About Us

Campsie South Bowling and Recreation Club is a not-for-profit and has been a social hub for the community since 1949. Campsie South is dedicated to providing a safe, social and fun space for its local residents and its neighbours to gather, socialise, and participate in recreational activities in order to build a closer more active community. As part of Canterbury-Bankstown our community club services a highly multi-cultural area providing an all-ages experience.

The board

Bernie Robinson
PRESIDENT

Bernie has been a keen bowler at the club for the past 10 years and was a Director and Treasurer for several years before becoming President in 2018. Bernie is semi-retired from his position in Finance with the Office of Environment & Heritage, where he also gained experience as a grants administrator for several years. He is always on the lookout for any available grants to help enhance the club’s facilities. Bernie’s wife Chris Walsh is an active committee member for the Social Club.

If you see him – say Hello! He loves to meet new members.

GLEN PLOWRIGHT
DIRECTOR

Glen is Self Employed. He has been a member for many years. He is a Bulldog supporter and enjoys the FOX Sports at the Club. He has been a Director for 2 years. He is an ideas man and great with administration ideas from working in the Juvenile Justice System. This also means he understands children at risk or with behavioural problems and how the club can help kids overcome their challenges through social engagement and regular activities. Glen Loves bowls and knows the rules and helps with the barefoot bowlers so they can enjoy a game.

If you need help learning the rules – Glen is your man!

LAURIE ANNE SHEA
SECRETARY LICENSEE

Laurie-Anne is the Clubs Licensee and has been so for the last five years. She has a long history in hospitality working at South Juniors back in the day. She manages the clubs day-to-day activities. She is always looking for ways to improve the guest experience. She is a people person and takes an interest in the older members to ensures they have what they need in and out of the club. She organises community engagement and co-ordinates functions and events that thrill her members.

Are you thinking about booking our venues? Talk to Laurie-Anne!

SIMON MIDDLETON
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Simon is a Team Lead in IT for one of Australia leading Health Insurers. Simon has been a Director of the club since 2015 and is well versed in his role as Director. He enjoys the occasional game of lawn bowls, but loves the social aspects of the club and welcomes all members and visitors. As one of the younger Directors he has introduced more modern elements such as WiFi, Spotify and created playlists that helps with the atmosphere based on the clientele in the club at the time.

Do you want to provide feedback about your experiences? Talk to Simon…he’s always ready to listen.

PAUL SHEA
JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Paul works in a panel beating business along with Paul Giannaros. Paul has been a Director for 5 years and is well versed in his role as Director. He loves the odd game of lawn bowls, but he enjoys the other facilities in the club and welcomes the new direction of the club toward being a “social hub’ for groups and members. He contributes as a handy-man doing odd jobs about the club and is known as Mr Fix-It. His most important role is to keep the Beer lines working.

If you’re looking for some company and conversation – say hello!

STEVE THOMAS
DIRECTOR

Steve owns his construction company and is a builder by trade. He has been a director for 2 years. He loves watching rugby league live, or at the club on the big screens and he is an enthusiastic supporter of the Roosters. He uses his skills in refurbishment, upkeep of the facilities and helps around the grounds.

Steve welcomes other tradies to the club for a debrief and a chat!

Paul Giannaros - Director
PAUL GIANNAROS
DIRECTOR

Paul works at a panel beater and works with Paul Shea. Director for a year, and a long time member. Paul is a Champion Lawn Bowler. Last year he won the Minor Singles Championship and the Major Singles Champion, and it is very rare to see someone take out both honours in the the same year. He knows the rules and often helps out with the barefoot bowlers so they can enjoy a game at Campsie South Bowls & Recreation Club.

Ask this Champion his secrets to the game, book for you and your work colleagues and win the respect you deserve.

Paul Byrnes - Treasurer
PAUL BYRNES
TREASURER

Paul is a retired Senior Public Servant. A member for 5 years, and a director for 2 years. He loves sports. He used to play rugby league as a young lad. He’s family-oriented but divides his free time between Golf and Lawn Bowls.  

Paul wants to build a more diverse, inclusive and community-based club and knows cross-generation activities will help.

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future plan

Campsie South Bowls and Recreation Club is a small independent club with not-for-profit status. It has two competition greens that are the envy of the other bowling clubs. It is dedicated to being a community hub and is well-positioned to do so with an auditorium that holds up to 150 people, a large outdoor area with a covered barbeque space available for hire, and the club has disability access. We have a first-rate kitchen – but we are currently looking for new management as a result of COVID-

Campsie South is currently renovating the bathroom and locker room facilities. It is also upgrading its facilities to include a disabled toilet. Our future plans include improving our auditorium capabilities to attract more corporate workshops and training as well as team-building days. A new sound system will also attract more events such as theatre, gigs, and birthday parties.

We are conscious that Campsie South want to not only be child-friendly, but child engaging so local families can enjoy our facilities and feel confident that their children can be engaged and have fun!

As a community hub, we will be working closely with the Canterbury Bankstown Chamber of Commerce to provide social gathering and events to its members at discounted prices.

As a community hub, we are actively engaging not-for-profits and local businesses that work with community groups that include people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background, LGBTQIA+, the elderly, NDIS Registered providers and other groups assisting those living with disabilities. We provide a welcoming environment and a safe space for all. Recently, we have committed ourselves to provide a space to fundraise with Outloud – a charity from Bankstown that support young people at risk through the creative arts.

If you are wanting to fund raise for a worthy cause then please get in touch!

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