For 100 years the Belmont 16s has been part of the Lake Macquarie community.
With four dining options, a 16 foot skiff Sailing Club, and boasting the largest destination for entertainment, dining and social activities in the area, it is no wonder that Belmont 16s grows from strength to strength and boasts a large membership base exceeding 36,000 people.
Since 2005, Scott Williams has been at the forefront of the Club, in the capacity of CEO. Under his guidance, together with the Board, Management and staff, Belmont 16s has become the Club it is today and is currently undertaking a major $20 Million extension and renovation project.
“The Club will remain open throughout the duration of the construction and on completion in Summer 2023 will feature vast contemporary upgrades to existing entertainment facilities, children’s play area, sailing facilities and dining offerings and will boast the addition of two stunning new water view wedding venues, along with another modern first-floor restaurant and cocktail bar with uninterrupted water views,” Mr Williams explains.
Working with the community has always been at the core of Belmont 16s operations and no more is it prevalent than in the sailing program.
“We are currently in the middle of our sailing season and Belmont 16s has been a key player in the world of sailing, fostering young talent and developing Olympians and world champions,” Mr Williams said.
“We have been supporting junior sailing actively for over 60 years and currently hold several ‘Tackers’ learn to sail programs throughout the year, aimed at getting 7 – 12 year olds confident on the water.”
While Belmont 16s is a Sailing Club, their focus goes beyond that, and they are also dynamic sponsors of an additional eight local sporting organisations along with several charity organisations they donate to and support regularly throughout the year.
Committing to the community and taking steps to further commit to their social licence, Belmont 16s has now introduced the leading Australian tech platform, OK2PLAY?
OK2PLAY? has been developed to increase the speed of response between a patron of a venue and staff, creating the pathway for connecting patrons to assistance in a discreet, seamless, and frictionless manner, in real time.
Belmont 16s investment in OK2PLAY? is an investment in their continued support of their community and ensures a meaningful connection between their patrons and their staff is maintained.
“We have always been committed to going above the standard for our Members and Community in all that we do. The OK2PLAY? Program creates that next level approach for our team in our Club’s social responsibilities,” Mr Williams said.
“OK2PLAY? is another avenue for us to actively connect with our community, to show them we care and that we are here to help in any way we are able. We are excited to be an early adaptor our region to roll out this player protection program, our team have embraced the means and opportunity to further support any Member or visitor who may need it.,” Mr Williams concluded.