We are delighted to announce that Campbelltown Catholic Club has been recognised for our ongoing support with the Mater Dei Organisation NextPath program at the Clubs & Community Awards 2022, hosted by ClubsNSW. Below is the official media release.

To learn more about our Mater Dei Organisation NextPath program, read our article here.


Incredible Club Contributions Celebrated

Despite floods, staff shortages and extensive COVID shutdowns and restrictions, clubs across the state have gone above and beyond to support their local communities over the past 12 months — and their efforts have been recognised at the 2022 Clubs & Community Awards Night.

Held at Sydney’sInternational Convention Centre on 26 May, nearly 1000 guests — including Minister for Hospitality and Racing Kevin Anderson and Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor — celebrated the outstanding social contributions of NSW clubs.

The winners and finalists were acknowledged across nine categories: Arts & Culture, Clubs in Collaboration, Education, Emergency Services, Fostering Grassroots Sport, Mental & Social Wellbeing, Health Care, Heart of the Community (Club Award) and Club Person of the Year (Individual Award).

Clubs in regional and metropolitan areas were recognised for a diverse range of initiatives — from serving as COVID vaccination hubs at the height of the pandemic to creating unique programs to improve the mental health of those in at-risk communities.

ClubsNSW CEO Josh Landis said clubs haven’t let the challenges of the past year stop them from making their communities better places to live.

“I was blown away by the calibre of this year’s award nominations. From delivering care packages and offering virtual entertainment to members during lockdown, to teaching refugees how to drive and cooking meals for those less fortunate, clubs all over the state have worked tirelessly to look after their members and the wider community,” said Mr Landis.

“The Clubs & Community Awards are a testament to our industry’s vital social contribution — and what an incredible opportunity for us all to come together again and celebrate what makes clubs so special. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!”

A full list of winners and highly commended clubs can be found below.

Category: Arts & Culture
Winner: Bowral Bowling Club
Highly Commended: Club Ryde

Category: Clubs in Collaboration
Winner: Club Taree

Category: Education
Winner: Campbelltown Catholic Club
Highly Commended: DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club

Category: Emergency Services
Winner: Broken Hill Musicians Club

Category: Fostering Grassroots Sport
Winner: Casino RSM Club
Highly Commended: Castle Hill RSL

Category: Mental & Social Wellbeing
Winner: Lightning Ridge Bowling Club
Highly Commended: Tradies

Category: Health Care
Winner: Ballina RSL & Ryde Eastwood Leagues

Category: Heart of the Community
Winner: Bankstown Sports & Dunedoo Sports Club

Category: Club Person of the Year
Winner: West Pymble Bicentennial Club (Mick & Lea James)