Community Involvement


We want to play an active positive role in the community and give back to the communities that we work in.  

At present we are sponsors of Nanima Connection Womens Sports Group, Oakflats Amatuer Soccer Club, Maitland Greyhound Club and Illawarra Hawkes Mens Division Under 14's Basketball, A running group at Port Macquarie and proud supporters of the community program Coffee with a Cop.


Coffee with a Cop, Lake Illawarra Local Area Command

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the police work in the Lake Illawarra area.

The majority of contact police have with the public is during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for building relationships with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

All community members are invited to attend. The Lake Illawarra will have specialist officers including Domestic Violence Liaison Officers in attendance if members of the public were seeking any advice or guidance in an informal setting.

The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.

Nanima Common Connection - Womens Sports Group (Womens Rugby League Team)

The Aboriginal knockout is held once a year and it brings everyone from around NSW  together to play in such a great game of Rugby League it involves women,u’12s,u15’s,u17’s boys teams and men teams from all over NSW.  

Oak Flats Amateur Soccer Club

  • The Oak Flats Amateur Soccer Club (“OFASC”), under various names, has been active since 1979.

  • The OFASC runs two men’s sides in the Football South Coast Community League competition with the sides participating in First Grade and Reserve Grade respectively. The club also has a women’s side which participates in Division 2 of the Football South Coast competition.

  • Trial matches begin February and the competition proper runs March through September.  Games are played from Helensburgh in the north to Kiama in the south

  • The club has approximately 55 registered men’s and women’s players with ages ranging from 20 to 45 plus a broad base of accompanying family, friends and supporters.

Illawarra Hawks U14'S

The National Junior Championships form a vital pathway from participation through to elite competition for the nation's junior athletes and also illustrates the strength of our country programs.

Under the current format for the Australian U14 Club Championships, the 24 teams are divided into six pools of four teams and play a round robin competition. The top two teams in each pool then play for the Championship Division and the teams placed third and fourth in each pool compete for the Shield Division.

The winner of the Australian U14 Boys Club Championships, will be presented with the Ken Watson Championship Trophy.

The winner of the Shield Division of the Australian U14 Boys Club Championships will be presented with the Phil Smyth Shield.

Maitland Greyhounds

The Maitland greyhounds are one of many rural greyhound tracks supporting communities in regional New South Wales. Maitland is located about 40 minutes inland from Newcastle on the New South Wales Central Coast.

Considering it’s a relatively small community the Maitland Greyhound Racing Club has done an excellent job in providing a top class race track for the people of the Hunter Valley region and surrounds. The 632m track is in top condition and significantly larger than many of its bigger city counterparts.

The Maitland greyhounds have everything you need on-site to make your day out as enjoyable as possible. There are full catering services alongside a well stocked bar, what more could you ask for during a day at the greyhounds? Events run on Thursdays all year round with a good selection of local and travelling greyhounds on show. Travelling trainers are encouraged and there are camping facilities for them on-site. This sport draws in people from all different backgrounds and locations.