Carina Leagues Club for the second year in a row has taken out the top gong for Club of the Year (Large) at Club Queensland’s Awards for Excellence last week.

“[The] 2024 Queensland Club of the Year (Large) award is an honour that we do not take lightly,” Carina Leagues Club general manager Adam Wiencke told Club Management.  

“The success and recognition of our club can be traced directly to the performance of our biggest asset: our staff. The dedication, teamwork, commitment, personality, customer service focus and care for our members and guests certainly stands out and is widely acknowledged by the greater community.

“2024 is an exciting time for the club with the biggest renovation in its history that we believe will take the community club experience in Queensland to a level not seen before, and therefore we cannot wait to see what our club will look like in the future.”

Other Club of the Year winners included Kirwan Sports Club for the Medium category, The Waves Club Caloundra for the Small category, and Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron for Non-Gaming.

Alongside Carina Leagues Club, Norths Leagues and Services Club walked away with two winnings. The club’s flagship restaurant, The Precinct, was crowned Best Dining (Large) for the third year in a row and now enters the Clubs Queensland Hall of Fame, while the club’s executive chef Hossein Moshtaghi won Club Chef of the Year. To wrap up the night for Norths, it was also named finalist for Best Gaming (Large).

“We are thrilled and so very proud of our team.  They put in so much hard work, day in day out, and this really is a reflection of this,” said James Bennett, marketing manager of Norths Leagues and Services Club.

“What makes it even more special is to be inducted into the Hall of Fame for The Precinct. It was a revolutionary dining experience when we launched it, and the accolades, in addition to the ongoing support from our members and patrons, makes the hard yards totally worth it.”

Clubs Queensland CEO Kelly Egan said these accolades is a testimony to clubs in Queensland and their sense of community.

“The Excellence Awards put the spotlight on all the behind-the-scenes work that goes into making these clubs a vital part of their community,” he said.

“The Awards night recognises outstanding achievements in civic contributions, sporting
camaraderie, exceptional hospitality, community mindedness and individual professionalism.”

And the winners are:

Best Licensed RSL and/or Services Club: Club Parkview

Best Bowls Club: Club Pine Rivers

Best Football Club: The Lion Richlands

Best Surf Life Saving Supporters Club: Coolum Surf Club

Best Sports Club: Caboolture Sports Club

Best Cafe: The Cafe, The Lion Richlands

Best Dining, Small: Bayview Bar & Bites, The Surf Club Mooloolaba

Best Dining, Medium: Atrium Bistro, Gympie RSL

Best Dining, Large: The Precinct, Norths Leagues & Services Club

Health & Wellbeing: You Ok Boo?, Booroodabin Community & Recreation Club

Community Support Services: People, Not Just Names, Kedron-Wavell

Support Of All Abilities Sport: Creating Magic On and Off The Field, Brothers Leagues Club Cairns

Heart Of The Community: Belong in Hockey Program, Club Glenvale

Special Achievement Award – Responsible Gambling: Kedron-Wavell

Special Achievement Award – Responsible Service of Alcohol: Coolum Surf Club

Young Manager Of The Year: Brayden Young, Kedron-Wavell

Club Chef Of The Year: Hossein Moshtaghi, Norths Leagues & Services Club

Club Director Of The Year: Terry Doolan, Harrup Park

Club Manager Of The Year: Justin Hall, The Lion Richlands

Best Gaming Venue, Small: The Sands Social

Best Gaming Venue, Medium: Clubs Parkview

Best Gaming Venue, Large: Cowboys Leagues Club

Club Of The Year, Non-Gaming: Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron

Club Of The Year, Small: The Waves Club Caloundra

Club Of The Year, Medium: Kirwan Sports Club

Club Of The Year, Large: Carina Leagues Club

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *