About Us

COMMUNITY

Merrylands RSL remains a strong supporter of the Holroyd community, touching the lives of many people. The club supports a wide array of organisations ranging from medical research, health, local sporting groups, community services, local schools, and supports initiatives for Australia’s servicemen and women.

Guildford West Public School Unveils Memorial
The children of Guildford West Public School know the importance of Anzac and Remembrance Day to commemorate Australia’s fallen war heroes. As part of a school project led by teacher Mr Mark Robinson, the students designed and erected a memorial garden in 2017 with the assistance of Staff from Fairfield Bunnings. The memorial was then completed with an erected diamond cut sand stone that was supplied Pacific Quarrying and Dominello Stonemasons as a joint
venture between the Merrylands RSL Sub Branch and Club Ltd.

An official unveiling took place on 10th November 2017 at 10.30 am during the School’s Remembrance Day ceremony, where MRSL Sub Branch President, Mr Rob Grimley, Sub Branch Secretary, Mr Frank Vella and MRSL Club CEO, Mr Bryn Miller, attended to honour this wonderful venture. Students from all classes made poppies which they laid during the ceremony gracefully.

Mr Miller said he is overwhelmingly pleased that “Guildford West Public School has taken on a role in remembrance and educating the younger generation on the significance of Australia’s war history. The Club looks forward to many more commemorative services at your Memorial Garden.”

Over $830,000 in Club Grants Helping Local Communities Grow

Each year your Club presents official donations to the community during the President’s Cabaret and in 2017 it was no different. MRSL Club President, Mr Ron Hand, said “It is our passion to go the extra distance that helps to define who we are and what we do in the community” and it was with great pleasure that we provided an extra $44,000 in funding this year, totaling $830,453 in local support.

Cumberland Council Mayor, Mr Greg Cummings, accepted the cheque on behalf of the Cumberland Community and congratulated all the Organisations for their well-deserved funding, which the local community will only reap the benefits of.

Partnership Spotlight – Youth off the Streets

Father Chris Riley, founder of Youth Off the Streets, said “Youth Off The Streets believes that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and disadvantage that many of our kids experience. Our schools work collaboratively to deliver a tailored approach that considers the needs of each student.

Merrylands is home to our Chapel School, Step Up and ASPIRE program. With the support of Merrylands RSL we have been able to help students develop resiliency and skills for life. Our goal is that by the time a student has completed their education, they have a strong sense of belonging to the community and are on a positive path to further education and employment.

All of this would not be possible without the support of our long-term, local supporters who have assisted us every step of the way. Youth Off The Streets would like to thank Merrylands RSL for their long-term commitment to our kids. With this support, we have been able to help local young people realise their potential. Thank you.”