Ettalong Diggers is a proud contributor to the local community.

Through the ClubGrants program, we provide significant contributions to local health services, charities, sporting groups and a range of other vital services for our community.

The club employees over 100 local's to deliver our services. We engage with local students to help develop their skills through workplace programs.

 
 
Fishing Club

Ettalong Diggers Fishing Club

    The Fishing Club has been a sub club of Ettalong Diggers since shortly after the foundation of the mother club, in the late 1940’s early 1950”s.

Membership currently stands at 135 members and prospective members must be a member of Ettalong Diggers.

Since the formation of the Fishing Club members have continued to conduct a fisho’s raffle at the Club on a Friday Night. This is an unbroken chain which has seen our members volunteer their services to not only promote our fishing club but encourage membership of the mother club and support its trading activities.

Fishing Club Activities: Our club is affiliated with the NSW Fishing Clubs Association through membership with the Central Coast Association of Angling Clubs. Our Club conducts a monthly fishing competition with a weigh in and BBQ held at the Club House situated below the Vietnam Vets Club House in Beach Street, opposite the Mantra Resort.

Our Social activities are held at Ettalong Diggers and consist of our AGM, Presentation Night and Christmas Party. Other activities include bus trips and river cruises. Ticket sales for the Friday Night Raffles commence at 5.30pm with the raffle starting at 6.30pm until 7pm. The Christmas Raffle consists of 4 ½ hams each raffle in December, together with a Hamper draw worth $300 including an additional ½ ham.

The Fishing operates a 4.29 Stacer Seaway with a 40hp Evinrude ETEC which is located at the Central Coast Marina, Booker Bay. The boat is available for use by Fishing Club Members who hold a current Boat Licence and have undergone a familiarisation test conducted by Steve Martlew (Boat Controller and Club President)

In the past the Club has supported many charities including: The Clown Doctors Kids appeal, Coastal shelter, Children’s Hospital, RFS Bushfire appeal, Vietnam Vets Charity Gold Days, Care flight Helicopter Service, the Cancer Council, Marine Rescue and the Guide Dogs.

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Brisbane Water Physie & Dance empowering girls for the future

Brisbane Water Physie & Dance empowering girls for the future

Ettalong Diggers proudly donates $3,000 to Brisbane Water Physie & Dance Club who are empowering girls for life

There is an aura of confidence around Physie girls of all ages. Taught to stand tall, with strength and pride, they are team players committed to achieving their goals.

Fun, upbeat, pop music is the soundtrack to a sport that fuses dance styles such as jazz, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, aerobic dance and even yoga! Our innovative choreography changes annually and is designed for maximum variety and fun.

Physie (also known as Physical Culture) is the perfect combination of movements designed to increase strength, fitness and flexibility. The benefits for your daughter are increased co-ordination, brain development and confidence.

Physie is a synchronised, team-based sport that is social and fun and an excellent low impact dance and aerobic activity.

Affordable and Welcoming - Your local Physie club is run by dedicated teachers who provide classes for all ages and abilities from pre-schoolers to ladies.

Designed with Australian families in mind, classes start from $6 a week with an annual registration of only $99. With no expensive costumes or recital fees, Physie is an affordable way to learn to dance and keep fit with a touch of glamour and a lot of fun!

If you would like more information about your local PHYSIE club please contact the team at Brisbane Water Physie & Dance club on 0401 769 985 or visit their website http://www.brisbanewaterphysie.com/

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Ettalong Diggers helps Empire Bay Tennis Club save lives

Ettalong Diggers helps Empire Bay Tennis Club save lives

Ettalong Diggers has proudly donated $2,000 to Empire Bay Tennis Club to purchase a Defibrillator through our ClubGrants Program
The greatest benefit to having a defibrillator is that they DO save lives. Having a defibrillator at hand may increase the chance of survival from around 10% with only good effective CPR, up to possibly 60-80% with a defibrillator at hand for immediate use.
Empire Bay Tennis Club offers social court hire (singles and doubles), social and competitive tennis and coaching (group and individual), all in a COVID Safe and family friendly environment.
To book a game of tennis or for further information about the Empire Bay Tennis Club please visit

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Hospital art

Ettalong Diggers donates $4,000 to the Hospital Art Project - Peninsula Village

Ettalong Diggers has proudly donated $4,000 to support the Hospital Art Program, where local artists volunteer to produce works of art for display in hospitals and aged care facilities.
The program provides Canvasses and paints which are pre-drawn, and colour coded. The Canvases are provided at no cost to the residents of Peninsula Village Umina Beach.
The paintings are designed to stimulate memories and discussions using subjects everyone can relate to with happy feelings such as birds, fish, boats etc.
Art therapy has proven to have many benefits especially for the elderly, even as much as taking away aches and pains whilst concentration when painting. The painting is often with the assistance of a Volunteer, diversional therapist or other people from the local community who wish to be involved. Volunteers are always welcome
Completed pieces of art are not only displayed at the villages but throughout other villages and medical facilities throughout Australia.
Congratulations to the amazing Volunteers from Hospital Art for the tremendous work you for our senior members of our local community and we are so pleased to help you with continuing to grow the Hospital Art Program at the Peninsula Village and beyond.
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Ettalong Diggers proudly donates $12,535 to Learning Links

Ettalong Diggers proudly donates $12,535 to Learning Links

Ettalong Diggers has proudly donated $12,535 to Learning Links through the 2021-22 ClubGrants program.
Learning Links was established in 1972 by parents concerned about the lack of appropriate education and support services to meet their children’s needs.
Today, Learning Links focus is on preventing learning difficulties from causing disadvantage. They work in close collaboration with schools, early childhood settings, professionals, and parents to help children with learning disabilities and difficulties.
Thanks to our ClubGrant funding, a Learning Links psychologist will work at Killarney Vale Public School, as a leading mental health expert to support students to achieve sound mental health and social and emotional wellbeing.
The Learning Links psychologist will support up to 48 vulnerable students using evidence-based therapies and programs to address concerns such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger management and poor social skills which, left untreated, can leave children feeling disconnected and disengaged with life and learning.
For more information, you can contact Learning Links by Tel: 1300 003 900 or
E: mail@learninglinks.org.au
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Surf boat named in honor of our Retired CEO Bill Jackson

Surf boat named in honor of our Retired CEO Bill Jackson

On Saturday 5th Novemeber 2022 our former, now retired, CEO Bill Jackson was honored by Umina Surf Life Saving Club by naming their brand-new, Ettalong Diggers sponsored Surf Boat “Bill Jackson”
What a complete surprise for him to attend the official blessing and not have any idea he was being recognised for his unwavering commitment to our local community and his support of many organisations over the years. Heartfelt congratulations Bill, very well deserved.
Ettalong Diggers is a proud major sponsor of Umina Surf Life Saving Club donating $35,000 through the ClubGrants program 2021-22.
Established in 1959, the Umina SLSC - recently took out the "Central Coast Surf Lifesaving Club of the Year" and has over 1000 members and is growing rapidly. They have provided voluntary surf lifesaving services to our local community for 60 years.
Ettalong Diggers is looking forward to continuing our support of the Umina SLSC for many years to come, and we thank them for keeping us safe on the beach.
 
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Ettalong Diggers proudly donates $4390 to the Max Potential Personal Leadership Development Program Gosford

Max Potential” is a unique personal leadership development program that connects emerging young leaders from local high schools (16 – 18 years old) with community leaders from all walks of life.

Max Potential encourages young adults to accelerate their potential, build a can-do attitude, explore their entrepreneurial spirit and challenge themselves to lift their game. Three Ettalong Diggers team members, Mardi Belle, Ines Murselovic and Kim Cole were each assigned as a coach, to empower a young adult participating in the Scholarship program. Through Max Potential, all three Ettalong Diggers team members were trained in the art of coaching: active listening, insightful questioning and challenging people to think and act differently. Each became inspired as they watched their young adult grow in confidence and achieve their goals. A wonderful bonus was that the coaches learned so much about themselves and their own leadership through this program. If you would like to know more about the Max Potential Scholarship program or you would like to become a sponsor, click on the following link - https://www.maxpotential.com.au/gosford

To view some of the fantastic Community Service Pitch Videos created by the Young Adults click the following Link https://www.maxpotential.com.au/csp-s
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