Clubs and Community Awards, Bankstown Sports Club, Service to Sport
The 2017 Clubs & Community Awards were held at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour on Sunday, 15 October, recognising the outstanding social contributions made by clubs in their local communities. There are thousands of stories about the amazing relationships clubs have with their local communities, and this event is a chance to share them.
Bankstown Sports won an award in the Support of Amateur Sport category, which acknowledges the facilities, training programs, financial support and/or club staff to local sporting clubs. Out entry was based on our annual Service to Sport Awards event, where we recognise the contribution our volunteers make to our 43 associated sporting clubs. Each year, more than 150 core volunteers are invited to a special presentation night at our club where we announce our Young Club Person of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Club of the Year. We also present our Service to Sport Medal for those volunteers who have dedicated more than 20 years of service to their respective clubs.
Our volunteers are the backbone of our sporting clubs and without them, local grassroots sporting teams would not exist. Bankstown Sports provides financial and in-kind support directly to our associated sporting clubs, and we also assist with additional support from our dedicated Sport & Community team.
The Service to Sport dinner is attended by our Board of Directors, CEO and Senior Management and gives our volunteers the chance to relax, unwind and network with like-minded volunteers from other sporting clubs. It is an event that our key volunteers look forward to every year and they say the recognition and acknowledgement is one of the reasons they keep coming back, year after year.
Congratulations to everyone involved in this great initiative! Your hard-work and dedication to our club is greatly appreciated.