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
Queensland Health have just provided us with further information that patrons do not have to wear a mask if they are seated and eating or drinking. However, they will need to wear a mask when they enter and exit the club and if they are engaging in another activity in the club that is not seated eating or drinking, such as using gaming facilities.
Thank you for your understanding,
Aspley Hornets Team
Dear Hornets Members,
We are happy to share that the Hornets will be reopening tomorrow at 10am!
The well-being of our members and team remains our top priority. We are open under a COVID Safe Plan and complying with the QLD heath restrictions in place.
The following restrictions will be in place until 10am Saturday 23rd January 2021:
- We have a one person per 4 square metre capacity within all internal areas of the club and a 1 person per 2 square metre capacity on the premiers & gaming dosa and bistro deck
- Members are required to remain seated when eating and drinking within the venue
- Our team are required to wear a face mask at all times
- No dancing permitted
In the interests of everyone’s health and wellbeing please: practice good hygiene- wash and/or sanitise your hands regularly practice social distancing- stay 1.5m apart and avoid physical greetings use cashless pay when possible download the COVID Safe App.
When visiting the Club please be aware that:
Contact tracing remains a priority. Reminder that you must be a member or become a member of the Hornets for government contact tracing purposes, as we are required to collect your personal details, including: Name, Phone and Address and for your privacy we are doing this through our COVID safe kiosk reporting
Management have the right to refuse entry or ask you to leave if you appear unwell or present with symptoms of illness
We have different seating times and limits within our bistro & cafe. Please contact our friendly Reception team for more information on 0732635522
Please understand that these measures have been implemented with everyone’s health and wellbeing in mind, and under direction from the QLD Government and Chief Health Officer. Your patience and understanding with our team is greatly appreciated thorough this time.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
Danni & the Hornets Team