TOP TRACK: Club president Phil Grant and committee member Len Bryant are proud of the quality of the Warwick Turf Club track at Allman Park.
TOP TRACK: Club president Phil Grant and committee member Len Bryant are proud of the quality of the Warwick Turf Club track at Allman Park. Gerard Walsh

Turf club oldest in town and going well

CLUB IN FOCUS:

The Warwick Turf Club was formed more than 150 years ago and is believed to be the oldest sports club in town.

President Phil Grant said the club had eight race meetings allocated in the racing year to June 30.

"Two of the meetings are TAB meetings which were the Warwick Cup meeting in October and Boxing Day meeting,” Grant said.

The club is run by a committee of about 10 who meet monthly on the third Thursday.

Grant said the committee members do a lot of voluntary work around the Allman Park racecourse.

"We also get help through the Women In Custody program, the help from the women makes it a lot easier for our volunteers,” he said.

As well as the Warwick Credit Union Warwick Cup, the club hosts the Allora and Killarney cups each year.

"Hosting Allora and Killarney cups gives the towns ownership of a race day,” he said.

The club is always looking for clubs, businesses or groups wanting to use the facilities, especially since the construction of the new pavilion at the western end of the course.

"We have just purchased a toilet block to go next to the pavilion.”

The club is always interested to hear from people interested in becoming involved.

Members of the club have free entry for two people to each race meeting as well as reciprocal rights with some other clubs.

WHAT: Warwick Turf Club

WHERE: Allman Park

COST: Membership $75, half price for pensioners

CONTACT: Phil Grant on 0417768089



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