Hon Colin Holt BSc MLC

Hon Colin Holt BSc MLC

Former Minister for Housing; Racing and Gaming

    WA's best clubs recognised at annual awards

    14/06/2015 12:00 AM
     
    • Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club takes out Club of the Year (large) Award
    • Regional clubs and volunteers among those to be recognised

    Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club was named the Clubs WA 2015 Club of the Year (large) last night at an event to celebrate the vital role that sporting, social and cultural clubs play in the Western Australian community.

     

    Racing and Gaming Minister Colin Holt congratulated all nominees and winners of the 2015 Clubs WA Awards for Excellence, including Gosnells Football and Sports Club stalwart George Leathley who was recognised with the Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering award.  

     

    Mr Holt said the awards were a chance to thank the clubs, and particularly the volunteers who run them, for their hard work, passion and dedication.

     

    "A fair share of the heavy lifting carried out in the club environment is usually done by volunteers and is largely behind the scenes," he said.

     

    "The Clubs WA awards recognise excellence in a number of areas relating to services that clubs offer the local community."

     

    With more than 320,000 people in WA registered as members of a club, the Minister said the organisations were an important piece of the social jigsaw and often at the heart of a thriving community.

     

    "Essentially a healthy club is a reflection of a healthy community," he said.

     

    "I am happy to report that the State Government will continue to work with Clubs WA to ensure all Western Australian clubs have access to services and the support they need to fulfil the expectations of their members."

     

    Mr Holt said he was thrilled to see regional WA so well represented among the nominees, with Dunsborough & Districts Country Club and Kellerberrin and Districts Club winning the small and medium Club of the Year awards respectively.

     

    "At last count, rural areas accounted for about 59 per cent of the total club membership. This is even more impressive when you consider that only 20 per cent of the State's population live in rural and regional areas," he said.

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6100

    2015 Clubs WA Awards for Excellence Winners

     

    WinnersClub
    Best Club Function Facility (small) AwardDunsborough and Districts Country Club
    Best Club Function Facility (medium) AwardNedlands Yacht Club
    Best Club Function Facility (large) AwardThe Cruising Yacht Club of WA Inc
    Best Club Chef of the Year AwardJohn O'Hara, Royal Perth Golf Club
    Best Club TAB AwardDoubleview Bowling and Recreation Club
    Best Club Members Night (Small) AwardGosnells Bowling Club
    Best Club Members Night (Medium) AwardDudley Park Bowling & Recreation Club
    Best Club Members Night (Large) AwardRoyal Perth Golf Club
    Best Club Media Story of the Year AwardSwans stalwart - Belinda Cipriano, Eastern Reporter
    Best Club Industry Supplier of the Year AwardCarlton & United Breweries
    Employee of the Year AwardPaula Mosley, office manager, Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club
    Amateur Sportsperson of the Year AwardJackson Symonds, Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club
    Junior Amateur Sportsperson of the Year AwardElizabeth Allan, Dudley Park Bowling and Recreation Club
    Amateur Sports Team of the Year AwardFremantle CBC All Abilities Team, Fremantle CBC Amateur Football Club
    Clubs in the Community - Special Projects AwardFreebairn Recreation Club
    Clubs in the Community - Community Partnerships AwardGosnells Bowling Club
    Volunteer Contribution AwardMike Whitney, Waroona Bowling and Social Club
    Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering AwardGeorge Leathley, Gosnells Football and Sports Club
    Members Choice Club of the Year AwardManning Memorial Bowling Club. Submission Winner: John MccCooke
    Club of the Year Award (small) AwardDunsborough & Districts Country Club, club manager - Bruce Taylor
    Club of the Year Award (medium) AwardKellerberrin and District Club Inc, club manager - Mark White
    Club of the Year Award (large) AwardMarmion Angling and Aquatic Club, club manager - Robert Weir
    President's Choice for Club Achievement AwardMargaret River District Club