2018 marked a significant year for Bankstown Sports as we celebrated our Diamond anniversary as a club and community leader. The year was filled with major events, prestigious awards and exciting new additions to our club.
Here’s a look back at the year:
In January, Flinders Centre Bankstown was awarded a 5-Star Green Star – Office Design Certified rating, which represents Australian Excellence in building design.
In February we celebrated Lunar New Year and Basement Brewhouse hosted an exclusive beer and food tasting event, proudly sponsored by Stockade Brew Co.
The club supported Bankstown Hospital School through ClubGRANTS to contribute funds for new equipment for their outdoor learning and play area.
In March, PZE Bar was unveiled at an official launch weekend and there was an epic showdown at The Acres Club as burger trucks from around Sydney and Newcastle battled it out against one another, to see who could produce the most delicious burger in town.
Turbo Climb was officially opened next to the Monkey Mania play structure precinct, featuring fun indoor climbing walls up to 10 metres tall.
In April, world champion axeman David Foster brought his incredible woodchopping show to Bankstown Sports for the Easter Long Weekend and we held our annual Mixed Bowls ANZAC DAY fundraising event for Legacy at Bankstown Sports Bowling Club.
In May, 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Nicholas Hough delighted junior athletes at the Bankstown Sports Little Athletics Club end-of-season presentation day held at Bankstown Sports and Bankstown Sports Strikers FC launched their Kindy Squad.
The club contributed another round of funding to the Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital scholarship program, which saw dozens of nurses and midwives attend specialised training courses.
In June, the new Restwell Street foyer opened inside Bankstown Sports, featuring a new reception area, and Auburn Tennis Club celebrated 50 years.
In July, during the Cash Is Climbing members draw, the jackpot went off mid-promotion for the first time in two and a half years!
We took part in ClubsNSW’s Do Something! Day initiative and Baulkham Hills Sports Club hosted its annual Sports Person of the Year Awards.
In August, we encouraged patrons to get behind our Aussie farmers who were doing it tough, providing multiple ways to contribute to Buy A Bale and Salvation Army’s Rural Aid.
The What’s In The Box members promotion came to an ecstatic end and one lucky member drove away with a brand new BMW 118i.
In September, Bankstown Sports was awarded two honours at the 2018 NSW Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence. Greenfield Station Bistro won the Family Dining Restaurant category in the Sydney Metropolitan area and Basement Brewhouse was commended in the Burger Bar category.
In October, Bankstown Sports was recognised for its contribution to local emergency services at the 2018 Clubs & Community Awards, and we celebrated another year of hard work, dedication and the remarkable achievements of our volunteers from our 45 associated sporting clubs, during the annual Service to Sport Medal and Awards night.
In November, the club received the 2018 Project of the Year – Best Commercial Development Award for the Flinders Centre at the 2018 Boomtown! Awards.
And in December, following 15 years of planning, development and construction, Bankstown Sports Club was proud to officially unveil Flinders Centre, Bankstown.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our members and guests for their ongoing support this year, and we look forward to another successful year in 2019.