Revamped club looks forward to a big, new future

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Raiders Gungahlin staff, from left, Millie Siamoa, general manager Craig Nadin, assistant manager Rachel Bielski and Bridget Childs.

THE new Raiders Gungahlin is open for business after a major renovation and extension, says general manager Craig Nadin.

The club’s extensive $18.5 million makeover is complete and, with large dedicated eating areas, roomy lounges and great outdoor spaces, there’s more for members and their guests to enjoy.

Having opened in April, 1999, Raiders Gungahlin is celebrating 20 years serving the Gungahlin community and with this significant investment in the club, Craig says they are looking forward to the next 20 years.

“The new space is appealing and welcoming, with plenty of low, comfortable furniture and a modern, lounge-style atmosphere,” he says.

Located close to the Marketplace, Raiders Gungahlin has created a relaxing, inviting environment and brings a vibrant feel to the town centre.

The classic club menu with award-winning food is a huge drawcard for members and guests, says Craig.

“We cater for everyone and have lunch specials available every day. Most popular are our steak, schnitzel and seafood, and we have a fantastic kids’ menu to suit every taste,” Craig says.

Assistant manager Rachel Bielski says the club has listened to its clients over the years and made sure it has included extras such as a parents’ room and excellent disabled facilities.

“We also offer 165 car parks, both in our large undercover parking area with disabled access and on the upper deck with direct access inside,” she says.

“Our kids’ zone has a safe, enclosed play area surrounded by seating so parents don’t need to be far from where their kids are playing.”

The new, modern bar glows with LED lights and features unpasteurised Carlton Draught flowing fresh to the taps from copper tanks.

“The beer is completely fresh and is delivered from the brewery in a chilled tanker on the day of brewing, with the purpose built tanks refilled through a hose,” says Craig.

“We also have an extensive wine list including local wineries Shaw and Clonakilla, and 11 beers/ciders
on tap.”

The large gaming room features more than 200 of the latest pokies and there are plenty of screens around the club to enjoy a variety of sport.

Supporting the community is a major focus of Raiders Gungahlin, says Craig.

“We sponsor several sporting groups within Gungahlin, including the Gungahlin Bulls junior and senior rugby league clubs, St Pats hockey club, north and south Gungahlin Raiders netball clubs, and we also provide 80 meals per week to the Red Cross Roadhouse service.

“Ultimately our passion is catering for the growing needs of the Gungahlin community.”

Gungahlin Raiders, 23 Hibberson Street, Gungahlin, open 9am-4am. Membership is $2 a year, which includes entry to Raiders Weston and Raiders Belconnen. Call 6255 4111 or visit raidersgungahlin.com.au

 

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