About the Knox Italian Community Club
The Knox Italian community club is mainly a sporting and family club.
We do not have poker machines and we are a not for profit organisation.
The club was established in 1988 and built by many local Italian families living in the Knox community.
Its purpose is to provide a place for Italians to gather and socialise with many other Italian families who migrated to this area back in the 1950’s. The Knox area was mainly known for its apple orchards, market gardens and grazing paddocks where many Brussel sprouts, cabbages and other fruit and vegetables were grown on the land which is now occupied by the Knox Italian Community Club and Waterford Valley golf course.
Our club runs many activities such as bocce, card nights and bingo, which are just a few to name. We also organise social events such as dinner dances and pensioner luncheons and excursions for our members.
The Knox Italian Community Club welcomes anyone to join and become a member. It does not matter what nationality you are to become a member, as there is no discrimination.
Over the past 30 years, the Knox Italian community club has provided a place for many Italians to socialise throughout the week and weekends and enjoy social events and activities for its 250 members. The club has transformed from a sporting hub to a community centre for its members, many of whom are elderly.
However, due to the increasing number of elderly members diminishing, the Knox Italian Community Club has been proactive in establishing a middle-aged subcommittee known as the Next Generation.
This Next Generation Sub-committee have been involved with the club for over the past 5 years. During this this time, the Next Generation have been very successful in bringing youth and enthusiasm to our club. This has been a tremendous result in keeping the spirt of the club alive and legacy that their parents and grandparents established over 30 years ago.
This is a great honour for the future younger generation in preserving their Italian heritage, culture and family traditions.