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
The Board Report is a summary of board meetings conducted by directors of the Aspley Hornets intended to provide information to club members every month as to the board’s workings.
This was the first meeting following the clubs 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM). It involved welcoming the new and re-elected Directors to the board.
President: Keith Hill (new, two years)
Secretary: Tim Gillespie (re-elected, two years)
Senior Football: Mal Lewis (new, two years)
Brett Stenson (new, two years)
Damian Cavanagh (new, two years)
Matthew Tucker (new, two years)
Mick Trost (re-elected one year)
The board is excited to have a full contingent of directors to help achieve our goals over the coming twelve months.
Our football directors and department are hoping for a full and uninterrupted season next year and everyone has been busy preparing for it. Our goal is to continue delivering opportunities for all players across the club at all ages and genders.
Given the breadth of the club, we have outlined the different segments of the club below.
- Recruiting for our 2021 VFL/East Coast team is all but complete. The coaches and staff are feeling confident about the strength of the list.
- The QAFLW team numbers are good, and our football department and coaches believe that we have built a healthy list for next year. The Season Launch will coincide with the opening game of the QAFLW in 2021, on Feb 27th.
- Our QFA team is still shaping up, and the club is looking to get the right balance between existing senior men and the young talent we are retaining within the club. The 2021 coach for the QFA is Michael Smith.
- Our volunteers are working hard to complete this year’s football yearbook, which is in a new format.
- Off-season development evenings have continued this year under the guidance of Jarrad Marsh.
- The football department has all its plans well in hand for next years program, including our marketing for registration day. This year, we will have pop-up stalls in three shopping centres, following the last year’s success at Aspley Hypermarket. Volunteers assistance gratefully accepted.
- Youth Pre-season will commence the week of Jan 20th.
The board has been very encouraged by the continuing good patronage of the club in all areas. Despite the challenges throughout 2020, we’ve seen positive numbers in all areas since our re-opening and leading into the holiday season.
Our club membership is at its highest in a very long time and sits above 18,000. Membership numbers have grown based on mandatory membership to aide Danni and her team manage our Covid obligations. Despite that, we look forward to continuing our engagement with all members throughout 2021 as we look to grow our overall membership base.
The building committee is continuing its work to lock in the redevelopment timeline for the Café operations area. The board agreed to invest in improving the capacity of the Café following on from the increased patronage of it since the opening of the deck.
This redevelopment will see a modified counter area and increased kitchen and storage capabilities to ensure we can continue to grow in this area and handle the larger numbers being served there with a wide array of food.
At the Board Table
After reviewing the AGM this year, the board has determined that at future AGMs where a president has competition for their position, the board will elect, before the AGM, a board member not up for re-election to chair the meeting, as per the club constitution. We feel this will allow future AGMs to run without disruption.
The president and board have agreed to the new portfolios assigned to directors, enabling the club to continue developing. These are:
Commercial Operations Committee: K Hill, P Goeldner, D King, T Gillespie
Junior Football: B Dunlop, assisted by B Stenson and D Cavanagh
Senior Football: M Lewis assisted by M Tucker
Public Relations & Marketing: D King
Facilities & Management: M Trost
Sponsorship & Apparel: S Reeves
Community Engagement: D Cavanagh & B Stenson
Corporate Governance: T Gillespie
All board members are active in their portfolios and within other sub-committees and areas as needed.
The board will be conducting its strategic planning in early 2021 which will drive the club’s direction over the coming years.
The board is pleased to advise that the Bus organised for members to go to and from Brisbane Lions games will continue. There are several seats still available for this, should any members wish to participate. Please contact the club secretary Tim Gillespie for more information.
The CAP committee is making good progress on the History Website that is being built for members.
The board recognises that it is here to ensure the successful management of the club for the members. Any member wishing to provide feedback for consideration by the board can do so by sending correspondence via the club secretary.