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Aquafit Champions Sustainability

Campbelltown Catholic Club’s award-winning gym, Aquafit Health, Fitness, Wellbeing is embarking on an ambitious journey towards sustainability. As a business, Aquafit is celebrating 20 years in the community in 2024 and is using this milestone as an opportunity to look to the future and continue to support their community.

A Drink with Jeff | Paul Nunnari

In our “A Drink with Jeff” series, Campbelltown Catholic Club community liaison Jeff McGill has been catching up with a diverse selection of club identities. This time, he caught up with Paralympian Paul Nunnari. Racing wheelchairs, with their carbon fibre frames and aerodynamic design, are an engineering marvel. But equipment alone does not set Paul…

Be Unstoppable – Free Positive Mental Health Workshop for Families

Campbelltown Catholic Club is proud to be funding the Be Unstoppable Foundation to host a free ‘Positive Mental Health for Families Group Workshop’. The 10-week program, facilitated by professional coaches and certified counsellors, will run from May-July 2024. The program is designed to educate and develop awareness regarding mental health, with the preventative measures to take if ‘adverse mental health’ symptoms appear and most importantly, the development of mental strength and ‘positive mental health’, to live a mentally healthy life.

A Drink with Jeff | Benjamin Blackie

In our “A Drink with Jeff” series, Campbelltown Catholic Club community liaison Jeff McGill has been catching up with a diverse selection of club identities. This time, he caught up with one of our newer members who is also a burgeoning author.   Ben Blackie sells the latest hi-tech gadgets and glowing screens, but his…

A Drink with Jeff | Annette Read

In our “A Drink with Jeff” series, Campbelltown Catholic Club community liaison Jeff McGill has been catching up with a diverse selection of club identities. Annette Read still remembers the joy she felt as a child when a letter arrived from Japan. Her new pen pal had sent her a letter full of kind words…

Raising funds for men’s health this Movember!

Movember has began and some of our amazing staff members and a regular member are getting behind this amazing cause! Our teams are joining forces in raising awareness and funds for men’s health, suicide, prostate & Testicular cancer. Getting involved! Grow a Mo! Patchy, lopsided, itchy or epic – whatever Mo you grow this movember,…

Campbelltown Bowling Club 100 Years

Campbelltown Bowling Club is celebrating its 100th birthday with a major renovation, about to be unveiled. Its new partnership with Campbelltown Catholic Club is both a source of renewal, and an expression of faith in the next century. The ‘Bowlo’ was born in the jazz age of the ‘Roaring Twenties’. A time when electricity had…

A Drink with Jeff | Joy Power

In our “A Drink with Jeff” series, Campbelltown Catholic Club community liaison Jeff McGill has been catching up with a diverse selection of club identities. This month, it’s Joy (Lowe) Power. The foyer of the Catholic Club proudly displays the names of our great pioneer families of 1968 — such as the Meehans, McDonalds, Vardys…

A Drink with Jeff | Jim Marsden

In our “A Drink with Jeff” series, Campbelltown Catholic Club community liaison Jeff McGill has been catching up with a diverse selection of club identities. This month, it’s local legal eagle Jim Marsden OAM. Jim Marsden knows the famous myth about his brother… Once upon a time, there was a big bad lawyer called John…

A Drink with Jeff | Liz Stonestreet

In our ‘A Drink with Jeff” series, Campbelltown Catholic Club community liaison Jeff McGill has been catching up with a diverse selection of club identities. Liz Stonestreet was once a stranger in Campbelltown who didn’t know a soul. Hard to believe, given she is now such a beloved part of our community — from sporting…

Keeping Hearts beating on the streets of Macarthur

Three of the regions’ leading venue operators including Wests Group Macarthur, Campbelltown Catholic Club and Ingleburn RSL are proud to announce a new community partnership with Heart of the Nation, a charity founded by Greg Page, the original Yellow Wiggle.

A Drink with Jeff | Georgina Barry

In our ‘A Drink with Jeff” series, Campbelltown Catholic Club community liaison Jeff McGill has been catching up with a diverse selection of club identities. “Bistro Mum” is not an official job description at The Catho — yet Georgina Barry is often described that way. After three decades working in the bistro, I’m sure thousands…

A Drink with Jeff | Clare-Ann Taylor

In our ‘A Drink with Jeff’ series, Campbelltown Catholic Club community liaison Jeff McGill has been catching up with a diverse selection of club identities. Clare-Ann Taylor hates gyms…but loves Aquafit. Clare-Ann Taylor hates gyms…but loves Aquafit. “Too cliquey, too expensive, too unhygienic, too something,” she says of her long list of other memberships that…

A Drink with Jeff | Sonia Ferraro

In our “A Drink with Jeff” series, Campbelltown Catholic Club community liaison Jeff McGill has been catching up with a diverse selection of club identities. The tattoos, muscles and P!nk-style haircut are the first three things you notice about Sonia Ferraro. It’s next the hundreds of facial expressions. But, only as you begin to chat…

A Drink with Jeff | Jorja Cummings

In our ‘A Drink with Jeff’ series, Campbelltown Catholic Club community liaison Jeff McGill has been catching up with a diverse selection of club identities. Jorja Cummings displayed one of her finely-worked canine drawings at The Catho last week. But if you think Jorja is a visiting talent from Campbelltown Arts Centre you’re barking up…

Escabags National aWEARness Day – Fri 17 Feb

Campbelltown Catholic Club is a proud distributer of Escabags. Escabags is an Australian registered charity who distribute FREE ‘Escape Bags’ for victims fleeing domestic and family abuse. Each ‘Escape Bag’ is filled with the necessities that a victim of abuse and his/her children may need when escaping an abusive or dangerous situation. ‘Escape Bags’ are not…

A Drink with Jeff | Mary Ellen Bland

Caption: Mary Ellen in the foyer of today’s Catholic Club. In our ‘A Drink with Jeff’ series, Campbelltown Catholic Club community liaison Jeff McGill has been catching up with a diverse selection of club identities. Mary Ellen Bland, who recently retired after 18 years on the Board of Directors, is his latest face-to-face.­­ She will…

Could you be our next $50,000 winner?

Our Member Badge Draws are not just an enjoyable Thursday night with live entertainment, an uplifting compere, and delicious meals and conversations to share with family and friends – it’s a night that if won, could truly change your life. It was just 6 months ago that our MAJOR $50,000 Member’s Badge Draw prize suddenly…

Supporting local schools | Beverley Park School

Caption: Beverley Park School pupils Liam and Joshua enjoying the new bikes, funded by Campbelltown Catholic Club. Beverley Park School pupils are able to show off their bicycle skills thanks to The Catho. Principal Toula Finka was beaming on Thursday as she welcomed Club Directors Julie Puckrin and Steve Carter, who came armed with a…

24 Hour Fight Against Cancer Macarthur

Last weekend’s 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer Macarthur is more than just a major community event – it’s also a time for local people to remember loved ones. The Catholic Club’s Skye Morgan, as part of Team Blitza, has been walking in honour of her late grandfather. “We have been walking for nine years, since…

A Drink with Jeff | Bill Meehan

In our ‘A Drink with Jeff’ series, Campbelltown Catholic Club community liaison Jeff McGill has been catching up with a diverse selection of club identities. Bill Meehan is his latest face-to-face. Not every member gets personally greeted at the door and taken to lunch by the Catholic Club’s CEO. But not every member is Bill…

A Drink with Jeff | Chris Vardy

Caption: Chris at the entrance, imagining how the original 1968 Club she served meals in could fit inside today’s foyer. In our ‘A Drink with Jeff’ series, Campbelltown Catholic Club community liaison Jeff McGill has been catching up with a diverse selection of club identities. Chris Vardy Thomson is his latest face-to-face. Chris Vardy Thomson…

A Drink with Jeff | Kerry Hooton

Caption: Kerry at the Club’s entrance with his name [shown inset] among the 160 foundation members. In our ‘A Drink with Jeff’ series, Campbelltown Catholic Club community liaison Jeff McGill has been catching up with a diverse selection of identities. Club Pioneer, Kerry Hooton, is his latest face-to-face. “Only 13 of us left,” said Kerry…

$40,000 Dine and Win Promotion

Every $10 spent on food or beverage at a participating outlet receives a virtual entry. Entries can be accrued from 10am Thursday 1 September till Saturday 12 November. Simply swipe your membership card at the point of purchase. Win a $100 VISA Card each week for 10 weeks A $100 VISA Card winner will be…

Bronze winner Natalie thanks The Catho!

Bronze medallist Natalie Van Coevorden has sent a huge thank you to “my team” at Campbelltown Catholic Club. The proud local girl stood on the Commonwealth Games podium in Birmingham this week after Australia came third in the Mixed Relay Triathlon. Caption Natalie Van Coevorden and her Triathlon Australia mixed relay team wins bronze at…

A Drink with Jeff | Ruth McDonald

Caption: Ruth McDonald enjoying a coffee at Rydges, a place she reckons the Club founders couldn’t have imagined in their wildest dreams In our ‘A Drink with Jeff’ series, Campbelltown Catholic Club community liaison Jeff McGill has been catching up with a diverse selection of club identities. Ruth McDonald is his latest face-to-face. We often…

A Drink with Jeff | Al Scott

Caption: Alan Scott is no longer on the Campbelltown Catholic Club board, but still takes a great interest in his club and its future. He is pictured here on his tour of the construction zone before it transforms into the new Food Court. In our ‘A Drink with Jeff’ series, Campbelltown Catholic Club community liaison…

Winners Announcement! | May Dining Survey 2022

Congratulations to the three winners of our May Dining Survey: Steven Dunn, Dorothy Tiata, and Jane Busutil, who each won a $100 Dining Voucher. Happy eating! A big thank you to everyone who had participated in our online dining survey, it has provided us with valuable insight into the dining experience at our Club. Stay…

A Drink with Jeff | Julie Burton

Campbelltown Catholic Club community liaison and history buff Jeff McGill is catching up with a diverse selection of identities at ‘The Catho’. His latest face-to-face is with the newest member of our Board of Directors. If you don’t recognise Julie Puckrin, you might recognise her maiden name. She’s a daughter of Noel Burton, a long-serving…

Campbelltown Catholic Club and Mater Dei Partnership recognised with Award Win

Caption: Catholic Club Directors and Mater Dei representatives celebrate the win for the NextPath program (Education category) in the 2022 Clubs & Community Awards L to R: Sue Stapleton, Louise McDonald, Andrew Stapleton (Director), David McDonald (Director/Chairman), Sharon Pascoe-Thomas (Mater Dei), Samantha McCauley (Mater Dei), Julie Puckrin (Director) Gavin Robinson and Ian Puckrin   Last…

Campbelltown Catholic Club and Mater Dei Partnership wins Clubs and Community Award

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…

Wear Orange Wednesday ‘WOW Day’ 18 May 2022

#THANKYOUSES Wednesday 18 May, 2022 is Wear Orange Wednesday or ‘WOW Day’. On this day we encourage communities across Australia to wear orange and thank all SES volunteers who generously give their time to help communities during flood and storm emergencies. Here’s to all the volunteers across Australia who work all year round to protect us at…

A Drink with Jeff | Peter Barron

Campbelltown Catholic Club community liaison and history buff Jeff McGill is catching up with a diverse selection of identities at ‘The Catho’. His first face-to-face was with Peter Barron. He’d normally be doing laps — twenty a day! But Peter Barron can only dangle his feet in the pool for the moment, after having a…

Down for the Count

“My son was like… ‘My mummy loves you’…and I was just thinking, oh my god, how embarrassing.” But Charlene Vaughan was blown away by the warm welcome and humility of her lifelong footy hero, Anthony Minichello. Affectionately known as ‘The Count’ due to his supposed resemblance to the Sesame Street character, Minichello retired from the…

Supporting local schools: Holy Family Catholic Parish Primary School

Move over The Brady Bunch backyard – a bigger and better patch of artificial grass has been created at an Ingleburn school thanks to Campbelltown Catholic Club. This all-weather green space replaces what was once a rough and muddy series of trip hazards. Some of the pupils can be seen here enjoying a rare burst…

Supporting local schools: St Clare’s Catholic Primary School

Shade sails to cover a hot playground, synthetic grass, and new flooring in the administration wing. They’re some of the pressing needs at Narellan’s St Clare’s Catholic Primary School and Campbelltown Catholic Club has come to the rescue with a funding package. The delighted principal, Marg Foldes, is pictured here with some of the pupils…

Supporting local schools: St Patrick’s Girls College

Campbelltown’s Catholic Club’s annual donations often go to newer schools just starting out in the new estates. But this year the Catho has also given generous funding to Macarthur’s oldest local school – St Patrick’s Girls College, founded in 1840. This has delighted principal Sue Lennox. “This sum of money is extraordinary and we feel…

Supporting local schools: St John the Evangelist Catholic Primary School

A new bus shelter will protect the youngsters of St John the Evangelist Catholic Primary School from the weather, thanks to Campbelltown Catholic Club. This has delighted principal Paul Moroney, pictured at right, discussing the plan with the school captains and Catholic Club director David Olsson. “Sincere thanks to the Club for its generous donation…

Supporting local schools: John Therry Catholic College

Caption: David Olsson, one of Campbelltown Catholic Club’s directors, inspects the new shade structure at the John Therry College sport courts, with Principal Wayne Marshall. More than $1 million has been donated to local schools and community groups by Campbelltown Catholic Club – despite all the lockdowns and restrictions. For our schools, that means shade…

Food Court Redevelopment

After 28 years, our beloved Kings Food Court is being redeveloped. We’ve taken your feedback onboard and are working on a new bistro concept to provide a range of fresh, cooked to order meals in a casual, family friendly environment in the heart of your club.

Lending a hand as Tonga recovers

We are raising funds to help the Tonga Tsunami recovery effort. You can donate today using C3 Reward points or cash at any till throughout the Club.

Unleash the music within!

Would you like to learn a musical instrument…and make new friends?   Well, Catholic Club members now have a perfect way to do just that, with Campbelltown-Camden District Band now being one of our sub-clubs.   The Band has a fantastic training program, and is launching its new training bands for 2022 on Monday, 7…

Proudly supporting Beyond the Badge

Campbelltown Catholic Club, along with Wests Group Macarthur and Ingleburn RSL is proud to be embarking on a new partnership with Beyond the Badge – a not for profit that exists to support first responders across Australia to transition into alternative careers.

Our very own band

Campbelltown Camden District Band has staged its first concert as an affiliated sub-club of The Catho. Earlier plans were scuttled by Covid, but band members enthusiastically belted out a string of Christmas tunes for an appreciative crowd at The Cube last Sunday. Band president Roma Jenner was thrilled by the warm response, and next year…

HSC students backed by The Catho

Campbelltown Catholic Club’s entertainment venue is a standby facility in case a local school is hit by a COVID-19 outbreak.

Keeping you safe

Campbelltown Catholic Club is a registered COVID Safe Venue. As part of this process we are continually updating our COVID Safe plan to reflect the latest advice from NSW Health.

ClubsNSW Clubs & Community Awards Win with Youth Solutions

We have been recognized at this year’s ClubsNSW Clubs & Community Awards for our decade-long support of Macarthur’s Youth Solutions. Our longtime joint project acknowledges young people should be able to celebrate…but safely and wisely, without any disastrous outcomes for themselves, friends or family.

Campbelltown Camden District Band now an affiliated sub-club

Two of Macarthur’s best-known institutions are making music together – Campbelltown Camden District Band is joining Campbelltown Catholic Club as an affiliated sub-club.

Backing local Olympic hopeful Natalie Van Coevorden all the way

Macarthur’s own Natalie Van Coevorden seems to be on track to represent Australia at the Tokyo Olympics in July and we’re backing our local champion all the way!

Support for Local Mum walking The Great Ocean Road

Remember a fallen soldier this Anzac Day.

Help for the homeless

Donate today using C3 points or cash at any till in the Club and we’ll contribute an extra $1,000 for every $5,000 raised.

Mother’s Day, Sunday 14 May

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the family right here at Campbelltown Catholic Club. We have a range of events to suit every Mum’s taste!

Use your Dine & Discover NSW Vouchers here

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone at one of our Signature Restaurants.

Service NSW Sign In

As of 1 January 2021, hospitality venues will be required to use the NSW Government QR code system. We strongly recommend that our patrons download the Service NSW App before visiting us.

Gift Cards

Treat your loved one to a multitude of experiences across the precinct – dine at one of our exceptional restaurants, enjoy a drink at the bar or a coffee with friends.

Birthday Gift

We love birthdays at Campbelltown Catholic Club and we want to celebrate yours with you!

What’s in a name?

Our event spaces have been re-named and aim to celebrate the heritage of the traditional owners of the land and historical sites from across the region.

New Foyer Now Open

First impressions count and we’re making a big one! Our stunning new Club foyer is now complete.

Pink Up Campbelltown!

For the first time ever, Campbelltown will be participating in ‘Pink Up Your Town’

Soup Plus – A Real Pathway to a Food Career

This new program saw us work with local hospitality students to prepare and host a three course meal – providing real experiences in working commercial kitchen.

Brides Choice Awards 2019 – ‘Best of the Best’

Campbelltown Catholic Club is the best wedding venue in Sydney’s west – and that’s official!

Big smiles from the Paediatrics unit

We had the great pleasure of donating nearly 50kgs of Easter Eggs to the Paediatrics unit of the Campbelltown Hospital.

Welcome to ‘Foodie School’

Campbelltown Catholic Club launches six part kids cooking YouTube channel.

We Made a Beer!

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, Campbelltown Catholic Club has created it’s own beer – “Half A Ton”.

What About Tomorrow?

‘Youth Solutions’ launch campaign to keep young people safe.

White Ribbon Workplace

We are now recognised by White Ribbon Australia as a workplace pioneer in contributing to national cultural change to prevent and respond to violence against women.

Safe-T-Card Program

Shocked by the high local statistics surrounding domestic violence, Campbelltown Catholic Club is setting out to make a real difference.

Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge 2018

When you’ve just crossed Papua New Guinea’s the Owen Stanley Mountains, the big staircase outside The Catho suddenly doesn’t look so big.

Junior Sports Hotshot Winner – August 2018

Jakeelie Hook joined “Little As” at Eschol Park in 2012 to find mateship and fun, but she also discovered a talent for running.