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On Saturday 15 October 2022, Clubs SA hosted the 2022 Clubs & Community Awards in the William Magarey Room at the Adelaide Oval, recognising and celebrating the outstanding achievements of Licensed Clubs in South Australia.

This year saw record nominations across the 18 categories which acknowledge and celebrate the incredible work Clubs undertake in supporting their local communities.  Over 160 nominations Clubs SA is proud to announce this year's winners in the 18 availabe categories.

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2022 Clubs SA Clubs & Community Awards

This year we were pleased to introduce a number of Community categories to further celebrate the incredible work South Australian Licensed Clubs undertake for their communities.

We also continued to recognise excellence in hospitality operations, the individuals responsible for supporting and driving their Clubs success and of course the all important 'Club of the Year' Awards.

Congratulations to all the nominees, finalists and winners in the 2022 Clubs SA Clubs & Community Awards.

2022 Categories

Community Awards

Grassroots Sport

Outstanding Community Service

Inclusiveness

Environmental Awareness

Disaster & Emergency Relief

Health & Well Being 

Individual Awards

Club Cook of the Year

Club Chef of the Year

Employee of the Year

Manager of the Year 

Volunteer of the Year

Operational Awards

Best Bar Environment

Best Dining - Café/Bistro

Best Function/Event Venue

Best Gaming

Tab of the Year

Club of the Year Awards

Sporting Club of the Year

Club of the Year Small

Club of the Year Medium

Club of the Year Large

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Like all clubs, our volunteers at Goodwood Saints work extremely hard. The Clubs SA awards are a great opportunity for us to put pen to paper and reflect on all we achieve together, and to celebrate the positive impact we have in our community. We found the process of entering easy and straightforward, and really welcomed the chance to celebrate being a finalist and award winner with our incredible volunteers and valued sponsors. The recognition that comes from being an awards finalist buoys our volunteers and helps us to retain our vital sponsors. Thanks Clubs SA for the time and effort to run the awards. 

Craig Scott | Goodwood Saints Football Club

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The award process culminated in an amazing dinner at Adelaide Oval where the Ardrossan Bowling Club received the ‘Clubs SA Small Club of the Year Award’ bringing with it wide exposure, including an interview on the ABC Radio and local newspaper, articles in our town magazine and general talk within the community..... Give it a go as we never expected the accolades which we received.

Charmaine Simmons | Ardrossan Bowling Club

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COMMUNITY

4 categories representing the integral work South Australian Clubs do to support their Community, through sport, the environment and fundraising activities.  

 
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Grassroots Sport

The Grassroots Sports Award recognises a Club that unites everyone in a fun and safe environment of respect, inclusivity and excellence. It is the Club that goes above and beyond to provide great sporting opportunities for all grades, all abilities, all ages and all genders.

Grassroots sports encompasses junior all the way through to senior sports and particularly nonprofessional teams and focuses on the encouragement of a physically and mentally healthy lifestyle for their Members and the Community.
 

The 2022 finalists were;

  • Goodwood Saints Football Club 

  • Glenelg Surf Lifesaving Club  

  • Golden Grove Football Club  

  • Hectorville Sports and Community Club 

  • The Glenelg  Club

CONGRATULATIONS

GOODWOOD SAINTS FOOTBALL CLUB

Goodwood Saints Football Club demonstrates exceptional retention of players and members, from junior through to seniors.  Their consideration for the physical and mental wellbeing of their players allows for them to focus on the ‘fun’ in playing grassroots sport.

Outstanding Community Service

This 'Outstanding Community Service' category acknowledges Clubs who provide outstanding and ongoing support to people in their community. This Award aims to promote the vital role that Clubs play in supporting their Members and local Communities.

It takes into account the Club’s support for community groups both inside and outside the Club, including sport, social, welfare, youth, charities, schools and the disadvantaged and acknowledges both financial and in-kind support given.
 

The 2022 finalists were;

  • Ardrossan Bowling Club

  • Cadell Club  

  • Christies Beach Surf Lifesaving Club

  • Glenelg Surf Lifesaving Club  

  • Marble Range Community & Sports Centre      

  • Murray Bridge Club

  • Naval Association of Australia - Port Adelaide Sub Section - The Navy Club      

  • Para Hills Community Club  

  • Renmark Club      

  • Salisbury North Football Club  

  • Seacliff Surf Lifesaving Club

  • Semaphore Surf Lifesaving Club              

  • South Australian Jockey Club        

  • Southport Surf Lifesaving Club   

CONGRATULATIONS

CADELL CLUB

Demonstrating what it means to truly be a Community Club, the Cadell Club is a small regional Club with just 150 members – but this does not stop them going above and beyond for their local Community. 

Providing welfare checks on Members if they have not been into the Club for a while and providing many opportunities to connect and support their Members & Community.

This is what Clubs are all about.

Inclusiveness

The Inclusive Award recognises those Clubs who embrace diversity and the value of an inclusive Club environment for both individuals and the community. These Clubs show how they work hard to create a culture where people from all backgrounds and cultures are respected, appreciated and feel included; making sure that the range of different views and voices in the Club are heard and valued and that they are able to effectively contribute to the Club’s fabric.

The 2022 finalists were;

  • Goodwood Saints Football Club

  • Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club

  • Greyhound Racing SA  

  • Marion Bowling Club    

  • North Haven Surf Lifesaving Club             

  • Seacliff Surf Lifesaving Club        

  • Semaphore Surf Lifesaving Club

  • South Adelaide Football Club                     

  • The Glenelg Club           

CONGRATULATIONS

NORTH HAVEN SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB

Amongst a Stella group of nominees, the North Haven Surf Life Saving Club plays a proactive part in welcoming and engaging minority and disadvantaged groups in their activities.  Their programs accommodate multicultural, age and special needs and is truly a reflection on the Clubs desire to support their community

Environmental Awareness

The Environmental Awareness Award recognises the efforts and successes of Clubs who demonstrate a commitment to the protection of their natural environment, implement environmental best practices and environmental stewardship for its Members and Community.
These Clubs have a focus on protecting and improving their local environment, by their product choices and solar usage, and/or have processes in place relating to waste and its disposal, and/or a focus on educating their Members and Community in environmentally safe practices.

The 2022 finalists were;

  • Glenelg Golf Club          

  • Glenelg Surf Lifesaving Club       

  • Goodwood Saints Football Club

  • Grange Golf Club           

  • Renmark Club  

  • South Port Surf Lifesaving Club  

CONGRATULATIONS

GLENELG GOLF CLUB

The Glenelg Golf Club is leading the way in the field of Environmental Awareness and conservation.  With multiple programs on the go including seeding, planting and fauna protection it is no wonder the Club is already an award winner in this space.

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INDIVIDUAL

Every Club has an individual, or several individuals, who go above and beyond to support their Club.  Whether an employee or volunteer, a Committee Member or Chef, these individuals are the life blood of not only your Club but the Industry at large.  Many of these people do not seek the limelight and go about their work with little fanfare and as a Club,  publicly recognise their efforts and value at your Club.

 

And the finalists are;

Cook of the Year

The 'Cook for the Year' is an individual category and is for non-certified cooks or volunteer kitchen staff.
The judging process for this category is conducted through a cooking challenge. Each participant will be given the same ingredients and time allocation to produce 2 dishes.
This Award aims to celebrate the diversity, talent and commitment of those Cooks (both paid and volunteer) who work in the ‘authentic’ Club environment, providing delicious meals to Members and Guests in a casual dining environment.

The 2022 finalists were;

  • Bruce Kenny - West Augusta Football Club          

  • Michael Freeman - West Augusta Football Club    

  • Natasha Coghlan - Murray Bridge Club   

CONGRATULATIONS

MICHAEL FREEMAN

(West Augusta Football Club)

Thrown into the thick of competition, Michael Freeman demonstrated skills beyond his current role in the West Augusta Football Club kitchen.

This Michael produced a steak seasoned and cooked to perfection, and a mushroom sauce to die for in the annual Cook of  the Year cooking competition'

Chef of the Year

The 'Chef for the Year' is an individual category and is for qualified Chef's and Sous Chefs.

The judging process for this category is conducted through a cooking challenge (date/venue TBA). Each participant will be given the same ingredients and time allocation to produce 3 dishes.

More than one person from a Club can enter this category, however each nominee requires an individual nomination form. 

The 2022 finalists were;

  • Aaron Viray - Glenelg Surf Lifesaving Club            

  • Allen Cikos -  Greyhound Racing SA

  • Ashley Riddle - Angle Vale Tavern

  • Camillo Crugnale - Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia 

  • Eric Duval - Glenelg Surf Lifesaving Club 

  • Kerry Dudley - Tea Tree Gully District Football Club 

  • Robert Adams - Murray Bridge Club        

CONGRATULATIONS

AARON VIRAY

(Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club)

With a fantastic combination of creativity and skill, Aaron Viray was back with a vengeance from 2021.

Serving the dish of the day during the 2022 Cooking competition, of perfectly filleted Sea Brim with pumpkin puree and pickled fennel, the judges were talking about this dish for days after the competition.

Aaron is the Clubs SA Chef of the Year for the second year in a row.

Employee of the Year

The ‘Employee of the Year’ is an individual category and is for employees who demonstrate excellence in the workplace. Nominees should be highly regarded and promote a positive image of your Club to the Community.

More than one person from a Club can enter this category.

And the 2022 finalists were;

  • Abby Forbes - Glenelg Surf Lifesaving Club

  • Adrian Francis - South Australian Jockey Club      

  • Alison Fone - Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club         

  • Bella Jose - Glenelg Surf Lifesaving Club 

  • Bridgit Webb - The Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia

  • Duard Nel - Victor Harbor Golf Club        

  • Emma Peresano - Greyhound Racing SA

  • Kelly Paisley - South Adelaide Football Club (Jimmy Deane's)           

  • Monina Gilbey - Glenelg Golf Club           

  • Tracey Lehmann - Murray Bridge Club   

  • Vanessa Hilton - Para Hills Community Club

  • Zoe Hardwick - Renmark Club    

CONGRATULATIONS

MONINA GILBY

(Glenelg Golf Club)

A young and energetic contributor to her Club, Monina Gilby was a unanimous decision for this year's judging panel.

Sharing with the judges her passion and love for her work reflected exactly the written nomination provided by her manager.

Monina is clearly an asset to the team at Glenelg Golf Club.

Manager of the Year

The ‘Manager of the Year’ is an individual category and is for Managers who demonstrate excellence in the workplace. Nominees should be highly regarded and promote a positive image of your Club to the Community.  They should be able to demonstrate notable achievements over the previous 12 months to support the success of their Club.

More than one person from a Club can enter this category.
 

The 2022 finalists were;

  • Daniel Parry - Salisbury North Football Club         

  • Karen Gully - Cadell Club

  • Lyn Wilksch -  Renmark Club

  • Matthew Cregan - Greyhound Racing SA              

  • Megan Rogers - South Adelaide Football Club (Jimmy Deane's)       

  • Peter Kerak - Glenelg Surf Lifesaving Club            

  • Preston Stewart - Central District Football Club (Grand Central)      

  • Tim Warren - Glenelg Golf Club

CONGRATULATIONS

TIM WARREN

(Glenelg Golf Club)

In amongst a league of exceptional Club Managers, Tim Warren is a first time nominee who has proven excellence in the management of the Glenelg Golf Club.

From a significant increase in the number of female employees, an impressive social media growth and a significant focus on environment and conservation, Tim Warren is a lead by example manager.

Volunteer of the Year

The ‘Volunteer of the Year’ is an individual category and is for Volunteers who have become an invaluable part of your Club.  The Nominees involvement at the Club should create a fantastic environment and greatly contribute to the Club’s success.

Each nominated finalist will receive a free ticket to attend the Gala Dinner.

The 2022 finalists were;

  • Craig Scott - Goodwood Saints Football Club       

  • Estee Fiebiger-Briggs - Heathfield Netball Club - Mount Lofty District Sports Club     

  • Jacinta Day - Seacliff Surf Lifesaving Club

  • Jennifer Ann Lyon - Mount Barker Bowling Club

  • Lee Jones - Christies Beach Surf Lifesaving Club  

  • Linda Hodgson - Victor Harbor Golf

  • Nicholas Grant - Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron

  • Raelene Donnell - Semaphore Surf Lifesaving Club

  • Ricky Gill - South Augusta Football Club

  • Robert Schneider - Tanunda Bowling Club

  • Sarah Metcalf - West Augusta Football Club

  • Sharen Leona Heron - Naval Association of Australia - Port Adelaide Sub Section -The Navy Club

  • Sonya Little - South Adelaide Football Club

  • Terry Way - Hectorville Sports and Community Club

  • Tony Gold - Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club

  • Trevor Marshall - Barmera Bowling Club 

CONGRATULATIONS

CRAIG SCOTT

(Goodwood Saints Football Club)

In a field of exceptional individuals that go above and beyond for their Clubs, this year’s Volunteer of the Year, Craig Scott, has earnt the respect of the Club Committee, Members and staff through his impactful programs and leadership.

Craig Scott is leading the way in Mental and Physical wellbeing initiatives in the Club industry, garnering the respect of all who work with him

OPERATIONAL

OPERATIONAL

There are a number of things that all Clubs SA Members have in common, the least of which is that each Club has a liquor licence and consequently, a hospitality operation tied to its facilities.  These four Operational categories shine a spotlight on those Clubs excelling in the provision of these services to their Members and the Community.

Note: Club of the Year - Large nominees must enter at least 2 x Part A Operational categories along with  x 1 Community Category OR 1 x Part A + 1 x Part B operational category along with 1 x Community Category

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Operational Part A

Best Bar Environment

The 'Best Bar Environment' category takes into account not only the bar operations and beverage selections, but also the level of customer service provided to guests, the overall environment of the bar area, the activities and facilities within the bar and the overall 'feel' when patrons visit.

The 2022 finalists were;

  • Angle Vale Tavern  (Playford City Soccer & Community Club)      

  • Cadell Club

  • Glenelg Surf Lifesaving Club

  • Greyhound Racing SA   

  • Hilton RSL       

  • Murray Bridge Club      

  • Para Hills Community Club         

  • Renmark Club

  • Salisbury North Football Club    

  • Morphettville Racecoure (South Australian Jockey Club)     

  • Stansbury Bowling Club              

  • The Glenelg  Club            

CONGRATULATIONS

RENMARK CLUB

With a combination of a great range of beverage choices, Keno and a number of TV’s viewable around the room, this very clean and well-presented bar area is popular with locals and visitors alike.

The Renmark Club offers wonderful customer service with the added bonus of incredible views across the Mighty Murray, capitalising with a large and open deck area where Members and Guests can enjoy a drink.

Best Dining - Cafe/Bistro

The ‘Best Dining – Café/Bistro’ Award is for Clubs that provide dining facilities with casual café/bistro style service (eg. a casual dining experience such as ordering at the counter and collection of drinks from the bar)

This category requires judges to attend and enjoy the dining experience on offer at each nominee Club and will take into account customer service, menu options, food quality and timing, dining area décor and accompanying beverage options available.

The 2022 finalists were;

  • Angle Vale Tavern (Playford City Soccer & Community Club)        

  • Cadell Club

  • Glenelg Football Club   

  • Glenelg Golf Club

  • Glenelg Surf Lifesaving Club

  • Murray Bridge Club      

  • Para Hills Community Club         

  • Salisbury North Football Club    

  • Jimmy Deane's (South Adelaide Football Club)     

  • The Junction Bar & Bistro (South Australian Jockey Club)

  • Westies Bar and Bistro (West Adelaide Football Club)      

CONGRATULATIONS

GLENELG GOLF CLUB

The 2022 Clubs SA Benst Dinng - Cafe/Bistro winner, Glenelg Golf Club, offers incredible views and surrounds paired with excellent service and extensive and enticing menu options.  These combined provided a dining experience that surpassed the judge’s expectations.

Best Function/Event Venue

The ‘Best Function/Event Venue’ Award is for Clubs that provide function and event facilities to their Members and the wider Community.  Clubs with one or more dedicated function/event areas could highlight their outstanding event/function facilities and high standard of event hosting.

The 2022 finalists were;

  • Angle Vale Tavern (Playford City Soccer & Community Club)        

  • Glenelg Golf Club          

  • Glenelg Surf Lifesaving Club       

  • Greyhound Racing SA  

  • Hilton RSL       

  • Murray Bridge Racing Club         

  • Para Hills Community Club

  • Renmark Club

  • Morphettville Racecourse (South Australian Jockey Club)     

  • West Augusta Football Club

CONGRATULATIONS

RENMARK CLUB

Offering fantastic flexibility with incredible views and surrounds, The Renmark Club has truly capitalized on their location.  With professional materials and processes the customer experience is excellent.

A clear focus for the Renmark Club, functions form an integral part of their business.

Operational Part B

Best Gaming

The ‘Best Gaming’ Award is for Clubs that provide an enjoyable and safe gaming experience for Members and guests in an attractive environment suitable for its purpose.

The 2022 finalists were;

  • Angle Vale Tavern (Playford City Soccer & Community Club)        

  • Grand Central (Central District Football Club )

  • Glenelg Football Club   

  • McQueens Tavern (Greyhound Racing SA )

  • Para Hills Community Club         

  • Port Adelaide Football Club       

  • Renmark Club

  • Salisbury North Football Club    

  • Jimmy Deane's (South Adelaide Football Club )

CONGRATULATIONS

GLENELG FOOTBALL CLUB

The Glenelg Football Club has recently finished an impressive renovation of their popular gaming room providing lovely décor and a great mix of machines.  Their staff are always friendly and strive for excellence in customer service.

The Glenelg Football Club provide a safe and enjoyable gaming experience for their Members and Guests.

TAB of the Year

The ‘TAB of the Year’ Award is for Clubs that provide a compliant, enjoyable and safe TAB wagering experience for Members and guests in an attractive environment suitable for purpose.

The 2022 finalists were;

  • Angle Vale Tavern (Playford City Soccer & Community Club)          

  • McQueens Tavern (Greyhound Racing SA )

  • Murray Bridge Club      

  • Para Hills Community Club

  • Morphettville Racecourse (South Australian Jockey Club)     

CONGRATULATIONS

GREYHOUND RACING SA

(Trading as McQueens Tavern)

McQueens Tavern provides a quality TAB area accompanied with exceptional customer service.  The judges considered their overall wagering experience at the Club a 10/10

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CLUB OF THE YEAR

The BIG  ones!  These categories look at each nominee and their operations and community support as a whole - identifying excellence in the overall offering of the Club, from Community Support to Hospitality service, to Governance and Compliance. Along with the Small, Medium and Large Clubs, this year, Clubs SA introduces a brand new Club of the Year category - 'Sporting Club of the Year'.  

 

Sporting Club of the Year

The ‘Sporting Club of the Year’ is one of the Major Categories acknowledging Clubs who provide outstanding and ongoing support to sport in their Community.  This Award aims to promote the vital role that Clubs play in the field of sport and their ongoing commitment to supporting a healthy Community.

And the 2022 finalists were;

  • Glenelg Surf Lifesaving Club       

  • Golden Grove Football Club       

  • Goodwood Saints Football Club

  • Hawthorn Bowling Club              

  • Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron  

  • Salisbury North Football Club    

  • Seacliff Surf Lifesaving Club

  • West Augusta Football Club       

CONGRATULATIONS

GOODWOOD SAINTS FOOTBALL CLUB

With all nominees falling within just 50 points of each other, the competition was fierce for this year’s Sporting Club of the Year.

Catering for a broad range of players in age and backgrounds the Goodwood Saints Football Club demonstrated amazing effort to not only develop players abilities and confidence by removing grading but a large amount of programs to assist in mental health and wellbeing

Club of the Year - Small

The ‘Club of the Year – Small’ category is for Clubs with less than $400,000 turnover in the 2020/21 Financial Year.  This category addresses the overall operations of your Club, including the services you provide Members, Guests and the wider Community.

And the 2022 finalists were;

  • Cleve Sporting Bodies Club         

  • Crystal Brook Golf Club

  • Kingston SE Golf Club   

  • Marble Range Community & Sports Centre          

  • Mount Gambier Italo Australian Club     

  • Port Augusta RSL Sub-Branch     

  • Port Noarlunga Soldier's Memorial Bowling Club

  • Stansbury Bowling Club               

CONGRATULATIONS

STANSBURY BOWLING CLUB

This year, 7 of the 8 nominees for Club of the Year Small were based in Regional South Australia.  A significant reflection on the importance of these Clubs in their small communities.

The Stansbury Bowling Club demonstrated proactive approaches to marketing, events and engagement with other local businesses.  Their thinking outside of the box approach provides them a healthy return for a small regional Club.

Club of the Year - Medium

The ‘Club of the Year – Medium’ category is for Clubs with between $400,000 and $1,600,000 turnover in the 2020/21 Financial Year.  This category addresses the overall operations of your Club including the services you provide Members, Guests and the wider Community.

And the 2022 finalists were;

  • Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club   

  • Cadell Club

  • Christies Beach Sports & Social Club       

  • Golden Grove Football Club       

  • Goodwood Saints Football Club

  • Hectorville Sports and Community Club 

  • Seacliff Surf Lifesaving Club        

  • Semaphore Surf Lifesaving Club

  • South Augusta Football Club   

  • West Augusta Football Club       

CONGRATULATIONS

SEACLIFF SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB

The 2022 Club of the Year – Medium winner, the Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club, demonstrated excellence in governance, a strong focus in Member and Community engagement and excellent plans for the future.

This highly ambitious and already award winning Club in their own field, this year they can now add Clubs SA Club of the Year to their trophy wall.

Club of the Year - Large

The ‘Club of the Year – Large’ category is for Clubs who had over $1,600,000 turnover in the 2020/21 Financial Year and have entered (at least) 2 x Part A operational categories along with 1 x Community Category OR 1 x Part A + 1 x Part B operational category along with 1 x Community Categories.

The winner will be determined by the scores received in nominated categories.  

And the 2022 finalists were;

  • Glenelg Golf Club          

  • Glenelg Surf Lifesaving Club       

  • Greyhound Racing SA

  • Murray Bridge Club      

  • Para Hills Community Club         

  • Renmark Club

  • Salisbury North Football Club    

  • South Adelaide Football Club

  • South Australian Jockey Club     

  • The Glenelg Club               

CONGRATULATIONS

GLENELG GOLF CLUB

Demonstrating excellence in all awards they entered this year, Glenelg Football Club as the Club of the Year Large for 2022 ranked exceptional high in their top 3 categories.

 

Their excellence extending past their operations and into the Community support and beyond.

 

Turning this category on its head by being the first non-gaming Club to ever win this award, the Glenelg Golf Club have proven worthy recipients of the largest award in 2022.