member for Mitchell (NSW).

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 OAM, R. Phillips, R. Madden*, P. Keating, D. Shedden, J. Burling*, J. Donehue*, J. Mackay, T. Stewart, J. Ronis, A. Fulcher MBE, OAM and V. Falconer. *DECEASED

Welfare Report

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of members who have recently passed away: Aissa Christian, Frank Luke, Albert Sims, Berta Kacprzak, Charles Camilleri, Robert Bothwick, Frederick Fraser, Dennis Wells, John Carney, Shirley Dalotto, John Cassone, Kevin Mahony, Charles Smeh, Daniel Moran, Ernest Priestner, Frank Debrincat, James Heath, Oscar Jones, Neville Chie and Douglas Allen.

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JOHN MURRAY OAM (CHAIRMAN)

A TIME FOR REFLECTION, MAKING NEW FRIENDS AND CELEBRATING OUR COMMUNITY. THANK YOU Every now and then, I find myself reflecting on my time here at the club and everything we have achieved over the years. Looking back to where Bankstown Sports started – in a tiny church hall, with only a handful of members – to where it is today, with six clubs, over 70,000 members and 650 staff. We have managed to grow and develop our clubs, make contributions to our local community and provide safe meeting places for people to enjoy a meal or a show, without ever deviating from our ultimate aim, which is to make a difference for our community. American business magnate Warren Buffett once said “someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago” and I feel this is the perfect way to describe our organisation. Our founding members had incredible foresight and dared to dream big when they created Bankstown Sports, and we are all enjoying the benefits today. I would like to thank all of our members and guests, our employees, and members of the Bankstown Sports Club Board, both past and present, for making our club what it is today. WELCOME RONIS REAL ESTATE, UNITY BANK AND FLINDERS CENTRE EARLY LEARNING SCHOOL I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new tenants in Flinders Centre Bankstown. Ronis Real Estate and Unity Bank are now operating from their offices on the ground floor, while the early learning school is in the final stages of accreditation and should be operational soon.

SENIORS WEEK 2019 It was great to see so many people at the Canterbury Bankstown City Council Seniors Concert that we hosted in The Grand Ballroom on 24 February, marking the end of another great Seniors Festival celebration. I really love this event, and I think it’s vitally important to keep our seniors connected with the community and to highlight the services available to them if they are feeling alone or isolated.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT JOHN MURRAY OAM (CHAIRMAN)

Chairman’s Report

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM We’ll be hosting ANZAC Day events at three of our clubs this year and I encourage all of you to come along and get involved. Bankstown Sports Bowls will have a commemoration service followed by their annual Barefoot Bowls fundraiser for Legacy, Birrong Sports will also hold an ANZAC Day ceremony as well as a bowls event to support Legacy, while The Acres Club has planned a fantastic community event for families. We want everyone to have the opportunity to pay their respects to our fallen soldiers and join others in the community as we remember them. HAPPY EASTER TO ALL I love this time of the year when we all get to stop and enjoy some time with family and friends, to celebrate Easter. We have some fun family events happening at our clubs over the long weekend including David Foster’s woodchopping show and a visit from the Easter Bunny. And as always, you can enjoy a delicious meal at our restaurants. Our members and guests are at the centre of everything we do and I look forward to seeing you all at the club soon.

It’s been very exciting to see all of the new faces around the club, grabbing a coffee or some lunch, or having a wander around.

Flinders Centre Bankstown Official Opening with The Hon. Jason Clare MP – Member for Blaxland (December 2018) BANKSTOWN SPORTS INTOUCH MAR, APR & MAY 2019

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EAT & DRINK ATRIUM BAR

Shaking T AN EXCLUSIVE NEW COCKTAIL RANGE HAS BEEN INTRODUCED TO ATRIUM BAR AND WITH A VARIETY OF LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL BEERS, CIDERS, WINES, LIQUEURS AND SPIRITS, THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

Atrium Bar’s

latest cocktail menu promises to deliver an innovative level of contempary luxury with a unique twist. Situated beneath a spectacular art-light feature displaying over 4,000 lights, which was crafted exclusively for Bankstown Sports, Atrium Bar offers a contemporary setting for a drink or your next private function. Our mixologists have experimented with new flavours and innovative techniques to come up with a brand-new range of cocktails which feature flamed fruits, house-made syrups and foamy finishes. But don’t worry, you can still savour the flavours of all the classics too. With so many newcomers on the scene, it can be hard to know which cocktail to try first. So, we have made the job a little easier for you and have highlighted our new favourites.

To see the full menu, head to  BankstownSports.com/atrium-bar.

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Lip Smacker This is the ultimate drink to brighten up the weekend. The Lip Smacker contains 1800 Reposado Tequila, Disaronno Amaretto and lemon juice, perfectly balanced out with the fruity punch of Chambord Liqueur, cherry syrup and egg whites for a foamy finish.


Flaming Tiki Diplomatico Mantuano Rum and Cointreau Orange Liqueur shaken with pineapple, Bittermens Elemakule Tiki bitters, mango nectar and passionfruit, served over crushed ice with a flaming pineapple. This powerful concoction is sure to be a show stopper.

Things Up Mango Bango This is the quintessential summer drink… combining Eagle Rare Bourbon Whiskey and Hunter Valley Mango Liqueur with mango and pineapple, topped off with fresh cream and passionfruit.

Lookin’ Like A Snack If you enjoy the familiar flavour of the wonder-filled chocolate Oreo, this is the cocktail for you! Twist, lick and dunk into a kick of Grey Goose Vodka and Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur, Oreos and milk.

Mystical Violet Enjoy this floral concoction of The Bitter Truth Crème de Violette and Beenleigh White Rum shaken and topped with lemonade.

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FEATURE STORY CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE!

Choose Your Own Bankstown Sports Adventure! IF YOU GO ON A HOLIDAY, WHETHER IT’S FOR BUSINESS OR PLEASURE, USUALLY YOU PLAN YOUR TRIP FROM ARRIVAL TO DEPARTURE, WITH LOTS OF FUN ACTIVITIES AND DINING DESTINATIONS IN BETWEEN. SO, WHY NOT DO THE SAME FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP TO BANKSTOWN SPORTS?

Families

TO GET YOU STARTED, WE’VE COMPILED A LIST OF THE ‘MUST DO’ ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES, CORPORATES AND SENIORS, TO ENSURE YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TIME WITH US.

Dining with the kids Looking to satisfy hungry kids can be super hard, especially when you want to grab a decent bite to eat yourself. Bankstown Sports has a range of eateries that cater for the whole family, and won’t break the budget. Greenfield Station Bistro and La Piazza are your top picks when it comes to variety, goodsized meals, and value for money. Both have a great kids menu which includes a free scoop of ice-cream or gelato, and an activity bag too. If you’re looking for something a little lighter, Cornerstone Coffee & Kitchen serves coffee, a wide range of snacks, freshly made salads and sandwiches and special dishes for the kids. Or, treat the family to some churros or chocolate from Chocolateria San Churro!

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Keeping the kids entertained Monkey Mania Indoor Play Structure and Turbo Climb are the ultimate fun destination for kids of all ages. The impressive 10-metrehigh play structure in Monkey Mania features an inflatable jumping castle, a climbing structure, slides and a dedicated toddler area. Turbo Climb is an indoor rock-climbing venue with a twist! Instead of your standard climbing walls, you’ll be scaling a beanstalk, rope ladder, incline poles, and heaps of other novelty climbing structures. Suitable for ages 4-84, this is a fun and energetic activity for the whole family.

School Holidays The club has a range of activities designed to keep the kids entertained every school holiday. There’s Kids Bingo, movies in The Theatre, creative workshops, cooking classes and great live shows. Some of the activities are free and all of them are located inside the club, with easy parking and pram access via lifts. To find out more about the upcoming school holidays, please see page 26.


Business meetings and events

Entertainment

Impress your business partners or a potential new client with a meal at our fine-dining restaurant, Platform One. Be seated inside authentic Victorian-era train carriages and indulge in a selection of seafood, chicken and vegetarian dishes, Cape Grim steaks, desserts and cheese boards, while you sip on the finest wines, boutique beers or spirits. Or there’s Stuzzichino inside La Piazza, where you’ll find Sydney’s first ever Italian Tapas restaurant with a seafood-focused menu, as well as a traditional Italian a-la-carte menu.

Bankstown Sports is your one-stop-shop when it comes to hosting business meetings, corporate dinners, seminars, awards nights and gala dinners, with 13 function and event spaces ranging in capacity from 10-650 guests. All rooms are equipped with digital and AV technology, there are a range of different catering options available, there’s onsite parking for your guests and the adjoining Travelodge Hotel Bankstown offers affordable accommodation packages.

You really are spoilt for choice if you want to entertain your clients beyond a delicious meal at one of our restaurants. There are weekly live shows, free entertainment, and for a real bonding experience, you can race each other up the climbing walls at Turbo Climb!

For something a little more relaxed, Lucky Cheng’s offers Asian cuisine in a casual setting, serving fresh, hand-made dumplings, noodles and creative Chinese street food. Alternatively, pull out the big guns and be the talk of the town, with Peking Sq. offering private dining rooms and whole Peking Duck, roasted on-demand in our in-house Peking Duck oven.

Corporates

Dining with clients

You could also venture up to PZE Bar and check out the range of PC and Xbox games which are available for free play from 6:30pm most nights of the week or hired for a private event.

Another option is Basement Brewhouse, which is a great over 18s location for casual business discussions over a burger and a craft beer, or you could pop into Atrium Bar on a Friday afternoon for a cocktail or boutique beer to celebrate a new deal.

Extend your stay Another great feature of Bankstown Sports is the adjoining Travelodge Hotel Bankstown, which offers 162 rooms, furnished with everything you need to wind down after a big day. Rooms include free WiFi, a kitchenette and comfortable beds, and the reception desk operates 24 hours. Guests are also able to access UFC Gym Bankstown, located in Flinders Centre Bankstown on the Restwell Street of the club.

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FEATURE STORY CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE!

Weekly activities Did someone say, BINGO?! There are activities at the club every day of the week including Bingo, Cash Housie, Poker, Trivia, Mahjong, free entertainment in the Rainforest Lounge and meat raffle once a month. During the school holidays bring the grandkids in or take some time for yourself as you sit back and relax in comfortable, movie-style seating, and watch a recent release movie in The Theatre. If you love your sport, we show games and events in Basement Brewhouse and Sports Lounge.

Seniors

Sensational meals for Seniors! All aboard to Greenfield Station Bistro! The great thing about this restaurant is the ease of access – it’s right near the main entrance to the club – there’s a wide variety of food to choose from, and there’s a small portion option for some meals if you aren’t a big eater. The menu is easy to navigate, there are plenty of dishes to choose from for under $20, and there’s plenty of room to manoeuvre between tables to find the perfect seat. For something a little lighter, Cornerstone Coffee & Kitchen has coffee and cake, coffee and soup and coffee and treat specials, for under $9. Chocolateria San Churro is another great option if you’re after coffee or a cool drink, and a little bite to eat. And for those special occasions, Platform One is the perfect choice when you want to be spoilt with delicious food and fantastic service, in a quiet, intimate setting.

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Relax in style If you want to find somewhere out of the way to quietly take in the day or catch up with a friend, Bankstown Sports has a few hidden gems that are perfect for peoplewatching or dreaming the time away. There are comfortable lounges in PZE Bar which overlooks our indoor rainforest and waterfall, there’s the Rainforest Lounge with casual seating and several TVs, or soak up the sunshine on our comfortable wicker furniture in the Outdoor Terrace.

Tunes, tea and scones Back To The Tivoli and Musical Morning variety concerts feature monthly in The Grand Ballroom at Bankstown Sports, and they are a highlight for many. These 90-minute concerts showcase brilliant vocalists, musicians and dancers, with Devonshire Tea served before the show.


FEATURE STORY ANZAC DAY

ANZAC Day ANZAC DAY IS RIGHTFULLY KNOWN AS ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST SIGNIFICANT NATIONAL OCCASIONS. TO COMMEMORATE THIS ANZAC DAY, JOIN US AT ONE OF OUR ASSOCIATED VENUES TO RAISE MONEY FOR LEGACY.

For our

war veterans, servicemen and woman and their families, Legacy is one of the most important organisations they’ll ever need. Now in its 96th year, the voluntary group provides services to around 80,000 widows of veterans who have died, and 1,800 children and dependants who need support. Legacy is dedicated to enhancing lives and opportunities through innovative and practical programs, as well as assisting families through bereavement.

Bankstown Sports Bowls

The Acres Club

Birrong Sports

Bankstown Sports Bowls is set to host the annual Barefoot Bowls ANZAC Day Fundraiser. Held on ANZAC Day itself, Thursday 25 April, teams will get involved in casual games of bowls, and will enjoy some lunch and a raffle, to raise money for Legacy.

Enjoy a family day at The Acres Club on ANZAC Day in the relaxed, family-friendly outdoor space.

Birrong Sports will host the annual ANZAC Day ceremony commencing at 1pm in the carpark located near the memorial and community band, Yagoona District Band will perform during the service.

Tickets are $25 per person. Event commences at 9am. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Bankstown Sports Bowls on 9790 0176.

The kids will be kept busy with face painting, playground equipment and a massive jumping castle while you sit back and enjoy the live duo, or indulge in the latest dining offering, La Piazza Wood Fired Pizza Kitchen, which will be serving up delicious pizza - food-truck style. There will also be several Legacy donation opportunities throughout the venue in recognition of ANZAC day.

Birrong Sports Men’s Bowling Club will host lawn bowls before the ceremony and everyone is welcome to join in the tournament for a gold coin donation, with all proceeds going to Legacy.

Lest we forget Thursday 25 April

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FEATURE STORY SISTERHOOD

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Youth Development Service (BYDS) is a community art-based cultural development organisation located at the Bankstown Arts Centre. BYDS creates innovative arts and cultural projects which have led to profound and lasting changes within the communities of Bankstown and South West Sydney.

workshops for eight young local girls, culminating in the production of a song and music video. They developed their own lyrics, verses, chorus and a distinctive piano riff, resulting in a song called I Want To Be Treated Equally which reflects the girls’ need for equality, showing how important it is for young women to have a voice in society.

One of these projects is the RESPECT program, which focuses on educating boys and young men about domestic violence and how they can lend their voices to being active agents in preventing it. In 2018, a new project catering specifically to young women, the Sisterhood program was established to provide girls and young women with the opportunity to share their feelings on the importance of being treated equally and with respect.

The I Want To Be Treated Equally song has been performed live at the BYDS showcase held at Bankstown Central, Bankstown Poetry Slam and at the inaugural Granville March For Peace.

The program consisted of song-writing

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BYDS Director Tim Carroll says spreading a powerful message through music has long-lasting effects on the participants and the audience. “BYDS has a lot of experience empowering young people through utilising the development of songs. The

participants are guided through the process and are responsible for writing the lyrics. The reinforcement that takes place at multiple levels has positive outcomes for the participants and audience”. “Without the support of Bankstown Sports, this project just would not have happened. Bankstown Sports’ support is invaluable to us here at BYDS, it means pretty much everything to us”. In the last ClubGRANTS year, Bankstown Sports provided $6,000 in support to BYDS. You can view The Sisterhood music video on the Bankstown Youth Development Service YouTube channel. If you are interested in getting involved in a BYDS production or would like more information, please head to  www.byds.org.au.


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FEATURE STORY LITTLE WINGS

Little Wings

is a non-profit organisation that provides free, professional and safe flight and ground transport services for sick children in rural and regional NSW. The charity has recently relocated to a new hangar at Bankstown Airport to house the aircraft, however there was limited office space for administration. Bankstown Sports has been supporting Little Wings for over 5 years and is honoured to be able to provide their team with a space inside Bankstown Sports, so they can continue to carry out their important work for the community. Little Wings CEO, Richelle Koller, says having an administration space for the team located close to the operations base is vital. “It is great to have the space, and the ability for our team to be able to work

from the one location at the same time. Having an office will enable us to improve our communication and teamwork, and will provide for the future growth of the charity. And of course, we now get to have our lunch breaks at one of the multitude of dining options within the club!” Richelle thanked Bankstown Sports for their ongoing contribution to Little Wings. “Bankstown Sports is a true supporter of Little Wings. The club has been a sponsor of Little Wings since the early days and over the years, it has helped Little Wings in countless ways including sponsorship, event assistance, staff volunteering, and fundraising, to name a few. This is just the latest way that Bankstown Sports has assisted Little Wings and supported us in our growth and journey to help sick children from regional NSW with our free flight service”.

Bankstown Sports has assisted Little Wings and supported us in our growth and journey to

help sick children from regional NSW with our free flight service.

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What’s On At Basement Brewhouse $25

$25 $25

MARCH SPECIAL

Chick Magnet

APRIL SPECIAL

Monster Wood Chopper

MAY SPECIAL

Chicken schnitzel, Napolitana sauce, ham, double jack cheese, chips and aioli on a milk bun

Double beef patty, double bacon, double jack cheese, mini cheese kranksy, Smiths chips and aioli on a milk bun

Beef patty, crispy maple bacon, butter lettuce, Spanish onion, smashed avocado and maple aioli on a milk bun

Served with potato fries & a pint of beer*

Served with potato fries & a pint of beer*

Served with potato fries & a pint of beer*

Maple May

State of Origin Special Exclusive Game Day special only

WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE, SUNDAY 23 JUNE AND WEDNESDAY 10 JULY Ask staff for further details.

Maroon s n d an Blue bleu b a avail

*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.

PRIVATE

BREWING EXPERIENCE AT

BASEMENT BREWHOUSE

Plan and brew your very own beer with guidance and explanation from the Head Brewer at Basement Brewhouse.

BOOK TODAY 9722 9888 | HeadBrewer@BankstownSports.com | BankstownSports.com/Brewhouse See Brewhouse Staff for more details.


$22

includes a glass of Stonefish wine or a soft drink

AUTUMN LUNCH Specials

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY WARM CHILLI CHICKEN & HALOUMI SALAD

Baby cos lettuce, chicken, grilled haloumi cheese, heirloom tomatoes & avocado, finished with a lime dressing

RISOTTO DI OSTIA

Delicious prawn and spinach risotto in a spicy tomato, cream and brandy sauce

BARRAMUNDI ALLA GRIGLIA

Barramundi fillets grilled and served with seasonal vegetables

250G GRAIN-FED DARLING DOWNS SIRLOIN Char-grilled to your liking and served with a peppercorn sauce and seasonal vegetables

Conditions apply. Offer excludes public holidays. Available Wednesday 6 March to Friday 31 May. Dine in only. Images are a guide only. Visit BankstownSports.com for more details.

$15

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MONDAY - FRIDAY AVAILABLE

LUNCH ONLY Offer available from Monday 4 March 2019 – Friday 31 May 2019. Dine in only. Not valid for takeaway, UberEats or on Public Holidays.

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EAT & DRINK MOTHER’S DAY

Munching with Mum this Mother’s Day WE’VE HAND-PICKED OUR FAVOURITE MUMMY-MEALS AT EACH OF OUR VENUES SO YOU’LL KNOW EXACTLY WHERE TO TAKE MUM FOR LUNCH THIS MOTHER’S DAY!

Bankstown Sports

With many eateries inside the club, mum will be spoilt for choice! Here are our top picks.

Platform One

High Tea – enjoy an array of decadent sweets, savoury treats, a lolly buffet, chocolate fountain, scones and tea or coffee of your choice, while you and mum sit back and relax in our authentic Victorian-era train carriages. See below advertisement for details.

Cornerstone Coffee & Kitchen

Greenfield Station Bistro

Seafood Tasting Plate – indulge in grilled Tasmanian salmon, marinated prawn skewers, grilled Hudson Bay scallops, Victorian salt and pepper squid and Spencer Gulf mussels, served with garden salad, homemade tartare sauce and chips. Perfect for sharing!

Atrium Bar

If casual and relaxed is more your mum’s style, pop into the café and watch the world go by with one of our house-roasted signature coffees and a slice of Flourless Orange Cake.

You can’t go wrong with a serving of oysters (natural or kilpatrick) followed by a selection of Tapas dishes including Spinach and Feta Pierogi, Kuro King Prawns, Jalapeno Poppers, Ricotta Sweetcorn Pumpkin Flower, Peking Duck Spring Roll and Wood Smoked Baby Octopus.

Pizzeria Bellucci

Stuzzichino

Basement Brewhouse

Peking Sq.

Pizza Verdi – topped with mozzarella, spinach, eggplant, mushroom, roasted capsicum and olives. We love this one on a flourless pizza base, which makes it gluten free and vegetarian!

Chicky Baby – for the adventurous mum! Dive into a buttermilk fried chicken breast, slaw, butter lettuce, American double jack cheese and peri peri mayonnaise. Pair with some Garbage Fries for the perfect combo!

Misto Alla Grilia – BBQ seafood at its best! Enjoy a selection of Mooloolaba king prawns, baby squid, USA scallops, octopus, Balmain bugs and our market fresh catch of the day.

Banquet – step back into old Shanghai with a selection of Peking duck dishes, yum cha and traditional Chinese fare. Available for lunch and dinner with $50per person and $68per person options. Minimum 4 people per table. Bookings essential – call 9709 8633.

To view the full menus for any of our restaurants, visit  BankstownSports.com/eat-and-drink

MOTHER’S DAY

High Tea

sun 12 may 12pm - 2pm

Delectable Sweets, Savoury Treats, Lolly Buffet and Tea & Scones Adults: $63 - Includes a glass of Chandon NV Sparkling Brut or soft drink

Children: $29 (3-13 years) - Includes a glass of soft drink

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Image is a guide only. Bookings and pre-payment essential. Call 9722 9888, or speak to Platform One Staff. See menu at BankstownSports.com. Dine in only. Children under 3 eat free.


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DESSERT TAPAS NEW


ENJOY PZE PARTIES

Party with PZE MAKE YOUR CHILD’S NEXT BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION A MEMORABLE ONE WITH A PLATFORM ZERO ESPORTS (PZE) PARTY AT BANKSTOWN SPORTS.

Are your

kids into video games? Are you looking for a unique birthday party experience? Do you want someone else to organise all of the food and entertainment for you?! If you answered ‘yes’ to any – or all – of the above, you need to check out the new Video Game Parties hosted by PZE inside Bankstown Sports. There are a range of party packages available to suit your needs with different catering options for your guests. Our Level One standard package is just $25 per person and includes: • Exclusive 2-hour hire of our dedicated event space • PC and Xbox game play with a selection of popular titles including Fortnite, Mario Kart, Rocket League, Minecraft and more • Popcorn and soft drink per participant • A dedicated party host • Personalised invitation template • Access to food and beverage facilities for parents

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Upon arrival, guests will be greeted by their dedicated PZE Party Host who will explain what games will be played, what food will be served, and other relevant information for your guests. Your guests will then be set up on the gaming consoles and away you go! PZE Video Game Parties typically cater for 10-30 guests aged 6-13 years, but can be tailored to suit any age group. Additional hours of play are available for purchase at $100 per hour. Packages for adults and corporate functions can also be arranged. For more information about PZE parties, visit BankstownSports.com/PZEparty or contact our friendly staff to discuss what we can do for you. BOOKINGS  9722 9888  pze@BankstownSports.com

There are a range of party packages available to suit your needs

with different

catering options for your guests.


Kids

XBOX & PC

e m a G o e Vid Parties

Let us create an unforgettable birthday party for your child and their friends! Packages from just $25 per child! See BankstownSports.com/PZEparty for more details and package information.


ENJOY EASTER

Fun Facts About Chocolate THERE ARE FEW FOODS THAT PEOPLE FEEL AS PASSIONATE ABOUT AND WITH EASTER ALMOST UPON US, WE THOUGHT WE WOULD DIVE INTO THE WORLD OF CHOCOLATE TO GIVE YOU SOME DELICIOUSLY FUN FACTS ABOUT THE SWEET TREAT!

Did you know?

1. 2. 3. 4.

The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation. The inventor of the chocolate chip cookie sold the idea to Nestle Toll House in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate. The world’s largest chocolate bar weighed 5,792kg. Eating dark chocolate every day reduces the risk of heart disease by one-third.

5. 6. 7. 8.

Chocolate has an anti-bacterial effect on the mouth and protects against tooth decay. Nutella was invented during WW2, when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his cocoa supply. When it comes to easing coughs, chocolate is more effective than codeine. Scientists have found hot chocolate tastes better in orange cups.

All quotes sourced from; www.factslides.com/s-Chocolate 1. www.dosomething.org 2. http://inventors.about.com 3. www.guinessworldrecords.com 4. www.livescience.com 5. www.news.bbc.co.uk 6. www.nutellausa.com 7. www.newscientist.com 8. www.seeker.com

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AT BANKSTOWN SPORTS

FOR

EASTER RAFFLE MONDAY 15 APRIL

TICKETS ON SALE FROM 6PM AND DRAWN FROM 7.30PM TICKETS FROM $1 RAINFOREST LOUNGE

$2,000 IN EASTER PRIZES

EASTER BUNNY & ALICE MONDAY 15 APRIL 6PM-8PM SUNDAY 21 APRIL 12PM-3PM | 6PM-8PM

FREE WOOD CHOPPING SHOW FEATURING DAVID FOSTER SUNDAY 21 APRIL

RAINFOREST LOUNGE | 7.30PM - 8.30PM SEE BANKSTOWNSPORTS.COM/EASTER FOR DETAILS

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ENJOY TOMBOLA

Tombola

BANKSTOWN SPORTS HAS BEEN PROVIDING MEMBERS AND GUESTS A PREMIUM COMMUNITY HUB FOR THE PAST 60 YEARS. MANY GROUPS MEET IN THE CLUB ON A WEEKLY BASIS, INCLUDING THE ITALIAN ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTANCE CLUB (CO.AS.IT).

For over

20 years members of the group have been meeting weekly to allow people to chat in Italian, play cards, call out numbers in pursuit of bingo or ‘tombola’, as it’s called in Italian, or just enjoy each other’s company. Co.As.It began meeting at Bankstown Sports nine years ago after the club offered to provide a free space for them. Every Thursday at 10am, they meet for games of Tombola which provides members with an opportunity to socialize with their peers in a supportive and culturally appropriate environment. Each week the President of Co.As.It, Angelo Chiandotto, collects $2 from each player who attends, and then the group enjoys feasts together at La Piazza on special occasions such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas. Each week, around 25 players participate in Tombola, some of whom have been visiting Bankstown Sports for over 30 years. The current players would love to welcome new individuals to the group to share a game and laugh with them. All you need to do is show up! For more information on our weekly activities, live shows and entertainment, visit  BankstownSports.com.

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ENJOY WEEKLY ACTIVITES

Weekly Activities WE HAVE SOME GREAT ENTERTAINMENT AT BANKSTOWN SPORTS IN THE COMING MONTHS. CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING PAGES TO SEE WHAT’S ON! IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ON A WEEKLY BASIS, DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR WEEKLY ACTIVITIES.

MONDAY 10:45am Bingo, Garrison Room 6pm Meat Raffle*, Rainforest Lounge *Last Monday of every month TUESDAY 10:45am Bingo, Garrison Room 7.30pm Music Man Trio, Rainforest Lounge 7:30pm Esports Tournament, PZE Bar WEDNESDAY 10:45am Cash Housie, Garrison Room 7:30pm Vietnamese Song & Dance, The Theatre 7:30pm Esports Tournament, PZE Bar

THURSDAY 7:30pm Trivia, Rainforest Lounge 7:30pm Esports Tournament, PZE Bar FRIDAY 7pm 7:30pm

Free Entertainment, Rainforest Lounge Esports Tournament, PZE Bar

SATURDAY 5:30pm Free Entertainment, Rainforest Lounge 7:30pm Free Play, PZE Bar SUNDAY 2:30pm 5:30pm 6:30pm 7pm

Variety Concert, Rainforest Lounge Free Entertainment, Rainforest Lounge Mahjong, Level One Poker, PZE Bar

FRIDAY TRIOS FROM 7PM Friday 1 March The Backburners Friday 8 March Jo Karas Trio Friday 15 March Buzz Trio Friday 22 March Atomic Friday 29 March Joanna Melas Trio

SATURDAY BANDS FROM 8:30PM Saturday 2 March The Shy Guys Saturday 9 March Jellybean Jam Saturday 16 March Big Radio Dynamite Saturday 23 March Uptown Funk Saturday 30 March Groovin Hard

Friday 5 April Buzz Trio Friday 12 Apri Joanna Melas Trio Friday 19 April Jo Karas Trio Friday 26 April Atomic

Saturday 6 April The Bandits Band Saturday 13 April The Kamis Saturday 20 April Mesa Groove Band Saturday 27 April Matchbox Band

Friday 3 May Joanna Melas Trio Friday 10 May The Backburners Friday 17 May Atomic Friday 24 May Jo Karas Trio Friday 31 May Buzz Trio

Saturday 4 May Ipanema Band Saturday 11 May Masterton Apprentices Saturday 18 May The Shy Guys Saturday 25 May Neon Nights

SATURDAY SOLOISTS FROM 5:30PM Saturday 2 March Chris Connolly Saturday 9 March Joanna Melas Saturday 16 March Paul Fisher Saturday 23 March Gabby Saturday 30 March Brian Gillett Saturday 6 April Joanna Melas Saturday 13 April Kim Gock Saturday 20 April Gabby Saturday 27 April Di Solomon Saturday 4 May Paul Fisher Saturday 11 May Brian Gillet Saturday 18 May Brian King Saturday 25 May Joanna Melas

SUNDAY VARIETY CONCERTS FROM 2:30PM Sunday 3 March Jodie O’Shea & Stuart Davey Sunday 10 March Kerry Robson & Roy Cooper Sunday 17 March John Campbell & Shannon Bacall Sunday 24 March G.B Taylor & Grace Rizzo Sunday 31 March Paul Hayman & Lisa Crouch

Sunday 5 May Julianna Melfi & Roland Storm Sunday 12 May Simon Gillespie & The Abba Experience Sunday 19 May Paige Jeffrey & Joey Fimmano Sunday 26 May Des Gibson & Angela Ayers SUNDAY ACOUSTIC DUOS FROM 5:30PM Sunday 3 March Acoustic Autograph Sunday 10 March Sound City Duo Sunday 17 March Dublin Up Sunday 24 March The Beta Duo Sunday 31 March Felicity Robinson Duo Sunday 7 April Susanna Mirana & Joseph Calderazzo Sunday 14 April Adrian Joseph Duo Sunday 21 April Jay Seeney Duo Sunday 28 April Nathan Cole Duo Sunday 5 May Acoustic Autograph Sunday 12 May Felicity Robinson Duo Sunday 19 May Ted Nash Duo Sunday 26 May Sound City Duo

Sunday 7 April Christine Tyrell & Daniel Tambasco Sunday 14 April Kristy Lee & Roddy Montez Sunday 21 April Jon Carlo & Seamus Earley Sunday 28 April Terry Mack & Amber Jade

Find out more about our weekly activities and entertainment at BankstownSports.com BANKSTOWN SPORTS INTOUCH MAR, APR & MAY 2019

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ENJOY SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITES

School Holiday Activities Young Engineers Lego Workshop

Kids Bingo  DATES Monday 15 April Monday 22 April CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT TO ALL ACTIVITIES. ADULTS DO NOT NEED TO PAY FOR ACTIVITIES EXCEPT MOVIES, TURBO CLIMB AND MONKEY MANIA. IT IS RECOMMENDED TO PRE-BOOK YOUR SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES AT BANKSTOWNSPORTS.COM TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT AS SPACES ARE LIMITED.

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 DATES Wednesday 24 April

 Rainforest Lounge  10:30am  $5

 Level 1  2pm  $15

Make Your Own Churros

PZE Fortnite Tournament

 DATES Wednesday 17 April Thursday 18 April

 PZE Bar  $10 For dates and times please visit  BankstownSports.com

 San Churro Bankstown  10:30am & 12pm  $17.95

Hollywood Trivia

Science Workshop

 DATES Wednesday 17 April

 DATES Thursday 18 April

 Rainforest Lounge  First Round 7:30pm  Free

 Level 1  10:30am  $15

School Holiday Movies  Tickets from $5 For session times visit  BankstownSports.com/movies

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Find out more about our school holiday activities at BankstownSports.com

Turbo Climb Pre-bookings are essential  9722 9863  TurboClimb.com.au

Monkey Mania Australia’s largest indoor play structure For more details visit  MonkeyMania.com.au/bankstown

The Wizard of Oz Show  DATES Wednesday 17 April  The Theatre  1:30pm (Doors open 1pm)  $5 Members / $7 Non-members All children must be accompanied by a paying adult who is over the age of 18. Children 3-13 years. Under 3 free.

Xtreme Magic Show  DATES Tuesday 23 April  The Theatre  1:30pm (Doors open 1pm)  $5 Members / $7 Non-members

CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT TO ALL ACTIVITIES. ADULTS DO NOT NEED TO PAY FOR ACTIVITIES EXCEPT MOVIES, TURBO CLIMB AND MONKEY MANIA. IT IS RECOMMENDED TO PRE-BOOK YOUR SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES AT BANKSTOWNSPORTS.COM TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT AS SPACES ARE LIMITED.

Climb your way to unlimited fun

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

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Entertainment

 Tickets Visit BankstownSports.com or main reception.

MUSICAL MORNINGS Featuring John Smith & Mick Reid performing Ricky Nelson & The Everly Brothers greatest hits & more

WEDNESDAY MORNING CONCERT

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WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH The Grand Ballroom 11am (Doors Open 10am) Tickets: $8

Performed by John Smith and Mick Reid, show tells of the life & music of 60’s teen idol, Ricky Nelson. To this day he is still in the top 5 recording stars of all time in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. His legacy lives on in the music he left us with hits like Hello Mary Lou, Travelling Man, Garden Party & many more. This show features a great band also with songs from another great duo, The Everly Brothers. There will also be Devonshire Tea served before the show.

WEDNESDAY MORNING CONCERT

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WEDNESDAY 3 APRIL The Grand Ballroom 11am (Doors Open 10am) Tickets: $15

Your favourite music and variety show is back at Bankstown Sports this April. Jenifer Green hosts this 90-minute concert special featuring vocalist Bobby Harrison, award winning instrumentalist Bob Howe, Jnr world champion juggler Cody Harrington & Megan and comedian Morgan Kent. Supported by The Tivoli Band and The Tivoli Showgirls. There will also be Devonshire Tea served before the show.

MUSICAL MORNINGS Featuring The Humperdink & Jones Tribute

WEDNESDAY MORNING CONCERT

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WEDNESDAY 8 MAY The Grand Ballroom 11am (Doors Open 10am) Tickets: $8

Geoff Jones relives the passion and the music of 60s legend Engelbert Humperdinck, supported by a superb 5-piece band. With a special tribute to Tom Jones, you’ll hear hit songs like Delilah, The Last Waltz, Green Green Grass of Home, Man Without Love, Help Yourself, Quando Quando and many more. There will also be Devonshire Tea served before the show.

WEDNESDAY MORNING CONCERT

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WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE The Grand Ballroom 11am (Doors Open 10am) Tickets: $15

Your favourite music and variety show is back 5 June! Jenifer Green hosts this 90-minute concert special featuring country vocalist Kel-anne Brandt, instrumentalist Amber Jade, magician Brendan Montana and Rod Stewart Tribute artist Dave Patton. Supported by The Tivoli Band and The Tivoli Showgirls. There will also be Devonshire Tea served before the show.

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ENJOY

Entertainment

 Tickets Visit BankstownSports.com or main reception.

JON STEVENS RAINING HITS TOUR

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SHOW

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SATURDAY 2 MARCH The Theatre 8pm (Doors Open 7:15pm) Tickets: $45 Booths (4 people): $200

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FRIDAY 8 MARCH The Theatre 8pm (Doors Open 7:15pm) Tickets: $35 Booths (4 people): $160

Purple Revolution is a heartfelt dedication to the music of one of the greatest icons of the 21st Century, Prince. Andrew De Silva joins forces with Australia’s leading musicians to take the audience on a soulful musical journey through the life of Prince. This show promises to bring you the songs, the energy and the individuality that is Prince.

Jon Stevens is hitting the road for a Best Of Tour, traversing all the hits of his career, from his solo work, right through to Noiseworks and INXS. With a jam-packed performance of smash hits, the revered singer-songwriter is looking forward to reliving his musical journey with the audience.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SHOW

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SHOW

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SATURDAY 16 MARCH The Theatre 8pm (Doors Open 7:15pm) Tickets: $20 Booths (4 people): $100

To celebrate 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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SATURDAY 23 MARCH The Theatre 8pm (Doors Open 7:15pm) Tickets: $49 Booths (4 people): $216

Australian icon John Williamson is set to celebrate the release of his 52nd album ‘Butcherbird’ at Bankstown Sports! This is a performance you won’t want to miss, combining humour, romance, music and campfire stories all woven together for an unforgettable experience. John will play all his latest hits including Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone and Looking for a Story.


SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SHOW

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SATURDAY 6 APRIL The Theatre 8pm (Doors Open 7:15pm) Tickets: $10 Member, $15 Non-member Booths (4 people): $60 Member, $80 Non-member

Celebrate the incredible career of American singer-songwriter Johnny Cash, as Australian country music artist Danny Stain takes you back to the songs that defined a genre. Performing classic hits like Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire, I Walk The Line and Home of the Blues, and celebrating the famous duets Jackson, It Ain’t Me Babe and Times a Wastin’ with special guest Bonnie Kellett as June Carter.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SHOW

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SATURDAY 27 APRIL The Theatre 8pm (Doors Open 7:15pm) Tickets: $10 Member, $15 Non-member Booths (4 people): $60 Member, $80 Non-member

If you swooned over 50s teen idols like Elvis, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, The Everly Brothers and Jerry Lee Lewis, you don’t want to miss this fantastic tribute show, performed by one of the pioneers of Australian rockabilly music. Lonnie Lee will relive all of your favourite number one hits from the 50s, as well as a few of his own popular songs from the time.

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ENJOY SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

Simon & Garfunkel – The Concert ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S TOP DUOS BRING THE ICONIC SOUNDS OF SIMON & GARFUNKEL TO LIFE IN A MAGICAL PERFORMANCE AT BANKSTOWN SPORTS.

Simon & Garfunkel

defined the sound and the mood of the 60s. Their music remains timeless for those who experienced it during the era and for those who have discovered their songs in the years after. Inspired by Simon & Garfunkel’s remarkable reunion concert in Central Park, New York in September 1981, which was enjoyed by a live audience of over 500,000 people, Mark Shelley and John Robertson will take you back to where you were, what you felt and who you were with when you first heard songs like Mrs. Robinson, Sounds of Silence, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound and Scarborough Fair. “It really is a trip down memory lane with this show. We don’t impersonate

or pretend to be the real Simon & Garfunkel but we celebrate the music instead. Our harmonies are exactly the same as Simon & Garfunkel’s harmonies and for me, the most important thing is to respect the songs and the way they were originally written and recorded” says Mark. Backed by their stunning band, Shelly & Robertson’s vocals, musicianship and humour will recreate the magic of the songs, sounds and times that were Simon & Garfunkel.

We want people to simply enjoy

I R E night CT FR aD fantastic

of entertainment and memories.

FOR THE 1S

“We want people to simply enjoy a fantastic night of entertainment and memories. We incorporate a bit of humour into the show and we do interact with the audience quite a lot as well, to take them on an emotional journey with us”.

    

SATURDAY 11 MAY The Theatre 8:00pm (Doors open 7:15pm) Tickets: $35 Booths (4 people): $160

Enjoy the music that defined the sound and mood of the 60s. Mark Shelley and John Robertson will recreate Simon & Garfunkel’s remarkable 1981 reunion concert, with songs like Mrs. Robinson, Sounds of Silence and Bridge Over Troubled Water. Backed by their stunning band, this top Australian duo’s vocals, musicianship and humour will take you back to when you first heard these iconic songs.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SHOW

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 Tickets Visit BankstownSports.com or main reception.


Entertainment

 Tickets Visit BankstownSports.com or main reception.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE SHOW

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SHOW

    

SATURDAY 4 MAY The Theatre 8pm (Doors Open 7:15pm) Tickets: $39.90 Booths (4 people): $180

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Australia’s premier illusionist and one of the country’s greatest magicians come together to create the impossible. Jack Daniels and John Messina combine wit, humour and astonishing magic tricks that will leave you spellbound and make you question reality. Witness grand scale illusions and mind-blowing card, coin and fire tricks. This show is not to be missed!

FRIDAY 17 MAY The Theatre 8pm (Doors Open 7:15pm) Tickets: $35 Booths (4 people): $160

This stunning spectacular features songs like Singin’ In The Rain, Dr. Zhivago, South Pacific, Oklahoma and Mary Poppins. It also salutes the famous BBC Proms Concerts of London’s Royal Albert Hall including well-known favourites Rule Britannia, Jerusalem, and Elgar’s Land of Hope and Glory. Australia’s most acclaimed international violinist Ian Cooper, is joined by Opera stars, prima ballerinas, a Pipe Band and the Blue Danube Orchestra.

R O M T H E C ADVI ERRE NC TC LFURBO M T H E C DIRECT FROM THE CAVERN CLUB

ST TIME FOR INFOR AUSTRALIA THE 1ST TIME IN THE 1ST TIME IN AUSTRALIA FOR THE 1ST TIME IN AUSTRALIA

DIRECT FROM THE CAVERN CLUB

SUNDAY LONG WEEKEND SPECIAL

   

SUNDAY 9 JUNE The Grand Ballroom 8pm (Doors Open 7:15pm) Tickets: $45

Born in Liverpool, England, this Beatles tribute band has been described by John Lennon’s sister as ‘one of the best you will ever see’. Having played in 20 countries and with sold out shows worldwide, the Mersey Beatles are bringing their incredible show to Australia for the first time, celebrating 50 years of the Abbey Road album where they will perform the entire song list from beginning to end. They will also take you on a journey back through 35 of the greatest Beatles hits from all eras.

50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

ABBEY ROAD

PLAYED IN ITS ENTIRETY! PLUS A FULL SET OF GREATEST HITS!

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Entertainment

 Tickets Visit BankstownSports.com or main reception.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SHOW

    

SATURDAY 22 JUNE The Theatre 8pm (Doors Open 7:15pm) Tickets: $35 Booths (4 people): $160

Rock your way down memory lane and celebrate the extraordinary talents of Billy Joel, Neil Diamond and Stevie Nicks, in this dreamcome-true concert experience by three of the best tribute artists in the world today. Hear songs like Cracklin’ Rosie, Cherry Cherry, Sweet Caroline, It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me, Up Town Girl, Gypsy and Sara, performed with all the passion and professionalism of the original artists.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SHOW

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SATURDAY 29 JUNE The Theatre 8pm (Doors Open 7:15pm) Tickets: $10 Member, $15 Non-member Booths (4 people): $60 Member, $80 Non-member

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.

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A complete night out Overnight stay for two at Travelodge Hotel Bankstown

$60

Bankstown Sports Gift Card to be used in any of our restaurants

2 tickets to your selected Bankstown Sports show

Packages start from just

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Upgrade your package to booth seating for just

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Buffet breakfast for two at Greenfield Station Bistro

March

SATURDAY 2 MARCH ANDREW DE SILVA’S

Purple Revolution ($299 package)

FRIDAY 8 MARCH

THE BEST OF TOUR JON STEVENS

($299 package)

SATURDAY 16 MARCH CELTIC BEAT

Legends of Ireland ($279 package) SATURDAY 23 MARCH JOHN WILLIAMSON

Butcher Bird Tour ($299 package)

GET IN QUICK & BOOK ONLINE!

April

SATURDAY 6 APRIL CASH UP FRONT

($279 package)

SATURDAY 27 APRIL

LONNIE LEE AND THE LEEMAN

($279 package)

May

SATURDAY 4 MAY JACK DANIELS & JOHN MESSINA Creators of the Impossible ($299 package) SATURDAY 11 MAY

SIMON & GARFUNKEL

The Concert ($299 package)

FRIDAY 17 MAY AN EVENING AT THE PROMS A Musical Spectacular ($299 package) For bookings, visit BankstownSports.com/Accommodation or call Travelodge Bankstown on 9793 0000. If you plan to dine at one of the restaurants at Bankstown Sports, we recommend you book in advance by calling 9722 9888. *Booth upgrade is strictly subject to limited availability. Limited packages available.

June

LONG WEEKEND SPECIAL

SUNDAY 9 JUNE THE MERSEY BEATLES Australian National Tour ($299 package)

SATURDAY 22 JUNE AMERICAN SUPERSTARS ($299 package) SATURDAY 29 JUNE THE BEACH BOYS & FRANKIE VALLI SHOW ($279 package)


ASSOCIATED VENUES AUBURN TENNIS CLUB

Auburn Tennis Club

Latest News

Come on down! THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW CHANGES AT THE CLUB AND WE WOULD LOVE TO SHOW YOU AROUND.

You spoke,

and we listened. We’ve learned that Auburn Tennis Club members love their raffles, so we are introducing a new Saturday night meat raffle, along with some new and exciting weekly activities. More information coming soon! You can lock the Thursday night meat raffle in your diary as well! Featuring a variety of mixed meat trays that can feed the whole family, tickets start from just $1 and go on sale at 6.30pm for the draw from 7.30pm. And following on from the success of our Christmas giveaways, we’ll be holding special Easter raffles in April as well, with lots of great prizes and chocolates up for grabs. You’ve also shown us that your kids love bingo during the school holidays, so we’ve booked it in again for the April school holidays. It’s free and there are heaps of prizes to win! For more information about weekly activities, visit  AuburnTennisClub.com.au

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Book Your Next Event With Us Looking for somewhere different to host your next birthday party, engagement, anniversary or social event? From small, intimate get togethers to larger cocktail or sit-down celebrations, in both indoor and outdoor settings. For more information, call 9646 3736 or visit  AuburnTennisClub.com.au

Basement Brewhouse Have you tried a Basement Brewhouse beer yet? Brewed exclusively in our microbrewery at Bankstown Sports Club, Basement Brewhouse Pale Ale is now available on tap at Auburn Tennis Club. Light and fresh with a medium bitterness, it appeals to both the seasoned craft beer drinker and the newcomer.


Auburn Tennis Club Easter Raffle Friday 12 April $800 in Easter hampers up for grabs Tickets from $1 On sale from 6pm Drawn from 7.30pm

School Holiday Fun SCIENCE WORKSHOP  Monday 15 April  10:30am  $15 KID’S BINGO  Wednesday 17 & 24 April  10am  $5 AuburnTennisClub.com.au

$1,500 Seafood Raffle Thursday 18 April Tickets from $1 On sale from 6pm Drawn from 7.30pm

What’s On Weekly Activities Tuesday 11am - Bingo Wednesday 7pm - Bingo Thursday 7:30pm - Meat Raffle Saturday 8pm - Meat Raffle AuburnTennisClub.com.au

Mother’s Day Sunday 12 May Treat mum to a delicious lunch at Auburn Bistro For bookings please call 9646 3736

@AuburnTennisClub Check-in & follow us on Facebook

Bistro

CONTACT US For bookings & questions, please contact us.

 9646 3736  181 Chisholm Road, Auburn NSW 2144  AuburnTennisClub.com.au 

New Menu & Specials

Details at AuburnTennisClub.com.au

TRADING HOURS Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm* Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 9:30pm* BOOKINGS  9759 7445

TRADING HOURS Sun to Wed: 10am - 10pm Thurs: 10am - 11pm Fri and Sat: 10am - 12am* *Closing times subject to manager’s discretion

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ASSOCIATED VENUES BANKSTOWN SPORTS BOWLS

Bankstown Sports Bowls

Latest News

Bowling for Legacy

BANKSTOWN BOWLS IS HOLDING ITS ANNUAL BAREFOOT BOWLS ANZAC DAY FUNDRAISER, GETTING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER TO RAISE MONEY FOR LEGACY.

Every year

on ANZAC Day, dozens of locals come together at Bankstown Sports Bowls for a special commemoration service, a few games of friendly bowls and a lunch, to acknowledge all Australians who have served our country in war and to support those they have left behind. This event is known as the Barefoot Bowls Fundraiser for Legacy and was established in 2013 by Bankstown Club President John Murray OAM. “My support for Legacy goes back years and years, when the old Legacy House – which used to be across the road from the club – was sold off. Dozens of women in the Bankstown area who had lost their partners at war, and who used the services of Legacy, had nowhere to go for help or support. I invited them across to the club and suggested they hold their meetings there, and they’re still coming here to this day”. John says he knows first-hand the effect war can have on a family, and he hopes the fundraiser will make a difference to

the families of our ex-servicemen and women. “In 1942, my brother was sadly killed during the second World War. My mother had been receiving regular endowment payments from him while he was overseas and after his passing, Legacy helped to continue those payments. It is my passion to help people and I hope we can make a difference to the families of those who served our country.”

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raise over $4,000

for Legacy and John says he would love to see more people there.

Copies of original photos supplied by John Murray are pictured above from the second world war taken by his late brother. It’s hoped this year’s event will raise over $4,000 for Legacy and John says he would love to see more people there. “The atmosphere of the event is very sincere and I really look forward to the comradery. Over 700 people use the services of Legacy in the Bankstown area and I think it’s really important to support our friends and neighbours”.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit;  BankstownBowling.com.au

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It’s hoped this year’s event will

Murray OAM From left: John son, Legacy & Alan Rawlin


Bankstown Sports Bowls ANZAC Day Barefoot Bowls Legacy Fundraiser Thursday 25 April Barefoot bowls from 9am ANZAC Service from 11am Enjoy a friendly game of barefoot bowls and raise money for Legacy

$25

$25 per person to play. Lunch included. Call 9790 0176 to book your team.

What’s On Weekly Activities Monday 10:30am - Line Dancing Tuesday 7pm - Poker Wednesday 7:30pm - Trivia Thursday 6pm - Piano Nights Friday 7pm - Poker Sunday 4:30pm - Meat & Veggie Raffle

Please visit BankstownBowling.com.au for more details

Book your next function with us! Anniversaries | Birthdays Social Events | Engagements

Free Trivia Every Wednesday Round one starts 7.30pm

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

Btown Bistro

Enjoy a wide selection of classic dishes and daily specials View the full menu at BankstownBowling.com.au

CONTACT US For bookings & questions, please contact us.

TRADING HOURS Lunch: Tues to Sat 12pm - 2:30pm Dinner: Tues to Sat 5:30pm - 8:30pm Sun 4pm - 7pm BOOKINGS  9790 0176

 9790 0176  9796 2445  41 Northam Ave, Bankstown NSW 2200  BankstownBowling.com.au TRADING HOURS Open 7 Days: 9am - Late* *Closing times subject to manager’s discretion

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ASSOCIATED VENUES BIRRONG SPORTS

Birrong Sports

Latest News

So much on offer at Birrong Sports WITH OVER 50 YEARS OF FUN, SPORT AND COMMUNITY SPIRIT, BIRRONG SPORTS IS A FANTASTIC LOCAL DESTINATION FOR BOWLS FANS AND FOOD LOVERS, AND WITH A RANGE OF KIDS ACTIVITIES, THERE IS SOMETHING TO ENTICE EVERYONE.

It has

been said that in Italy, they add work and life onto food and wine. Here at Birrong Sports, we couldn’t agree more! Food should be celebrated with family and friends, with tastes and flavours that leave a lasting impression. We have created a range of specials to ensure everyone can savour the delicious tastes of Italy. Enjoy a range of $15 lunch specials Monday to Saturday or dine in with us for dinner on Sunday and indulge in $15 pizzas and pastas. Kids eat free every Tuesday night at the Italian Bistro with the purchase of a main meal valued at $20 and over. Wednesday night is Members Night! Swipe your membership card and receive 15% off your bill valued at $20 and over. Alternatively, head into the Italian Bistro on Thursday evenings from 5.30pm to enjoy $20 ribs or steak served with chips and salad or vegetables and mashed potatoes.

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Easter The Easter festivities will kick off on Wednesday 10 April with our annual Easter Raffle with $700 in Easter hampers up for grabs. Tickets from $1 and on sale from 6pm and drawn at 7:30pm. World champion woodchopper, David Foster will bring his talent to Birrong Sports for the first time to showcase his incredible skills with an axe on Wednesday 17 April. This free event will take place from 7:30pm with a face painter and jumping castle.

School Holidays Join us for Kids Bingo on Thursday 18 April and discover your lucky numbers. Tickets are just $5 each and include a soft drink and a lolly bag.


What’s On

Birrong Sports Easter Raffle Wednesday 10 April Over $700 in Easter hampers up for grabs Tickets from $1 On Sale from 6pm Drawn from 7.30pm

Kids Bingo Thursday 18 April 11am Tickets $5

David Foster

Wood Chopping Show Wednesday 17 April Free | 7.30pm

New Cocktail Menu Available every day from the bar

Weekly Activities Monday 7pm - Poker Tuesday 7:30pm - Trivia Wednesday 10am - Bingo Friday 6pm - Meat Raffle Sunday 5pm - Creative Gifts Homewares Raffle

Please visit BirrongSports.com.au for more details

Mother’s Day

Sunday 12 May Treat mum to a Italian feast from the extensive a-la-carte menu from The Italian Bistro For bookings please call 9645 8600

@BirrongSports Check-in & follow us on Facebook

CONTACT US For bookings & questions, please contact us.

Daily Specials View all specials at TheItalianBistro.com.au

TRADING HOURS Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm* Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 9pm* BOOKINGS  9645 8666

 9645 8600  Cnr Rodd St & Gascoigne Rd, Birrong, NSW 2143  BirrongSports.com.au  TRADING HOURS Open 7 Days: 9:30am - late* *Closing times subject to manager’s discretion

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ASSOCIATED VENUES THE ACRES CLUB

The Acres Club

Latest News

Pizza Kitchen at The Acres Club THE ACRES CLUB HAS INTRODUCED AN EXCITING NEW DINING ADDITION .

The latest

dining offering, La Piazza Wood Fired Pizza Kitchen, is a modified shipping container which serves up delicious pizza weekly, food truck style. The menu contains all the classics such as Hawaiian, Margherita and BBQ Meat Lovers, as well as some unique additions, including the Greco which features pulled lamb, roasted capsicum, caramelised onions, parsley and tzatziki, and the Verdi with spinach, eggplant, mushroom, roasted capsicum and olives, served on a perfectly crisp base. Gluten free pizza bases are available on request for a small charge. The Acres Club outdoor area is the

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perfect family-friendly space for members and guests to sit back, relax and enjoy a wood fired pizza cooked to perfection. La Piazza Wood Fired Pizza Kitchen is available for lunch and dinner during the below times: Lunch Friday- Sunday: 12pm - 2:30pm Dinner Thursday and Sunday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm If you can’t make it to The Acres Club to check out the new Pizza Kitchen, you can find it on Uber Eats and have it delivered straight to your home. For more information or to view the full menu, visit;  TheAcresClub.com.au.

The perfect family-friendly space for members and guests to

sit back, relax

and enjoy a woodfired pizza cooked to perfection.


What’s On

The Acres Club David Foster

Wood Chopping Show Thursday 18 April Free | 7.30pm

School Holiday Fun

Weekly Activities

KID’S BINGO  Tuesday 16 & 23 April  10:30am  $5

Wednesday 7pm - Poker Friday 7pm - Meat Raffle Saturday 7pm - Poker

HARRY POTTER TRIVIA  Tuesday 16 April  7:30pm  Free

Easter Raffle Friday 19 April Tickets from $1 On sale from 6pm Drawn from 7.30pm

YOUNG ENGINEERS  Thursday 18 April  10:30am  $15 TheAcresClub.com.au

12pm to 4pm Jumping Castle, Face Painting, Balloon Artist, Live Music, Pizza Kitchen, The Smoker & more Funds on the day will be raised for Legacy.

The Smoker Saturdays from 5pm Sundays from 12pm

Enjoy a range of smoked meats including beef ribs, brisket, wings, kranskys and more

Family Day Thursday 25 April

Please visit TheAcresClub.com.au for more details

Available until sold out.

Mother’s Day Sunday 12 May

For bookings please call 9759 7445

La Piazza Wood Fired Pizza Kitchen Thursday - Sunday

CONTACT US

Offering a selection of wood-fired pizzas for the whole family to enjoy Available lunch and dinner. See website for trading times.

For bookings & questions, please contact us.

TRADING HOURS Lunch: Mon to Sat: 12pm - 2:30pm* Sun: 12pm - 3pm* Dinner: Sun to Thurs: 5:30pm - 8:30pm* Fri and Sat: 5:30pm - 9pm* BOOKINGS  9759 7445

 9759 7445  1 Moondo Street, Greenacre, NSW 2190  TheAcresClub.com.au  TRADING HOURS Mon to Tue: 10am - 10pm* Wed to Sun: 10am - 12am* *Closing times subject to manager’s discretion

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ASSOCIATED VENUES BAULKHAM HILLS SPORTS

Baulkham Hills Sports

Latest News

Welcome Baulkham Hills Hawks THE BAULKHAM HILLS SPORTS FAMILY HAS GAINED ANOTHER MEMBER, AS WE WELCOME THE BAULKHAM HILLS HAWKS TO OUR NETWORK OF ASSOCIATED SPORTING CLUBS.

The Baulkham

Hills Australian Football Club was formed in 1976 as a junior football club, and fielded just three teams in its first year - Under 11s, Under 13s and Under 15s. Over the past 42 years, it has been an incredibly successful club with significant growth, due to their welcoming and supportive community culture. The Hawks have a very strong membership base and a loyal volunteer support network and since the early 1980’s they have managed to consistently place two teams per age division every year, which is no mean feat in the Sydney AFL competition. The club currently boasts a membership of nearly 400 players with teams across 12 age groups, a successful Auskick program for 5 to 8-year olds, and a number of successful all-girls teams spanning across all Youth Girl competitions. The club also encourages family involvement in games, with parents,

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grandparents, aunts, uncles and siblings given the opportunity to umpire games. The Hawks’ mission is to continue to grow and nurture AFL in their community and to encourage young people to get involved in the sport. With the ongoing success of the Bankstown Sports Bullsharks AFL Club and the Greenacre Auskick program, we are excited to welcome aboard the Baulkham Hills AFL Club whose commitment to grassroots junior sport, and their belief in providing a fun and safe way for young people to participate in sport, strongly aligns with Bankstown Sports’ values and culture. Baulkham Hills Australian Football Club is proud to join the Baulkham Hills Sports network of associated sporting clubs. If you wish to join the Hawks please contact Kirsten Groll on 0432 689 958 or alternatively by email at baulkoexec@baulko.org.au.

Their mission is to continue to grow and nurture AFL in their community

and to encourage

young people to get involved in the sport.


Baulkham Hills Sports School Holiday Fun HARRY POTTER TRIVIA  Monday 15 April  7:30pm  Free

Easter Raffle

KIDS BINGO  Wednesday 17 & 24 April  11am & 1pm  $5

Saturday 20 April $300 in Easter hampers to be won Tickets from $1 On sale from 4.30pm Drawn from 6pm

SCIENCE WORKSHOP  Thursday 18 April  10:30am  $15

Harry Potter Trivia

What’s On Weekly Activities Monday 10am - Bingo Tuesday 7:30pm - Cash Housie Wednesday 7:30pm - Poker & Meat Raffle Thursday 7:30pm - Trivia Friday 10am - Bingo 6:30pm - Meat Raffle 7:30pm & 10:30pm - Poker Saturday 6:30pm - Meat Raffle 7:30pm - Poker BaulkhamHillsSports.com

YOUNG ENGINEERS  Tuesday 23 April  10:30am  $15

Monday 15 April Registration 7pm Round one starts 7.30pm

$200

in prizes

Free Entry

Please visit BaulkhamHillsSports.com for more details

Mother’s Day Sunday 12 May Treat mum to a delicious lunch at The Gallery Restaurant For bookings please call 9639 2100

@BaulkhamHillsSports Check-in & follow us on Facebook & Instagram

CONTACT US For bookings & questions, please contact us.

TRADING HOURS Lunch: Mon to Sun: 12pm - 2:30pm Dinner: Sun to Thurs: 5:30pm - 8:30pm Fri and Sat: 5:30pm - 9pm BOOKINGS  9639 2100

 9639 2100  11 Renown Road, Baulkham Hills 2153  BaulkhamHillsSports.com  TRADING HOURS Sun to Thurs: 9am - Late* Fri and Sat: 9am - 2am* Public Holidays: 10am - Late* *Closing times subject to manager’s discretion

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LOCAL SPORT

Sports Report

Bankstown Jets Touch Pasifika Festival THE PASIFIKA TOUCH FESTIVAL COMBINES CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD, FUN AND SPORT.

Bankstown Jets

Touch ended 2018 with a bang as they hosted the third annual Pasifika Touch Festival in conjunction with local pacific businesses. Held at Vale of Ah Reserve in Milperra, the Pasifika event was a huge success with over 45 teams participating in the tournament across six divisions, including Bankstown Jets Touch players, social teams, family teams and church groups. Individuals were also welcome to sign up to be allocated into a team. During the event, there were a variety of Maori and Polynesian food stalls serving up all the favourites such as Hangi, Chop Suey and Curry with rice. Dance groups from Dance Nation, Le Samoana Entertainment and Pacific Wave performed during the event and there were also traditional Maori performances, including the Haka. A range of special guests were present at the event including former NRL stars

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Dene Halatau, Frank Puletua, Frank Pritchard and Greg Eastwood. Current Australian touch player Jordan MarshallKing, also attended. The Pasifika Touch Festival is the brainchild of Bankstown Jets Touch Football Club Secretary and Bankstown Sports 2018 Volunteer of the Year, Mette Kitiona, says it’s great to watch the community enjoy touch football together. “The highlight of the event was seeing everything come together and everyone having fun as one big community, enjoying the sport. Seeing people who may never have played before giving touch football a go and enjoying themselves also made the Pasifika Touch Festival a rewarding experience.”

The highlight of the event was seeing everything come together and everyone

having fun

as one big community, enjoying the sport.


LOCAL SPORT BANKSTOWN SPORTS ATHLETICS CLUB

Bankstown Sports Athletics Club Hosts Prestigious Albie Thomas Mile RECORDS WERE BROKEN AND HISTORY WAS MADE WHEN BANKSTOWN SPORTS ATHLETICS CLUB HOSTED THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN MILE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 25 YEARS.

On Saturday

22 December 2018, the best middle-distance runners from around the country came together at The Crest Athletics Track in Georges Hall, for the annual Albie Thomas Mile and the resurrected Australian Mile Championships, hosted by Bankstown Sports Athletics Club. The Albie Thomas Mile is a celebration of Australian running and its signature Mile Race saw the best of the best of Australian runners battle it out for a prize pool of $12,000 and the prestigious National Mile Crown, which was awarded again for the first time in 25 years. Three Bankstown Sports Athletics Club athletes competed in the A Championship men’s and women’s elite races, and over 50 athletes competed across the course of the event. Matthew Ramsden from Western Australia took out the men’s mile finishing the race in an outstanding 3:59.12, ahead of two-time Olympian

Ryan Gregson from Victoria, and Bankstown Sports Athletics Club representative, Rorey Hunter. Whitney Sharpe from Victoria won the women’s mile in 4:37.32, ahead of twotime Olympian and Australian 5,000m Steeple Chase champion Genevieve Gregson. Bankstown Sports Athletics Club athlete, Jaylah Hancock-Cameron came in a close fourth place, just two seconds out of the top three with a time of 4:41.98, making her the fastest Under 18 female miler in the world. Bankstown Sports Athletics Club President, Colin Whitbread said he was pleased to see the community get involved in the event. “Bankstown Sports Athletics Club was tremendously pleased with the event from a participation, high-performance and community engagement perspective. What was most pleasing, was that more than 50 recreation joggers and runners participated in

the community run, with many running on the track for the very first time, on the same night that the Australian Mile Championship was contested for the first time in 25 years and hosted by a local club for the first time ever.” “The event was testament to the dedication of the Bankstown Sports Athletics Club member volunteers who did months of work to put on a remarkable event.” Athletics NSW writer, David Tarbotton*, says the event was a great success. “The event looks to be here to stay thanks to the outstanding commitment of the Bankstown Sports Athletics Club, led by President Colin Whitbread. They rallied dozens of members who worked closely with a small group of Athletics NSW officials to host an outstanding event”. *Quote sourced from  www.nswathletics.org.au BANKSTOWN SPORTS INTOUCH MAR, APR & MAY 2019

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SPORTING CLUB CONTACTS

Club Secretaries BANKSTOWN SPORTS Aussie Rules Athletics Little Athletics Baseball Bowls (Indoor Mixed) Bowls (Indoor Women) Cricket (Junior) Cricket (Senior) Cricket (Womens) Cycling Fishing Football (Stars) Football (Strikers) Golf (Ladies) Golf (Mens) Hockey Netball Rugby League Squash Swimming Tennis Touch Football (Junior) Touch Football (Senior)

Tim Hall Matthew Whitbread Leanne McDonald Jeff Craft Paul Criminale Val Austen Andrew Honey Andrew Honey Justin Newman Craig Moiler Larry Ilic Louie Taouk Jenny Stone Norma Jurd Lee Dunks Graeme Barnard Michelle Boulais Ahed Afiouni Graeme Horsnell Neil Rogers Geoff Wirth Mette Kitiona Nathan Loveday

president@bankstownafl.com.au matthewwhitbread@msn.com secretary@bslac.com bs.baseball@hotmail.com paulmich32@hotmail.com valerieja@optusnet.com.au enquiries@bscc.org.au enquiries@bscc.org.au bankstownwomenscricket@gmail.com cycling.secretary@tpg.com.au oliljuba1@bigpond.com louie@iqplumbing.net.au president@bankstownsportsstrikers.com.au jurdbird@hotmail.com bdsc.mensgolf@gmail.com president@bankstownhockey.org.au secretary.sportsnetball@gmail.com bsjrl@hotmail.com.au horsnell50@hotmail.com nro85578@bigpond.net.au geoffwirth@bigpond.com bankstownjetstouch@gmail.com bankstowntouch@gmail.com

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Marcus Kearns Gladys McInnes Cheryl Smith Robert Cornford

kearnsm8@bigpond.com

0421 977 618 9644 3014 9771 3073 9771 3347 9790 0176

BAULKHAM HILLS SPORTS Aussie Rules Baseball Cricket Football Golf Hockey Hockey (Mens) Hockey (Womens) Netball Tennis

Kirsten Groll Don Beileiter Rick Thomas Tony Hughes David Macallister Andrew Attard Carolyn Campbell Magaret Sargant Michelle Bullock Marek Bogatek

baulkoexec@baulko.org.au donbeileiter@nbnco.com.au secretary@baulkocricket.com.au ahughes@parra.catholic.edu.au davidmacallister7@gmail.com communications.bhhc@gmail.com ccampbell@netballnsw.com alan.sargant1@bigpond.com housie7475@hotmail.com marekb@testcomdata.com.au

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BIRRONG SPORTS Bowls (Mens) Bowls (Womens) Football Golf Netball

Ian Stone Lorraine Smith Tyrone Wait Lorraine Smith Lee Hill

bowls@bankstownsports.com lsmith62@bigpond.com president@birrongfc.com.au lsmith62@bigpond.com lee_hill@codea.com.au

9644 1600 0407 912 788 0419 010 793 0407 912 788 0418 759 874

THE ACRES CLUB (GREENACRE) Bowls Football Davide Graniero

president@strathfieldfc.com.au

9759 7445 0414 816 141

AUBURN TENNIS CLUB Tennis Golf Football Netball

secretarybchta@hotmail.com christopherw1929@hotmail.com regentsparksoccer@gmail.com rpnc@bigpond.com

BANKSTOWN SPORTS BOWLS Bowls (Mens) Bowls (Womens) Darts (Monday) Darts (Tuesday) Table Tennis

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