Wests Sports Council
The Home of Sport
The Wests Sports Council, established in 1999 (with origins back to 1995), is a network of all sporting Clubs and Associations with whom the Wests League Club has established a supportive relationship. The Sports Council is chaired by Club Director and Sports Secretary Martin Bullock, with Executive Assistant to the CEO Karen Hansen acting as Assistant Sports Secretary.
Representatives from each sporting organisation meet on a bi-monthly basis to network, share information and best practice examples, and receive presentations from a variety of relevant Government, sporting and commercial entities, with a purpose of strengthening their own knowledge and operations of their respective organisations.
The Wests Sports Council also provides for an annual award process for local athletes and sporting groups, which recognise achievement, commitment and contribution to local sport. A voting committee for these awards comprises Club members: Anne Fairhall, Tony Norton, Jan Hincks, Colin Rose and Les Welbourn. The Wests Sports Council is a strong example of Wests League Club’s commitment to local sport and to assisting the local community to access affordable and well-administered sporting opportunities.
Please click here to view the Wests Sports Council Executive Committee from 1999 – current.
Sports Management Committee
Wests League Club has an established sub-committee of the Board of Directors which administers the interaction, collaboration and relationships with a large number of local Macarthur region sporting groups.
The Sport Management Committee considers all Club grant applications and assesses the merits of all clubs and associations seeking funding support from the Wests League Club. The Committee provides the Board of Directors of the League Club with recommendations concerning funding levels, terms and conditions and timing.
The Sport Management Committee comprises Martin Bullock (Chair & Club Director), Stephen Stewart (Director), Roy Warby (Director), Tony Mathew (Wests CEO), Karen Hansen (Wests EA to the CEO), and Club Member representatives Anne Fairhall, Tony Norton and Julie Foster.
Wests Sports Council Members
- Ambarvale Little Athletics – Children U18 who participate in Little Athletics. The Club provides meeting rooms, presentation venues and provides funding to enable reduced registration fees to individuals and assist with uniform and equipment purchases. There are approximately 200 participants.
- Camden District Cricket Association – 15 individual Clubs which participate in Junior and Senior Cricket competitions across the Macarthur/Wollondilly District. The Club provides meeting rooms and presentation venues for the Association as well as the individual Clubs. Approximately 2,000 players participate in this Association.
- Campbelltown District Netball Association – Administers Netball in the Campbelltown Region. The Club provides meeting rooms and presentation venues for the Association which includes 24 Clubs within and also provides funding for administering the competition for those Clubs with a subsidy that provides a Family Discount Scheme. Teams range from Netta (Junior’s) through to Seniors as well as Representative teams, consisting of approximately 5,000 participants.
- Campbelltown Touch Football Association – Operates Touch Football at Minto. Approximately 400 players including mens, ladies and mixed competitions.
- Group 6 Junior Rugby League – Operates and administers the Junior Rugby League competition in the Camden and Wollondilly LGA’s. Comprises 13 Clubs, 2,200 players. Oversees the pathways through the Country Rugby League Regional championships for Representative players. The Club provides meeting rooms and presentation venues for all Clubs within as well as funding towards insurance costs for all players.
- Macarthur Baseball League – Administers the Macarthur Local competition and Representative teams in the Macarthur area for local juniors and seniors. There are 10 Clubs within and approximately 1,500 players and administrators. The Club provides meeting rooms, presentation venues as well as funding to subsidise tournament entry costs for Representative players and the development of junior umpires.
- Macarthur BMX Club – Established in 1998 at their home track location on Hilder St, Elderslie. From that moment a group of dedicated parents took on the task of building the Club in the local area for children and adults of all ages to ride their bikes in a safe environment. Club membership grew steadily for a few years until the sport of BMX was introduced as an Olympic event in the 2008 Summer Olympics. From then a rapid increase in numbers was noted, with Macarthur BMX now regarded as the largest Club in the state with over 380 members.
- Macarthur Sydney Women’s Hockey League – A locally based Hockey Club for girls and young women to enable them to play in the Sydney Women’s Hockey League. The Club has 2 teams comprising of 32 players. The Club provides presentation venues as well as funding towards ground hire and uniform levies.
- Macquarie Fields Swimming Club – A successful Swimming Club with a total of 124 swimming members from the Junior Dolphins through to Senior/Pensioners. The Club continues to provide a range of swimming opportunities for the local community and also provides opportunities for those with intellectual and physical disabilities. The Club provides meeting rooms and presentation venues as well as funding to subsidise mandatory swimming capitation fees, assistance for the Junior Dolphins programs and uniforms.
- Mount Annan Swimming Club – An amateur swimming club based in a rapidly growing new area, consisting of approximately 144 members who swim competitively at both Club nights and in carnivals against other Clubs throughout the State and Australia. In 2012 were named NSW Swim Club of the Year and continues to professionally run their Club, representing the Macarthur area. The Club provides presentation venues as well as funding to assist meet mandatory swimming capitation fees and equipment upgrades.
- Oran Park Rovers Football Club – Formed in 2013 with 8 teams, this Club is located in a rapidly growing area and in 2016 had 22 teams. The Club provides meeting rooms and presentation venues, as well as funding to assist reduce registration fees and purchase equipment and uniforms.
- South Campbelltown Kangaroos Junior AFL Club – Based in Rosemeadow the Club now has approximately 150 junior players who compete in the Greater Western Sydney AFL Junior competition. The Club provides meeting rooms and presentation venues, as well as funding to assist subsidise registration costs and upgrades to equipment.
- Wests Hockey Club – One of the largest Hockey Clubs in the Macarthur Hockey Association with 17 teams – approximately 200 players aged from U7 through to Senior grades. The Club provides meeting rooms and presentation venues, as well as funding to reduce registration fees and purchase/upgrade sporting equipment.
- Wests Referees Association – Administers the Referees for the Western Suburbs District Junior Rugby League. There are currently 53 Referees and the Club provides meeting rooms and presentation venues, as well as funding for the training and development of referees and purchasing of equipment.
- Camden District Netball Club – Administers Netball in the Camden Region. The Club provides meeting rooms and presentation venues for the Association which includes 11 Clubs within and also provides funding to administer the competition for those Clubs and to assist with equipment, uniform purchases. Teams range from Netta (Junior’s) through to Seniors as well as Representative teams, consisting of approximately 2,000 players.
- Campbelltown Camden District Cricket Club – Provides Cricketing Pathways in the Macarthur Region for Representative Cricket players. There are 13 teams with approximately 200 players who play in the Sydney Cricket competition for Men and Women. The Club provides presentation venues and funding to support coaching programs, coaching accreditation, equipment purchases and subsidies for representative players.
- Campbelltown Ghosts Junior Baseball Club – A Baseball Club that plays in the Macarthur Baseball League comprising of 15 teams, 150 players from juniors to senior level; men, women and children. The Club provides meeting rooms and presentation venues, as well as funding to reduce registration costs for individuals, equipment upgrade purchases and safety equipment.
- Group 6 Referees Association – Comprises of referees to officiate in the Group 6 Rugby League, at junior and senior games. There are currently 76 referees within the Association. The Club provides meeting rooms and presentation facilities as well as funding to assist with training and development of referees and uniform and equipment purchases.
- Macarthur Football Association – Administers Football (Soccer) in the Macarthur, Camden and Wollondilly areas for both male and female participants from U6 to All Age and over 35’s as well as teams in the Women’s competition. 24 Clubs with approximately 9,500 players across the Region. The Club provides meeting rooms and presentation venues for the Association and its member Clubs as well as funding towards insurance costs for junior players.
- Macarthur Raptors – The Macarthur Raptors Indoor Cricket Club runs all representative indoor cricket out of the Macarthur area. They participate in the National Indoor Cricket League (NICL) which is run by Cricket Australia, with a Men’s and Women’s League. The Raptors also have teams in all divisions of the State League competition which encompasses both senior and junior grades. Across the Club they have over 110 registered players from the Macarthur area.
- Macarthur Triathlon Club – Located at the Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre and primarily conducts Triathlons and Aquathon’s where members have the opportunity to achieve their desired result whether for fitness or to compete at National or International level. Comprises of U7’s through to Seniors with 180 members. The Club provides meeting rooms and presentation venues as well as funding towards coaching and development, uniforms and equipment.
- Magpies Cricket Club – Comprises of approximately 250 players from U10’s through to Senior grades. The Club provides meeting rooms and presentation venues as well as funding for the development of cricket.
- Oran Park Charges Rugby League Football Club – The Club is located in a rapidly growing area and is comprised of 8 teams and 80 players. The Club provides meeting and presentation venues, as well as funding to assist reduce registration fees, purchase uniforms and equipment.
- Softball Campbelltown – Administers Softball in the Campbelltown Region and oversees Representative teams that play in the NSW League from Juniors through to Senior grades. Approximately 600 players. The Club provides presentation venues, as well as funding towards the insurance costs.
- Southern Districts Tennis Association – Administers Tennis in the Campbelltown area. The Association is based at the Wests Tennis Club and is responsible for the operation of junior and senior tennis competitions, as well as coaching services. Approximately 1,000 people are involved within the SDTA. The Club provides meeting and presentation venues, as well as funding to assist operate the SDTA and enable them to host championship events, maintenance of 13 tennis courts, 10 Junior Tennis scholarships annually. The Club also represents at SDTA monthly Board meetings.
- Wests Junior Rugby League – Administers junior rugby league within the Campbelltown and bordering Liverpool areas. The Junior League comprises of 13 individual Clubs. Approximately 5,000 people are involved with Wests Junior League in the District. The Club provides a financial operational grant as well funding towards the payment of insurances for players, referees fees for the final series. The Club also provides meeting rooms and presentation venues for the Wests Junior League and the individual Clubs.
For further information on each of the Club’s simply click on the associated link or for enquiries relating to the Wests Sports Council, please contact our Sports Director; Mr Martin Bullock on 0412 284 205.