Three local clubs receive State awards over efforts

RECOGNISING their amazing efforts in the community, Bankstown Sports, Canterbury League Club and Campsie RSL have received recognition at the 2019 Clubs & Community Awards

Bankstown Sports has been recognised for its ongoing support to Punchbowl Boys High School.
The student body is highly diverse, with 100 per cent of the students coming from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Over the past 12 years, Bankstown Sports has developed strong ties with the school by partnering on a range of programs and special projects totalling over $100,000 worth of support.
Punchbowl Boys High School Deputy Principal says their partnership with Bankstown Sports is invaluable: “The club is an unwavering advocate for Punchbowl Boys High School and empowers us in all we do.”
Canterbury League Club has won an award in the Disability, Welfare & Social Inclusion category in recognition of a cooking class program for people with intellectual disabilities.

Led by Canterbury Executive Chef Stephanie Azar, the special cooking classes have run in conjunction with participants from local social services organisation, Participate Australia (PA) for the past two years.
“It is a great honour to receive this award and my gratitude and thanks to everyone who was involved in getting this project running,” Stephanie said.
Campsie RSL Group received an award in the Emergency Services category, presented by Canterbury MP Sophie Cotsis, for leadership and resourcefulness in times of need, including bushfires, floods, drought and disaster recovery.
“A fitting award for your contributions in particular to The Invictus Games, Veterans Centre and to our drought-stricken farmers through, our partners Rural Aid and Team Rubicon,” Ms Cotsis said.