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ABOUT BANKSTOWN BULLS JRLFC

OFFICIAL CLUB NAME
Since 29 October 2018: Bankstown Bulls Junior Rugby League Football Club Incorporated
Prior to 29 October 2018: Bankstown Catholic Collegians Junior Rugby League Football Club Incorporated

A special resolution was put forward to members prior to the 2018 Annual General Meeting to officially change the club name to Bankstown Bulls Junior Rugby League Football Club Incorporated, which the club had been using on its jerseys and name since 2004. Members in attendance voted upon it in a unanimous vote. The name has been registered with the Department of Fair Trading NSW.

CLUB COLOURS
Red, Black & White

PREVIOUS TEAM NAMES
Bankstown Catholic Collegians Club (1981-97), Bankstown City (1984-97), Bankstown Juniors (1998), Bankstown Cougars (1999-2003).

Bankstown Catholic Collegians and Bankstown City merged following the 1997 season to become Bankstown Juniors in 1998.

Note: The official club name with the Department of Fair Trading NSW was Bankstown Catholic Collegians Junior Rugby League Football Club until 29 October 2018 where members voted to change the official name of the club to Bankstown Bulls Junior Rugby League Football Club Incorporated.

PRIMARY HOME GROUND
Ruse Park, 84 Stacey St South, Bankstown, next to Gartmore Ave.

SECOND HOME GROUND
Padstow Park, cnr Davies Rd & Banks St, Padstow.

AFFILIATIONS
The Bankstown Bulls JRLFC Inc are affiliated with the Canterbury-Bankstown Junior Rugby League (CBJRL) and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Rugby League Club and competitions entered into by the CBJRL and Bulldogs.
Bankstown Bulls was previously associated with Sydney Bulls 2004-2008.

JOINT PATRONS
The Patrons of the Bankstown Bulls JRLFC are:
George Coorey (Director, Canterbury Leagues Club)
Clr. Rachelle Harika (Councillor & Deputy Mayor, City of Canterbury-Bankstown)
Tania Mihailuk MP (NSW State Member for Bankstown, ALP)

MAJOR SPONSOR
Bankstown RSL Club is the major sponsor of the Bulls located 1 Meredith St, Bankstown.

Bankstown RSL has been involved with the Bankstown Bulls JRLFC since 2010. In a deal done in 2016, Bankstown RSL is in control of the club’s on-field apparel and supplies other ranges of apparel at no expense to the club except for printing of logo on off-field apparel.

CONSTITUTION
The members of the Bankstown Bulls JRLFC were presented with a new constitution to vote upon 3 weeks prior to the AGM (29/10/2018) after discovering the constitution wasn’t officially updated since 1997. The club is bound by the constitution that is now linked on the website under Resources for members and supporters to freely access. The Constitution has been officially registered with the Department of Fair Trading NSW.

FINANCIAL REPORTS & STATEMENTS
Upon request from either Club Members (registered team officials, committee members & life members) and/or Parent/Guardians of financially registered players the Secretary must provide an up to date Financial Report within 7 days of the email request. Financial Reports are provided at all club meetings, at the Annual General Meeting and declared to the Department of Fair Trading NSW. Upon request from the Department of Fair Trading NSW the Club has provided Financial Statements for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

SELECTION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The selection of the Executive Committee Members happens on a one-yearly basis. All positions are declared vacant by the current Executive prior to the AGN. Members can nominate for Executive positions as outlined in the Constitution. The Secretary must notify members at least 14 days prior to the Annual General Meeting happening and at least 7 days notice must be given before positions on the Executive Committee can be closed. If nominations for the Executive Committee aren’t filled prior to the closing date the remaining Executive members have the right to appoint members. A minimum 3 positions on the Executive must be filled, up to a maximum 5 positions in accordance to the Constitution. Only 1 member per family allowed on the Executive unless passed by more than 75% of voting members present at the AGM.

SELECTION OF GENERAL COMMITTEE
The selection of the General Committee is done by the Executive Committee in the first meeting of the Executive following the AGM. The Executive will take forward nominations and make appointments they best see fit for the club. The Executive must have a minimum 3 up to a maximum 7 positions filled on the General Committee.

SUB-COMMITTEES
The Executive Committee can form a number of Sub-Committees where it best suits the club to work below the General Committee and aren’t limited by title or numbers.

SELECTION OF COACHES, MANAGERS & TRAINERS
The Executive Committee will open up nomination for coaches at the end of the regular season. Once the coach has been appointed the Executive will post on the Club’s Website. Coaches will select their Managers and Trainers. The Executive has the right to reject any selections by coaches based on Code of Conduct and Risk Management.

PRE-SEASON TRAINING & TEAM SELECTIONS
All team selections are in the hands of the coaches with the Executive not getting involved unless requested. Coaches need to operate within the maximum allowable squad numbers set by the Junior League (CBDJRL). Teams will either train as their own squads or entire age groups as one as set out by the Executive and/or mutually agreed to by the Coaches.

GOOD SPORTS CLUB
The Bankstown Bulls JRLFC is officially a Good Sports Level 3 Club having met the requirements as part of a joint partnership with the Australian Government Department of Health and the Alcohol & Drug Foundation. For embracing the Good Sports values; For providing a positive, healthy and family friendly sporting experience for all; and For contributing to reducing alcohol related harm in the community. A big thanks to all who contributed and in particular to Bulldogs NRL player & Bulls junior Marcelo Montoya.

FIRST GRADE PLAYERS
The following players have achieved NRL (First Grade) status:
Heka Nanai (2007 Canterbury), Peter Mata’utia (2011 Newcastle), Daniel Tupou (2012 Sydney Roosters), Harlan Alaalatoa (2013 Canterbury), Chanel Mata’utia (2014 Newcastle), Sione Mata’utia (2014 Newcastle), Pat Mata’utia (2016 Newcastle), Ryan Matterson (2016 Sydney Roosters), Marcelo Montoya (2017 Canterbury).

LIFE MEMBERSHIP
Members voted at the 2018 AGM to incorporate all Life Members from all Bulls entities and create a registrar of Life Members. The following people are Life Members of the Bankstown Bulls JRLFC:
*John Angove, +Peter Wagstaff, William Bellenger, *+Stan O’Dowd, *Warrick Shakespeare, John Edwards, Lynn Farah, *Ray Farah, Lindsay Roach, Najib Nohra, Lloyd Williams, Anthony Samuel, Romiz Barakat, Scarf Maroun, Norma Hadchiti, Abdul Nabhan, Michael Rodrigues, George Farej, Stan Hetaraka, Amanda Nabhan, Rabab Raad, Chady Salamah, David Tarabay.
* Deceased, + CBDJRL Life Members

HISTORY OF THE EXECUTIVE & GENERAL COMMITTEE

2004
Executive: Andrew Francis (President), Scarf Maroun (Vice President), David Maroun (Treasurer), Lindsay Roach (Secretary), Joe Khoury (Assistant Secretary)
General: Rose Wales (Canteen Manager)
Delegates: Lindsay Roach, John Edwards

2012
Executive: Najib Nohra (President), Romiz Barakat (Senior Vice President), Sheran Chalouhi (Treasurer), Anthony Rizk (Secretary, resigned 28/08/2012), Danny Safetly (Secretary, appointed 28/08/2012), Dayana Kabbara (Assistant Secretary)
General: Danny Safetly (Junior Vice President), Anthony Rizk (Registrar, resigned 28/08/2018)

2013
Executive: Najib Nohra (President), Romiz Barakat (Senior Vice President), Sheran Chalouhi (Treasurer), Danny Safetly (Secretary), Ted Elsayed (Assistant Secretary)
General: Matthew O’Neill (Registrar), Jamal Safetly (Canteen Manager)

2014
Executive: Najib Nohra (President), Romiz Barakat (Senior Vice President), Sheran Chalouhi (Treasurer), Danny Safetly (Secretary), Ted Elsayed (Assistant Secretary)
General: Matthew O’Neill (Registrar), Jamal Safetly (Canteen Manager), Sonya Grady (Canteen)

2015
Executive: Najib Nohra (President), Romiz Barakat (Senior Vice President, resigned 01/10/2015), Sheran Chalouhi (Treasurer), Danny Safetly (Secretary), Ted Elsayed (Assistant Secretary)
General: Matthew O’Neill (Registrar), Jamal Safetly (Canteen Manager), Sonya Grady (Canteen)

2016
Executive: Najib Nohra (President), Scarf Maroun (Senior Vice President), Sheran Chalouhi (Treasurer), Danny Safetly (Secretary, replaced due to illness 09/05/2016), Sonya Grady (Secretary, appointed 09/05/2016), Matthew O’Neill (Assistant Secretary, resigned 05/04/2016), Sonya Grady (Assistant Secretary, appointed 07/04/2016)
General: Matthew O’Neill (Registrar), Jamal Safetly (Canteen Manager), Suzie Dib (Canteen), Katia Nader (Canteen)

2017
Executive: Najib Nohra (President), Karam Nohra (Senior Vice President), Sheran Chalouhi (Treasurer), Sonya Grady (Secretary), Wade Giddings (Assistant Secretary)
General: Matthew O’Neill (Registrar), Abdul Nabhan (Coaches Coordinator), Suzie Dib (Canteen Managers), Katia Nader (Canteen Managers), Dianne Williams (Canteen)

2018
Executive: Najib Nohra (President, resigned 22/01/2018), Michael Rodrigues (President, appointed 24/01/2018), Michael Rodrigues (Senior Vice President, resigned 24/01/2018), Stan Hetaraka (Senior Vice President, appointed 08/02/2018), Wade Giddings (Junior Vice President, resigned 04/02/2018), Sheran Chalouhi (Treasurer, replaced 24/01/2018), Anthony Samuel (Treasurer, appointed 24/01/2018), Lawrence Karam (Secretary), Matthew O’Neill (Assistant Secretary)
General: Matthew O’Neill (Registrar, appointed 05/02/2018), Marea Farah (Canteen Manager, appointed 05/02/2018), Brad Whigham (Groundsman, appointed 05/02/2018), David Tarabay (Junior Vice President, appointed 15/05/2018), Rhonda Elsayed (Assistant Treasurer, appointed 15/05/2018)
Delegates: Lawrence Karam, Matthew O’Neill

2019
Executive: Michael Rodrigues (President, resigned 25/09/2019), Stan Hetaraka (Senior Vice President), Matthew O’Neill (Treasurer), Lawrence Karam (Secretary), Anthony Samuel (Assistant Secretary)
General: David Tarabay (Junior Vice President), Rhonda Elsayed (Assistant Treasurer), Sandra Chahine (Registrar), Ali Mehanna (Youth Liasion Officer), Brad Whigham (Groundsman) – all appointed 06/11/2018, Marea Farah (Canteen, appointed 06/11/2018, resigned 14/02/2019)
Canteen: Rabab Raad, Jeseka Harmouch, Maggie Chahine
Delegates: Lawrence Karam, Matthew O’Neill
Public Officer to the Department of Fair Trading NSW: Lawrence Karam

2020
Executive: Ali Mehanna (President), Stan Hetaraka (Senior Vice President), Rabab Raad (Treasurer), Matthew O’Neill (Secretary), Anthony Samuel (Assistant Secretary)
General: David Tarabay (Junior Vice President), Sandra Chahine (Registrar/Canteen) – all appointed  07/11/2019, Hussein Dia (Legal Officer, appointed 04/03/2020)
Canteen: Jeseka Harmouch, Maggie Chahine
Covid-19 Officer: Hussein Dia, appointed 03/06/2020
Delegates: Matthew O’Neill, Ali Mehanna
Alternate JLD: Hussein Dia
Public Officer to the Department of Fair Trading NSW: Matthew O’Neill

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