Corrimal Leagues Club
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Wests Illawarra has proposed an amalgamation with Corrimal Leagues Club in an attempt to save the club from closure.
The northern suburbs club has been under administration for over four years, during which time the administrators sold the club’s land to a property developer to pay off much of its $5 million in debts. This latest chapter follows many years of the club battling to remain open.
Wests Illawarra CEO Luke Walker said his club had responded to a request from the liquidators for expressions of interest to take over the club and its remaining debts and assets. If no suitable offer was forthcoming, the club would be forced to close still owing creditors – many of whom are local businesses – over one million dollars.
Mr Walker said he believed Wests Illawarra was the only local club to express an interest in helping Corrimal Leagues Club pay its creditors and actually keep trading, although some local and Sydney clubs apparently are interested in acquiring the club’s 50 poker machine entitlements, but certainly not keep the club trading.
He said Wests Illawarra wanted to help Corrimal Leagues Club trade its way back to profitability.
“We don’t want to see this proud rugby league club suffer the same fate as many before it, so we have lodged a proposal with the liquidators,” Mr Walker said. “A key component of our offer is to keep the club open for the remaining lease period, and see if we can help it trade profitably.”
Mr Walker said he believed the Wests Illawarra offer was the best one for the club’s members, the Corrimal community, local businesses and rugby league in the Illawarra region.
“From what we have seen of the club’s trading performance, and through discussions with Corrimal Leagues representatives, there is enough to suggest that it could become a profitable operation again under the right circumstances,” Mr Walker said. “We’d very much like to try to make that happen.”
“As a rugby league club ourselves, we also want to help support the Corrimal Cougars, and hence, help maintain the strength of the Illawarra Coal rugby league competition.”
However, Corrimal Leagues Club’s lease on its current building expires in six months, and Mr Walker said the challenge would be to return it to profitability – and hence provide some confidence that payments can be made – to justify seeking an extension of the lease from the developer who bought the land.
In addition to seeking a lease extension from the developer, Mr Walker said that if the club was returned to profitability, Wests Illawarra would also investigate the possibility and viability of securing an alternative site in the Corrimal area with consideration to be given to the building of a new club.
“It would be a challenge for Wests Illawarra, but also a challenge for the members of Corrimal Leagues Club to demonstrate that they want their club to continue trading, as no new lease in the short term, or new club in the long term, will be possible unless the club’s financial woes can be addressed. We hope that together with the Corrimal members we are given the chance to make this work.”
“We would hate for a club to march in, strip the club of its assets, and close it down. That would not be a good outcome for the Corrimal community.”
The liquidator of Corrimal is expected to call a meeting of Corrimal’s creditors next week to put Wests Illawarra’s proposal up for consideration. If Wests Illawarra’s proposal is approved by the creditors at that meeting, the clubs will then embark on the formal process required to enable the amalgamation, to then be approved by the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority.
“Our aim is to put back Corrimal Leagues Club back in the hands of its members and to try and keep this community asset running,” Mr Walker said.
We look forward to sharing more information with you as we have it.
| Opening hours|
|Monday|| 4pm - 10pm|
|Tuesday|| 10am - 10pm|
|Wednesday|| 10am - 10pm|
|Thursday|| 10am - 10.30pm|
|Friday|| 10am - 12am|
|Saturday|| 11am - 12.30am|
|Sunday|| 11am - 9.30pm|
With a premium range of beers, spirits and cocktails, live entertainment, big screens as well as regular raffles and promotions, socialising at Corrimal Leagues Club is the perfect way to catch up with friends in a relaxing and enjoyable environment.
Promotions and Entertainment
| Day|| Event||Time|
|Monday||Illawarra billiards and snooker competition||6.30pm|
Social snooker competition
Members badge draw
karaoke/live entertainment (karaoke - first Saturday of every month
Corrimal Leagues boasts three separate function areas including the Auditorium, Garden Terrace, Garden Annex and Boardroom.
Comfortably seating up to 150 guests, Corrimal Leagues Club will provide exquisite food, full bar facilities and a professional and personalised service, all in a relaxed atmosphere. Please call 4284 8222 to make an appointment.
The Auditorium is located on the second floor and seats up to 150 guests. It is a private area which contains mood lighting, air conditioning, a large dance floor and a raised podium.
The Garden Terrace
The Garden Terrace is located just off Fishnets Bistro and can seat up to 100 guests. This is also a private area, surrounded by gardens and enclosed by a large marquee.
The Garden Annex
The Garden Annex is located just off the Garden Terrace and seats up to 60 guests. This is a private area, which opens up onto the Garden Terrace.
The Boardroom can seat up to 15 and is perfect for your next business meeting.
Head down to Corrimal Leagues Club and enjoy dinner at Fishnets Bistro.
Fishnets Bistro is open on the following days and times:
Monday: Dinner only
Tuesday - Sunday: Lunch and dinner
Lunch - 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
| Garlic herb bread||$4.00|
| Cheese and garlic bread||$5.00 |
| Chilli cheese and garlic bread||$5.00|
| Bruschetta ||$8.00|
| Garlic prawn pot||$10.00|
| Chicken tenders||$10.00|
| Salt and pepper squid||$10.00|
| Mini spring rolls ||$8.00|
| Marinated chicken wings||$10.00|
| Bowl of Chips||$4.00|
| Fishnets Burger|
Meat patty, onion, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato & beetroot + chips
| Steak Sandwich|
Steak, onion, lettuce, tomato and beetroot + chips
| Chicken Caesar Burger|
Crumbed chicken tenders, lettuce, bacon, Parmesan cheese and Caesar dressing + chips
| scotch fillet 250g with your choice of chips & salad or vegetables & mash ||$21.00|
| T-Bone 350g with your choice of chips & salad or vegetables & mash||$21.00|
| Rump 350g with your choice of chips & salad or vegetables & mash||$21.00|
| honey glazed pork||$18.00|
| chicken supreme||$20.00|
| swiss chicken||$20.00|
| salt & pepper squid||$16.00|
| fish of the day||$15.00|
| fishermans basket||$17.00|
| chicken schnitzel||$16.00|
| veal schnitzel||$18.00|
| pork schnitzel||$16.00|
| chicken parmigiana||$18.00|
| veal parmigiana||$20.00|
| crumbed lamb cutlets and bacon||$19.00|
| penne boscaiola||$17.00|
| chilli prawn fettuccine||$19.00|
| chicken Caesar salad||$16.00|
| chicken and prawn salad||$18.00|
Corrimal Rugby League Football Club
- Corrimal Junior Rugby League Football Club
- Corrimal Leagues Amateur Fishing Club
- Fernhill Football Club
- Corrimal Netball Club
- Corrimal Junior Surf Club
- Bellambi Junior Surf Club
- Illawarra Football Association
For further information regarding any of the above sporting clubs please contact Corrimal Leagues Club.
Corrimal Leagues Club has a proud history spanning well over 50 years. Since opening at its present site, the Club has been committed to bringing excellence in dining and entertainment to Corrimal.
The basis of the formation of the Leagues Club began with a group of Sunday morning drinkers, mainly supporters and football officials who met in a corrugated tin shed at the Coke Works on Sunday mornings. As numbers grew, that shifted to Ziems Park dressing shed.
In the early 1950’s, meetings were held at Bellambi Hotel, The Friendly Society Hall or Don Thackarays. The Leagues Club Steering Committee was formulated from Rugby League, Soccer, Cricket, Tennis and Surf Clubs. Arthur Ziems, Alf Ramsay, Jack Cartwright, Gus Hendricks, Len Heath, Oscar Dare, Tom Fryer, Snow Williams, Ron Hamilton (who become the first Secretary Manager) and Wal Musgrove (who donated the block of land on which the Club now stands), made up the committee. They started a bank account with the Rural Bank in Wollongong and plans were drawn up by Oscar Dare for the Club.
Plans were submitted to the Bank and an application for a Liquor License was granted (conditional), meaning the Club could only buy from another Club or Hotel.
Tenders were called for the building and local builder Artie Robinson was successful. All local sub contractors were used and any material and labour donated were accepted. On the 14th October 1954, the Club officially opened for trading at 3.30 in the afternoon.
After two years of trading, an Architect was appointed to design a concrete and brick building. The building had a small foyer and office at the front and a billiard room at the side. A bar and snack bar was also erected with a library attached and a loading dock at the rear. More recently, the entrance to the club was moved to the rear which has enabled easier access from the car park which has proved to be effective.
As a result of the Governments decision to restrict and eventually ban smoking in licensed premises, the Club incorporated a covered outdoor terrace and entertainment facility in what was the B.B.Q area. This is ideal for all sorts of functions, from 21st Birthdays and Engagement Parties; as well as a great spot for sporting bodies and families to congregate after their game. This area also provides an excellent Al Fresco Dining area and smoking facility for our members throughout the day and night.
Corrimal Leagues Club is just as committed as it was in its early days to giving its members and guests access to quality service and a first-rate venue.
We thank you for your support and loyalty over the years and we look forward to your continued patronage.
Corrimal Leagues Club Limited
Phone: 4284 8222
Fax: 4284 7135
Address: 54 Railway Street Corrimal, NSW 2518