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The Mingara Story

The Mingara Club history is a story of neighbours reaching out in mateship and support to forge the future of a strong community through persistence and teamwork. Throughout the Club’s journey from its inception as a place for local families to gather together to socialise, the focus on our Vision of making a significant contribution to the quality of community life has continued to strengthen.

Established in 1971

Mingara was formed over 45 years ago by a neighbourhood of people in Berkeley Vale who reached out to each other. They reached out in mateship for support and great times. The original idea of the Club was to create a social centre, a safe and friendly environment, to develop neighbourhood relationships. A meeting place for a meal and a chat, a laugh with friends and a social game of bowls or hit of tennis.

The proud tradition continues

Mingara Recreation Club prides itself on offering great experiences to members from the local community and guests while also supporting the wider Central Coast community. The Club has continued to develop and expand its strong community presence to meet the needs of the Central Coast Community, whilst also extending its reach through Club amalgamations within New South Wales. Mingara Recreation Club now has The Westport Club (Port Macquarie), Lantern Club (Roselands), Pearl Club (Chatswood) and Springwood Sports Club (Blue Mountains), all under the Mingara Leisure Group umbrella.

Mingara has grown from a great community-spirited idea, to a major community facility that supports various sporting and community organisations. Mingara is a testament to the passion and dedication of many in the local community.

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