Queensland Clubs shine at industry awards night

March 28, 2023
Aleney De Winter

Queensland clubs celebrated the best in the industry on 21 March at the 2023 Keno & Clubs Queensland Awards for Excellence gala dinner.

The annual awards serve as an opportunity to highlight the positive work in the clubs sector, and provide a chance for the community to gather and celebrate the contributions of these clubs to their communities.

Clubs Queensland serves as the peak industry body for registered and licensed community clubs throughout the northern state. CEO Craig Harley said that the awards recognise those clubs that have demonstrated exceptional engagement with their communities by providing valuable service and social support.

Harley says the annual awards, held this year at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, recognise clubs who have gone above and beyond to engage with their communities to provide invaluable service and social support.

This year a total of 26 awards were presented, with top honours given to four clubs.

The BMD Northcliffe Surf Club, situated in the Gold Coast, was awarded Club of the Year (Small) from a field 31 finalists.

In an exciting first-time achievement for a Central Queensland club, the Frenchville Sports Club in Rockhampton was recognised as the Club of the Year (Medium).

The Waves Sports Club in Bundaberg, which supports 16 local sports clubs and contributes to numerous community events and projects, took the gong for Club of the Year (Large).

Southport Yacht Club Inc. took home Club of the Year (Non-Gaming).

The four Keno & Club Queensland Club of the Year winners. Image from Facebook

Congratulations must also go to Malcolm Wright from Coolum Surf Club, who won the Club Manager of the Year award, sponsored by Lion.

Hats off to all the deserving winners:

Best Licensed RSL And/Or Services Club      Gympie RSL

Best Bowls Club      Club Pine Rivers

Best Football Club      The Lion Richlands

Best Surf Life Saving Supporters Club      BMD Northcliffe Surf Life Saving Supporters Club

Best Sports Club      Caboolture Sports Club

Best Club Café      The Hive Café at Carina Leagues Club

Best Dining, Small      North Burleigh Surf Club Supporters Restaurant

Best Dining, Medium      Grill Restaurant atThe Broncos Club

Best Dining, Large       The Precinct at Norths Leagues & Services Club

Health & Wellbeing      GO PINK with Lions@springwood

Emergency Services       A once in a lifetime flood response,Gympie RSL

Support Of Sport      Brothers Junior Sports Star,Brothers Leagues Club Ipswich

Heart Of The Community      Supporting the far reaching effects of education, Bribie Island Bowls

Special Achievement Award- Responsible Gambling       Cowboys Leagues Club

Special Achievement Award – Responsible Service Of Alcohol       Redlands Sporting Club Inc.

Best Gaming Venue, Small      Geebung RSL

Best Gaming Venue, Medium      Aspley Hornets

Best Gaming Venue, Large       Norths Leagues & Services Club

Young Manager of the Year       Tayla Neilen, Carina Leagues Club

Club Chef of the Year       Dom Olofai, Palm Beach Surf Club

Club Director of the Year      Kerry Noyes, Southport Yacht Club Inc.

Club Secretary/Manager of the Year       Malcolm Wright, Coolum Surf Club

Club of the Year: Non-Gaming       Southport Yacht Club Inc.

Club of the Year: Small       BMD Northcliffe Surf Life Saving Supporters Club

Club of the Year: Medium      Frenchville Sports Club

Club of the Year: Large      The Waves Sports Club


Keno & Clubs Queensland Awards for Excellence, Queensland, Queensland clubs

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