Woy Woy Bowling Club’s registered club The Sporties at Woy Woy will rebrand itself as The Greens Woy Woy.
Club chief Mr Kevin Jenkins said the club had drawn a line under its past and was determined to reinvent itself over the summer and beyond.
He said the club would no longer seek redevelopment but would start a new weekly attraction, called Weekend on the Greens, from the end of the year.
Two local event organisers Mr Chris Farnon and Mr Sam Perry would run the weekends, aiming to offer the best from local farmers, food suppliers and musicians.
A variety of food will be served from local food trucks and restaurants in a park-style setup.
Entertainment will be provided by up and coming local talent and will include buskers.
“The key for us is to work with all of the great producers and vendors based here and provide a platform for them to showcase their products and services in one central, family-friendly location,” Mr Perry said.
“We really feel there is a gap in the market here for a family-friendly space where people can relax and let their kids run around, while sitting back to enjoy a local beer and a great feed in beautiful surroundings,” he said.
Mr Jenkins said the club was officially changing its name to The Greens Woy Woy “to reflect the new and exciting future ahead”.
“We want everyone to come and enjoy what the club will have to offer,” he said.
“This is the community’s opportunity to help us to make the club a success,” he said.
“The new concept will mean the club can thrive with the community’s support.”
“We will always be a bowling club at heart, but this is no longer just a sports club.
“We want people to catch the ferry from Saratoga, Davistown and Empire Bay and we are easily accessible by train.
“We are really excited about what Chris and Sam are bringing to the club and urge our local community to get behind the events and bring their families and friends.”
Mr Jenkins said the outdoor area would be available for the community to use and would function as a beer garden during the week with new furnishings to be delivered over Christmas.
“We also want to hear from community groups who would be interested in using The Greens for yoga or boot camp and we welcome any other suggestions the community might have for other uses and events in the new space,” he said.
Weekend on the Greens will take place every Saturday, from 12pm to 9pm, and Sunday, from 12pm to 8pm, starting from December 29 and 30.
Event organisers have set up a website called weekendonthegreens.com.au, as well as social media pages.
Media release, 12 Dec 2018
Sam Perry, Weekend on The Greens
Interview, 12 Dec 2018
Kevin Jenkins, The Greens Woy Woy
Chris Farnon, Weekend on The Greens
Reporter: Jackie Pearson