ClubTV is a new format digital program. 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.

ClubsNSW signs historic MOU with NSW Government

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Racing Paul Toole joined ClubsNSW Chairman Peter Newell and CEO Anthony Ball to sign an historic fourth Memorandum of Understanding between registered clubs and the NSW Liberals and Nationals, at October’s ClubsNSW Conference. The agreement will provide certainty and stability for the industry over the next four years.

Spotlight on giving at the 2018 Clubs & Community Awards

With an unprecedented number of entries, the 2018 Clubs & Community Awards were the most hotly contested to date. Clubs from across the state gathered recently to celebrate the industry's outstanding social contribution at the gala awards night in Sydney. 

Mosman Club's The Fernery

The Mosman Club's latest offering The Fernery has transformed an underutilised space into a rooftop oasis. The fresh Australian menu, dedicated rose bar, gin corner and stunnings views of Sydney Harbour are enticing a younger demographic to experience club hospitality with a modern twist.

ClubTV: Canterbury League Club serves Sydney’s homeless

Many Australians are stranded sleeping rough on the streets without access to food or shelter. Canterbury League Club have partnered with Maronites on Mission to help alleviate the struggle, providing hundreds of hot meals to be served to Sydney’s homeless population each month.

ClubTV: Clubs rally behind the Invictus Games Sydney 2018

The club industry is a proud founding partner of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, promoting rehabilitation and recovery through sport. Registered clubs offer important financial, social and welfare support to returned servicemen and women. ClubsNSW ambassadors Adrian Talbot and Gwen Cherne discuss the importance of the Games and the ongoing contribution of clubs.

Team Rubicon and Dubbo RSL aid drought relief effort

As NSW experiences some of the driest conditions on record, registered clubs have rallied to support drought-stricken farmers raising more than $1.5 million for a range of worthy relief efforts. Among them is the ClubsNSW-backed Team Rubicon Australia deployment to the Central West, where military veterans and first responders have volunteered their time to help farmers in need.

ClubsNSW extends Surf Life Saving NSW partnership

For more than a century, registered clubs have been supporting Surf Life Saving NSW, helping to keep our beaches safe. And in a further boost for Australia’s largest volunteer organisation, ClubsNSW has signed on as principle partner of Surf Life Saving NSW for another three years.

ClubTV: Clubs target North Coast tourism market

Registered clubs located in popular tourist destinations like the North Coast have strategically transformed their services to complement their surroundings, enticing travellers and families with sports and leisure activities, modern dining options and event spaces.

Regional Academies of Sport and clubs kicking goals in athlete education

Registered clubs have strengthened their ongoing partnership with the Regional Academies of Sport, investing in an athlete education program to help young sportsmen and women perform at their peak in their chosen sport and as leaders within the wider community.  

ClubTV: 41 club teams make Chef’s Table 2018 most popular year yet

The Chef’s Table competition highlights the quality of club cuisine available around the state. This year saw 82 chefs from 41 clubs hotly contesting the winners title, with 12 of the 13 NSW club regions represented at the cook-offs. The introduction of a mystery box element in 2018 tested the creativity, knowledge and skills of contestants, with results that surprised and delighted the blind-tasting judges.

Deliniquin RSL reduce consumables costs with ClubCO

Deniliquin RSL has been an integral part of the Riverina township for several decades, but like many regional towns, trading conditions can often be challenging. While a recent local economic downturn has affected trade, the club has achieved significant savings through the online wholesaler, ClubCO.

ClubTV: Experiencing the North Coast

NSW clubs provide a range of accommodation options in some of the state’s most popular holiday destinations. North Coast clubs Twin Towns and the Evans Head Bowling Club have got the market covered offering both luxury hotel rooms and apartments as well as affordable family getaways.

ClubTV: Renovations spell rebirth for Harbord Diggers

An amalgamation with the Mounties Group in 2005 gave the struggling Harbord Diggers a new lease on life. Reincarnated as an intergenerational hub this year, the newly launched club boasts revamped dining, entertainment and lifestyle options for young and old while maintaining it’s community focus.

Lithgow Workies Celebrates 130 Years

One of Australia's first registered clubs, The Lithgow and District Workmen's Club (or Lithgow Workies as its affectionately known), celebrated 130 years of services this month. Since it's inception in 1887, the club has diversified its services and facilities while maintaining an integral role in supporting local sporting and community groups.

Club industry backs Tathra fire recovery effort

When more than 70 homes and businesses were destroyed in the March Tathra bushfires, clubs knew they could play an important role in the recovery effort. The industry funded the deployment of a team of military veterans and emergency responders from Team Rubicon Australia, who based themselves at the Tathra Beach Bowling Club and helped to get the town back on its feet.

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.

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: 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.