ClubTV is a new format digital program supported by CrownBet. It is hosted by ClubsNSW Manager, Media and Communications Darren Flynn and is a timely and engaging method of keeping up-to-date with Club Industry news.

ClubTV: Clontarf Foundation educates Indigenous youth through rugby league

School attendance and workforce conversion are serious issues in the Indigenous community, and particularly in the Greater Western Sydney region. The Clontarf Foundation is working to change that -inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys to stay in school through their passion for rugby league.

With a strong focus on mentorship, The Clontarf Foundation Academy in Mount Druitt has successfully transitioned multiple Indigenous youth into the workforce, with one individual excelling in his time at St Marys Rugby League Club. The Clontarf Foundation program is supported by various registered clubs in New South Wales, assisting employment opportunities for those involved in the program.  

Bankstown Sports Club’s Basement Brewhouse

Bankstown Sports Club has tapped into the craft beer revolution to offer patrons a truly unique food and beverage experience. A fresh idea coupled with the desire to reach a new demographic saw the inception of The Basement Brewhouse, offering the beer connoisseur a choice of 30 craft beers – 7 of which are brewed on site. The new offering has been wildly successful, making a profit in only the second month of being opened. With multiple restaurants, cafes, bars, Australia’s largest indoor play centre and now their very own brewery, Bankstown Sports Club continues to push the envelope and flourish in the industry. 

ClubTV - Refugee Pilot Program

When the Australian Government announced in 2015 that it was taking an additional 12,000 refugees from Syria and Iraq, NSW clubs knew they could play an important role in facilitating their transition into Australian life. ClubsNSW, in conjunction with community-based not-for-profit organization, Settlement Services International and respected training provider Barrington’s conducted a pilot program designed to provide these new arrivals with long-term employment opportunities in Western Sydney clubs.

Five of the twelve graduates have now secured jobs in a variety of kitchen and front-of-house roles at the Blacktown Workers Club and Canley Heights RSL. This wonderful initiative is testament to the club industry’s ongoing efforts to include people from all walks of life and serve the diverse needs of the wider community. 

Camperdown Commons

In the first episode of ClubTV, we go inside Camperdown Commons, a joint initiative of Tully Heard Consulting and Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL. Based on the site of the former Camperdown Bowling Club, Camperdown Commons demonstrates how other clubs can take advantage of similar opportunities and diversify their offering.