1 Glenella Road, Glenella, Mackay QLD 4740 | (07) 4965 6100

WELCOME TO MAGPIES SPORTING CLUB

Magpies Sporting Club is the home of CENTRO RESTAURANT – a casual dining sensation, the HUB CAFÉ – for barista made coffee & homemade desserts, SPORTSBAR – all the UBET, Keno & sports action on the big screens, SKYS FUNCTION VENUE and Mackay’s largest GAMING ROOM with 210 poker machines is open until 4am every night, guaranteed*.

Magpies MISSION is to provide a superior entertainment experience and a sense of belonging and pride, through personal and professional service. Our success enables us to support our community and sport in the greater Mackay Region.

Magpies VISION is to make a real difference in the lives of our Members and Guests, our Players, our Staff and our Community.

From entertainment to functions, dining to gaming, Magpies has something for you… have you been to Magpies lately?

CENTRO MENU

Try our new menu with fresh choices like bruschetta & vegetarian lasagne.

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SKYS FUNCTION VENUE

Weddings, Corporate Functions and Parties at Skys Function Venue.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming events at our Premium Entertainment Venue.

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GET IN TOUCH

Where to find us and how to get in contact with us.

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AWARD WINNING

Winner of the ‘2018 BEST CLUB CENTRAL QUEENSLAND’ at the Clubs Queensland Awards! 2018 finalists for ‘Club of the Year’, ‘Best Social Club’ and ‘Best Community Service’ by a Licensed Club.

Winner of the ‘2017 BEST SPORTS CLUB’.

MAGPIES COMMUNITY

Magpies is a not for profit, COMMUNITY CLUB that is member driven and community oriented, we are dedicated to encouraging sporting participation and supporting the Mackay community.

Our success enabled us to donate over $2.1 million to the Mackay Community in the 17-18 financial year. $2,138,348.08 to be exact. Help us help the community: on your behalf we donate $2 from every membership to a community based organisation of your choice: Surf Life Saving Mackay, CQ Rescue, the Royal Flying Doctors or QLD Cancer council. Every time you visit our club it helps us, help the Community. Join or renew your Magpies Membership now on the membership page.

GO MAGGIES

Magpies proudly support 11 affiliated sporting clubs and co-found the Mackay & the Whitsundays Magpies Crusaders United Football Club, but you can call them MAGPIES CRUSADERS.

Magpies Crusaders represent the Mackay & Whitsundays region in the Queensland National Premier League (NPL).

Courtesy Bus

The Courtesy Bus operates from 8:30am to late Monday – Friday, from 10:00am Saturday and from 11:30am to late on Sunday. Magpies Courtesy Bus is available for members, their guests and Mackay tourists for pick up and return. Children over 4 years of age are welcome and booster seats are subject to availability.

Areas include North Mackay, Mount Pleasant, Glenella, Slade Point, Andergrove, Beaconsfield, Rural View, Eimeo, Blacks Beach, Richmond, Bucasia, Mackay Harbour, West Mackay, East Mackay, South Mackay, Ooralea and Paget.

Bookings are essential call reception on (07) 4965 6100.

Courtesy Bus Map

MAGPIES HISTORY

Magpies Sporting Complex commenced trade in 1980 from a modest single level, licensed club house. The original club house was known as ‘Montys’ and is now the current Sports Bar trading area.

Magpies was officially opened on the 27th October 1984 by Geoff Munz, Member for Whitsunday. The land was originally farming land, and a special committee was formed within the club for the purpose of raising funds and acquiring free hold land as the State Licensing Laws did not permit Licence Clubs to be established on leasehold land. The committee consisted of: President Les Greenhill, Secretary, Gar Houston, Vice Presidents Ray Toomey & Stand White, Treasurer Syd Duncan and Charlie Jensen, Charlie Ogilvie, Herb LeGarde, Col Kingsbury, Stan Sologinkin, Ernie Mooney and Bill Gibson. One of the early accomplishments of the committee was the construction of an amenity block on the football grounds, and it was done by outstanding team work, hard work by all of the committee members and the generosity of the clubs supporters. The amenities block is still standing today and survived the 2008 floods.

The original Board of Directors who founded Magpies Sporting Complex were: President SA White, Senior Vice President R E Toomey, Junior Vice President E J Gibson, Secretary F G Houston, Treasurer S Duncan, Patron G E Pembroke. Committee Member included GB Kong, M J Miller, W C Ogilvie, J W Wallman, C E Jenson (RIP) and C Jorgenson. This Board of Directors amalgamated all of Magpies Sporting Clubs which included Australian Rules, Soccer, Rugby League, Hockey and Cricket.  These clubs were looking for grounds to train and play on, plus a place to hold meetings and have a few drinks socially, Magpies helped them achieve this through affiliation. In 1996, the club undertook a major facilities upgrade and extended the facilities to a modern two level structure incorporating a separate gaming room and lounge bar and provision to develop a second level for functions trading.

In 1998, the club upper level was fitted out: the shell of the building having been constructed as a part of the 1996 developments, to provide a function venue with a seating capacity of 350 for Banquet style dining. Following the very successful gaming room renovations in 2012, Magpies Sporting Club made the decision to undertake a likeminded project for the food and beverage areas of the club. The original club house roof was in dire need of repair, and the opportunity was available to complete the two jobs simultaneously. Planning commenced in early 2012 and Brand + Slater Architects drawn plans were approved in March 2013 by the Board of Directors. The successful builder, Woollam Constructions, began the project in May 2013, and completed it in August 2013. The result is a modern, captivating design, incorporating an extended Sports Bar now with 80% more seating, including a lounge area and dual sound zones, plus a big screen TV for all your favourite sporting events.

A new service TAB area to the Sports Bar, and a large Designated Outdoor Smoking Area with a view of Sologinkin Oval has been added. An inviting tropical deck area has extended the food and beverage capacity of the entire Club overlooks a new children’s playground. The Décor was championed by Clair Hollier from Brand + Slater Architects, and offers a soft, modern, yet exciting feel to the bars and bistro.