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Vol 45 Autumn 2016 : March | April | May

WE'RE SO GRATEFUL FOR

OUR LOVELY MUMS! BUSY-NESS AS USUAL

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD

Our new developments are a step in the right direction

The Theatre's new movie offering is a treat!

CRAFTY TIMES Tailored cocktails and craft beers come to the club


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"Motherhood: all love begins and ends there." Robert Browning Vol 45 Autumn 2016 : Mar | Apr | May 03 Chairman’s Report and Welfare Report 46 Sports Report

04 Bankstown Sports Club 8 Greenfield Pde, Bankstown NSW 2200 T: 9722 9888 F: 9793 9355 www.bankstownsports.com Baulkham Hills Sports Club 11 Renown Rd, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153 T: 9639 2100 F: 9639 1100 www.baulkhamhillssports.com Bankstown Sports Bowls Club 41 Northam Avenue, Bankstown NSW 2200 T: 9790 0176 F: 9796 2445 www.bankstownbowling.com.au Birrong Sports Club Cnr Rodd St and Gascoigne Rd, Birrong NSW 2143 T: 9645 8600 F: 9645 2602 www.birrongsports.com.au For any magazine enquiries, please contact the Marketing Department on 9722 9888.

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EDITORIAL 04 Generator of goodwill 06 Meet member #110 08 Flinders Tower looms 09 Stairway to heaven 10 Travelodge moving up 12 Oodles of noodles 15 Mother's Day beckons 16 Cocktails galore ENTERTAINMENT 21 Movies will delight you 23 March at a glance 24 April at a glance 25 May at a glance 26 The axeman returns 30 School holiday rescue plan 33 Brothers3 coming in April 36 A tribute to Glenn Frey 40 41 42 43 44 45

ASSOCIATED VENUES Anzac Day a good cause What’s On at Bankstown Sports Bowls Birrong's netball stars What’s On at Birrong Sports Treat mum at The Gallery What’s On at Baulkham Hills Sports

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CLUB EXECUTIVE DEDICATED TO THE CLUB AND COMMUNITY

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

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

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for Banks; Craig Kelly, Federal Member for Hughes.

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

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

J. Phillips, J. Mackay OAM, J. Burgess*, B. Green*, J. Murray, R. Phillips, R. Madden*, P. Keating, D. Shedden, J. Burling*, J. Donehue*, J. Mackay and T. Stewart. *Deceased


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CHAIRMAN’S REPORT JOHN MURRAY, CHAIRMAN

“Last year was busy at the club, with a number of significant developments completed. This year promises to be just as exciting and busy with plans that will soon unfold." John Murray, Chairman

I trust that you and your family had a safe and enjoyable festive season to set you up for 2016. Our Events Unit is in full swing as business organisations, sporting clubs and community groups have been calling in record numbers, to book our conference and meeting facilities. Last year was busy at the club, with a number of significant developments completed. This year promises to be just as exciting and busy with plans that will soon unfold. Thanks for all your patience and understanding, while the builders were in. The expansion of the Travelodge Bankstown has been completed ahead of schedule. In fact the fitout of the new rooms will be finished by the end of March and within a matter of weeks work will begin on renovating and refreshing the existing rooms on the floors below. I am pleased to say that your board of directors has been encouraged by the progress and the performance of the club. At our last board meeting an investment of $16 million was approved on new developments, so that the club can maintain the pace of managing change and progress, in the interest of our members. We thought that work needs to begin carefully researching, planning and implementing facilities to meet with the expectations of our members. We want to make sure your club is constantly moving forward. You will have noticed the new staircase, leading from the Rainforest Lounge down to the Sports Bar. This was completed just before the New Year. Our intention is to redevelop the Sports Bar and convert this venue into a contemporary dining facility or ‘Brew House’ – a trend that is becoming popular the world over. The new design concept will appeal to both men and women alike, with a variety of craft beer, some of which will be brewed on the premises. Our chefs are creating exciting burgers and light gourmet meals that will appeal to most members and patrons, who may wish to visit the ‘Brew House’.

The toilets in the Rainforest Lounge will be gutted and rebuilt with a fresh, new look so that the facilities are modern, comfortable and convenient for all to use. Lucky Cheng’s noodle bar opened just before Christmas and immediately became popular. This success has prompted us to continue with our expansion plans. The first stage is an additional 40 seats, as originally planned. We have also encouraged the management team to proceed with extending the existing noodle station to accommodate an additional dumpling facility, so you can see how dumplings are filled and prepared; fresh, on site. The plans will also include Lucky Cheng’s expanding to stage two of the ‘Asian Precinct’. We have set ourselves a target of finalising all plans within the next three months, while our intention is to complete all these developments by the end of this year. Don’t forget that Mother’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday 8 May 2016. It is a good occasion to acknowledge and reward our mothers and grandmothers alike, so consider bringing Mum and the family along to one of our dining facilities across all our venues in Bankstown, Birrong and Baulkham Hills. Platform One at Bankstown Sports will have a special Mother’s Day ‘High Tea’ too. You can be sure that our chefs and staff will do all they can to make the day special.

WELFARE REPORT

The following members have passed away recently and to their relatives and friends may we offer our sincere condolences in their time of grief: Gertrude Leader, George Khatter, Brian Ball, Darcy Tosh, Stephania Celeste, Brian Pope, Frederick McCarthy, Flora Sofianos, Colin Doyle, Thomas Hutchinson, Betty Boughton, Alexandeer Sholkie, Valerie Sims, Robert Kimberley, John Vanderburg and Ella Parker.

March, April and May 2016

The following members were reported as being in hospital and on behalf of our President, Directors and all our members we wish them a speed recovery: Neville Woods and Peter Raper.

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CAN BANK ON Providing superior care facilities for Bankstown’s elderly citizens requires more than just love and commitment. Importantly, it also depends on vital financial assistance. Growing old is something none of us can avoid. There will come a time when we can’t look after ourselves as we used to. It is precisely at this point in our lives that we will depend on the help of others. The old adage “Be a good ancestor – plant trees you’ll never see” captures the essence of what caring for the elderly is all about: protecting the future of those who gave us ours. It also neatly sums up why your club has been an active supporter of Bankstown City Aged Care for over 43 years – and why we will continue to make a practical, tangible difference with ongoing donations on behalf of our members.

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A PROUD HISTORY Joining Bankstown City Aged Care in 1972, Bankstown Sports is proud to be a founding member of this not-for-profit organisation, one that is part of the heart of our vibrant community. To date, we have contributed over $3.7m to help meet the needs of its 350-plus residents and over 270 clients, and provide support for numerous community-based programmes.

OUR MOST RECENT DONATION Recently, outgoing Bankstown City Aged Care CEO Terry Madden reached out to us with a specific concern. The dementia facility, known as Gillawarna Village, set in delightful gardens


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that house 150 residents plus another 20 clients per day, could never afford to suffer a blackout, one of which had recently occurred at another facility. “Interruptions to the power supply would leave residents stranded,” Mr Madden said, “they would be unable to access oxygen, food, light, heating and cooling. “Electric beds would stop operating and residents couldn’t move safely around the facility,” he added, “you can imagine the distress this would cause residents and carers alike.” Fortunately, there was an answer. A new back-up generator would solve the Village’s electricity problems, and so Bankstown Sports put $120,000 towards that purchase to make it a reality. The new generator now protects the Village’s 170 clients from any adverse incidents affecting the power supply. “Quite simply, this is another example of the huge generosity of Bankstown Sports and how their partnership with Bankstown City Aged Care benefits the elderly and those suffering dementia,” said Mr Madden, “All of us, from the administration staff and the carers, to the families of those in our care, are most grateful for this outstanding support.”

MANY FACILITIES, ONE GOAL Bankstown City Aged Care has a clear mission to create caring environments to support the rights and dignity of those who are disabled, living with dementia, or otherwise disadvantaged, with primary consideration given to residents of the Bankstown local government area, including surrounding suburbs. Deeply ingrained is the pursuit of excellence, along with values that respect the individual, emotional, physical, spiritual and social needs of those it looks after.

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS Home Based Care Services are integral to this mission, ranging from on call 24-hour emergency assistance to help with light housework, laundry, transportation, shopping, banking, support equipment and personal care. A twice-weekly programme at the purposebuilt Activities Centre at Georges Hall alleviates the loneliness and boredom older people sometimes feel living at home, often on their own. A bus service enables clients to catch up with friends, socialise, share nutritious meals, be entertained and go on monthly outings.

And, for our much-loved war heroes, a Veterans Home Care programme enables veterans, war widows and widowers to stay at home longer than would otherwise be possible. With Senior’s Week and Mothers’ Day on the calendar, Bankstown Sports salutes the immense dedication of all the staff at Bankstown City Aged Care, and is enormously proud to contribute to the wonderful service they provide. To contact Bankstown City Aged Care, please phone 8717 0180 or visit www.bcac.com.au.

Bankstown Sports wishes to acknowledge the tremendous leadership shown by outgoing CEO Terry Madden. Terry has worked tirelessly to ensure Bankstown City Aged Care is at the forefront of quality nursing and aged care, always fighting for the rights of our most vulnerable elderly citizens. On behalf of all our Members, we extend our sincere thanks and wish him all the best for the future. We also welcome incoming CEO Deborah Key and look forward to continuing our association with this worthy community service. Bankstown Sports InTouch

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WITH MEMBER # 110 “The club was the place to go, it was your social life… everyone was involved and pitched in.”

There are not many left – 25 to be precise. Some have passed away, others have moved from the area. But foundation members like Bob (“Quinella”) Rudd, still remember the early times like they were yesterday – days when Bankstown Sports was in its infancy, and the original clubhouse was an old church with the beer kept cool in the baptismal fountain. “It all started in 1953, but the club had no licence back then,” explains this cheery fellow, “but that changed in 1959 when it became official. So while I’ve been a member for over 60 years, I suppose my membership really only dates from then.” THE ORIGINAL BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUBHOUSE

Robert Rudd, Member #110

Bob met his wife Pamela at a dance in the local Masonic Hall when she was 15, and married her three years later. Today they have a son, two daughters, 11 grand children and 16 great grand children, “and we’re still counting!” laughs Bob. Recently, they celebrated 60 happy years of marriage and, not surprisingly, chose to hold the event at their favourite venue, staying at The Travelodge after entertaining guests in Imperial Jade Palace. As Pam put it, “we just had to come here.” “We used to come to the club for dances on Saturday night,” explained Bob, “and there was

The early days… CELEBRATING THE START OF STAGE 1 OF CONSTRUCTION

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Congratulations Bob and Pamela on your 60th wedding anniversary!

BANKSTOWN SPORTS IN 1986

"You’ve got to have someone who starts everything and that’s what all the original members did & hoped for."

ROBERT AND PAMELA RUDD

Ladies’ Night on Tuesdays when the girls would play table tennis,“ chimed in Pam, “in those days you didn’t have to drink to have fun.” “Back then, you knew everyone by name. The club was the place to go, it was your social life, and it was a way of keeping people together in the community,” Bob continued. “Everyone was involved and pitched in. For example, I was a cement renderer and worked as a volunteer helping to build the club’s original squash courts (now defunct). My brother George was a truck driver, he was Vice President in the 70’s.” As for sports, Bob has lots of memories – and quite a few accolades to his name. He played A-Grade cricket for the Club, won no less than three golf championships, played

in the baseball team against the State side that cricketers Ian Chappell and Norm O’Neill played in to keep fit, and was a regular in the Snooker Room where he was considered a “one-eyed” player. “I remember seeing Eddie Charlton play in the auditorium in an exhibition match. And Ilsa Konrads (former Olympian swimmer) was one of the Club’s more famous protégés.” Dig a little deeper however, and you’ll find this proud gent has one other rare achievement that went straight to the trophy room – that of scoring a hole-in-one. “I’ve still got the ball,” beams Bob.

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According to this 81 year-old member, the secret to the Club’s success and growth lies in its sporting foundations. By putting money back into the community, and supporting those in need, over the years it has helped keep kids off the street, and encouraged them to make something of themselves. So what then, is the lasting thought of this wise man as he looks around the flourishing surroundings of today? “I’m proud. It feels good to be part of what I’ve done for the club.” “You’ve got to have someone who starts everything” he said with what was maybe a watery eye, “and that’s what all the original members did, and hoped for. This is our legacy.”

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BIG THINGS GROW Plans are underway to build the club’s office complex, the Flinders Centre. Work is expected to begin soon on the club’s newest eight-storey office tower, to be built on top of the club with the entrance in Restwell Street. The tower has been named the Flinders Centre in honour of navigator Captain Matthew Flinders who sailed up the Georges River in 1795. Construction should take about 18 months. Four high-speed glass lifts will provide a sleek finish to the office block which will be the newest and highest in the Bankstown area – affording good views across the district. As well as 10,500 square metres of lettable space, there will be 450 square metres of retail space at ground floor level. “We are seeking pre-commitments now to lease the office space,” Mark Condi, CEO says. “It’s a very exciting development for the club and again fits with our vision to provide our members and patrons with the top level experiences. This area has a workforce of 83,000 – so that’s a substantial pool of talent to draw from, and when the tower is full, it has a capacity of some 1500 people. 8

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“We expect that people working in the Flinders Centre will become regulars at the club – taking full advantage of our first-class dining and café options, the bars and our conference facilities. The investment should bring multiple benefits to the club – and is part of our long-term vision.” The Flinders Centre has been designed by architects Kannfinch and will be built by the club’s long-time builders, Paynter Dixon. “What I’m really proud of will be the energy efficiency of the building. It will receive the highest ratings (Green Star and NABERS) for an office building in the area,” Mark says. “In line with the club’s sustainability policies.” It will also have access for people with disabilities, showers and secure storage for pushbikes. For those interested in securing office space or learning more, visit www.flinderscentreleasing.com.au or call CBRE on 9891 3330 or Colliers International on 9840 0220.


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TO HEAVEN A new stairway is the first of a number of renovations to the Total Sports Bar taking place throughout the year. “This downstairs bar is not known to everyone,” says Chief Executive Mark Condi, “because it’s been a bit hidden and hard to find. So we thought it was time to open it up, refresh and modernise its look and make it more inviting for everyone.” What’s on the cards?

feature creating an exciting atmosphere.” Guests will have noticed that the bar at the Rainforest Lounge has been given a recent facelift. Says Mark, “We’re not just about expansion, we’re also about making our existing areas a lot more attractive to members.

“A better food and drinks menu, a burger bar and a deli menu, a bit more of a feminine approach to the décor, and more comfort all round. There’ll be booths and private TVs.

“The Rainforest Bar was very long and was built many years ago so it hadn’t kept pace with best practice to achieve an efficient level of service and speed for customers.

“But, it will still be the place to watch all kinds of sports, to play pool and to bet on any games or races,” Mark says.

“The new bar is more compact and that has improved service. As well as that it has a really fresh, new look and features large, inviting moving images on screens and a great new selection of craft beers and other exciting drink offerings.

“Something I am really excited about is the opening up of a whole section of wall to reveal the club’s cellar with the kegs of beer and beer lines going off in many different directions. That will now be on display through glass – which it never has been before – so that’ll be an interesting new

“Something I am really excited about is the opening up of a whole section of wall to reveal the club’s cellar with the kegs of beer and beer lines going off in many different directions.”

“Tastes are always changing and we are constantly evolving our range to entice and excite our customers,” Mark says. “The feedback’s been great.”

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IS MOVING ON UP Your club is always looking for ways to create the very best mix of experiences for members and guests. Members have been craning their necks to see what’s been building just outside the club and the answer is not far off. A giant crane has been working to finish the four extra floors on the club’s Travelodge Hotel.

"Bankstown Sports was one of the first club’s in New South Wales to establish a hotel onsite."

The crane is in

Bankstown Sports was one of the first club’s in New South Wales to establish a hotel onsite. As Chief Executive Officer Mark Condi explains, a hotel is a natural fit for clubs as it complements the existing facilities. “Every week we play host to dozens of conferences and meetings with businesses, large and small, and for community groups and associations. We are also a venue for weddings and other family celebrations. Being able to offer accommodation too, creates great value for our members and customers,” Mark says.

“Four floors are being added, two for now and two for future growth,” Mark says. “That means two floors will be fitted out with new furniture – along with a complete refit throughout the hotel – and the top two floors will be fitted out in the future as demand grows.” “The Travelodge was built in 1998 and patronage has grown steadily to about 90 per cent occupancy over the years. It’s a very popular option, particularly on weekends,” Mark says, “Especially as part of our entertainment packages. More and more people want to make a night of it and not have to worry about getting home. It’s the icing on the cake for an extra special evening. Just jump in the lift and you’re relaxing in first-class comfort.”

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There’s some very special magic happening in your club with fresh, handmade noodles created in front of you, then served in wonderful soups and other Shanghai-inspired dishes. Step back in time at Lucky Cheng’s and take your tastebuds away to the market stalls of old Shanghai. Here you’ll see trained chefs pound authentic dough-mix on their black bench, then pull and stretch it, then stretch it again and again, until finally they’ve turned this humble ball into long, delicate strands ready for cooking. It all happens so fast and right before your eyes. Like all professionals, they make it look easy, but it’s an art that requires much practice to attain this level of ultimate perfection.

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Gable Lo, owner of Lucky Cheng’s, is most proud of these traditions. He loves seeing his new restaurant full of happy faces as well as hearing the distinct dialects of the Shanghai

region – proof that he is capturing the spirit and flavours of Northern China. If you haven’t tried this superb cuisine before, Gable recommends one of his “Signature Dishes”, such as the Cheng-Made Wontons mixed with handmade noodles (soup). This is presentation at its finest: handmade noodles accompany the softest of wontons and green bok choi in a rich chicken soup. The wontons themselves are bite-sized dumplings of minced pork and prawn, popping with texture and flavour. You can feel the freshness each bite brings – but there’s also a tangy aftertaste that lingers and has you wanting more.


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“The secret is the si chuan pepper,” explains Mr Lo, “you may be familiar with the flakes, but we use the finely ground brown version. “It doesn’t over power the dish. It adds that aromatic zing – that sparkling sensation on the tongue – that people love,” he says. Along with the Cheng-Made Wonton soup, you’ll want to savour the nine others too. Each is a taste sensation, including Spicy Minced Pork, Boneless Slow-Roasted Duck, Spicy Marinated Sliced Beef, Shallots and Shitake Mushroom, Teriyaki Chicken and Asian greens with tofu. Of course, a ‘cleansing ale’ is ideal with these dishes and Lucky Cheng’s has traditional Tsingtao beer – served brilliantly cold – plus a wide selection of beverages from local beers to wines, spirits, jasmine tea, juices and soft drinks. On top of the exquisite noodles, you’ll discover another rarity at Lucky Cheng’s – rolled handmade pancakes – or roti. There are two signature entrees for you to try. The first is Shredded Peking Duck rolled in a supremely light handmade pancake, cut horizontally into manageable pieces.

Not only do you get the rich – but not overwhelming – flavours of this carefully prepared duck, you also have the balanced crunch of the fresh green cucumber nestled throughout the layers. Or you can be very Australian and try the Shredded Cumin Lamb Fillets Roti. But don’t be fooled. This is a wonderful departure from anything heavy, as it features a clever fusion of shredded lamb fillets and spicy cumin, liberally sprinkled with sesame seeds. Who would have thought that lamb and cumin would come together in such a magnificent way? Moreover, who knew this winning combination had its origins in Northern China? Lucky Cheng’s caters to kids too and is priced accordingly. So next time you feel like the freshness of handmade noodles and the wonderful, welcoming service of Wendy the Duty Manager, visit this new eatery on the ground floor. You’ll be taking a trip down memory lane or, as the sign on the wall says in Shangainese, the Jiu Jiang Road.


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INDULGE Helmut Gundendorfer, the man responsible for the food you enjoy at the Greenfield Station Bistro, Platform One, intouch café, Total Sports Bar, Bankstown Sports Events, Baulkham Hills Sports Club and Bankstown Bowling Club, has special plans for you and your Mum this Mothers’ Day. The big smile is infectious and the talent is profound. Executive Chef of Bankstown Sports, Helmut Gundendorfer, makes running all of these restaurants seem easy, yet he credits the success to his hard-working staff behind the scenes.

The second tier holds blueberry and choc chip scones plus triple berry conserve and Chantilly cream; and, on the third, you’ll discover an assortment of macaroons, opera cake, mini pavlova, plus seasonal fruit short crust tartlets.

“I have superb people in all our kitchens,” says Mr Gundendorfer, “my chefs are from Lebanon, Syria, Greece, China and more – it’s a huge, happy, multicultural team”.

If that isn’t mouth-watering enough, you’ll want to save room for the Lolly Buffet and amazing Chocolate Fountain. This extraordinary treat has 5kg of molten Belgian chocolate literally flowing down a series of levels, allowing you to dip your fresh fruit skewers into it for some extremely serious indulgence!

“We all contribute to the different styles and tastes, and I try to pull the different ideas out of their heritage and combine them into the menus,” he explained. “I was born in Austria, but no matter what your background, some things remain the same, like Mothers’ Day,” he added. “It’s a chance to spoil your Mum, take her out to her favourite place and get the whole family together.” So what has this master foodie got in mind for Mums this year?

HIGH SOCIETY Over at Platform One restaurant, get on board our Mothers’ Day High Tea featuring a choice of five teas, or coffee, at just $55, $29 for 3-12 year olds, and under 3s eating for free*. Adults are greeted with a glass of Chandon and each child receives their first soft drink free. On each table, will be a 3-tier arrangement hosting an array of delicious sweets and savouries. One tier will have afternoon tea sandwiches such as European mini prawn crunch, or poached chicken breast with wild herbs and cucumber; mini bagels featuring smoked Tasmanian salmon, rocket, and cream cheese; mini ham and cheese croissants; and fetta and roasted capsicum petite quiche.

NEXT STOP GREENFIELD STATION BISTRO Just a short stop away is Greenfield Station Bistro with its awesome menu of fresh family fare. Here you’ll find wide-ranging quality that caters to every palate of every age, combined with outstanding affordability. “Greenfield Station Bistro is a one-stop shop with everything from ribs to Asian. Such is the popularity, we sometimes have queues 40-deep,” says a proud Executive Chef, “ starting March 1 and running Monday to Friday, are the Autumn Specials.” For only $19.90, you can choose either a Grilled Fillet of Atlantic Salmon or a Char Grilled Grain Fed Porterhouse Steak (300g)*. Both are served with vegetables or salad and chips, and use fresh, local ingredients – from the pristine waters of Tasmania, or from Scone in the Hunter Valley, respectively. *Please note that conditions apply see BankstownSports.com. No booking can be made for Greenfield Station Bistro, please arrive early for Mothers’ Day to avoid disappointment. Bankstown Sports InTouch

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WITH YOU IN MIND! Key to the success of the award-winning Atrium Bar is the dedicated staff who love to listen to what members want – and then serve up boutique beverages – from local beers to exotic cocktails.

Next time you see a colourful cocktail at the Atrium Bar, spare a thought for the staff who have gone to great lengths to delight your eyes as well as your palate. Not known for resting on their laurels, these professionals keep honing their skills through Training Courses and attending bar shows, ensuring you receive a constantly evolving array of taste sensations. Even the classic ‘Three M’s’ – the margaritas, martinis and mojitos – offer a special twist on the original, be it watermelon or raspberry and lychee. But what you may not know, is just how much effort and thought goes on behind the scenes, as Operations and Beverage Manager Michael Clancy explains. “Staff are very involved in menu changes because they’re the ones who are at the front line and know what’s in demand and what members want. “Every six months we get together and create a long list of up to 50 new cocktail ideas and then cut that down through taste tests and trials. We all feel it’s important to steer away from the generic offerings you can find at any bar, and reflect the unique personality that is the Atrium Bar,” he said.

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DRINKING WITH YOUR EYES “We’ll make them up and try different combinations, colours, garnishes and ingredients until we’re satisfied. Sometimes we’ll buy in special glassware just for one type of cocktail,” he added, “such as the Teddy Bear, which comes in a glass that’s shaped like the honey jar people used to have as kids!” “Presentation is everything. Just like food when you plate up, a successful cocktail must have appetite appeal, because you are also drinking with your eyes. Members often ask staff if they could ‘have what they’re having’ when they see someone else ordering one of our colourful creations.”

AN EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS Mostly, inventing new and exciting cocktails is an evolution, rather than a revolution. Take the popular Espresso Martini for instance. In the hands of the team at Atrium Bar this particular cocktail has been transformed into a completely new drinking experience that’s been dubbed 'The Pharmaceutical Stimulant' (many versions were tried and tested). The Espresso Martini began with the basic mix of Grey Goose Vodka, Kahlua and fresh


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coffee with a garnish of three coffee beans. Then, the vodka was changed to 666 Tasmanian Coffee Vodka and poured at the table from an espresso pot. For even more authenticity, the Kahlua was upgraded to Mr Black, a liqueur blended from real coffee, raw sugar syrup also replaced processed sugar syrup. This is when the Espresso Martini transformed and was named The Pharmaceutical Stimulant. Finally, and sparing nothing in the relentless pursuit of the perfect blend, the club installed a cold dripped coffee tower especially for the bar, so that hot coffee didn’t need to be cooled by ice during preparation. To add to that, Chef Tony Chanya, from Platform One now makes whipped vanilla cream to top it all off, and you have the most delicious, most fresh, and most real coffee cocktail ever.

BOUTIQUE BEER TOO This premium experience doesn’t stop with cocktails either. “We have nine craft beers going at the moment,” explains Mr Clancy, “we only order one keg at a time and constantly rotate the amazing choices provided by small, local, independent breweries that are popping up.” “And because these boutique beverages come in different colours, we’ve installed unique taps that have a glass top, allowing drinkers to see the beer flowing as it’s poured.” With all this care and listening to members – and pride in performance by the friendly staff – it’s little wonder that the Atrium Bar has been so successful. In fact, it’s a testament to those who serve you, constantly striving to bring you the best of everything, every single day. So next time you’re in the club, let’s all raise a glass and say ‘Cheers!’.

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• 10.45am Bingo, see reception for location • 2pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

• 10.45am Bingo, see reception for location • 2pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

• 10.45am Bingo, see reception for location • 2pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

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

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

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

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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

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• 11am Colour My World, The Theatre • 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

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• 7pm Peter Morgan Trio, Rainforest Lounge

• 7pm Mike Mathieson Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 7pm Jo Karas Trio, Rainforest Lounge

Thursday

• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

Wednesday

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

Tuesday

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19 • 5.30pm Gabby, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Grease Fever and Dancing Through The Decades, The Theatre • 8.30pm Diamond Decades Showband Featuring Di Solomon, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

• 5.30pm Kim Gock, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Elvis and Priscilla The Ultimate Elvis Concert, The Theatre • 8.30pm Big Radio Dynamite, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

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• 5.30pm Ron Ashton, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Latino Rhythm, The Theatre • 8.30pm Neon Nights Showband, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

• 5.30pm Brian Gillett, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Celtic Beat, Legends of Ireland, The Theatre • 8.30pm Mr James Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

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• 12.00pm Easter Bunny and Alice • 2.30pm Tony Mazell and Angela Ayers, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 6pm Easter Bunny and Alice • 7.30pm David Foster Easter Special, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

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• 2.30pm Kirsty Lendrum and Peter Paki, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 6pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

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• 2.30pm Paula Watts and David Bond, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 6pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

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• 2.30pm Paul De Martin and Belinda Marks, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 6pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

Sunday

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• 10.45am Bingo, see reception for location • 1.30pm Girls Talk, Rainforest Lounge • 2pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

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• 10.45am Bingo, see reception for location • 2pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

• 10.45am Bingo, see reception for location • 2pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

• 10.45am Bingo, see reception for location • 2pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

Monday

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

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

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

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

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 11am Back to the Tivoli, The Grand Ballroom • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 11am Kid's Bingo, Rainforest Lounge • 1.30pm Crazy Magic and Science Show, The Theatre • 6pm Crazy Magic and Science Show, The Theatre • 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

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• 11am Kid's Bingo, Rainforest Lounge • 1.30pm Princess, Super Heros and Favourite Fairy Tales, The Theatre • 6pm Princess, Super Heros and Favourite Fairy Tales, The Theatre • 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

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• 7pm Cherie Lucas Trio, Rainforest Lounge

• 7pm Mike Mathieson Trio, Rainforest Lounge

• 7pm American Graffiti Trio, Rainforest Lounge

• 7pm Peter Morgan Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 5.30pm Brian King, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Almost Joe, The Theatre • 8.30pm Rockin Eddie Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

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• 5.30pm Joanna Melas, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Flirt Des Cirque and Strictly Luhrmann, The Theatre • 8.30pm Jelly Bean Jam, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

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• 5.30pm Kirsty Lee, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Running In the Shadows of Fleetwood Mac, The Theatre • 8.30pm Jazz Noveau, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

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• 5.30pm Ron Ashton, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Brothers 3, The Theatre • 8.30pm Neon Nights Showband, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

• 5.30pm Rob Devlin, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Matchbox Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

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• 2.30pm Kerry Robson and Ian Cooper, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 6pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

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• 2.30pm Steve Murphy and Helen Zerefos, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 6pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

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• 2.30pm Steve Gillespi and Seamus Earley, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 6pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

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• 2.30pm Victoria Magee and Roy Cooper, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 6pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

Sunday

JANUARY Friday

• 7pm Joanna Melas Trio, Rainforest Lounge

Thursday

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NOW ShowING

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• 10.45am Bingo, see reception for location • 2pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

• 10.45am Bingo, see reception for location • 2pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

• 10.45am Bingo, see reception for location • 2pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

• 10.45am Bingo, see reception for location • 2pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

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

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

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

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

Tuesday

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Cash Housie, see reception for location • 11am Good Times Rock 'n' Roll, The Grand Ballroom • 7pm Autumn Members’ Draw • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song & Dance Night, The Theatre • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

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• 7pm Cherie Lucas Trio, Rainforest Lounge

• 7pm Joanna Melas Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge

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• 2.30pm Jennifer Gray and Joey Fimmano, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 6pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

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• 2.30pm Jim Haynes and Mercedes, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 6pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

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• 2.30pm Narelle Winters and Latin Vibe, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 6pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

• 2.30pm Lyndall Wennekes and Roland Storm, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 6pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

• 2.30pm Anita Hartman and Allan Caswell, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 6pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 7.30pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

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21 • 5.30pm Joanna Melas, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Neon Nights Showband, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

• 5.30pm Ian Blakeney, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Paul McCann Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

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• 5.30pm Paul Fisher, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Peace Train, The Theatre • 8.30pm Ipanema Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Poker, Total Sports Bar

See page 14 for details

Saturday


WOODCHOPPERS RETURN THIS EASTER

The Easter Sunday wood chopping show is back even bigger and better. We talk to David Foster, World Champion axeman, and go behind the scenes to discover more about this heart-stopping sport steeped in Australian history. Welcome David, from all of us at the club.

That sounds like fun – is there any risk?

Thank you, it’s a pleasure to be invited back to my “second home” as I call it!

No, not at all. It’s fully supervised and we'll all be wearing safety gear. They only have to hit the log five times to win the event.

What's new and what can we expect this year? This year we’re having an actual competition between four people – including Victorian champion Kevin Williams and myself – complete with timed handicaps just like in the professional competitions.

The chainsaw carving returns too. Can you describe it for those who missed it last year? It’s an amazing feat actually. It’s loud, it’s precise and it’s artistic. You’ll see two chairs carved in front of you with a special electric chainsaw – one with

a love heart for the ladies and one with a king’s insignia for the men. Then we give them away to the kids. Sounds like an amazing show for all the family! Well it is and that’s one of the things we’re most proud of with this show, because wood chopping has always been a family-orientated sport with sons following their fathers and grandfathers,

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and more recently daughters and granddaughters participating. Your father George Foster was overall champion back in 1970 wasn’t he? Yes, dad competed in the first truly World Championship event staged in Ulverstone in the north of Tasmania in 1970. There were over 300 representatives competing with teams from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. Didn’t the first recorded competition take place at Ulverstone? It did indeed, back in 1870, when two blokes who thought they were the best wood-choppers around made a bet of £25 and battled it out behind the hotel with 3-foot standing blocks! One was a local veterinarian called Joseph Smith and the other, Jack Briggs, harked from Warragul in Victoria. Do you know who won? Well history records that the two logs fell together, but that Smith claimed the title. Apparently that was hotly disputed and a free-for-all brawl broke out! And was that the start of this unique Australian sport? Yes, because soon after that, chopping competitions were held all over Australia and this led to the need for formalised rules. In 1891 the United Australasian Axeman’s Association was established and the first world championship was held – and the sport was formally recognised.

It’s clear that wood chopping is steeped in Australia’s history. It’s unique in that it’s a sport that comes from daily work, from an actual occupation. Here in Tasmania, there were big families of woodchoppers, people who’d go out into the forests for days and cut mountain ash, like the famous Youd family who produced 15 champions. It was through sporting competitions that Bill and Doug Youd became known as the best in the world in treefelling.

members joining us for a fun-filled, actionpacked event and helping us keep this historic sport alive. David Foster is Australia’s most notable axeman with 182 world titles, 175 Australian titles and 1300 championship titles overall, and still competes internationally.

Is that what makes wood chopping so original, so Australian, the fact that it comes from our pioneers? I believe so. In fact, I’d go one step further and say that wood chopping is Australia’s first original sport. It’s just a guess, but I reckon it all started back with Captain Cook and the First Fleet. What makes you say that? Simply because of that first Flag Pole. I don’t think Captain Cook would’ve had one on board ready to go on the first landing, so they would’ve had to find and cut down their first sapling to make one. Maybe felling that sapling was the first thing done on this soil! That’s an interesting theory David! Thanks for talking with us and we look forward to seeing you and the others fly the flag for this fantastic Aussie sport once more. My pleasure. I look forward to seeing all the Bankstown Sports Bankstown Sports InTouch

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Chocolate Fix?

Frazzled? Frenetic?

DON’T PANIC! Use this Snakes and Ladders Rescue Plan to map out your kids’ entertainment options in the April school holidays! Cut out the tokens to play!

Movies for less! See the latest children’s movies for less in The Theatre, upstairs. For only $5 for kids under 13 and $10 for adults, your club screens the most recent releases and offers superb seating, sound and vision thanks to this world-class venue! Plus freshly popped popcorn for only $3.50. Check BankstownSports.com for session details.

It’s showtime! Princesses, Super Heroes and Fairy Tales Show – Thursday 14 April Once upon a time there was the Princesses, Super Heroes and Fairy Tales Show and everyone lived happily ever after! Crammed with colour, characters, laughs, music, singing and dancing, this is a must-see show that will entertain kids of all ages. Book now! Two performances only. Doors open 1pm and 5:30pm for showtimes 1:30pm and 6pm. $5 Members, $7 Non-members – in The Theatre.

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Chocolateria San Churro is the hot spot for everything chocolate, making it the best place to satisfy your cravings. Why not shout your kids and their amigos to a traditional Spanish churro? Served fresh from the fryer, sprinkled with cinnamon or icing sugar, they come with either chocolate or caramel. Mmmm…they're drool worthy!


Editorial Monkeying around Let them burn off energy at Monkey Mania! Designed for all ages, activities include a 3-lane wave slide, spiral tube slide, electric go-karts, jumping castle, indoor soccer and basketball, Wii and Playstation games. Plus, with its very own café, its no wonder Australia’s largest indoor play structure is pure fun, guaranteed!

Free stuff! Shout 'Bingo'! Engaging, exciting and totally free! Just like the adult version, this is a game of thrills for everyone. Plus with prizes for the winners, the littlies will be entertained for an hour in the Rainforest Lounge! From 11am– 12pm on Thursday 14 and 21 April.

The widest range. The freshest quality. The best prices. Greenfield Station Bistro has food for all the family – and these holidays, even more for free. Get a FREE fun bag with colouring in and puzzles with every Kids’ Meal. Enjoy FREE ice cream that comes with every purchase. And, if adults choose the $19.90 Autumn Specials of either Atlantic Salmon or Grain-Fed Porterhouse Steak, the kids eat for FREE! Terms and conditions apply, see BankstownSports.com

Feelin' Lucky! Make a smart move. Take the kids to Lucky Cheng’s Noodle House for lunch and see the expert chefs make fresh noodles right before their eyes. Satisfy their hunger with delicious Shanghai-style soups, dumplings, pancakes, drinks and more – and take advantage of the kid’s portions and special prices for children under 12 years of age.

More showtime! Crazy Magic and Science Show – Thursday, 21 April It’s wild! It’s fun! It’s hilarious! Book now for the Crazy Magic and Science Show that will fascinate those enquiring young minds. See flying elephant toothpaste, mountains of slime, zooming smoke rings, giant bubbles, the world’s craziest bird – and so much more! Two performances only. Doors open 1pm and 5.30pm for Showtimes 1.30pm and 6pm. $5 Members, $7 Non-members – in The Theatre.

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THESE BROTHERS

NEVER PART

PHOTOGRAPHY: JEM CRESSWELL

Brothers3, Mudgee’s famous farm boys, showcase their stunning new hit Brothers Never Part in The Theatre on Saturday 9 April. You may have seen them perform their sweet harmonies at any of six appearances at Tamworth Music Festival, or on The X Factor when they won third place, but now you have the chance to get up close and personal when the Brothers3 get back to their country roots in their brand new show for 2016.

themselves performing live on television to an audience of over 1.4 million.

Brothers3 are Makirum, Tayzin and Shardyn Fahey-Leigh who started performing when they were just 10, 11 and 12 years old respectively. They were brought up in rural NSW without electricity, running water, or sewerage, just so their mother could afford to buy them instruments and drive them to gigs across the country.

“Brothers Never Part is about our experience after The X Factor,” says Makirum, “but it is so much more than that – it’s not just a single, it’s a mission statement.”

From these humble beginnings and after seven years of hard work, they successfully auditioned for The X Factor and soon found

Then, free from the demands of their heavy TV schedule, the three brothers hit the road, toured extensively, signed a record deal with Warners Music – and emerged with new work including their exciting new single Brothers Never Part.

“We learned so much throughout the entire The X Factor process,” explains Mak, “every week, it pushed us beyond our limits and, as brothers, we became even closer, and Brothers Never Part reflects that unique bond.” “The X Factor actually helped us realise what we

really wanted to do. While we could easily continue with pop covers, we discovered it was important for us to stay true to our country roots in some of our material and to write a few of our own songs,” he said. That led to a creative collaboration with songwriter Daniel Skeed and record producer Matt Fell and from there, Brothers Never Part was born. Notably, it showcases the superb vocal harmonies of these three talented boys from the bush, features overlays of haunting mandolin and banjo lines from Shardyn, and has a few unexpected surprises including some stunning Spaghetti Western flourishes. Brothers3 perform live in The Theatre on Saturday 9 April. Book now to avoid disappointment! Tickets can be purchased at BankstownSports.com or main reception. They’re only $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

SATURDAY 9 APRIL The Theatre $30 Members | $35 Non-members

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DIRECT FROM THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE & STATE THEATRE

THE STORY OF CAT STEVENS

SATURDAY

SATURDAY

7 MAY

14 MAY

The Theatre

The Theatre

Darren Coggan seamlessly weaves the Cat Stevens’ Story in song and speech. Featuring 23 Cat Stevens’ Classics including: Father & Son, Wild World, Where do the Children Play, Peace Train and more.

The ACE Award winning “Best Production Show” in Australia. Australia’s most acclaimed international violinist Ian Cooper is joined by opera stars, prima ballerinas, Australia’s current champion Pipe Band, world famous piano maestro Bernard Walz and the Blue Danube Orchestra to evoke the sheer exuberance of “An Evening at The Proms” - A MusicalEmily Spectacular. Garth

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FRIDAY 27 MAY The Theatre More than 35 years after the release of their hugely successful debut album, Days of Innocence featuring What about Me. Moving Pictures are in the studio once more to record an acoustic album, Picture This. $40 All

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

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A musical tribute to the legendary Connie Francis, queen of the American 50s and 60s era, and Johnny O’Keefe the Australian king of rock ‘n’ roll.

The legendary career of Lonnie Lee started with Lonnie’s first hit in 1959 that he wrote with Johnny O’Keefe. Today with eight national number one hits, Lonnie is still going strong singing his own classic hits such as Starlight Starbright, Yes Indeed I Do and I Found New Love.

$10 Members | $15 Non-members

$15 Members | $20 Non-members Doors open 2.00 pm. Showtime 2.30 pm. Reserved Seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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25 JUNE

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The Theatre

Emma Kirk brings together an extraordinary tribute to the soulful songstress Adele. Featuring Australia’s most talented and seasoned musicians ‘The Adele Experience’ brings to life the true essence of Adele and her musical journey.

Come on a musical adventure through the sights and sounds of Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty. The Creedence and Friends show chronicles the music of John Fogerty’s Clearwater Revival Band, and the driving force behind a successful solo career.

$15 All

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Y E R F Y R A D N E G E L FAREWELLED IN STYLE

Fans should not miss this impassioned night honouring The Eagles. With the tragic passing of Eagles lead singer Glenn Frey at age 67 on 18 January this year, the club is proud to present a fitting tribute to him with Desperado performing by popular demand on 10 June in The Theatre. Glenn Frey co-founded The Eagles 45 years ago with Don Henley and was the lead singer on Tequila Sunrise, Take It Easy, New Kid in Town, Lyin' Eyes, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Already Gone and other songs that have become a part of the band's – and rock 'n' roll's – canon. The six members of Desperado are known for their authentic and finely honed sound which impeccably mirrors that of The Eagles.

FRIDAY 10 JUNE The Theatre $15 Members $20 Non-members Doors open 7.15 pm. Showtime 8.00 pm. Reserved Seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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A winner of Mo and Ace Awards for Best Tribute Band, Desperado is arguably the most popular concept band touring Australia. Their show on 10 June will be unmissable as they offer their personal tributes to the legendary Glenn Frey. In a recent survey taken throughout Europe, Canada, the UK and USA,

audiences voted The Eagles as the ‘most popular contemporary band’ of all time, ahead of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and the Bee Gees. The Eagles reunion tours of past decades have seen them fill every major venue in the world. The band’s members say, “we get a real buzz with the strong audience reaction we get show after show! When the audience sings along to songs like Heartache Tonight and Hotel California, we can feel the adrenaline rush!” says lead singer Mark. You will hear hits like Tequila Sunrise, New Kid In Town, Take It Easy, Best of My Love, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Lyin’ Eyes, Heartache Tonight, The Long Run, Love Will Keep Us Alive plus hits from their 2007 album Long Road Out of Eden and many more. Tickets cost just $15 for members and $20 for non-members. The Theatre doors open at 7.15pm for 8pm. Book online at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.


Entertainment

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complete night out

Isn’t it refreshing when a hotel gives you more of what you want and less of what you don’t? Accommodation and a show? Discounted? Yes please!

$249

Overnight stay for two at Travelodge Bankstown and show tickets

Free bottle of wine and $50 voucher to spend in our restaurants Plus buffet breakfast at Greenfield Station Bistro

Celtic Beat

Saturday 5 March Booked separately: $369

Saves you $I20! Latino Rhythm

Saturday 12 March Booked separately: $359

Saves you $II0!

Elvis and Priscilla

Saturday 19 March Booked separately: $449

Grease Fever and Dancing Through The Decades

Saturday 26 March Booked separately: $359

Saves you $II0! Brothers3

Saturday 9 April Booked separately: $399

Saves you $I50!

Australian Fleetwood Mac

Saturday 16 April Booked separately: $369

Saves you $I20!

Flirt Des Cirque and Strictly Lurham (Over 18s)

Saturday 23 April Booked separately: $359

Almost Joe

Saturday 30 April Booked separately: $359

Saves you $II0! Peace Train

Saturday 7 May Booked separately: $439

Saves you $I90!

An Evening at the Proms

Saturday 14 May Booked separately: $369

Saves you $I20!

Moving Pictures

Friday 27 May Booked separately: $385

Saves you $I36!

Saves you $II0!

Saves you $200!

Why not treat yourself, it couldn't be simpler... 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.

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On Sale Soon THE TODD MCKENNEY SHOW WHAT A LIFE Friday 22 JULY See BankstownSports.com for details.


YOURCLUBS WATCH STUART HIS MAN CLIP E GOOD C FOR A AUSE ON ANZAC D AY

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ROLL INTO

BANKSTOWN SPORTS BOWLS A hair-raising

ANZAC DAY ROLLUP! The ANZAC Day Mixed Fours Bowls for Legacy is on again this year. Hosted by the Bankstown Sports Men’s Bowls Club, the event is open to the public and anyone of any ability may play in teams of any male/female combination. All money raised on the day from the entry fees, raffles and lunch will be donated to Bankstown Legacy. In this its fourth year, it is expected that funds raised will take the total to more than $10,000. John Murray, Bankstown Sports President says “It’s a social, fun and memorable day. We encourage all our members and their guests to joins us at Bankstown Sports Bowls in support of an organisation as important as Legacy.” Additionally Bankstown Sports Men’s Bowling club member Stuart De Pede (pictured), hopes to increase fundraising by shaving his hair on the day. Stuart De Pede

is willing to part with his hair, offering the highest bidder the opportunity to cut off his pony tail. Bankstown Sports Men’s Bowls Club Secretary, Marcus Kearns, says “What Stuart is doing is remarkable – to part with his beloved hair for a great cause, and of course we all get the benefit of lots of friendly banter going into the day.” Come along on Monday 25 April, from 9am for what will be a fun day for a good cause. Bowls and lunch will be provided to all participants at $25 per head. Registrations and enquiries: Martin Smith mardi4343@bigpond.com or 9727 9161.

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

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


Bankstown Sports Bowls

WEEKLY

Anzac Day Mixed Bowls Legacy Fundraiser

ACTIVITIES

MONDAY 25 APRIL – 9AM

LINE DANCING

$25 per person to play and includes lunch. Enjoy a friendly game of mixed bowls and raise money for a great cause.

Monday – 10.30am $8 ALL

POKER

BOOK YOUR NEXT FUNCTION WITH US! Anniversaries | Birthdays Social Events | Engagements Call 9790 0176 or visit bankstownbowling.com.au for function packages.

Barefoot Bowls Have some fun in the sun this Autumn! Includes: • Green hire and coaching • FREE beverage • Dining specials available Call 9790 0176 for details.

Tuesday 7pm – $12 buy in Friday 7pm – $12 buy in

BRAIN TEASERS TRIVIA Wednesday – 7.30pm FREE

PIANO NIGHTS Thursday – 6pm - 8pm FREE

MEAT & VEGGIE RAFFLE

Mother’s Day Lunch

Sunday – 4.30pm Tickets from $1

SUNDAY 8TH MAY, 12:00PM – 2:00PM Treat mum to a delicious and affordable buffet lunch this Mother's Day, at Bankstown Sports Bowls Bistro. Adults $40, children (3-12) $25, under 3's free. BOOK Bookings essential, call 9790 0176. Visit NOW! bankstownbowling.com.au for full menu.

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

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

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Birrong Sports Netball Club is committed to the development of netball for all. If you are interested in playing for Birrong, please contact our Club Secretary, Lee Hill, 0418 759 874.

YOU’LL LOVE

BIRRONG SPORTS Keeping mum at

BIRRONG NETBALL SPORTS CLUB The 2016 netball season is fast approaching and this dynamic group of women has some fascinating – and unique – qualities that set it apart. Birrong translates into “star” in the Koori language and is a wonderfully appropriate name for this club of netballers. Not only do they have many indigenous players, but you’ll also find a number of mothers and daughters in starring combinations! The Birrong Sports Netball Club is part of the larger Bankstown City Netball Association and, within the Birrong Club is a group of players, the South Western Kookaburras, who have competed in the annual Koori competition since 2001.

MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS Many mother/daughter combinations play for Birrong, both indigenous and non-indigenous. Of the team that competes in Division Four, six players have represented Bankstown City Netball Association at State

level in the Over 45s division, and also in the Netball NSW Masters competition. No less than four of these mums have daughters playing this popular sport – including Raelene Allen, now in her 45th year – and, in the Koori team, there are two ‘mum-and-daughter’ combinations.

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HISTORY IN THE MAKING The South West Kookaburras formed five years ago and play every year in the Koori Netball Tournament held at Charlestown, near Lake Macquarie.

Birrong Division Three’s Coach is Terri Hill and together with her daughter Natalie and two sisters Leanne and Sheree are all members of the of the South West Kookas.

“In the first three years, we were self-funded,” explained Terrie, “but now, thanks to both Bankstown Sports Club and the Bankstown City Netball Association, we have sponsorship for uniforms and registration fees.”

Then there’s Celeste Dargan, Coach and Manager of the South West Kookas, also indigenous, whose daughter Natasha, whilst not a Birrong player, is a proud Koori representative.

Even better, this support is paying dividends on the court.

INDIGENOUS REPRESENTATIVES In case you’re wondering, the Koori competition allows two non-indigenous players on the team, filled this year by Brooke Dredge and Katrina Ortland.

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

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Add Kelly Howard to those mentioned above, and you have a total of seven indigenous netballers representing our community, all showcasing their playing talents!

She said: “It’s a great thing for women and indigenous players.”

In an amazingly tight final last October against their arch rivals from La Perouse, the South West Kookaburras dug deep and pulled off a stunning victory 24 points to 18 to win the Open B category – and Sheree Hill won Player of the Series!


Birrong Sports

Mother’s Day Lunch SUNDAY 8 MAY, 2 SITTINGS 11.30AM – 1.30PM, 1.30PM – 3.30PM Treat mum to a sumptuous meal from the extensive a-la-carte menu, in the warm atmosphere of the Italian Bistro. Bookings essential, call 9645 8666.

Kid’s Holiday Bingo

$10 Pizza or Pasta

THURSDAY 14 & 21 APRIL FROM 11AM

Monday and Saturday, lunch only.

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

Full menu also available for lunch. Conditions apply.

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

TRIVIA Tuesday – 7.30pm, FREE

MEAT RAFFLE Friday – 6pm, Tickets from $1

BINGO Wednesday – 10am, $3 per book

Book your next event at Birrong Sports! • • • • •

Birthdays Anniversaries Meetings Engagements Christenings

Watch all your FAVOURITE SPORTS live in HD at birrong sports!

HOMEWARE RAFFLE Sunday – 5pm, Tickets from $1

US VARIO TO ES G A PACK SE CHOO

Call 9644 1600 for all booking enquiries.

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

Lunch: Monday to Sunday – 11.30am to 2.30pm Dinner: Monday to Sunday – 5.30pm to 9.00pm Phone 9645 8666 for bookings.

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SWING IN TO

BAULKHAM HILLS Treat mum at

THIS HIDDEN GEM You can’t go past Baulkham Hills Sports Club for fun, relaxation, location, services and, of course, sports! So if you’ve never ventured into this family-friendly venue – or if you are looking for a special place to celebrate Mothers’ Day – take a look at what’s on offer.

CONVENIENCE Baulkham Hills Sports is nestled in the leafy Hills district, hidden away from the hustle and bustle. Simply take the M2 from Sydney or the M7 from the west and leave your cares behind. There’s a free Courtesy Bus available on Friday and Saturday nights for members living within a five kilometre radius and plenty of parking too.

MOTHER'S DAY Make Mum's day at The Gallery Restaurant. Choose from the special Mothers’ Day set menu created by Helmut Gundendorfer, Executive Chef or from the selections available on the set menu. From the finest steaks to the freshest seafood, tantalising tapas to tasty salads, everyone’s needs – and budgets – are met, including the fussiest of kids! Book now on 9639 2100 or go online at BaukhamHillsSports.com to avoid disappointment.

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


Baulkham Hills

EGGSTRAVANT EASTER RAFFLE Tickets on sale from 16 March, drawn Thursday 24 March.

Thursday – 7.30pm

Purchase tickets from main reception.

HOLIDAY BINGO Wednesday 13 and 20 April From 10am Only $5 – includes bingo book, soft drink and a lolly bag

HOME OF SPORT!
 Super Rugby, NRL and AFL all live on the big screen.

ACTIVITIES TRIVIA

$2 PER TICKET OR 3 FOR $5

KID’S

WEEKLY POKER

MOTHER’S DAY LUNCH SUNDAY 8 MAY, 12.00PM – 2.30PM Spoil mum with a delicious meal whilst listnening to Re Groove. To Book – 9639 2100. Full menu at BaulkhamHillsSports.com

Celebrate with us

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

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

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

CASH HOUSIE Tuesday – 7.30pm, $12

• Packages from $15 • Up to 120 guests • Culinary excellence • Free parking • Personalised event co-ordinator Call 9639 2100 for details.

THE GALLERY TRADING HOURS Lunch: Monday to Sunday – 12pm to 2.30pm Dinner: Sunday to Thursday – 6pm to 8.30pm Friday to Saturday – 6pm to 9pm Phone 9639 2100 for bookings.

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SPORTS REPORT We share the news from our sporting clubs

Athletics Club hosts

Albie Thomas Night of Miles A large and welcoming crowd turned out at the Crest, Bass Hill to witness something special on 17 December. Hosted by Bankstown Sports Athletics Club, the Albie Thomas Night of Miles attracted athletes from all over the area to compete in a race which celebrates the life of one of Australia’s greatest distance runners, Albie Thomas – the first athlete to break the sub four-minute mile on grass in 1960. In an incredibly emotional race, Jordan Gusman won the 2015 Albie Thomas Mile and also achieved the first ever sub four minute

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mile at the Crest, Bass Hill. Earlier that week Jordan lost his dear friend and training partner, the late Harry Scouller, and had run the race in his honour. The evening also featured an open community 3km run and Little Athletics Sprints giving variety for participants and spectators alike. Bankstown Sports Athletics Club President, Colin Whitbread, was thrilled, saying: “A big

flanked ds by his mile record Jordan Gusman stan d Matthew Whitbread of by Colin (left) an s Athletics Club. Bankstown Sport


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thank you to all participants, volunteers and Bankstown Sports for their support and attendance. The night was a huge success for the club and an unreal experience to host a stepping stone event for promising athletes on the verge of Rio 2016.” To watch the race and event highlights see: https://youtu.be/Sc2JFcfkVe0. Bankstown Sports Athletics Club members train on various afternoons of the week, if you would like to get involved please contact: Secretary, Matthew Whitbread, on 0410 588 321.

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VOLLEYING ACROSS THE COURT Bankstown Sports’ Tennis Club member, has bounced his way through some tough tie breaks recently. Michael Ponticello, a young player with a big passion for tennis, battled through leukaemia last year with tremendous support from his tennis peers. He has recovered well and is now back on court training up a storm amongst his fellow competitors at the newly constructed facilities at the Bankstown Campus of Western Sydney University. The new roof was recently completed and provides all-weather protection unlike any other facility in the area. Michael himself has been also been encouraged by his recent encounter with Roger Federer to get back on the court with his club mates and have some fun. The words

of encouragement from the Swiss master have no doubt left a mark on our young hopeful. Michael was thrilled and inspired by a recent ‘brush with fame’ when he met world tennis master Roger Federer. Apparently, Roger passed on some much-valued words of encouragement. Bankstown Sports Tennis Club plays at the Bankstown Campus of Western Sydney University, Bullecourt Ave Milperra. • • • •

Juniors: Tuesday – Saturday Adults: Sundays 8am – 10am President: Mike Clunie, 0419 464 317 Club Coach: David Holland 0409 259 980

Michael Ponticello me

ets Roger Federer

Visit: www.bankstownsportstennisclub.com.au

Bankstown Sports Club proudly supports 43 sporting clubs. These clubs are run by volunteers for the community. To get involved as a participant or volunteer see the sports secretaries list overleaf.

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SPORTS SECRETARIES BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB

DRESS

TEAM

NAME

EMAIL

PHONE

AFL

Matt Oliver

mattoliver@telstra.com.au

0408 272 031

ATHLETICS

Matthew Whitbread

matthewwhitbread@msn.com

0410 588 321

LITTLE ATHLETICS

Leanne McDonald

bycomholdings@optusnet.com.au

0413 622 888 or 9603 7446

BASEBALL

Diane Richardson

bs.baseball@hotmail.com

0478 729 508

BASKETBALL

Sandi Avery

secretary@sportiesbasketball.com.au

0402 220 391

INDOOR BOWLS

Paul Criminale

paulmich32@hotmail.com

9790 1960

THURSDAY LADIES BOWLS

Val Austen

valerieja@optusnet.com.au

0414 974 754

CRICKET (JUNIOR)

Andrew Honey

ahoney@nswnma.asn.au

9771 2761

CRICKET (SENIOR)

Andrew Honey

ahoney@nswnma.asn.au

9771 2761

CRICKET (WOMEN)

Justin Newman

bankstownwomenscricket@gmail.com

0409 151 573

CYCLING

Peter Buckingham

cycling.secretary@tpg.com.au

9645 1831 or 0407 954 917

DARTS (TUESDAY)

John Taylor

jwt42@hotmail.com

0418 629 168

FISHING

Larry Ilic

oliljuba@optusnet.com.au

9774 4495 or 0424 341 975

FOOTBALL (STARS)

Spero Semann

sperosemann@hotmail.com

0407 787 135

FOOTBALL (STRIKERS)

Kylee Freeman

secretary@bankstownsportsstrikers.com.au

0417 005 753

GOLF (LADIES)

Elaine Ward

elainei40@yahoo.com.au

9771 1450

GOLF (MENS)

Lee Dunks

bdsc.mensgolf@gmail.com

0412 572 274

Set a limit

HOCKEY

Graeme Barnard

president@bankstownhockey.org.au

0403 770 624

NETBALL

Michelle Boulais

secretary.sportsnetball@gmail.com

0412 384 127

Track gaming spend

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

9649 5866

TENNIS

Michael Clunie

mclunie@iconco.com.au

0419 464 317

BANKSTOWN SPORTS BOWLS CLUB MEN’S BOWLS

Marcus Kearns

kearnsm8@bigpond.com

0421 977 618

WOMEN’S BOWLS

Marie Smith

nationsmith@optusnet.com.au

9790 1339

DARTS

Cathy Cassidy

cathy@atdec.com

0408 550 092 or 9730 2769

BAULKHAM HILLS SPORTS CLUB BASEBALL

Don Beileiter

beileiter@optusnet.com.au

0447 404 194

CRICKET

Rick Thomas

secretary@baulkocricket.com.au

0409 150 703

FOOTBALL

Tony Hughes

ahughes@parra.catholic.edu.au

0432 056 959

GOLF

Phil Deare

melven57@tpg.com.au

9899 3094

HOCKEY WOMENS

Margaret Sargant

alan.sargant1@bigpond.com

0438 320 775 or 9876 4115

HOCKEY MENS

Carolyn Campbell

ccampbell@netballnsw.com

0410 522 268

HOCKEY JUNIORS

Andrew Attard

communications.bhhc@gmail.com

0449 697 852

NETBALL

Michelle Bullock

housie7475@hotmail.com

0416 041 751

TENNIS

Marek Bogatek

marekb@testcomdata.com.au

0409 877 140

JUNIOR SPORTS & SOCIAL

Deseline Binning

9639 5072 or 0407 077 074

BIRRONG SPORTS CLUB MENS BOWLS

Ian Stone

bowls@bankstownsports.com

9644 1600

WOMENS BOWLS

Elaine Fearnside

mefearn@yahoo.com.au

9708 2669

FOOTBALL

Susan Kanisek

secretary@birrongfc.com.au

0438 620 816

GOLF

Lorraine Smith

lsmith62@bigpond.com

0407 912 788

NETBALL

Lee Hill

Lee_Hill@codea.com.au

0418 759 874

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

VOLUNTARY PRE-COMMITMENT

Exclusion from gaming promotions Cooling off periods Real-time implementation of reduced limits

TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE SEE ONE OF OUR DUTY MANAGERS. For help with information, counselling and referral call Gambling Help 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au

IMPORTANT

INFORMATION about our fire alarm and evacuation procedure can be found at


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

VINO AT LA PIAZZA

PLATFORM ONE – Phone 9722 9888 for bookings Lunch Dinner

Monday to Friday 12pm – 2.30pm Monday to Thursday 6pm – 9pm Friday 6pm – 9.30pm Saturday 5.30pm – 10pm Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Everyday Monday to Tuesday Wednesday to Sunday Sunday to Thursday Friday Saturday

6.30am – 9.30am 11.30am – 2.30pm 12pm – 2.30pm 5.30pm – 8.30pm 5.30pm – 9pm 5.30pm – 9pm

Monday and Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

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

Lunch Dinner

Tuesday to Friday Saturday Sunday Tuesday to Friday and Sunday Saturday

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

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

Monday to Thursday, Sunday Friday and Saturday

11.30am – 11pm 11.30am – 12am

Refer to BankstownSports.com for trading hours

Friday and Saturday

6pm – 11pm

Tuesday to Saturday Tuesday to Saturday Sunday

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

BAULKHAM HILLS SPORTS – Open 7 Days, 9am – late, Friday & Saturday - 9am to 2am* Monday to Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

THE GALLERY RESTAURANT – Phone 9639 2100 for bookings

5pm – 12am* 2pm – 2.30am* 2pm – 12am*

Lunch Dinner

PIZZERIA BELLUCCI AT LA PIAZZA Lunch Dinner

8am – 5pm 8am – 9pm 9pm – 5pm

BOWLS BISTRO – Phone 9790 0176 for group bookings Lunch Dinner

ATRIUM BAR

Monday to Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

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

SAN CHURRO

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

VALET SERVICE

Monday to Sunday Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

LUCKY CHENG’S

Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday CLUB CARWASH

IMPERIAL JADE PALACE – Phone 9709 8633 for bookings Lunch Dinner

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

MONKEY MANIA – Phone 9722 9864

INTOUCH CAFÉ

6pm – 10pm

STUZZICHINO AT LA PIAZZA – Phone 9722 9810 for bookings

GREENFIELD STATION BISTRO – Phone 9722 9888 for bookings Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Friday and Saturday

Monday to Saturday Sunday Monday to Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

Daily Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

12pm – 2.30pm 6pm – 8.30pm 6pm – 9pm

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

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

THE ITALIAN BISTRO – Phone 9645 8666 for bookings Lunch Dinner

Daily Daily

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

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

FREE

COURTESY BUS for members & your guests BIRRONG SPORTS

BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB AND BANKSTOWN SPORTS BOWLS

CALL 0401 759 606 

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

Call 0401 140 589

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MILPERRA/PICNIC POINT/EAST HILLS

BAULKHAM HILLS SPORTS

CALL 0413 244 557

CALL 0401 140 589

Friday/Saturday 6pm-12am

Monday Thursday 8am - 5pm

$

See BankstownSports.com or reception for schedule.

Wednesday to Saturday 5pm-1am

Sunday 9am - 5pm

$20*

Friday & Saturday 8am - 9pm Open Friday & Saturday from 6pm

From

Located on the Green Level. * Member price for external wash only.


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