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.

Homes for Heroes lending a hand to homeless veterans

Supporting the thousands of homeless returned servicemen and women living on the streets in Australia remains a priority for the club industry. Various clubs, including Dee Why RSL, have committed their ongoing support to Homes for Heroes, a transitional accommodation and rehabilitation program that assists veterans to manage their physical and mental health injuries, equipping them with the skills to reintegrate back into their community.       

ClubTV: Clubs help students showcase their Max Potential

Supported by the club industry, the Max Potential program offers 22 weeks of personal leadership development to students in their final years of school. Students are paired with coaches with whom they work to develop a community project that addresses a local issue or improves their region in a unique way.  

The program gives students a chance to develop their interpersonal and time-management skills, explore potential career paths and support transitions to higher education pathways. Registered clubs, including Gosford RSL, have established an ongoing partnership with Max Potential, placing students in good stead to become future leaders.

ClubTV: ClubGRANTS Online System

The ClubGRANTS scheme allows registered clubs to make a difference within their local area by funding worthy community initiatives. Last year alone, clubs contributed over $100 million to community groups, charities and sporting teams through the scheme. On September 1, ClubsNSW is launching a purpose-built ClubGRANTS Online system designed to simplify the application and reporting process for clubs, applicants and local committee groups.                 

ClubTV: Club cuisine celebrated at Chef's Table 2017

Chef’s Table 2017 showcased the best of club cuisine with 27 teams competing in a two-day MasterChef style cook-off. Celebrating the winners Club Toukley RSL, judges Julio Azzarello, Adam Liaw, Courtney Roulston and Adam Moore praised the culinary quality being produced across the club industry.

ClubTV - Wests Campbelltown Gives Back for Do Something Day

Do Something Day embodies Your local club’s spirit of giving through volunteering, charity work and random acts of kindness. Wests Campbelltown showcased their community spirit with a bike drive at their club to support Tell Tia For Charity. The charity is run by eleven-year-old Tia Brennen, who collects and fixes old bikes to donate to underprivileged children in her local community.

ClubTV: Campbelltown Catholic Club’s Food Revolution

Club dining options have evolved significantly over the years, now surpassing the quality and variety available elsewhere. The food revolution undertaken by Campbelltown Catholic Club is indicative of an industry-wide shift from the conventional concept of ‘club food’, to cuisines that surprise and delight.

NRL and ClubsNSW Cement Historic Ties

For more than six decades now, registered clubs have played a vital role in the promotion of rugby league.  

 In 2016 alone, registered clubs contributed more than $56 million to the sport, supporting the grassroots of the game, all the way to the NRL.     

That support has now been formally recognised with the signing of an agreement between NRL CEO Todd Greenberg and the ClubsNSW CEO Anthony Ball, committing the two organisations to work together on a range of initiatives, including education and community programs.

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.