Club Helensvale’s National 5 A Side competition returned in September 2022 with a new Gold Sponsor, MakMax Australia.
National 5 A Side 2022
It was stars a plenty on the greens across the 4 days of play. 20 teams from around Australia and a competing side from Hong Kong were among the starting line-up.
Taren Point was victorious over Cabramatta and took home a share of the $20,000 first prize. This is not the first time Taren Point has claimed the title, winning back in 2009. The Club Helensvale side fell agonisingly short of a finals berth finishing in 5th spot, with Ocean Grove and Musgrave Hill rounding out the top 4.
“The National 5 A Side was established in 2007 and quickly became the most sort-after invitation in the country,” said Club Helensvale Chairman Paul Wilson.
“Our club is proud to host a world class event and having the support of MakMax made it all possible, we thank them wholeheartedly.”
“We look forward to hosting the National 5 A Side again in 2023 and beyond.”
Known for designing and building premium-quality tensile membrane structures for sporting applications, such as stadium roofing and bowling green canopies, MakMax Australia is a local South-East Queensland business and delighted to join the Gold Coast club to be a key supporter of both the annual National 5 A Side competition and as a partner in the club’s exciting development plans.
Club Helensvale Development Plans
Over the coming year, Club Helensvale will be undertaking a multi-million-dollar renovation of the club facilities, including new food and beverage outlets, a new player lounge and a custom-designed bowling green canopy over the central green.
“MakMax Australia are delighted to be partnering with Club Helensvale to build the first tensile membrane covered bowling green on the Gold Coast”, said MakMax Australia Director of Sales and Principal Engineer – Martin Eddleston.
“The stunning extensions and improvements being developed by BSPN Architecture include a MakMax TensoSport-MAX Canopy roof, customised to provide a weatherproof feature entryway to the club. The roof canopy will be proudly designed by our team in Brisbane, installed by our own specialists and under the supervision of the MakMax Engineering team. We look forward to working closely with the Club Helensvale team over the next 12 months to deliver what will be an iconic destination point on the GC!”
Julian Phillips, Business Development Manager at MakMax further added, “It has been a pleasure and a privilege to join Club Helensvale on the journey to realising their vision for this substantial upgrade to their club and facilities. Paul, Tom, and the rest of the team at the club have been a driving force throughout the entire process. They have remained determined in their ambitions while allowing adequate freedom for MakMax to draw on our own extensive experience in the design development and problem-solving stages. Everything has been considered, from spectator vantages through to patron egress and pedestrian traffic flow. “
“We’re really excited to see future editions of the National 5 A Side competition take centre stage beneath a MakMax canopy. The end result will be fantastic facility for the local and visiting players, and we really are thrilled that the proverbial jewel in the crown will be a stunning tensile structure that adopts bespoke elements while retaining the hallmark features of a MakMax TensoSport-MAX bowls canopy. “