2024 Clubs and Community Awards Gala: social commitment & local impact

June 12, 2024
Jane Louise

ClubsNSW’s 2024 Clubs and Community Awards Night was celebrated last Thursday at the International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney.

These awards shine a light on the support provided to communities across NSW by their local clubs, from helping people who are impacted by domestic violence to ensuring access to sports and other activities for those living with a disability.

Over 800 guests attended the black-tie event, including David Harris, Minister for Hospitality and Racing; Yasmin Catley, Minister for Police and Counter-Terrorism; and Dugald Saunders, Leader of the NSW Nationals.

Of the 139 finalists, judges had the tough decision of finding both a highly commended and a winning club across nine categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment; Education; Emergency Services; Fostering Grassroots Sport; Health Care; Heart of the Community; Mental Wellbeing; Social Inclusion and Environmental Sustainability.

Rebecca Riant, ClubsNSW CEO said their members had found unique ways to ensure their communities were better places to live, including one club which focused on the mental health of veterans by helping to set up a music program, and another that planted 150 eucalypts to feed patients at the local koala hospital.

“The Clubs & Community Awards are a testament to our industry’s vital social contribution and a wonderful opportunity for us to come together and celebrate what makes clubs so special,” she said.

“Congratulations to all the winners and nominees — I can’t wait to see what you achieve next.”

2024 Winners

Arts, Culture & Entertainment – Moama Bowling Club

Education – Wellington Soldiers Club and Workers Lifestyle Group

Emergency Services – Mounties

Fostering Grassroots Sport – Wyong Rugby League Club

Health Care – SS&A Albury

Heart of the Community (Club) – Crescent Head Country Club and Bathurst RSL

Heart of the Community (Individual) – Arely Carrion, Mounties

Mental Wellbeing – Club York

Social Inclusion – Twin Towns and Cherry Street Sports Club

Environmental Sustainability – Nelson Bay Golf Club

Special Judges’ Award – Coledale RSL

2024 Highly Commended

Arts, Culture & Entertainment – Euston Bowling Club

Education – Castle Hill RSL and Mounties

Emergency Services – Bathurst RSL

Fostering Grassroots Sport – Bankstown Sports Club and SS&A Albury

Health Care – Barooga Sports Club

Heart of the Community (Club) – Greta Workers Club

Heart of the Community (Individual) – Brian Gray, Bankstown Sports Club

Mental Wellbeing – Liverpool Catholic Club and Seagulls Club

Social Inclusion – Norths Collective

Environmental Sustainability – Crescent Head Country Club


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