Community

community

The word ‘COMMUNITY’ has a big meaning at Wests Ashfield Leagues Club. It is not only positively promoted amongst our staff but to our members and visitors as well.
We are committed to contributing to the local community via community welfare, education, emergency services/disaster relief, health, youth, sport and many more means.
Wests Cares and ClubGRANTS make up just some of our current active programs raising money, volunteering, donating and creating awareness for those who need it most.

In the past financial year, Wests Ashfield Leagues Club has contributed over $2.890 Million Dollars to the local community and will continue in the hopes of exceeding this in the years to come.

SOME OF OUR RECENT COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS

Carnival of Cultures | Major Sponsor | Ashfield Park | March 2015

Local community event celebrating the diverse range of cultures that make up the Ashfield Local Government area

The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers | Wests Cares Volunteer Group | Staff raised over $20,000

Benefiting Charity Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Camperdown

Sydney Special Children’s Christmas Party | Major Sponsor | Rose Hill Racecourse | December 2014

Giving children with life threatening illness, physical/intellectual impairment and severely under privileged children, who may otherwise have missed out on the opportunity to share the magic of the Festive Season

 

WESTS ASHFIELD LEAGUES TAKES OUT TOP AWARD AT CLUBS NSW COMMUNITY AWARDS

On 8 May 2015, New South Wales clubs were recognised at the ClubsNSW, Clubs & Community Awards ceremony for their outstanding social contribution and innovative and genuine support for their local communities.

It is a great pleasure to share with you that Wests Ashfield Leagues took out the top award in the “Best Club contribution, Youth category” for our Community Citizenship Awards program.

Since its inception in 1999, the Community Citizenship Awards program has celebrated local students and their schools, all actively playing a part in helping worthy causes in our local community and in some cases, those further afield, revealing the kinder and more caring aspects of human nature.

Last year alone, 48 local schools were invited to participate in the program and nominate an individual or a team that demonstrates qualities such as putting others first, leadership and volunteering, with the Club awarding almost $40,000 amongst the participating schools and their selected charities.

“Wests Ashfield Leagues has a long and proud tradition of providing support to a number of sporting organisations, programs and charities across every avenue of the community.

It is extremely gratifying to be recognised amongst our Industry as a key pillar in our local community for a program that is produced and run by the Club and which acknowledges and rewards our future leaders for their energies invested and the fine work that they have achieved within our local community and beyond,” said Chairman, Mike Bailey.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those that have been involved in the process, especially the schools and the students that have participated in the program over the years.

About the ClubsNSW Clubs & Community Awards

The ClubsNSW Clubs & Community Awards are held annually to recognise and celebrate the significant good that clubs play in their local communities. Winners and Highly Commended are awarded from the following 12 categories:

Emergency Services, Sport, Arts & Culture, Welfare & Social Inclusion, Health, People’s Choice, Outstanding Contribution to the Club Industry, Environment, Youth, Education, Heart of the Community and Outstanding Regional Initiative.