Soldiers Point Bowling Club launches SPBC Mobile App!

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Director Julie Lister & Soldiers Point Bowling Club Mayoral Scholarship recipient Rose Priest – 2021

Rose Priest, Newcastle – Bachelor of Medical Science & Doctor of Medicine. 

Soldiers Point Bowling Club is proud to be a sponsor of the Mayoral Academic Scholarships Program.
Applications are now closed for 2021.

A total of $34,000 is now available to help Port Stephens students starting TAFE or university in 2021 as part of the Port Stephens Mayoral Academic Scholarships.

Now in its twelfth year, local students can apply for a $2000 scholarship to help cover the cost of their studies thanks to the joint initiative by Port Stephens Council and local businesses.

This year, 14 local businesses have collectively contributed $34,000 to the scholarship pool creating 17 scholarships.

This year’s generous sponsors include Ampcontrol, Destination Port Stephens, Hunter Land, Hunter Readymixed Concrete, McDonald Jones Homes, MOJO Homes, Newcastle Airport, Raymond Terrace Bowling Club, Salamander Bay Recycling (2), Soldiers Point Bowling Club, SUEZ Resource Recovery Centre, The Wests Group (2), Tomago Aluminium and Weathertex (2).

Port Stephens Mayor Ryan Palmer says the program helps local students on their way to further education.

“For over a decade, Port Stephens Council has been working with local businesses to help local students who are just starting out on their academic journey.

“Whether it’s paying for textbooks, buying a laptop or helping with living costs — we know these scholarships go a long way to helping students pursue their passions and achieve their goals through further education.

“If you’re a resident of Port Stephens and you’re thinking of starting university or TAFE next year, I’d encourage you to apply for a scholarship and give yourself a head start in your academic career,” he said.

Mayor Palmer recognised the generosity of local businesses in supporting this important initiative.

“In the past 11 years, we’ve helped almost 130 students reach their academic goals with scholarships totalling over $250,000. That’s a quarter of a million dollars donated by local businesses to help our future leaders — an amazing achievement!

“Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, our local businesses have remained committed to supporting and investing in our future leaders because they know its importance in the long term.

“I want to thank all of our amazing business sponsors — many of which have been with us since the start — for recognising the value of investing in this program,” he said.

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The following are recipients of Club Grants last year
Tomaree Community Hospital
Little Wings
Tomaree Public School
Ronald McDonald House
Hunter Youth Mentor Collaborative
Breast Screen NSW
Nelson Bay Junior Football Club
Nelson Bay Junior Cricket Club
Koori Kids
Nelson Bay Junior Hockey
Soldiers Point Bowling Club – Junior Sport
Soldiers Point Women’s Bowling Club
Tomaree Peninsula Photography Club
Salamander Recycle Centre
Nelson Bay View Club

Proudly supports the following organisations

Tomaree Community Hospital
Aerobics for over 50s
Blue Water Line Dancers
Breast Cancer Foundation
Nelson Bay Junior Football Club
Nelson Bay Junior Cricket Club
Nelson Bay Junior Rugby League Football Club
Nelson Bay View Club
Port Stephens Ulysses Club
Hunter Prostate Cancer Alliance
Salamander Child Care Centre
Salamander Recycling Centre
Leukaemia Foundation
Nelson Bay Girl Guides
Seaside Singers
Soldiers Point Public School
Tomaree Ladies Probus
Tomaree Over 55s Aerobics
Little Wings
Port Stephens PCYC
Ovarian Cancer Australia
Community Transport Port Stephens
Birubi Surf Life Saving Club
Sewing Bees
Cancer Council of NSW
Oncology Department – Mater Hospital
Tomaree Prostate Cancer Group
Port Stephens Choral Ensemble
Mem’s Soul Food Productions
Tomaree Peninsula Photography Club
Tomaree Public Schools Principals’ Group
Waratah Slimmers
Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service
Hunter Academy of Sport
Anna Bay Public School
Stockton Hospital
Tomaree High School
Port Stephens SES
Bay Area Board Riders


In a coup for the Newcastle and Hunter Valley region, a Highly Commended Award was awarded to Soldiers Point Bowling Club in the Environment category for their commitment to becoming more environmentally friendly.
The Club has switched over LED lighting, reduced general waste by 35% since 2011 and has installed a covered bowling green for users to enjoy.
ClubsNSW CEO Anthony Ball congratulated Soldiers Point Bowling Club for their win at the Clubs & Community Awards.
“Congratulations to Soldiers Point Bowling Club for their commitment to making a difference in the lives of people in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley,” he said.