The announcement by Premier Andrews has not delivered a lifeline to the club industry which has been left out to dry with his approach to deliver an unrealistic roadmap to re-opening for Victoria.
The enforced closure of the club has had a devastating impact on our members, staff, and local community, including:
• some casual employees (not on JobKeeper) reduced to zero hours and zero income.
• full time and casual employees reduced wages to JobKeeper amount.
• Large lost revenue amounts per month.
• Decline in cash position due to continuing expenses, even with the venue closed (insurance, utilities, employee benefits, security, IT support, existing contracts for gaming monitoring and service).
• Many sporting facilities closed at a time when our local community is looking for some mental health relief through exercising, personal interaction, and peer support through playing sport.
The proposed restricted opening of outdoor (only) hospitality is too far down in the listed reopening’s to have any meaningful impact. It is not a solution. When clubs opened with 20 per room, we ran at a considerable loss, but we were practicing for the proposed opening with 50 people per room within the appropriate COVID safe programs. It appears the easing of restrictions has been made with small café’s and restaurants at the forefront, not from an industry overall perspective.
Both Simon and I have sat through numerous Zoom meetings with Industry peak body colleagues, we know that a comprehensive industry opening plan has been submitted to government with extensive concessions, to create a safe environment for patrons and staff. This appears to have been dismissed by the government, despite similar plans working well in NSW and QLD for several months now. The sign in requirement at all clubs puts us in an ideal position to provide a safe indoor, seated, and distanced dining experience.
Since the government’s announcement on easing of restriction in regional areas, we have been waiting on the finer details of what is required of a venue to reopen. Only at lunchtime today, did we receive the latest information on the expectations, rules, regulations, capacity limits and definition of an outdoor area which was circulated to all hospitality venues, by which they all must comply.
We can assure you that together with the board of HCSC, we are working diligently to have our club “COVID” ready, when given the green light to reopen.
Until then, we will continue to keep our loyal members up to date on any relevant information that we can give you.
We miss you all.
Yours in Sport,
George Csifo, Simon Giles
General Manager, President
Hello to all members,
By now you would be aware of the Victorian Government announcements regarding stage 3 lockdowns taking affect from 11.59pm tomorrow.
Mindful of this, the club will be opening for DINNER ONLY tomorrow night from 5pm and close at 9pm sharp. Alcohol will only be served along with main meals purchased, per person.
Visitors will not be allowed unless accompanied by a member, and no walk ins will be accepted. Bookings can be made on 97486699 from 10am tomorrow morning.
Thank you to all who have supported us over the last few weeks by attending the club, and we look forward to the day we can get back to business.
Hoppers Crossing Sports Club
I trust you; your family and friends are safe and well.
As you would be aware, we have re-opened, albeit with the following restrictions.
After consultation with the board, we have added some new criteria, applicable from Friday July 3rd and remain in force until at least July 29th.
3012: Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray
3021: Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans
3032: Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore
3038: Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens
3042: Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie
3046: Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park
3047: Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana
3055: Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West
3064: Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park and Kalkallo
Management & the Hoppers Crossing Sports Club team thank you for your cooperation and look forward to being able to see you again soon.
Good afternoon members.
Just a quick update on our temporary trading hours. They are:
We will update these hours along with any more easing of restrictions that may occur in the near future.
Good afternoon members.
As advised on Saturday, we have had to revise our business strategies due to the alteration of easing restrictions by the state government. I’m happy to say that we will be reopening this Wednesday under temporary trading hours.
The TAB will be open on these days until last race Melbourne.A maximum of 20 people per enclosed area remains. We will keep you up to date as things progress.
I trust you; your family and friends are safe and well.
As you may be aware, we are able to re-open, (albeit still with restrictions), as of Monday June 22nd.We will be able to offer most facilities to our members except for gaming. Unfortunately, this will have to wait until July 20th at this stage.As of this Monday, you will be to attend the club and catch up with your friends for a drink or two, without too many new limitations.
The new restrictions are basically:
• 50 patrons per enclosed space
• Groups of 20 people can dine together
• Tables must continue to be spaced 1.5mtrs apart
• Alcohol can be served without a meal, but you must be seated
• TAB/Keno facilities inside licensed premises may open, but with new safety procedures in place
• Limits will comply to density requirements, with a single space per four sq mtrsWhat actions will you need to take when visiting the club to assist in member & staff safety?
• If you are unwell, or feel unwell, you should stay at home
• Provide your contact details on arrival to assist should contact tracing be required
• Sanitise your hands on arrival and when leaving
• Do not share cutlery, plates, or glasses
• Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
• Pay via contactless method, like EFTPOS when possible
• Be aware of maintaining your physical distance
The temporary trading hours from Monday will be:
• Sunday – Tuesday 10am – 8pm
• Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 10pm
The management, staff and Board of Directors have completed basic COVID – 19 training as published by the Victorian Government.My management team, myself and the Club President, Simon Giles, have completed the more stringent “Operating a hospitality business in a COVID – 19 environment” training module issued by the Victorian Government.
We have implemented strict cleaning protocols, including cleaning logs in all high traffic areas.A dedicated “COVID response officer” has been appointed, and is responsible for both members and staff COVID compliance.In closing, these restrictions are a work in progress, but please feel comfortable knowing that all of us are fully COVID compliant trained, and regularly updated with any insights or new information by the Federal and State authorities.Look forward to seeing you all soon.
As we near the re-opening of our bistro to dine-in customers from 3 June, with the maximum time allowed for each session being two hours, we are taking a “walk before you can run” attitude regarding the reopening to enable staff and members to acclimatise to the “new normal”.
The bistro will be trading from this coming week with the following sessions:
We will be able to cater for up to 20 patrons at any given time, in each divided space we have, as long as we comply with density requirements (one person per four square metres), and there are careful controls in place for shared spaces, e.g. foyers and bathrooms. Table spacing (allowing 1.5 metres) will also be enforced.
The staff have been through several information sessions, including COVID-19 physical distancing and hygiene practicing training. Every “session” will have a designated COVID-19 Response Officer (or similar) to oversee the implementation of the venue’s (COVID-19) plan.
We have introduced several key actions, including:
As you are aware, there are changes to the rules on almost a daily basis, but the staff and myself remain resolute in offering a safe & clean environment on each and every visit you have to our great club.
I look forward to seeing you soon and having a chat and I will continue to keep you informed on a regular basis.
See you soon,
Have you missed our Friday night members draw just as much as we have?!
Tune in LIVE tomorrow night on our Facebook page at 7:00pm for your chance to win $100!
Member who’s name appears on the screen must send a photo of them selves holding their members card to the Facebook page inbox. You only have 5 minutes to verify it’s you in order to win $$
To be eligible to win you must be a follower of our Facebook page and be a financial club member.
We trust you enjoyed Easter as best you could complying with Social Distancing & Stay at Home rules. Whilst the current situation prohibits us getting together at the Sports Club, we are introducing virtual member draws to be held each Wednesday & Friday at 7pm for $100 each night commencing Wednesday 22nd April. Keep an eye on social media/text messages for all terms, conditions & rules and how you can participate. Additionally, you may have seen a CUB Promotion “For the love of your local”, where CUB will provide a free beer for each one purchased. We’re still waiting on details from CUB as to how you partake and will advertise on our social media channels once received.
For those who are exercising to maintain or improve fitness levels and choosing to do so at the Sports Club, be aware Wyndham Council has closed both ovals to the public (signage is on both ovals). Utilising the ovals to exercise could be deemed to be a breach of government policy and subject to the $1600 fine.
Take care and stay safe.
Yours in Sport
Board of Directors
Hoppers Crossing Sports Club
Hello to all of our loyal members,
HCSC looks forward to continuing our community & sporting programmes as soon a s possible, and hope you all stay home and stay safe during this COVID-19 pandemic.
We understand that we are the community hub for many of you and are missing being able to join your friends in your usual activities.
The club continues to be in regular contact with our staff members and look forward to welcoming them back as soon as possible.
I will keep in touch with all of you through our social media platforms including the HCSC website during this period.
In the meantime, Happy Easter to you and your families.
Unfortunately due to the closure of the venue, we have had to cancel our ‘Choc-o-block’ Easter promotion.
All Easter hamper prizes are being donated to the Royal Childrens Hospital.
We are working through all restrictions as they occur. With the Prime Ministers financial stimulus packages made available, the staff of the H.C.S.C will be well looked after.
We hope that you are all safe and well. We will give you updates as they occur.
Good afternoon members,
As you are aware, the Club is in lock down until further notice to comply with the Prime Ministers announcement last night.
With that in mind, the HCSC AGM scheduled for this Wednesday night has been postponed until further notice.
We will be giving you regular updates as they arise.
With the announcement of restrictions made by the Prime Minister tonight, the club will be closed until further notice from 11pm tonight, Sunday March 22nd. We will be giving regular updates as they come to hand. Thank you for your support during these challenging times.
Our staff will continue to be vigilant in ensuring we as a venue comply with the capacity restrictions.
We are working with the regulatory bodies and our business partners to ensure guidelines and workplace legislation’s are complied with in these extraordinary times.
Follow our facebook page for regular updates: https://www.facebook.com/HoppersCrossingSportsClub/
Dear Members &.Guests
As you would be aware, significant concern remains about the spread and potential spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the implications that this might hold.
For members who have planned trips overseas, it should be noted that the Government has recommended against travelling to mainland China, Iran, South Korea at the current time. With the virus now spreading through other countries in Europe and Asia, each family w
ill need to consider the risk factors for themselves and any potential quarantine situation that may arise.
For those who experience flu-like symptoms AND have recently travelled to affected regions, or had close contact with a confirmed case please seek medical advice. The DHHS advise to call ahead to notify the medical practitioner of symptoms and or recent travel or exposure.
Staff, member and visitor safety is of the utmost importance, so we ask anyone who is symptomatic or been in contact with a symptomatic person, to refrain from coming to the club at this time.
We ask that you please reinforce to family and friends the importance of practising good hand and respiratory hygiene as outlined below:
• Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer.
• Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
Detailed information regarding the coronavirus can be found on the following websites:
• Victorian State Government Department of Health and Human Services https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-coronavirus-disease-covid-19
• Australian Government Department of Health https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert
• Australian Government Smart Traveller website: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/news-and-updates/coronavirus-covid-19
Our member clubs are working with their respective regulatory bodies about what impact COVID-19 will have on the upcoming seasons and this information will be relayed once known.
Yours in Sport
HCSC Board of Directors & Management
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.
Wednesday, 25th March 2019
Annual General Meeting
The 2020 AFL season is soon to begin! As we have done in the past we will be holding two footy tipping competitions. The weekly pick ($30.00 entry) and the blind pick ( $25.00 entry). For more information head in to the club and have a chat with one of our friendly staff!
Congratulations to ALL Nominees and Winners