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Wests Group Macarthur Edition 2: Autumn 2018

CONSTRUCTION HASÂ COMMENCED Take the next journey with us as we unveil our new destination at Gledswood Hills in 2018. [ Read more: Page 6 ]

FOR THE KIDS Enjoy a range of events, classes and entertainment for the kids these Easter school holidays. [ Read more: Page 16 ]

SENIOR SOCIALS New and affordable socials held monthly on the second Tuesday including morning tea and entertainment. [ Read more: Page 20 ]

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With 2018 being the year of construction, we look forward to sharing with our 72,000+ members our plans for expansion in the Macarthur region. The centre of interest is to bring our members first class social facilities the whole family will enjoy now, and in many years of expansion to come.

Wests League Club 10 Old Leumeah Road, Leumeah NSW 2560 (02) 4628 4188 Monday to Friday: 9.30am – 4am Saturday and Sunday: 9am – 6am

Wests Tennis Club 16 Old Leumeah Road, Leumeah NSW 2560 (02) 4626 2088 | Monday to Wednesday: 10am – 11pm Thursday to Saturday: 10am – 12am Sunday: 10am – 10pm

Country Club Gledswood Hills 91 The Hermitage Way, Gledswood Hills NSW 2557 (02) 9606 5301 | Sunday to Monday: 10am – 11pm Tuesday to Wednesday: 10am – 12am Thursday: 10am – 1am | Friday to Saturday: 10am – 4am

Lakeside Golf Club Camden 50 Raby Road, Gledswood Hills NSW 2557 (02) 4634 5834 Monday to Wednesday: 10am – 9pm Thursday to Sunday: 10am – 11pm Member has four (4) minutes to present themselves to Reception along with a current membership card. LTPS/18/21159

CONTENTS [ Edition 2: Autumn 2018 ]

REACH FOR THE STARS Our staff have been working hard, supporting causes and winning awards. [ Read more: Page 08 ]

THE PERFECT MATCH We’ll let you know what the best brews and wine drops are to match to your next meal. [ Read more: Page 10 ]

DINING OUT AT WESTS With so many dining options to choose from, we’ve laid out our top picks for the season. [ Read more: Page 12 ]

EGGTASTIC EASTER RAFFLES To celebrate our love for Easter, we are giving away $36,000+ in prizes for the family. [ Read more: Page 14 ]

WIN BIG AT WESTS Share in the winnings across the Group this Autumn with cash and prizes. [ Read more: Page 19 ]

MOTHER’S DAY BUFFETS Wests has got you covered for Mum with a seafood, Asian or breakfast buffet. [ Read more: Page 22 ]

OUR COMMUNITY COMMITMENT From lending a helping hand to aiding junior top blokes, Wests is here to support Macarthur. [ Read more: Page 24 ]

WESTS SPORTS COUNCIL Welcome our new member and congratulations to our monthly winners. [ Read more: Page 28 ]

THE GAME OF GOLF Seniors, ladies and juniors representing Lakeside on and off the course. [ Read more: Page 32 ]

From our Chairman 04 From our CEO 04 Membership 05 Your new club 06 Bambu specials 11

For the kids Courtesy Bus and Bingo Senior Socials Live entertainment Book your event

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Sports stories 30 Sports registrations 31 Tennis Macarthur 34 Directory 35 Car, Cash or Credit 36 Wests Group Macarthur [ 3 ]




Welcome to all members, guests and residents of Macarthur to a new year and the Autumn edition of Focus. We look forward to 2018 in anticipation of the planned developments and renovations at Country Club Gledswood Hills and Wests League Club to continue providing firstclass social facilities for our members, guest and their families. Recently the Board of Directors held our annual strategic planning meeting, working towards a master plan for the Group’s licensed premises and seeking other opportunities in our region.

Sport continues to be a major focus of the Group, with the Wests Sports Council welcoming, Macarthur BMX Club. Located in Elderslie and is one of the largest and most successful clubs of its kind in NSW with just under 400 members. The Sports Council now supports 26 clubs and organisations, with intentions to continue membership growth in 2018. Recently we were honoured to announce Roy Warby, a current Director of Wests Group Macarthur since 1995, as a Life Member. Roy is a long term resident of the area and played a vital role as Chairman of the Finance Committee and is a current member of the Clubs Property & Development and Sports Management Committees. Roy is an active golfer and a former Campbelltown City Kangaroos and Parramatta Rugby League player, with a passion for supporting local and junior sports in our region. I thank my fellow Directors for their dedication, passion and selfless contribution to the progress of our Group of Clubs. To CEO, Tony Mathew, his management team and the ever friendly staff, thank you all for your contribution and dedication to Wests Group Macarthur’s vision.

Wests Group Macarthur had another successful trading year in 2017, with operations and developments both moving in the right direction. Many thanks to our wonderful staff who play a huge part in providing superior customer service to our now 72,000+ members. As we are now well into 2018, we intend to do at least three major developments this year. At the Country Club, the ground floor extension has commenced – outside the Sports Bar. We shall continue with the courtyard wrap around until we make our way to the other end of the Club. Completion is expected to be mid-2018. Ensure you check out our plans on display at the Club and pages 6 and 7 to follow our progress. We know the outcome will be very exciting. At Wests; more parking will be built on top of the multi-level car park, commencing in the first half of this year in 2018. Wests is also working on plans for a kid’s games area (between Stonegrill and the multi-level car park). We plan to commence building this in the second half of the year and can’t wait for the members to see the final results. For works beyond 2018, Wests has already lodged a Development Application for an additional Club where the nine-hole golf course is currently being built on the old El Caballo Blanco riding ranch (just north of our Country Club), as well as lodged a Planning Proposal for a Hotel at Lakeside Golf Club Camden. Other projects include basement car parking at Country Club Gledswood Hills and an additional floor on top of the current Club. If all goes to plan, will hopefully keep the builders busy from 2019. Wests Group Macarthur prides itself on the service provided to the local community and will continue to be guided by our Club values well into, and beyond, 2018. The Groups values lay in being known as the preferred hospitality destination where the community socialise, for our contributions to community and sporting groups, representing an employer of choice due to how we treat our staff and also ensuring we remain a progressive organisation that considers opportunities to increase our member’s experience. If you’re not yet a member of our Group, we encourage you to join at Reception to receive a 15% discount on all food and beverage purchases. Also, stay up to date with our developments via our websites and social media pages and we look forward to seeing you at the Club soon.

Warren Thomson – Chairman of Wests Group Macarthur

Tony Mathew – CEO of Wests Group Macarthur

A key objective of Wests Group Macarthur during 2018, is to achieve energy saving efficiencies and develop innovative strategies for reducing our carbon footprint. The Group will continue to install solar panels with the current installations providing enough renewable energy to power 3,270 households for a day, 400,000 computers for a day or 289,000 refrigerators for a day. The group has also achieved a carbon offset the equivalent of 75+ hectares.


Warren Thomson Chairman [4]

Alan Buxton Deputy Chairman

Martin Bullock Director

Paul Lake Director

Stephen Noyce Director

Stephen Stewart Director

Roy Warby Director


Four Destinations,

ONE JOURNEY Become a member of Wests Group Macarthur today and enjoy access to our four venues, 15% discount on food, beverage and selected entertainment and exclusive member rewards. Sign up for 5 years for as little as $20 and receive our new Group membership card to start earning valuable reward points on your daily purchases. 1 year $8 | 3 years $18 | 5 years $20 | 1 year Pensioner $4 | 1 year Social $3 | Junior Tennis $6

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DESTINATION We’ve listened and your Club is expanding in 2018 with construction already commenced. Country Club will become a social and interactive destination with the comfort of private booths, fireplaces, screens, lounge areas, high tops and extended dining areas. The dining options will expand to include Café and Brasserie style meals, meats from our Radar Smoker, wood fire pizzeria and a gelato bar. Beverage choices will expand to include a selection of draught and international beers, Australian wine, premium spirits and fresh cider, as well as a range of hot, cold and non-alcoholic choices to suit. A new bar and café will combine the two to connect the Brasserie dining area to the new Outdoor Terrace.

OUTDOOR TERRACE Appreciating the sunset over Camden, the Terrace is fitted with timber, concrete, and native Australian greenery; a place to enjoy a sophisticated drink while the sun goes down.

OUTDOOR BAR Stunning new island Bar fit with a selection of draught and international beers, Australian wine, premium spirits, cider and cocktails connecting the Brasserie dining area to the Outdoor Terrace.



Catering to the growth of new family development in the Camden area, the Club offers a sophisticated communal dining area, with weekly $10 dining specials and meats from our Radar Smoker.

Gather the friends and enjoy your morning Hennessy blend coffee and pastry or light meal from the newly constructed timber-themed Café, opening to the picturesque view of the Camden Valley.



With player comfort in mind, Outdoor Gaming boasts fresh timber panelling, comfy stools, ample lighting, air conditioning and heating, combined with dedicated service attendants.

Delivering a dedicated grassed arena with a range of games and equipment to keep kids, youth and teenagers entertained on each visit, with $9.90 kids meals and frequent entertainment offered. Country Club Gledswood Hills [ 7 ]

Reach for

THE STARS Our 330+ stars have been working hard over the last few months with multiple charity contributions, the support of several community causes and the gearing up for another big year ahead. CHARITIES AND CAUSES Movember Wests Group Macarthur was proud to have raised $2,750 for the Movember Foundation in 2017 to help to deliver innovative, breakthrough research for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, suicide prevention and support programs that enable men to live happier, healthier, and longer lives. Our proud staff wore Movember aprons, grew moustaches, donated their [8]

tips and made extra donations throughout the month to be put towards this great cause. A special mention to our ‘Mo Bro’ Bruce Punch for representing Wests and shaving off his mo after 34 years – well done Bruce! Staff Wishing Tree The staff of Wests Group Macarthur were encouraged to take a tag from our Staff Wishing Tree and donate a present to help brighten a child’s Christmas in 2017. Our staff provided gifts to the children

of nine families who were living in Domestic Violence accommodation in the Macarthur area facilitated by BaptistCare. Our staff ensured each child received at least two gifts each as well as festive food and decorations for their Christmas table. BaptistCare provides temporary housing for women and children who have experienced domestic or family abuse. We were overwhelmed with our employee’s generosity and compassion with helping to spread Christmas cheer and warmth to our community. The gifts


have contributed to the lives of the women and children who are escaping domestic violence and have acted as a beacon of light during their dark times and difficulties.

REWARDS AND AWARDS Wests Staff Star Rewards Program Throughout the year Wests team members are acknowledged and rewarded for their valuable contribution made towards corporate values and the successful Groups operations each year. The Wests Staff Star Rewards Program is designed to support Wests values and recognise those team members who consistently live by them. If you would like to nominate one of our staff members for a Staff Star Award, nomination forms can be found at each venue's Reception. Employees nominated will be in the running for monthly awards and an amazing annual trip overseas, recognising their commitment to our Club and members. We would like to congratulate our recent winners from October – December 2017. October »» Customer Service – Kristy Nelson »» Rostered Duties – Christopher Cassell November »» Customer Service – Rachel Kendrick »» Rostered Duties – James Cauz

December »» Customer Service – Michelle Bardsley »» Rostered Duties – Regan Smith Gale Warner – 20 Years’ Service Congratulations to our staff who reached special milestones for their length of service at Wests in 2017. A very special mention to Gale Warner (pictured bottom right) for reaching 20 years’ service at the Group, who you may recognise as the warm and inviting staff member who makes your hot award-winning Hennessy coffee each weekday morning at Café D’lish at Wests. We now have 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years and 30 years’ service badges, so keep an eye out for staff wearing their service badges with pride.

STARS AND STORIES Sandra Arthur – Receptionist Sandra (pictured, opposite 2nd from left) lives locally in the Macarthur region and currently works as a Receptionist at Wests League Club and Country Club Gledswood Hills for the past 30 years (wow!). Sandra enjoys working alongside her co-workers with whom she has formed lifelong friendships with the Country Club being her favourite Club to work at. Throughout her years at Wests Group Macarthur Sandra has seen many changes to

the Clubs from expansion, additional services, the welcoming of new staff members and most of all, new faces visiting our Clubs every day. When asked where the Group will be in the future, Sandra says she believes it being successful with even bigger and better facilities to offer the community. Sandra loves to travel and spend quality time with her family, hoping to be able to become more involved in charities, community fundraisers and volunteer programs, once retired. Lee Attard – Cellarman Lee (pictured, opposite left) has been with Wests for the past six years, predominately as a cellarman, whilst also enjoying building relationships with our regular patrons as a VIP attendant. Lee believes Wests’ key strength is his fellow co-workers, who go above and beyond for the members and guests. Lee currently is in his second year of University studying a Bachelor of Primary Education, with goals to travel internationally and become a primary school educator. When asked about working at Wests, Lee says that he enjoys working with the Group due to the work-life flexibility and involvement with the sporting community, ranging from rugby league, baseball, softball, cricket, netball and soccer, to name a few. Best of luck in your studies, Lee! Wests Group Macarthur [ 9 ]

Experience the

PERFECT MATCH... Crumbed Lamb Cutlets + Wild Oats Shiraz Served with pea puree, roasted desiree potatoes, fresh rocket salad and slivered almonds

Plummy fruits and a touch of spice with concentrated dark fruits for a richer, weightier palate

Available at Country Club Monday to Wednesday • $30M | $34.50V

Grilled Atlantic Salmon + Wild Oats Pinot Grigio Served with smashed kipler potatoes, seeded mustard, shallots and rocket salad

Crisp and light with apple and pear notes and a spicy aroma for a pleasing mouthfeel

Available at Wests Monday to Wednesday • $30M | $34.50V

BBQ Brisket Meal + Woodsmen Golden Ale Served with your choice of two sides from jacket potato, slaw, mac 'n' cheese or smoked corn with garlic butter

Malty style of beer with medium hop flavours and body for a smooth and luxurious finish

Available at Country Club Thursday to Sunday • $30M | $34.50V

300g Sirloin Stonegrill + Pickaxe Pale Ale Served with your choice of chips and salad or mash and vegetables plus choice of sauce

Easy on the palate with an unpasteurised zesty tropical fruit hop character

Available at Wests Monday to Thursday • $30M | $34.50V [ 10 ]



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TRADING HOURS LUNCH Tuesday to Friday: 12pm – 2.30pm Saturday to Sunday: 11.30am – 3pm

DINNER Sunday to Thursday: 5.30pm – 9.30pm Friday to Saturday: 5.30pm – 10pm

Autumn Lunch



With the weather cooling, Bambu Asian Restaurant has a new Autumn lunch menu with specials for $10 and starters from $3 per member. Available Tuesday to Friday from 12pm to 2.30pm. STARTERS


• Prawn toast – 2 pieces • Spring roll – 2 pieces • Sweet chicken and corn soup

• Stir fried satay chicken • Panang curry chicken • Mongolian garlic beef • Crispy skin chicken • Crispy fried pork belly

[ $3M | $3.50V ]

DUMPLINGS † • Pork siu mai – 4 pieces • Prawn har gau – 4 pieces • BBQ pork bun – 3 pieces • Chives and seafood dumpling – 3 pieces [ $6.80M | $7.80V ]

All served with steamed rice [ $10M | $12V ]

NOODLE DISHES* • Thai beef noodle soup • Short soup with Asian greens with choice of chicken or beef

• Salt and pepper squid with Asian noodle salad • Laska with vermicelli noodle with choice of chicken, beef or King prawn • Pad Thai with choice of chicken, beef or King prawn • Pad see ew with choice of chicken, beef or King prawn [ $10M | $12V ]

Minimum 15 minutes waiting. * King Prawn $3 extra.

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A flavour to suit

EVERY TASTE... For all our Monday to Thursday $10 members specials please visit

CAFÉ D’LISH Café D’lish is a warm and welcoming space for all members and guests to enjoy coffee, cake and freshly prepared meals, each generous in size and flavour to satisfy all palates. Our friendly and inviting staff will greet you with a kind welcome in a comfortable environment where you can indulge in sweet or savoury with friends and family, as well as enjoy our complimentary WestsWifi network. [ Monday to Wednesday: 9.30am – 9.30pm | Thursday: 9.30am – 11pm | Friday: 9.30am – 1am | Saturday: 9am – 1am | Sunday: 9am – 9.30pm ]

For all our Monday to Thursday $10 members specials visit

COUNTRYSIDE CHARGRILLED BBQ Our talented Chefs now have the ability to cook delicious briskets, ribs, pulled meats, fish and roasts, ensuring the meat is cooked slow and on low heat to provide members and guests with tender meats falling off the bone on every mouthful. Our chefs passion for delivering high quality, innovative and enjoyable food is what drives us to constantly evolve our offerings. The BBQ runs on a 6 to 12-hour timer at the desired temperature to give that unmistakable flavour by using ironbark wood as fuel. [ Thursday to Saturday: from 5.30pm | Sunday: from 11.30am ] [ 12 ]



For all our Monday to Wednesday $10 members specials please visit

THREE P’S RISTORANTE Lunch or Dinner at Three P's Ristorante is an atmospheric, yet casual dining offering with an emphasis on a sophisticated and modern menu choice. Choose from a detailed selection of including, but not limited to house-made pizza from BBQ meateaters to Hawaiian, pasta including marina and boscaiola or a Mexican or Texan parmigiana to tantalise your taste buds. [ Breakfast/Snacks – Daily: 6.30am | Lunch – Monday to Sunday: 11.30m – 2.30pm Dinner – Monday to Wednesday: 5.30pm – 8pm | Thursday to Sunday: 5.30pm – 9pm ]

WESTS LEAGUE CLUB • Café D’lish • Brasserie • Stonegrill Restaurant • Bambu Asian Restaurant WESTS TENNIS CLUB • Chinese Restaurant COUNTRY CLUB GLEDSWOOD HILLS • Cafe • Brasserie • Countryside Chargrilled BBQ LAKESIDE GOLF CLUB CAMDEN • Three P’s Ristorante

For all our Wednesday to Friday $10 members specials please visit

CHINESE RESTAURANT Well known in the local community for its flavorsome and authentic Chinese meals, enjoyed in a comfortable local Club environment at inexpensive prices. If your palate doesn’t lean far from the West, then the Chinese Restaurant will still cater to your taste buds, with a range of Australian influenced meals. [ Lunch – Wednesday to Sunday: 11.30am – 2pm | Dinner – Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday: 5.30pm – 9pm | Friday to Saturday: 5.30pm – 9.30pm | Closed Mondays ] [ 13 ]

COLOUR IN THE BUNNY EASTER ACTIVITY Ask for a stencil and pencils and some lucky kids will win some delicious Cadbury chocolate for their colourful bunnies. Stencils available at each Wests Group Macarthur venue throughout March.

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Eggstatic Easter! One of our favourite times of the year is Easter, and not just because of the abundance of chocolate on offer, but because Wests Group Macarthur gives away over $36,000 worth of prizes for the whole family.


MEGA EASTER RAFFLES WIN $5,000 worth of the very best chocolate, hampers and Easter themed prizes every week for three weeks. [ Dates: Wednesday 14, 21 and 28 March | Tickets on sale: 5.30pm | Draws commence: 7pm in the Bambu Lounge ]


EASTER PRAWN TRAY RAFFLE WIN 50 x $60 fresh prawn trays just in time for the Easter long weekend. [ Date: Friday 30 March | Tickets on sale: 5.30pm | Draws commence: 7pm in the Bambu Lounge ]

FREE EASTER FAMILY DAY OUT Keep the kids entertained on the lawn with a variety of activities including: • Petting Zoo • Face Painting • Gelato Bar • Live Entertainment Plus A special guest appearance by a roaming Easter character and bunny from 12pm to 2pm with chocolate, eggs, games and fun. [ Date: Sunday 1 April | Time: 11am – 3pm | Cost: Free entry ]


EASTER LOVERS RAFFLES WIN $2,000 worth of your favourite chocolate items, hampers and fresh prawns for the whole family this Easter every week for three weeks. [ Dates: Sunday 11, 18 and 25 March | Tickets on sale: 5.30pm | Draws commence: 6.30pm in the Brasserie ]

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EASTER MEAT RAFFLES WIN $750 worth of large and small meat trays every week for three weeks for the perfect BBQ these Easter holidays. [ Dates: Sunday 11, 18 and 25 March | Tickets on sale: 5.30pm | Draws commence: 6.30pm in the Brasserie ]


EASTER MONDAY MEMBERS BADGE DRAW WIN $10,000 exclusively at Wests Group Macarthur with one lucky member hopping away with the whole basket of cash. LTPS/18/21159. [ Date: Monday 2 April | Draws commence: 4pm | Must be won by 8pm at Wests venues ] Wests Group Macarthur [ 15 ]

KIDS MEALS WESTS LEAGUE CLUB • Chicken breast nuggets and chips • Steak and chips • Cheeseburger and chips • Crumbed chicken tenderloins and chips • Pasta bolognese COUNTRY CLUB GLEDSWOOD HILLS • Chicken breast nuggets and chips • Fish and chips • Steak and chips • Mac 'n' cheese KIDS MEALS ARE JUST $9.90 • All meals include a juice cup, gelato and Busy Nippers Activity Pack. Note: All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult across all venues and at all family events hosted by Wests Group Macarthur.

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FOR THE KIDS Be sure to save the date for the upcoming kid’s entertainment across the Group these school holidays with a huge range of shows, classes and fun for kids of all ages.

KIDS BINGOS Kids Bingo is continuing over Easter and includes a bingo book, texta, fruit piece and a poppa – all things to keep them entertained, as well as prizes to be won. Show your child’s ticket at the Brasserie after Bingo for a discounted $5 lunch of their choice from our Kids Menu. [ Wests League Club | Date: Monday 16 April and Monday 23 April | Cost: $8 per child | Time: 11am – 1pm | Max: 150 tickets per session | Bookings: Visit ] [ Country Club Gledswood Hills | Friday 20 April and Friday 27 April | Cost: $8 per child | Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm | Max: 50 tickets per session | Bookings: Visit ]

KIDS DISCOS Keep the kids entertained these Easter school holidays at the Wests Kids Disco with

friends, cousins, siblings and classmates. Disco is recommended for kids up to 12 years and includes loads of dancing, singing, games and prizes to be won. [ Wests League Club | Date: Tuesday 17 April and Tuesday 24 April | Cost: $5 per child | Time: 11am – 1pm | Bookings: Visit ]

SUPER WRESTLING HEROES KIDS DISCO Bring the kids down for a super fun day full of colour, excitement, entertainment and laughs and dress up their favourite superheroes costume to win some great prizes. A percentage of proceeds goes to Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation. [ Wests League Club | Date: Thursday 26 April | Pre-sale: $8 per child or 3 for $20 | Door: $10 per child | Time: 12pm – 2.15pm | Bookings: Visit ]

LEGO PARTY WORKSHOPS The kids can learn, build and play with our LEGO workshops coming to the Country Club. Choose from three different workshops on the day with

popular themes like Superheroes, Minecraft, Minions, Amusement park rides, Pokémon, Space adventures and more. [ Country Club Gledswood Hills | Wednesday 18 April | Cost: $15 per child | Time: 9.30am – 11am, 11.30am – 1pm or 2pm – 3.30pm | Max: 50 tickets per session | Bookings: Visit ]

TENNIS COACHING CLINICS Learn new skills, keep fit and make friends with the Coaching Clinics these upcoming school holidays. The Clinics are available for kids aged 4 to 17 years, with beginners welcome. Our helpful Clinics have full supervision provided and include a complimentary sausage sizzle on the final day to celebrate. [ Wests Tennis Club | Dates: Monday 16 April – Wednesday 18 April | Cost: $90 for 3 days, $35 per day or $20 half day | Time: 9am – 3pm | Bookings: Email Jared Zeeman on or call 0404 457 088 ]

HOT SHOTS ANZ Tennis Hot Shots is just for kids with smaller courts, lighter

racquets and low-compression balls that don’t bounce too high. This means kids will be having fun whilst learning new skills with fellow students. Classes are suitable for primary school-aged children aged 4 to 10 years. [ Wests Tennis Club | Days: Monday to Friday | Cost: $12.50 per class for 8 weeks | Time: 3pm | Bookings: Email Jared Zeeman on jared@ or call 0404 457 088 ]

JUNIOR GOLF Absolute Golf ’s Junior Golf Program runs for a ten week period at Lakeside Golf Club Camden during the April to June school term for 2018. Choose from two courses including a Beginners class or an Intermediate class where the kids will learn the etiquette of golf and improve their golfing skills. [ Lakeside Golf Club Camden | Term 2: Saturday 28 April – Saturday 30 June | Cost: $20 per week or $110 for 10 weeks | Time: Beginners 2pm – 3pm or Intermediate 3pm – 4.30pm | Bookings: Contact Jeff Mansfield on 0433 214 389 or email or collect an application form from the Golf Shop ] Wests Group Macarthur [ 17 ]

COUNTRY CLUB COURTESY BUS Friday & Saturday 5pm – 12am Bus visits the following suburbs on a South-West and North-East Route South-West Gledswood Hills Gregory Hills Harrington Grove Harrington Park Narellan Narellan Vale Oran Park Arcadian Hills Currans Hill

North-East Catherine Field Eschol Park Emerald Hills Kearns Raby Eaglevale Willowdale

Enjoy our courtesy bus service, complimentary to all members and guest who visit the Club

For bookings please call reception on (02) 9606 5301 Bookings are essential

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$11M | $12.70V Enjoy your choice of Battered Fish and Chips, Tortellini Boscaiola, Rump Steak or Crumbed Prawn Cutlets available from Wests League Club Brasserie. Must show seniors pension card when ordering at the Wests Brasserie

Our seniors get social! The new Senior Socials is held on the second Tuesday of each month in the Wests Auditorium from 10.15am to 12.30pm. Senior Socials will be a rotating event of different bands, performers and entertainers designed to keep the elders in the Macarthur region entertained at an affordable price of $10 per member on a monthly basis. All shows are compèred by Geoff Jones, an experienced entertainer with a knack for engaging the audience, working the room, and creating energy amongst the crowd through his relaxed nature and charming personality. Head down to the Wests Brasserie for lunch afterwards from 12.30pm where we have a selection of seniors meals on offer for $11M | $12.70V (see left).

SENIOR SOCIAL III Senior Social III will showcase entertainment by Peter Paki and Al Showman Peter Paki is the winner of the N.Z. Entertainer of the Year award and one of Australia's leading cabaret performers. Peter offers songs from Tom Jones, Elvis Presley, The Fortunes, John Rowles and many more great singers. His popularity reaches all ages as he sells songs with the Peter Paki style that few can accomplish. Al Showman, an English vocal comic that will have you rolling in the aisles, as he delivers funny stories that Seniors will love. In a day where the new wave comic's struggle to make you laugh, Al certainly ticks that box and also carries a fine singing voice that he shows off [ 20 ]

during his show. He is without a doubt the senior’s favourite comedian. [ Date: Tuesday 10 April | Time: 10.15am – 12.30pm | Cost: $10M | $12V – includes morning tea and show ]

SENIOR SOCIAL IV Senior Social IV will showcase entertainment by Donna Boyd and Roland Storm Donna Boyd is a superb vocalist with many years of experience in show- business and is very highly regarded by her peers. Her show consists of many great songs from over the years, presented in a wonderful style and includes many Olivia Newton John songs that she has taken from her very successful tribute production "Olivia the Physical Tour". Donna is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Roland Storm is an icon in Australian showbusiness with many credits to his name, not just in Australia but Internationally. From his early days in rock 'n' roll where he had many hit recordings and was a regular face on our televisions in Sing Sing Sing, Bandstand and others. Roland is a fine pianist and vocalist where he takes you on a journey of rock through the decades, he is without a doubt Australia's Ambassador of Rock 'n' Roll. [ Date: Tuesday 8 May | Time: 10.15am – 12.30pm | Cost: $10M | $12V – includes morning tea and show ]


Live Entertainment

WHAT'S ON Wests frequently holds live shows, performances and events in the Bambu Lounge and recently renovated Auditorium, along with the Country Club holding live entertainment every weekend.

FREE ENTERTAINMENT Every Friday from 9.30pm and Saturday from 9pm to 1am in the Bambu Lounge 24/03 Miss DJ KO

Every Friday and Saturday night in the Brasserie from 8pm to 11.30pm 24/03 Andy Wood Duo



Taking you back to the best of it all with a show packed full of the biggest hits by the biggest artists. Don’t miss out on this tribute to the 80’s, grab your friends and dance the night away with your favourite tunes and beats in the best retro party on the block. Prizes for the best dressed 80’s costumes! [ Wests League Club | Saturday 28 April | Tickets: $30 each | Doors: Open at 7.30pm | Showtime: 8pm ]

Trivia is held every Tuesday night complimentary for all members, and with a wide range of topics covered, is a favourite outing for all ages. The first and third Tuesday of every month is themed trivia, whereas the second, fourth and fifth Tuesday are traditional general knowledge. Great prizes to be won every week including original and authentic themed items, cash, vouchers, wine, hampers and much more! [Wests League Club | Every Tuesday | 7pm in the Bambu Lounge]


Note: You must show a valid membership card at Reception when collecting member tickets and prizes. All shows are over 18 events.

28/04 Deejay Steve-Blitz

Funk 28/04 Sydney Collective

04/05 Atomic

04/05 Party Starters Trio

05/05 DJ Slinkee

05/05 Paul Winn Trio

To book please visit westslc. for tickets via our Outix program. All event tickets across the Wests Group of Macarthur, on one platform.

Luke Koteras and Chris Sebastian

30/03 Will Vatabua Duo

31/03 DJ Slinkee

Funk 31/03 Sydney Collective

01/04 Sydney Funk Collective

01/04 GJ Duo

06/04 Jamie Lindsay Trio

06/04 Real Deal Trio

07/04 DJ Slinkee

07/04 Time Machine

13/04 Endless Summer

13/04 Jamie Lindsay Duo

14/04 DJ Liche

14/04 Peter Morgan

20/04 Everyday People Trio

Funk 20/04 Sydney Collective

21/04 Emaila Jane

21/04 Anything Goes Trio



Luke Koteras and Chris Sebastian

Luke Koteras and Chris Sebastian

27/04 Beta Duo

11/05 Beni Jets Trio

12/05 DJ Liche

12/05 Time Machine

18/04 Endless Summer

18/04 Atomic

19/04 DJ Nav

19/04 Black Velvet Duo

25/05 Craig Woodward Trio

Funk 25/05 Sydney Collective

26/05 Deejay Steve-Blitz

26/05 Peter Morgan Trio

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Get the family together and spoil Mum this Mother’s Day at Wests Group Macarthur. Shower her with surprises to show your appreciation from a range of special events including a seafood and gourmet buffet, major raffle giveaways, dining delights, and of course, bubbles and cocktail surprises.

FAMILY SEAFOOD BUFFET LUNCHEON Let Mum overindulge on seafood, meats and sweets with a complimentary piccolo of Emeri Pink Moscato. Enjoy a photo booth with props, entertainment by Sydney Funk Collective and Alice in Wonderland to keep the kids entertained with games, fun and face painting. [ Date: Sunday 13 May | Doors: 11am | Buffet served: 11.30am | Cost: $59M | $67.90V | $29.50 under 12 yrs | FREE under 4 yrs | Bookings: Visit ]

GOURMET BUFFET LUNCHEON If you’re looking to take Mum somewhere different to celebrate then don’t go past Bambu Asian Restaurant’s Gourmet Buffet Luncheon. Packed with Asian fusion menu items inspired from a mix of Chinese, Thai and Malaysian flavours including fresh seafood items, carvery, combination dishes and a selection of sticky desserts with a complimentary piccolo of Emeri Pink Moscato for Mums. [ Date: Sunday 13 May | Gourmet Buffet | Two sittings: 11am to 1pm or 1.30pm to 3.30pm | Cost: $48M | $55V | $24 under 12 yrs | FREE under 4 yrs | Bookings: Visit ]

SPARKLING BUFFET BRUNCH FOR MUM Sunday breakfast is still one of our member’s most popular meals, so why not give in and get up early to take Mum to a Buffet Brunch. Crowd favourites including eggs, maple bacon, field mushrooms, hash browns and even French toast for those feeling a little bit fancy, with a glass of sparkling on arrival for guests. The kids will be kept entertained with a Petting Zoo on the lawns and entertainment by soloist Peter Morgan. [ Date: Sunday 13 May | Four sittings: 9am, 9.30am, 10am or 10.30am | Cost: $42M | $48.30V | $21 under 12 yrs | FREE under 4 yrs | Bookings: Visit ]

MUMS LOVE BUBBLES Has Mum tried the new Chandon S bubbles? Expertly blended with handcrafted orange bitters, best enjoyed over ice with a twist of orange peel. [ Available at the Country Club and the Bambu Cocktail Bar at Wests throughout the month of May for $12M | $13.80V glass ]


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$5,000 MOTHER’S DAY MAJOR RAFFLE Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day with loads of hampers, gifts, vouchers and specialty items just in time for her special day. Date: Wednesday 9 May Tickets: from 5.30pm Draws commence: 7pm Drawn: Bambu Lounge

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Our community

COMMITMENT Wests Group Macarthur takes pride in designing and delivering community support services to the local Macarthur region and beyond, in a way that enhances family lifestyles. We believe in empowering our community with inclusive social support, education and donations through the adoption of tailored strategies to ensure the needs of individuals, families and sporting groups are met. Wests Group Macarthur aims to identify the needs of the local community and develop actions that aid the strategic direction of the Macarthur Region and its residents.

GIVING TREE – A HELPING HAND FOR THE HOMELESS Members were invited to donate a Christmas Gift in an effort to support the local Macarthur Homelessness Steering Committee (MHSC) in 2017. The MHSC is a subcommittee of One Door Mental Health in the Macarthur Region and is dedicated to addressing the vicious cycle of homelessness with the desire to alleviate the plight of homeless people and has become the key objective of the Group. Homelessness across Macarthur presents in a number of guises including couch surfing, overcrowding and living in vehicles. It is not always obvious and there are often mental [ 24 ] Wests Group Macarthur

health and comorbidity issues associated. When all other avenues have been exhausted the MHSC are there to support those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Macarthur. The Giving Tree was able to help 20 Families which consisted of 50 children for Christmas, all in temporary accommodation. Special thanks to all members who donated to such a worthy cause (pictured bottom middle).

ZONTA CLUB – THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE & SUPPORTING THROUGH COMFORT PACKS A special dinner was held on Wednesday 22 November 2017 to support the elimination of violence against women by the Zonta Club of Macarthur Inc. in the newly refurbished Wests Auditorium. Wests Group Macarthur donated $5,500 via the ClubGRANTS Category 1 expenditure to assist in a number of gifts and resources provided to the local women’s refuge

service to assist women exiting the service. The gifts and resources included a wide range of household goods including blankets, sheets, towels, crockery, kitchen utensils, toiletries and items for children. The elimination of violence against women function also featured the award-winning Battered Bardie Project, the Community Project of the Year in the Hills Shire in 2017 Australia Day Award. The dolls display the many different forms of domestic violence and have been used to raise awareness of the global epidemic that affects so many women and young girls. Special guest on the night Dr Michael Freelander MP, Federal Member for Macarthur provided a thought-provoking address about his work and involvement in the Social Policy and Legal Affairs Committee. Freelander spoke of the need Australia-wide, to significantly improve responses to family violence. The funding from Wests was also put towards supplying post-operative breast cancer patients with care cushions which have been specifically designed to provide maximum


LOCAL SUPPORT Wests proudly contributed...

$3,011,631 comfort and relieve pain. The fashion students enrolled at Macquarie Fields TAFE assist in the creation of these care cushions along with the McGrath nursing teams who distribute the cushions to those patients in need (pictured opposite, top middle).

ROTARY CLUB – THE DOLLY PARTON IMAGINATION LIBRARY Wests recently donated $5,000 to the Rotary Club of Macarthur Sunrise to help fund the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The Rotary Club believes in paying it forward and creating a positive impact where possible, with the number of children now involved in the program doubling to 72. The Library provides children from birth to five years from low socio-economic and disadvantaged communities with a specially chosen book every month. Macarthur Sunrise Rotary Club funds the local Campbelltown children who are enrolled in the program and books are mailed to their home once a month, as well as playgrounds now four times a week. Parents read regularly to their child and the child starts school ready to learn. The Rotary Club of Macarthur Sunrise allows ordinary people to achieve the most extraordinary things (pictured opposite, far left).

TRUSTEE FOR TOP BLOKES FOUNDATION – THE JUNIOR MENTORING PROGRAM The Junior Top Blokes Mentoring Program (pictured opposite, with their certificates) addresses anti-social and risk-taking behaviours of at-risk/disadvantaged young men aged 14-17. Wests donated $5,000 to the Trustee for Top Blokes Foundation to support this 16-week mentoring program, which aims to assists male participants in developing positive decision-making skills, improve

emotional resilience and mental health whilst developing integrity and self-respect. The contribution funds the 12-months of direct programming through the assistance of four groups each with 12- 15 boys who attend Ambarvale High School – a local high school who fall below the median of the ICSEA (Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage).

MATER DEI – INCLUSIONS PROGRAM Wests supports the underpinning philosophy of Mater Dei; inclusion into the wider community. We recently contributed $8,500 towards the Mater Dei Inclusions Program, involving all students achieving community access, inclusive schooling placement, structured work placement, curriculum and professional development, as well as postschool programs (pictured second from right). The Inclusions Program ensures all students are provided the chance to go to mainstream schools to learn with, and from, mainstream peers. The program provides the opportunity for each student to gain the necessary skills and attitude to live in regular communities and be included as a valued and equal member of society and the local community.

via ClubGRANTS Categories 1 and 2 to the Macarthur community and Sporting Groups last year. For further details or if you would like to apply for ClubGRANTS please head to www. about-us/community/ clubgrants/

DISABILITY MACARTHUR Disability Macarthur is a not-for-profit organisation and has been operating in the Macarthur Region for the past 30 years. The organisation is committed to providing a safe environment through delivering innovative programs and services for young children between the ages of 0 – 12 who require respite and overnight care. Wests contributed $5,000 towards ensuring high-quality programs continue to be offered for children with special needs arising out of a physical or intellectual disability. [ 25 ]


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Be a guest at

YOUR OWN EVENT Our experienced Functions and Events Team have catered to an eclectic range of corporate events and special occasions. Options to select from a range of menus, decorations, styles, or choose one of our function packages – we tailor it to suit your specifications. Wests Group Macarthur specialises in corporate functions of all kinds, including meetings and presentations, conferences, product launches, exhibitions and business luncheons. Across the group, we have a variety of contemporary function rooms that can accommodate groups from 15 to 550 delegates, with a number of competitively priced, all-inclusive catering packages available to you. All rooms are equipped with state of the art audio visual facilities to ensure a professional feel for your event, and all of our sites offer ample complimentary onsite parking for all delegates.

COOLABAH/WILLOW ROOMS Minimum 80 and Maximum 180 guests

BORONIA ROOM Minimum 50 and Maximum 100 guests

BANKSIA ROOM Minimum 40 and Maximum 70 guests

WILLOW ROOM Minimum 50 and Maximum 80 guests

Please visit for packages and further details. *Terms and conditions apply.

AUDITORIUM Minimum 300 and Maximum 550 guests

JACARANDA ROOM Minimum 150 and Maximum 340 guests

WARATAH ROOM Minimum 50 and Maximum 150 guests

GARDENIA ROOM Minimum 50 and Maximum 150 guests

ACACIA ROOM Minimum 10 and Maximum 25

EUCALYPTUS ROOM Minimum 10 and Maximum 25 Wests Group Macarthur [ 27 ]

Wests Sports

COUNCIL Our focus on sport is based on Wests Group Macarthur’s desire to assist members and the broader local community engage in a sporting activity – whether as a participant in a wide range of local sports, or as a volunteer coach, manager, referee, umpire or committee member. WELCOME MACARTHUR BMX CLUB Wests Sports Council would like to welcome our newest member, Macarthur BMX Club. The Council now has a total of 26 sporting group members, with aims to continue expanding throughout the year and beyond. The Macarthur BMX Club was established in 1998 at their home track location on Hilder St, Elderslie. The local group of dedicated parents then took on the task of building a sports club in the local Elderslie area that provided a safe environment for young children, teenagers and even adults to ride their bikes (pictured top right). The club took on increasing numbers as the surrounding areas grew in population, with a huge number of young families moving into the area and [ 28 ] Wests Group Macarthur

becoming members of the Macarthur BMX Club. BMX was introduced as an Olympic Sport in the 2008 Summer Olympics held in China and has since then seen an enormous interest in the Sport and membership of the Club. As of December 2017, the Macarthur BMX Club is one of the largest and most successful clubs in New South Wales with just under 400 members. A big congratulations to the dedicated parents involved in commencing the Club and ensuring its successful running for the young families of the Macarthur region.

YOUTH SPORTSPERSON AWARD WINNER Congratulations to local Jacob Murphy, winner of the Wests

Sports Council Youth Sportsperson Award for December 2017. Jacob plays for the Under 14 Division One Cricket Team at Magpies Cricket Club and in 2017 amassed a huge 374 runs with two not outs and a current batting average of over 46. That’s not all, Jacob also excels in bowling – bowling 46 overs, taking six wickets and only conceding 99 runs. The top figures show Jacob two wickets for 15 runs and averaging 16.5 runs per wicket, with a great economy rate of just over two runs per over. PLUS two field catches and three wicketkeeper catches. Jacob not only shows outstanding performance in the game of cricket but also supports his team mates, as well as holding a great passion and spirit for the game. To top things off, Jacob furthermore played in the Under 14 Harold Moore Shield who were Grand Finalists. Congratulations Jacob, we look forward to watching you set records on the pitch.



Congratulations to our winners! MONTHLY AWARD WINNERS Sports Award nominations are open to members of Sporting Clubs and Individual Clubs of Associations which have been approved by the Wests Campbelltown Board for membership of the Wests Sports Council. There are twelve Monthly Award Winners within the below categories, with each receiving a dining voucher for their achievement, as well as recognition at the Wests Sports Council Annual Presentation Dinner. AWARD




Junior Sportsperson Award

Reuben Bennet from Ambarvale Little Athletics

Kayden Thompson from Ambarvale Little Athletics

Ashton McMillan from Magpies Cricket Club

Youth Sportsperson Award

Brady Polkinghorne from Magpies Cricket Club

Jacob Murphy from Magpies Cricket Club

Blake McKenna from Macarthur Triathlon Club

Senior Sportsperson Award

Mitchell Lovelock from Ambarvale Little Athletics

William Parker from Magpies Cricket Club

Wayne Stanton from Tennis Macarthur

Sports Term Award

Senior 4th Grade Team from Magpies Cricket Club

Magpies Girls Thunder League Team from Magpies Cricket Club

Senior 2nd Grade from Magpies Cricket Club

Spirit of Sports Award

Luke Williams from Ambarvale Little Athletics

Kasha Fitton from Ambarvale Little Athletics

Tim Hand from Magpies Cricket Club

Encouragement of Sports Award

Trudi Thomson from Macquarie Fields Swimming Club

Caylen Goldsbrough & Deklin Hutchinson from Ambarvale Little Athletics

Lania Saumamao from Macquarie Fields Swimming Club

• Ambarvale Little Athletics • Camden District Cricket Association • Camden and District Netball Club • Campbelltown Camden District Cricket Club • Campbelltown District Netball Association • Campbelltown Ghosts Junior Baseball Club • Campbelltown Touch Football Association • Group 6 Junior Rugby League • Group 6 Referees Association • Macarthur Baseball League • Macarthur BMX Club • Macarthur Football Association • Macarthur Raptors • Macarthur Sydney Women’s Hockey League • Macarthur Triathlon Club • Macquarie Fields Swimming Club • Magpies Cricket Club • Mount Annan Swimming Club • Oran Park Charges Rugby League Football Club • Oran Park Rovers Football Club • Softball Campbelltown • South Campbelltown Kangaroos Junior AFL Club • Southern Districts Tennis Association • Wests Hockey Club • Wests Junior Rugby League • Wests Referees Association

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Sporting Success


Tennis and Golf are key areas of sport offered at Wests Tennis Club and Lakeside Golf Club Camden for all ages and talents, however, the Group also sponsors Rugby League, AFL, individual sporting grants, as well as team sporting grants.

LUKE SMALL SOARS TO THE PACIFIC Wests were proud to show their support to help Luke Small (pictured left) achieve his dream of competing in the Adelaide Pan Pacific games in South Australia from Thursday 7 December to Sunday 10 December 2017. Luke successfully qualified via the State Athletics held in New South Wales in October 2017 where he placed 1st in the 800 meters and 3rd in Discus. What a huge achievement! Luke has a disability referred to as Achondroplasia (Short Statue) meaning he participates in the Para-athletes division, with a goal of reaching his dream to become an athletics champion. The Pan Pacific games are held every four years with not only national students participating, but also includes international talents from afar. Wests assistance helped Luke with transportation, uniforms, competition entry and accommodation. Luke held onto his title and placed 1st in the 800 metres, whilst landing the 5th position in Discus. Congratulations Luke, what an amazing accomplishment. We can’t wait to see what your next competition brings. [ 30 ]

SLIGAR SISTERS HIT THE COURT The Sliagr Sisters Amy and Natalie (pictured middle), were chosen to represent New South Wales in Netball at the Pacific School Games in December 2017 held in Adelaide, South Australia. The sisters and their fellow teammates achieved Silver Medal in the final week – congratulations girls! To further add to the success of the Pacific School Games, Amy was also selected for the Australian Netball Team. The Australian Team will be hitting the courts in May this year for the International Schoolgirl Championships held in Queensland. Wests was excited to assist the Sligar sisters with their transportation, training, uniform, and accommodation requirements to compete in the Pacific School Games. Both sisters played extremely well and we wish the best of luck to Amy in the International Championships.

SOUTH WEST SYDNEY ACADEMY OF SPORT Wests Group Macarthur provides support for the South West Sydney Academy of Sport individual athlete Lone Star Program. The sponsorship involves assistance in the development of local athletes and para-athletes

aged 14 to 20 years, to enhance their skills and sporting knowledge. The program, now known as the Wests Future Stars, acts as a development pathway for local coaches and volunteers. [ For more information on South West Academy of Sports visit, call (02) 4627 7622 or email ]

GWS ORAN PARK AUSKICK PROGRAM Oran Parks Auskick Program (pictured top right) provides both males and females between the ages of 4 to 17 years with a fun and safe Australian Football experience. In 2017 there were 96 participants, up from 50 in 2015 and 70 in 2016. The program introduces young people to the game and develops within each child the desire for a healthy lifestyle and an association with the game.Wests Group Macarthur provided funding for 20 kids to play with the Campbelltown Swans JAFC, as well as funding in-school clinics at Thomas Acres Public School with 500 students to support the South Campbelltown Kangaroos JAFC. [ For more information on the GWS Oran Park Auskick Program please visit aflauskick., email or call 0425 611 640 ]



The Oran Park Chargers registration is now open for returning players, new players and 11+ for Girls League Tag within the Oran Park Gregory Hills boundary areas for $130 per season. Also seeking coaching staff of all ages for the 2018 season. [ For more information please contact the Kim O’Grady Club Secretary on 0412 081 144, via email or visit ]



Refereeing is a fun, exciting, noncontact way to be involved with Rugby League, open to male and females over 13 years of age. Referees play an important role in providing a fun and safe environment for all Rugby League participants, whilst seeing all the action from the best position on the field. [ For more information please call 0438 037 000, via email or visit ]


Join the Kangaroos South Campbelltown AFL Club in 2018 where weekly coaching sessions will teach kids the skills of the game in an exciting, social and safe environment. AFL is fast becoming a popular sport in the Campbelltown region, and Wests are proud to support this great game.

If your kids are interested in playing football in the Macarthur area then Macarthur Football Association is the perfect Club, catering for the (soccer) needs of males from under six – over 35’s and females from under 12. Registrations are now open at all Clubs.

[ For more information please call Chris on 0425 333 700 or visit ]

[ For more information please call the main office on (02) 4625 1333 or visit ]


The Association will assist, coach and develop refereeing skills with pathways existing for Referees to go to NSW Level then onto the NRL. Western Suburbs Referees officiate in games between Liverpool & Campbelltown. Courses currently held on Monday nights at Wests League Club. [ For more information please call Col White on 0412 492 120 or visit ]

CHEER ON YOUR TEAM! Country Club Gledswood Hills is a GWS Supporter Club where fans in the area gather during the AFL season to cheer on their team. The Club provides Sweet BBQ Glazed Chicken Wings with aioli for $11.30V | $13V and a Brisket Burger with cheddar, beer battered onion rings, tomato relish and chips for $13.90M | $16V when each game is shown. Merchandise is also given away to celebrate the team! AFL Season commences Thursday 22nd March 2018 – Saturday 29th December


Opportunities are available for kids from five years of age, right up to adult ages in the night juniors, seniors, and mixed competitions to play Netball at the best Netball Complex in NSW. There are no height or weight restrictions in this sport. [ For more information please email the Club Secretary at campbelltown. or visit ]

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The game MONDAY Fish and chips with tartare sauce, lemon wedge and salad [$10M | $12V]

TUESDAY House-made chicken schnitzel with chips and salad [$10M | $12V]

WEDNESDAY 250g grain fed rump steak with chips and salad [$10M | $12V]

THURSDAY Chicken parmigiana [Aussie, Mexican or Italian] with chips and salad [$15M | $17.25V] Open seven days for lunch and dinner [See pg 35 for full hours]

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OF GOLF! If you want to improve your golfing skills, Lakeside offers a whole range of courses and activities available for all golfing levels, abilities and needs. GOLF FOR SENIORS


Our golf for seniors course is a six-week course for the over 55’s with the aim to provide opportunities to learn new skills, make friends, stay healthy and have fun. Our most recent Seniors Golf was held from January to March 2018 and showed some great improvements from each of the participants. Recent participants, who started in the Beginner’s Course and now enrolled in the next Advanced Course, Paul and Gillan Blackstone (pictured below) praise the coaches, Dave and Jeff, for their enjoyable, amiable, humorous and engaging approach to coaching seniors the art of the game. The couple has met new friends in the program and enjoy trying to conquer the challenging game in a relaxed and comfortable environment. The Blackstone’s cannot wait to take on the Advance Course, promising to be the most informative part of the program, providing a superior perspective of the whole game. Participants get to choose from a beginner’s class from 9.30am to 11am for $95, an intermediate class from 11.30am to 1pm for $95 and an advanced class from 1.30pm to 3.30pm for $120. Each weekly class runs for 90 minutes followed by a morning tea and social gathering. The next round of Seniors Golf commences from Thursday 5th April to Thursday 10th May 2018. [ For more information please contact Karen Hansen on (02) 4634 5630 or email or please collect an application form from the Golf Shop ]

Our two most recent Business Ladies Golf courses were held from January to March 2018 having over 15 ladies participate. Some ladies had never played golf previously, a few had played golf occasionally and others were simply returning to the game after a layoff. Kim Teale (pictured below) participated in our first Business Ladies Golf course back in October to November 2017 and has made several new friendships with ladies who had never played golf before but were eager to learn the game. Kim and fellow players wanted to have the opportunity to play with their partners on weekends at Lakeside, join local charity golf days to help local cause groups and fundraising efforts, as well as meet more people socially. Kim admits after some time off, she enjoyed the refresher course and feels much more confident in her golfing abilities and appreciative of the game itself. After the golf days on Tuesdays, the ladies would enjoy lunch from the Three P’s Ristorante to discuss the lesson and what was learnt. Following the six week course, the ladies caught up on the driving range the week after to hit some balls and the subsequent week to play six holes of golf. If you’re thinking of joining Ladies Golf it is a six-week course held on Tuesdays from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and costs $120 per person. The next round of Business Ladies Golf will not commence until October 2018 due to day light savings. Please check for updates. [ For more information please contact Karen Hansen on (02) 4634 5630 or email karenh@ or please collect an application form from the Golf Shop ]


EXPERIENCE JUNIOR GOLF Our programs provide kids with the ability to play, practice, learn and most importantly, have fun with fellow juniors in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Instructors ensure all practical areas of golf are covered in an interactive landscape, develop each child's skill levels in an effort to progress to subsequent courses and encourage each participant to stay active and make new friends. A range of classes become available throughout the year including beginners, intermediate, advanced and cadet levels.

Joel Tyson represents Lakeside at the NSW Open Junior Pro Am 11 year old Joel Tyson from Narellan Vale (pictured above left) represented Lakeside Golf Club Camden at the recent NSW Open

Junior Pro Am at Twin Creeks Golf Club. Joel was lucky enough to play with Rory Bourke, an Australian PGA player from Victoria for the day along with two juniors (Tim and Ty) in a Texas Stableford style event. The boys together all played very well, winning the event with a Stableford score of 101 points! Well done to Joel, Tim and Ty. The juniors were excited from sunrise with full access to the driving range, putting green and chipping/bunker practice area, alongside the pros prior to tee off. To celebrate, Joel confidently made his way on stage and even presented the winner’s speech in front of over 100 attendees where he thanked Golf NSW, Twin Creeks, Lakeside Golf Club Camden and his fellow team members for the day. Joel managed to shoot 43 points on a course that was set up tough in preparation for the first round of the NSW Open. Congratulations Joel! Matty is named the 2017 JNJG Juniors on the Move Tour Boys Player of the Year The Jack Newton Junior Golf (JNJG) Foundation was established in 1986 to introduce girls and boys under 18 years of age to the game of golf and nurture the skills in and enjoyment of the sport.

Activities within the Foundation include a variety of junior golf tournaments, camps and clinics for all levels of players with an emphasis on school programmes for ease of assimilation. Matthew Johnson, a 13 year old from Chipping Norton (pictured top right) and fellow players including Julian Fuentes, Matthew Johnson-Garcia and Joel Tyson, participated in the modified 9 hole Juniors on the Move Tour Events around Sydney, Holiday Clinics and local competitions including the two day Macarthur Masters event held in Camden. Matthew had outstanding results with two wins, two runner-ups and consistently performed well in all events, whilst continuing to advance his skills at Lakeside, taking guidance for Coach Jeff Mansfield. His hard work paid off with Matthew reducing his 9 hole handicap by 13 strokes! Well done. Matthew was awarded the 2017 JNJG Juniors on the Move Tour Boys Player of the Year – what a fantastic result for all his hard work over the last 12 months. Awards are based on not only results but attendance, presentation, behaviour and sportsmanship. Matthew was invited to play in the 2017 JNJG Sponsors, Supporters and Presentation Golf Day at Pymble Golf Club where he received his award by Jack Newton himself. Lakeside Golf Club Camden [ 33 ]


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Macarthur's Premier

TENNIS FACILITY All members and guests have access to our quality tennis courts, shop and instructors at Wests Tennis Club. Our aim is to provide the highest quality coaching at an affordable price to members starting from $12 for day court hire. FREE TENNIS OPEN DAY Wests Tennis Club and Tennis Macarthur recently held a free Tennis Open Day on Saturday 20 January 2018. Local community families were encouraged to come along for a day of entertainment, tennis and fun where they enjoyed a free BBQ sausage sizzle – we went through nearly 1,000 sausage sandwiches! Kids got to enjoy face painting, with lots choosing to become their favourite animal, character or superhero for the day. In true Aussie summer tradition, we had sno cones and fairy floss available, as well as a radical junior obstacle course to ensure the kids ran all that extra energy off. Adult tennis and ANZ Hot Shots were also there throughout the day holding tournaments, competitions and games – [ 34 ] Wests Tennis Club

even though it was a hot summers day, the kids and adults all got up to have their shot at a game on the court. The day was proudly supported by McDonalds with all equipment provided by Tennis Macarthur from 11am to 2pm. [ See Page 17 for Easter school holidays Tennis Coaching Clinics for the Kids and ANZ Hot Shots. Save the date for Saturday 19 January 2019 for the next FREE Tennis Open Day held at Wests Tennis Club ]

GAME. SET. MATCH! Wests Tennis Club and Tennis Macarthur aim to provide the local community with a vast array of tennis competitions. We have something for everyone so don’t let age, gender or sporting ability hold you back.

See our competitions below and contact the representative for further information: • Saturday Afternoon Doubles: Jared Zeeman 0404 457 088 or Stephen Ring 0488 450 123 • Ladies Midweek: Rosina Anson 0422 618 786 • Night Competition: Mark Hamilton 0423 836 155 • Social Tennis: info@tennismacarthur. • Saturday Morning Juniors: Stephen Ring 0488 450 123 or Vicki Mackison 0435 899 553 • Annual Championships: Michael Jackson 0413 632 632 • Inter District: Lesley Pascoe 0410 477 375 [ For more information please visit weststc. or ]

Wests Group Macarthur




10 Old Leumeah Road, Leumeah. NSW. 2560 Phone: (02) 4628 4188 Email: Website:

16 Old Leumeah Road, Leumeah. NSW. 2560 Phone: (02) 4626 2088 Email: Website:

Club Trading Hours Weekdays: 9.30am – 4am Weekends: 9am – 6am

Club Trading Hours Monday to Wednesday: 10am – 11pm Thursday to Saturday: 10am – 12am Sunday: 10am – 10pm

Café D’lish Monday to Wednesday: 9.30am – 9.30pm Thursday: 9.30am – 11.30pm Friday: 9.30am – 1am Saturday: 9am – 1am Sunday: 9am – 9.30pm Wests Brasserie Lunch Monday to Sunday: 11.30am – 2.30pm Dinner Sunday to Thursday: 5.30pm – 9pm Friday and Saturday: 5.30pm – 9.30pm Stonegrill Restaurant Friday and Saturday: 5.30pm – 9.30pm Bambu Asian Restaurant Lunch Tuesday to Friday: 12pm – 2.30pm Saturday and Sunday: 11.30am – 3pm Dinner Sunday to Thursday: 5.30pm – 9.30pm Friday and Saturday: 5.30pm – 10pm Bambu Lounge and Cocktail Bar Monday to Wednesday: 4pm – 10pm Thursday: 11.30am – 11pm Friday and Saturday: 11.30am – 1.30am Sunday: 11am – 11pm

Chinese Restaurant Lunch Wednesday to Sunday: 11.30am – 2pm Dinner Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday: 5.30pm – 9pm Friday and Saturday: 5.30pm – 9.30pm COUNTRY CLUB GLEDSWOOD HILLS 91 The Hermitage Way, Gledswood Hills. NSW. 2557 Phone: (02) 9606 5301 Email: Website: Club Trading Hours Sunday and Monday: 10am – 11pm Tuesday and Wednesday: 10am – 12am Thursday: 10am – 1am Friday and Saturday: 10am – 4am Country Club Cafe & Brasserie Sunday to Thursday: 11.30am – 9pm Friday and Saturday: 11.30am – 9.30pm A selection of light meals, coffee and cakes will be available daily until 10.30pm Sunday to Thursday and until 11.30pm on Friday and Saturday.

Countryside Chargrilled BBQ Thursday to Saturday: 5.30pm – 9.30pm Sunday: 11.30am – 9pm Country Club Courtesy Bus Friday and Saturday: 5pm – 12am LAKESIDE GOLF CLUB CAMDEN 50 Raby Road, Gledswood Hills. NSW. 2557 Phone: (02) 4634 5834 Email: Website: Club Trading Hours Monday to Wednesday: 10am – 9pm Thursday to Sunday: 10am – 11pm Three P's Ristorante Breakfast/Snacks Daily: From 6.30am Lunch Monday to Sunday: 11.30am – 2.30pm Dinner Monday to Wednesday: 5.30pm – 8pm Thursday to Sunday: 5.30pm – 9pm PRODUCTION Production: For any journal enquiries, please contact the Wests Group Macarthur Marketing Department on (02) 4628 4188. Design: Material contained in Focus is accurate at the time of print, however, information is subject to change without notice.

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Focus Wests Group Macarthur Journal | Edition 2 Autumn 2018  
Focus Wests Group Macarthur Journal | Edition 2 Autumn 2018  

Connect with Wests Group Macarthur through our Journal, 'Focus' ✨ Edition 2 shares the story of the commencement of construction at our Coun...