|27th June 2021
As you may be aware from recent media releases, a Virgin crew member has tested positive to Covid-19.
Unfortunately, our VFL team was traveling on one of the affected flights, VA334 Brisbane-Melbourne on Friday evening. The club has confirmed that NONE of the players or support staff have been at or near the Hornets premises since returning from Melbourne.
With the AFL set to announce which teams were impacted via the media today, we wanted to let our members know that you can continue to visit the club and we are very aware of the situation.
We take the health and safety of you, our members, all our players, and support staff very seriously. Our management team and board are communicating with the affected players who are all in 14-day isolation and will remain there until the relevant health authorities give them clearance.
As mentioned above, there is no impact on the Hornets venue, and you are safe to use our facilities and enjoy our hospitality.
If you have any concerns, please contact the club manager Danni Francis on 07 3263 5522 or email@example.com
On Wednesday, March 10th, Clubs Queensland Awards took place at the Convention Centre. Aspley Hornets was lucky enough to win 2nd place in the Best Football Club Award category and 3rd place for Support in Sport; Playing through COVID-19.
We want to congratulate the winners of these two categories, Brother’s Leagues Club Townsville for Best Football Club and Harrup Park Country Club for Support in Sport. The Hornets is proud to be included amongst so many strong sporting clubs and passionate stories of their sports support.
Like others, COVID created a challenging year for us, and we are looking forward to bringing even more local sport to our community.
In 2021 for the first time, that includes the addition of our VFL Team. We are excited about bringing to the Aspley Community 2nd tier AFL games this year. The quality of AFL football played at VFL is exceptional. Our QAFLW Team is kicking goals and currently sits top of the Women’s State leaderboard.
With more than 20% of our players being female in 2021, we have a game for everyone. From under 6’s to over 55’s, the Hornets is the place to play AFL on Brisbane’s northside.
The club is also kicking goals with our new café opening in April 2021. You will be able to enjoy our large deck, watch live footy, dine on an increased range of food or enjoy a quiet drink with friends.
The Hornets is excited to see what 2021 brings. If you have not been to the club to watch a game this year, don’t miss our first VFL practice match against the Lions this Saturday, followed by our QAFLW Team, as they see if they can make it four in a row!
When our members talk, we listen. You told us we had some café issues, and we are excited to share that we are starting Café renovations next Friday and opening our new café in early April 2021!
We have identified issues in the last 12 months with our food quality and delays in our delivery times for cafe meals.
So the board and management took this all on board in the design of our brand new café. With a new back of house area and front façade, we are super excited about what we’ll be able to deliver for you!
These changes will allow us to increase our range and ensure faster service delivery.
So what does this mean for you, our Hornets members?
The Café will look a little different for a few weeks; there will be a pop-up Café in the Keno Lounge and a modified Renovation menu [Click here to view]. We will make all of our Café meals in the bistro kitchen until the renovation is completed.
There will be no access to the deck through the usual sliding Cafe door. Instead, it will be through the door closest to the Kids room, and there will be no access from the Premiers bar to the Café area. Members can still enter the Premiers Bar from Reception and the outside deck area.
We will ensure that all these new entries and exits have clear signage for your convenience and have extra team members around if needed to help throughout the transition period.
We look forward to updating you weekly about our progress! Our usual Cafe business hours will remain unchanged, including breakfast. Simply enter through Reception, and our team will assist you from there!
Thank you, Hornets Family; we cannot wait to share our new café with you & our new Café name … stay tuned!!
Danni & the Hornets Team