In the beginning…
Carina Leagues Club commenced from humble beginnings in October 1970 in the lower ground floor section of Chadwick Hall. Trading was under a Sporting Licence which permitted the sale of alcohol only while sport was being played. The Club was granted a Liquor Licence on the 22nd October 1971 and was the first club in Queensland granted trading hours from 10:00am to 11:00pm. Since this time, strong patronage and support has seen the Club continue to grow and improve our facilities.
Over the last 20 years, the Club has trebled in size with a revised Liquor Licence permitting the club to trade until 4.00am. This has delivered our members and visitors more modern facilities including a Gaming Area with the maximum of 300 gaming machines, designated staffed kitchenette providing our guests with complimentary coffee, tea and soft drink, designated outdoor smoking facilities with, mist fans and heaters for the comfort of our members. Our main bar and UBET facilities strategically positioned for ease of all guests needs. A cafe which trades from 10am till late 7 days a week with all day food menu including light meals, sandwiches, hot and cold beverages, sweets and more. Our Bistro has a new look Asian Experience which has the chefs cooking on display for that extra experience. The bistro caters for all needs with food on view meals, A la carte meals and the new Asian menu PLUS we have our own speciality dietary requirements menu for vegans, vegetarians and gluten free requirements. Chadwicks Tapas Bar is opened on the weekend and is for our members who would like to relax in style with its very own cocktail, wine and tapas menus and live entertainment each Friday and Saturday night. Chadwicks has the capabilities and is one of our favourite function rooms with the perfect place to host any function. Carina Leagues also has two fully equipped conference rooms which provide all the technology required for any conference meeting, training session or board meeting. We have a fully supervised Childrens Playroom with its own designated playground and outdoor area, playstations, movies, dolls, books, face painting and much more. The Club also boasts a large, landscaped carpark with full lighting and plenty of room, large number of shaded parks and a buggy service which ensures that our members are picked up and dropped off from their car to the entrance safely.
As the Club continues to grow we hope to add more and more great facilities for you, our Members. Carina Leagues Club is a community Club and a few of the many objectives in our charter for which the Club was established are:
- provide for Members and Members’ Guests a Club with the usual facilities;
- provide foster support and encourage the aims and objectives of Carina Junior Rugby League Football Club and all matters pertaining thereto; and
- to assist by financial, or by other means, any or all organisations which are devoted to fostering youth welfare facilities for youngsters and underprivileged and handicapped children, relieving poverty and hardship and preventing juvenile delinquency.
The goal of our Club is to prosper as a major Social Club in South East Brisbane. We will service our Members and associated Clubs by providing a safe and friendly environment for Members, Staff and the community.
We excel in food, beverage, entertainment, gaming and the development of local junior sport while promoting Responsible Service of Alcohol and Responsible Service of Gaming.
In the Community
Carina Leagues Club contributes monthly to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. The Gambling Community Benefit Fund is Queensland’s largest one-off grants program, distributing about $53 million per year. Established in 1994 under the Gaming Machine Act 1991, the fund returns to the community a portion of state revenue raised through gambling taxes.
In addition to this Carina Leagues Club donated $4,286,372 cash and in kind for the financial year ended 30th June 2018.
This contribution has assisted in the rebuild of the Junior Football Clubhouse ($1.5 million), supported the CHCWA with $2 million to build gymnasium, various schools, sporting organisations, community funds and individuals via a variety of means from the donation of money, goods or equipment through to free use of our facilities.
With your support we can continue to deliver on the promise to our members and our community.
Our Board of Directors
|Peter Philip, Chairman|
|Wade Core, Deputy Chairman|
|Stewart Wyer, Secretary|
|Karen Minnikin, Treasurer|
|Paul Dibble, Director|
|Paul Bellamy, Director|
|David Young, Director|
|Stephen Heald, Director|
|Kevin Cairns, Director|