2016-17 Recipients


HILLTOP ROAD PUBLIC SCHOOL

"On your Bike" Program

Our idea was to implement a bicycle education program for the students, families and community of Hilltop Road Public School. The project aimed to introduce cycling to our community and through the initiative, teach the participants how to ride and maintain a bike, as well as enhancing their knowledge and understanding of the road traffic environment and road laws. The program aimed to educate participants on the safety aspects and health benefits of cycling, as well as providing information about access to local Holroyd cycling tracks and facilities
Since receiving this grant our original idea of the On your bike program has exceeded our expectations we have partnered with advantageous to attend Bike Training Course in Campbelltown in Term 2
The whole school community would like to say Thankyou for the continued support from Club Merrylands Bowling

GREYSTANES HIGH SCHOOL

Boys to Men Program

Thanks to the grant from Club Merrylands Bowling, Greystanes High School has been able to provide a select group of Year 10 students with an innovative educational program which provides an opportunity for students to explore alternative career and educational pathways. As part of the program, students designed managed and constructed a formal presentation deck with terraced garden.
Under the supervision of a teacher and qualified builder, students learnt skills such as excavation, concreting, cement mixing, bricklaying, carpentry and project management. They also learnt important employability skills such as; communication, planning, organising , team work, critical thinking and problem solving. These are all skills which will assist them when seeking employment or continuing into further education.
Without the generous support of Club Merrylands Bowling Club these opportunities would not be available to our students

WIDEMERE PUBLIC SCHOOL

Head Start program

The staff and families of Widemere Public School wish to show their appreciation to Club Merrylands Bowling Group for the support to our school.
Receiving this much needed funding allows our school to more effectively support our new Kindergarten students and family’s successful transition in starting school through our ‘Head Start Program’. This gives all students in Kindergarten a ‘head start’ with their learning.
Funding from Club Merrylands Bowling Group allows our teachers to devise effective programs and to employ two full time School Learning and Support Officers (SLSOs) who implement these early intervention programs to assist with student learning for the first four weeks of school. This early intervention allows students to start school in a positive way no matter what their ability.
Thank you Club Merrylands Bowling Group! Our Kindergarten students are very happy learners

GUILDFORD COUNTY SOCCER CLUB

Update facilities

Over the past 60 years Guildford County Soccer Club have received funding from Guildford Bowling Club to use to support the running costs of the Club providing discount regos, uniforms and equipment maintenance. We are pleased that the partnership continues with Club Merrylands Bowling Group. The 2016 Grant received went to much needed repairs to our club facilities, updating and repairing the kitchen facilities for members to use. Guildford County Soccer Club sincerely appreciate the continued support received from Club Merrylands Bowling Group

MERRYLANDS AMATEUR SWIMMING CLUB INC.

GRANT

Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club Inc. was formed in 1968. The club has approximately 140 members and caters for swimmers of all ages, from learn to swim beginners to State and National pool & open water representatives and has over the last 9 years also developed a competitive Masters (Adult) squad swimming at State & National Championships, with some swimmers also representing at FINA World Masters Championships.
Club Merrylands Bowling Group has been a long term supporter of Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club, providing assistance via ClubGRANTS and access to facilities at the club for over 10 years. The financial assistance has contributed to the club being able to purchase equipment such as starting and timing equipment; Swimming lane divider; Laptop & software to run swimming race programs; Shade covers; and financial sponsorship of the annual Merrylands Swimfest carnival
Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club greatly appreciates the assistance and support Club Merrylands Bowling Group provides and we look forward to continuing our valued relationship with the club.

PROBUS CLUB OF HOLROYD

Communication costs

The generosity of Club Merrylands Bowling Group has enabled our committee members focus on coaching our players, promoting fair play and encouraging all girls & ladies to try their best and enjoy playing sport in an open and friendly manner.
Probus Club of Holroyd Inc celebrated its 30th year in 2016 and Club Merrylands have been generous with us all the way by granting us a place to hold our monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00am. Visitors are most welcome to come along
We are a combined Club of Ladies and Gentlemen made up of 100 or so retired and semi-retired members from all walks of life, it is purely social, non-sectarian and non-political.
In recent years Club GRANTS have provided valuable assistance to us with our communication costs to many of our members whom have no grasp of computers or access to them. We thank Club Merrylands Bowling Group for this support.

WENTY WARATAHS SOFTBALL CLUB

Stay in-front of the competition

Wenty Waratahs have had a fantastic season of Softball this year on and off the diamond. With 7 Junior Teams and 7 Seniors teams registered this season, and with our success of ten of those making the top 4 and 7 teams making the Grand Finals, has been attributed to not only the dedicated Coaches, Executive Team , Players, Parents and Spectators but highly attributed to the ongoing support from Club Merrylands Bowling Group. The partnership and support that the Club provides Wenty Waratahs Softball Club has enabled us to purchase a new gazebo which has been a great asset and meeting place for our team at events such as the CNSA Come and Try Day and has taken pride of place on the sideline at semi-final and grand final games. The Gazebo, symbolising our unity as a team and allowing us to advertise our partnership and support of Club Merrylands Bowling Group instils a great deal of sportsmanship and pride in our club. The Clubs support has also allowed us to stay in front of the competition by enabling us to purchase the most up to date Softball equipment which has helped our teams at training considerably. We continue to look forward to our affiliation with Club Merrylands Bowling Group and the ongoing support both this season and future seasons as all our members continue to enjoy the thrill of the game

HOLROYD HOTSHOTS NETBALL

GRANT

Holroyd Hotshots netball club is celebrating our 10 year anniversary in 2017 with 9 registered teams playing in the PANA (Parramatta Auburn Netball Association) having started from humble beginnings with 1 team in 2007.
Our strong player ethics stem from having a dedicated volunteer team helping to manage the club – Club Merrylands Bowling group has been a vital partner in our journey to where we are today.
Over the years with the help of club grants program from Club Merrylands Bowling Group we have been able to subsidise player registration fees and uniform purchases making playing a team sport more accessible to all families, our grant has also helped to purchase much needed equipment – each year we go thru over 50 netballs alone. Given our growth, we have been fortunate to have some winning grand final teams and our grant allocation has enable Holroyd Hotshots to begin a tradition of issuing premiership winning jackets to all grand final winners.

GREYSTANES PHYSIE AND DANCE

Explore the magical world of dance

Greystanes Physie & Dance offer unique dance classes that combine a fusion of innovative dance genres! This means girls can learn an assortment of dance styles combining ballet, jazz, contemporary, physie, lyrical and modern dance all in one up beat and energetic class. If you are a beginner looking at starting dancing no matter what age you are or an experienced dancer, gymnast or physie girl there is a class for you! We offer age group classes, teenagers classes, adult fitness classes, stretch and technique classes and private lessons. GPD club is a family friendly club that offers more than just dance, you will make lifelong friends and have a lot of fun along the way. We have classes and performance opportunities for preschoolers 3 years through to 60 years+
Thank you to Club Merrylands Bowling for support through ClubGRANTS and the opportunity to make community partnerships with Widemere Public School – we now hold classes at the school on Mondays

GREYSTANES MALTESE SENIORS GROUP

AV Equipment

Thanks to the grant from Club Merrylands Bowling Group, the Greystanes Maltese Seniors Group was able to purchase much needed portable PA / and audio resources which improved the quality of presentations by our guest speakers, and it also provided the group with the ability to have regular choral sessions and gentle exercise to music for its seniors group. This seniors group also took part in a Falls Prevention Program for people aged 65 years and over.
This group which is part of the Maltese Community Council of NSW continues to grow in numbers and welcomes new members who want to remain socially active in the Greystanes area.
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Traditional Costumes & Music (From “A Day in the Buskett” celebration at the Groups’ meeting place in Greystanes in June 2016

SYDNEY WEST SCHOOL SPORT

GRANT

Sydney West School Sport caters for sporting programs for over 50 000 students. Club Merrylands has been a long time supportive partner of the Sydney West Lawn Bowls programs and in integral part of the success of its teams and individuals. Whilst much of Club Merrylands support is in providing uniforms for all players, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, the greatest impact has been in allowing several development programs to occur. As a result, this year has seen the greatest number of participating schools in over a decade and Sydney West now has the most female participants and representatives in the State. Thanks to Club Merrylands, the sport of bowls is continuing to grow in our local schools - which is the opposite trend to all other areas in NSW

Sherwood Grange Public School

Soccer equipment and uniform

The P&C Association would like to sincerely thank Club Merrylands Bowling for the funding received through the 2016 ClubGRANTS program. The funding we received helped us immensely, to purchase various soccer equipment and new soccer jerseys for the school soccer team. Given the interest in this sport, we sincerely appreciate these new resources with your funding. Once again, thank you for the generous funds! I am sure the students will play the sport with pride

HOLROYD LITTLE ATHLETICS CENTRE

GRANT

Thanks to Club Merrylands Bowling for the continual financial support that allows us to provide a service to the kids in our community in an environment where they can achieve their “personal best” and build “everlasting friendships”.
We have been able to purchase new equipment including high jump mats, hurdles and stop watches which have benefited all children.
This season has been a success with the club winning numerous carnivals such as the Greater Western Challenge and Holroyd Shield; children participated from the tiny tots age group through to u/17 achieving personal best results.
Visit our Holroyd Little Athletics Facebook page and enjoy the photos and interviews with local children sharing their experiences and excitement that our sport provides.
All children under the age of 17 are welcome to join, more information will be available soon on our webpage with registration for the 2018 season commencing in Sep17.

REDBANK HOUSE

RIAS My Space, My Garden

We chose to utilise the funding to expand our courtyard within our unit, as we identified this as our main priority for young people and their loved ones to enjoy spending quality time together, which provides a space to bring people together whilst enjoying the natural light and fresh-air. The outdoor space has helped young people and their families with their mental health wellbeing and uplifting their spirits. We wanted to improve our courtyard so that we could provide a welcoming, open space with generous indoor and outdoor living areas.
We are sincerely grateful for your generous funding you have provided. Club Merrylands have definitely made a significant contribution to our young people and families experiences here at Redbank House