In the 2022 - 2023 financial year our Community contribution was:

$1,177,925.23

1 Glenella Road, Glenella, Mackay QLD 4740 | (07) 49 656 100

AFFILIATED CLUBS

Magpies proudly supports 9 affiliated sporting clubs.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2024

OLIVIA BELLEAR

Meet Olivia Bellear, a force to be reckoned with on and off the netball court. For four years, she graced the Magpies Netball team, embodying the spirit of teamwork and dedication. Unfortunately, a challenging injury forced her to step back from playing, but it couldn’t dim her passion for the supportive environment that Magpies Netball fosters – a truly lovely bunch of girls who make the club feel like a second home. Olivia found her greatest inspiration in her mum – a pillar of strength and a source of unwavering support.

Turning adversity into an opportunity, Olivia’s injury became a powerful lesson, revealing that netball isn’t just about being on the court; it’s about being part of a community. She learned to extract positivity from the negative and discovered alternate ways to contribute to the club she loves. Last February, she secured a coveted spot in the Youth Advisory Group at Netball Queensland, one of only ten representatives across the entire state, proudly standing as Mackay’s sole ambassador.

Her commitment to the sport extends beyond the game; Olivia played a crucial role in designing the Netball Indigenous uniform, a visual reminder honouring the traditional custodians of the land she plays on. As we celebrate International Women’s Day, Olivia’s message to all women echoes loud and clear: embrace challenges, find strength in adversity, and know that your contributions matter.

WENDY BAYNTON

Introducing Charlotte, a shining star both on and off the netball court. With five years of dedication to the Magpies Netball team, she’s proven herself as a true asset to the sport. Born in Hobart, Charlotte’s journey led her to Mackay in Grade 1.

Charlotte may be quiet by nature, but her determination speaks volumes. Her positive impact on those around her is undeniable, earning her the admiration of teammates, coaches, and fans alike. As captain of the 15A Mackay Monarchs, she led with inclusivity, positivity, and an unwavering work ethic, inspiring her teammates to give their all.

But Charlotte’s talents don’t stop on the court. She’s also a dedicated academic with dreams of becoming a paediatrician, a goal she’s well on her way to achieving.

Recognised as a nominee for the Young Sports Person Award in the @MackayRegionalCouncil Australia Day Awards, Charlotte’s achievements are truly remarkable. Her inspiration stems from her family, particularly her strong female role models – her mum, Nan, and aunties. Their influence, coupled with the encouragement of her coaches, drives Charlotte to strive for excellence.

On this International Women’s Day, Charlotte shares her wisdom with fellow young women: “work hard, stay positive, and never let your gender limit your dreams”. For her, this day is about celebrating women’s achievements and acknowledging the journey ahead towards true equality.

CYNTHY MACGROARTY

Meet Cynthy, a manager extraordinaire and a driving force of Magpies women’s football at Magpies Football Club. Her behind-the-scenes efforts are nothing short of amazing, making her a cherished asset.

Beyond her regular managerial duties, Cynthy has taken on the crucial role of ‘Females in Sport Coordinator’ for the past two seasons. A passionate advocate for gender equality in football, she is not just a manager, but a trailblazer dedicated to bridging the gap between senior women’s football and junior girls’ football. As a senior women’s player herself, Cynthy understands the importance of fostering a supportive environment for the next generation of female athletes.

Cynthy’s dedication has led to the creation of girls-only teams, with plans for full-time teams in the upcoming year. Currently, young girls train and play alongside boys, but Cynthy is working tirelessly to enhance the Females in Football department, ensuring that girls have their own space to thrive and play. Her efforts extend beyond the field, where she brings senior players to support and encourage the younger generation.

Her inspiration is drawn from various sources, with her mum’s unconditional love serving as a foundation into adulthood. Erin Mulherin and Barbara Lawrence’s advice about leadership has empowered Cynthy to lead in ways that resonate with her, regardless of titles or positions.

Cynthy’s biggest inspiration, however, comes from her daughter. Despite facing a critical blood condition last year, her daughter’s passion and resilience shone through. Cynthy found strength in witnessing her daughter’s determination, driving hours to sit on the sidelines and support her teammates, showcasing the true spirit of sportsmanship.

On International Women’s Day, Cynthy’s message is clear: “Hold each other up, support each other. When women come together, we are capable of great things.” She values organisations that champion the cause of women and girls, believing that the future holds even greater accomplishments as we unite and uplift one another.

CHARLOTTE MCGUINESS

Introducing Charlotte, a shining star both on and off the netball court. With five years of dedication to the Magpies Netball team, she’s proven herself as a true asset to the sport. Born in Hobart, Charlotte’s journey led her to Mackay in Grade 1.

Charlotte may be quiet by nature, but her determination speaks volumes. Her positive impact on those around her is undeniable, earning her the admiration of teammates, coaches, and fans alike. As captain of the 15A Mackay Monarchs, she led with inclusivity, positivity, and an unwavering work ethic, inspiring her teammates to give their all.

But Charlotte’s talents don’t stop on the court. She’s also a dedicated academic with dreams of becoming a paediatrician, a goal she’s well on her way to achieving.

Recognised as a nominee for the Young Sports Person Award in the @MackayRegionalCouncil Australia Day Awards, Charlotte’s achievements are truly remarkable. Her inspiration stems from her family, particularly her strong female role models – her mum, Nan, and aunties. Their influence, coupled with the encouragement of her coaches, drives Charlotte to strive for excellence.

On this International Women’s Day, Charlotte shares her wisdom with fellow young women: “work hard, stay positive, and never let your gender limit your dreams”. For her, this day is about celebrating women’s achievements and acknowledging the journey ahead towards true equality.

2024 Affiliates Challenge

🏆 Everyone had a great time at the 2024 Magpies Affiliates Challenge despite the unpredictable weather! Big props to Kevvy for hosting the event with humour and flair as usual and a special shoutout to Duke from the Magpies Mackay & District Obedience Club adding a pawsitively delightful touch! This year, we spiced things up with a dog obstacle course challenge – a hilarious twist! 🏅 Congratulations to Magpies Mackay Australian Football Club for their triumphant win, taking home $800. Cheers to Magpies Cricket Club Mackay for their 2nd position earning $600, and Magpies Mackay Senior Rugby League Club securing 3rd place for $400. All participating clubs, including Magpies Mackay Junior Rugby League Club, Magpies Netball Club Mackay, Magpies Mackay Basketball Club, Magpies Mackay Football Club and Magpies Mackay & District Obedience Club received $250 each. Let’s keep the Magpies Sporting Club spirit alive and soaring!

#GoMaggies #WhatsYourSport #MagpiesCommunity

SOLOGINKIN OVAL AMENITIES GRAND OPENING

In May 2019 we celebrated the Grand Opening of the new amenities building at Sologinkin Oval, officially opened by Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson. This was our most ambitious and challenging project to date, costing in the vicinity of $2.5 million dollars, fully funded by Magpies Sporting Club with no government grants or assistance.

THE NEW SOLOGINKIN OVAL AMENITIES

The facilities have a strong focus on meeting the needs of female sporting participants including gender friendly changeroom with floor to ceiling showers, as well as a gym, ice baths and dedicated room to add spa’s. Four change rooms service the field, including individual change rooms for referees. The facilities are of state competition standard, we consulted not only with our own stakeholders in Magpies Rugby League Club and Magpies Football Club, but with Queensland Rugby League and Football Queensland. The design come from the desks of BSPN Architecture and had been 5 years in the making; the project was at first postponed due to the opportunity to buy back the club from the landlord in 2015.

UPCOMING SPORT EVENTS

CASE STUDIES

MAGPIES SPORTING CLUB HOST CRICKET AUSTRALIA U19 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Magpies Sporting Club and Mackay’s Harrup Park Complex will be the two host venues for the Cricket Australia U19 Male National Championships which will take place from the 7th to the 14th of April 2022.

MACKAY DISTRICT SCHOOL SPORTS SPONSORSHIP

Magpies Sporting Club will once again support the Mackay District School Sports (MDSS) Committee with a $10,000 sponsorship for 2022. Paul Manttan, MDSS President, along with Phoebe Homes (Mackay North State High School) and Samuel…

U18 KANAKA MACKAY TEAM

Magpies Sporting Club have supported the Kanaka Proud Cup since it was established in 2017 to honour, celebrate and to share the history of the families that were taken from their South Sea Island’s and bought over to Australia to be …

CRICKET 4 EVERY 1

Cricket 4 Every 1 is a joint venture between Magpies Cricket Club and the Mackay and District Special School, the inaugural program commenced in the 18/19 cricket season.  Cricket 4 Every 1 gives uniquely abled Mackay children a chance to …

AFFILIATE RAFFLES

One of the many ways that we provide support for these groups is through a raffle program which enables all affiliated bodies the opportunity to raise much needed funds to assist them in reaching their goals.

We appreciate any support that you may be able to provide for these Clubs and all funds raised from the raffles are directly distributed to each group.

  • Monday — 6 – 7:30pm Magpies Basketball Club
  • Wednesday — 6 – 7:30pm Magpies Cricket Club
  • Thursday — 6 – 7:30pm Magpies AFL Club
  • Friday — 5 – 6pm Magpies Junior Rugby League Club / 6 – 7pm Magpies Senior Rugby League Club (Alternating)
  • Saturday — 12:30 – 1:30pm Magpies Senior Rugby League Club, 6 – 7:30pm Magpies Football Club

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Three generations of the Thiele family watching footy @mackaymagpiesafl 🏉🏉🏉 #MagpiesAFL #GoMaggies #WhatsYourSport
Queensland Police Service Rugby League State Championships 
Game 3 let’s go!!! 👏

📍Sologinkin Oval 

1pm - Far North QLD Marlins V Southeast Muddies
2pm - Country Thunder V City Cyclones 
3pm - Brisbane Bulldogs V Northern Stingers 
4pm - Wide Bay Whales V Central QLD Razorbacks 

#WhatsYourSport
We had some special visitors today for lunch, QRL General Manager Adam Vanzanten, QRL CEO Ben Ikin along with the Rugby League Mackay and District Volunteers. 

Andrew and Ben are up here visiting the QPS Carnival which is being held at Sologinkin Oval this week. 🏉
#MagpiesCommunity #WhatsYourSport
City V Country!

🏈 6:30pm -  A Grade

Magpies are hosting this year's annual trial game vs Moranbah Miners Rugby League Club today at Sologinkin Oval.

Come down and enjoy a Saturday arvo/night with great family friendly facilities with plenty of car parks available.

#MagpiesSRL #WhatsYourSport
Good luck Magpies Mackay Basketball Club heading into Grand Finals this Super Saturday!

It will be a big day at the stadium so come on down and watch all the teams in action. Men's Division 1 Grand Final will take place at 7:30pm on the show court. Come down and support the team!

#GoMaggies #MagpiesBasketball #WhatsYourSport
🏏 New Year, new sport?  Kids, have a blast at Junior Master Blasters Cricket with Magpies Cricket Club Mackay 

START: Monday 5th February to Monday 11th March (6 week program)
WHERE: Magpies Sporting Club, Cricket Oval
TIME: 4:30pm to 5:30pm
AGE: Junior Blasters 5-7 years
COST: $50 *Participants receive a program pack 

✉️ For more info contact cricket@magpiesmackay.com.au

#WhatsYourSport #MagpiesCricket
It's Magpies Super Saturday tomorrow & last home games of the year! 🏈

Magpies Mackay Junior Rugby League Club games from 8am (all Junior games played all day) followed by Senior games:

💪 3pm - Women's
💪 4.30pm - Reserve
💪 6.30pm - A Grade Men's

Come down and show your support!

#WhatsYourSport #MagpiesMackay #MagpiesSRL #MagpiesJRL
Home Game TODAY! 🏉
Come down and support the boys! 

Magpies V Carltons
🐧🐧🐧 V 👹👹👹

📅 Sunday 21st May
🕒 1pm - Reserve, 3pm - A Grade
📍 Sologinkin Oval

#MagpiesRugbyLeague #WhatsYourSport #GoMaggies #MagpiesSRL
Good luck to all the little pee wee’s in their sports today 👊🏼🖤🤍
#WhatsYourSport #GoMaggies #MagpiesAFL
Magpies Junior Rugby League Under 7's participated in @changethegame.cutters Little League last weekend, along with teams from Souths, Wests and Wanderers. 

#MagpiesJRL #GoMaggies #WhatsYourSport #ChangeTheGame #Cutters23

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK

Great sporting venue with courteous, helpful staff.

DJ Sh1fty – Google Review

I like coming to this place, if not just to visit the club then using the facilities is just as impressive for a regional location.

Steve – Google Review

Great place. An icon in Mackay. Love the way it contributes to sporting organisations.

Matilda Internet – Google Review

Awesome facility from a players point of view, football field 11 out of 10, players change room 11 out of 10, plenty of spectator seats and food and drinks are really well priced.

Jay – Google Review

Best Sporting Club in the Mackay region, has some A1 facilities and a great team running it.

Mitch – Google Review

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

Magpies Sporting Club respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land, the Yuwi and Widi people, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present, and to the young emerging leaders.