Tooleybuc Sporting Club
The formulation of the idea for a Sporting Club was borne from the minds of two district gentlemen whom had just returned from a holiday in Tamworth during 1967.
The two gentlemen were so impressed with the facilities offered to members and visitors the Tamworth Workers Club that they decided to float the idea through the Tooleybuc district upon their return. Consequently a sub-committee was formed in 1968, with the aim of obtaining licenses and finance. The club, after some time incubating, was eventually opened on the 6th of April 1978.
From such a beginning and with such a small immediate residential population the club grown to its current size. It now boasts two Tiff Dwarf Bowling greens, a nine-hole (twin tee, grassed greens) golf course nestled along the banks of the Murray River, an all weather tennis court and an eighteen hole mini-golf complex.
In addition to these attractions on the club owned land, the Tooleybuc Sporting Club also helps in the maintenance of Tooleybuc’s recreation reserve complex. This consists of two ovals (one turf cricket wicket table), and ten turf tennis courts, and these community facilities are generally considered to be without peer in the region.
The Tooleybuc Sporting Club has also been the major single point of employment for local residents for some twenty-five years. It operates the obligatory bar, function areas and gaming lounge, but also maintains the catering facilities. It currently employs over people, including three apprentices.
The Tooleybuc Sporting Club essentially acts as the ‘barometer’ of its’ hinterland. It is inextricably linked to the fortunes of the local region, suffering sympathetically in times of drought and hardship, and promoting the enjoyment of good times when they again roll around.
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