Corporate Governance

Whilst providing a place of enjoyment for our Members and Guests is the focus for us as a club, the primary function of the company is to propagate sport in the Illawarra, in particular Rugby League. This is achieved by adhering to our key strategic fundamentals:

  • A viable Steelers organisation

  • Profitable Licensed club = Investment in Rugby League

  • World class NRL & local rugby league in the Illawarra

  • Commitment to the JV/Dragons

  • Honouring our commitments

  • Valuing our key stakeholders

  • Operate within our affordable means

  • Custodians of our members’ interests


Board of Directors

  • Chairman – Graeme Gulloch

  • Deputy Chairman – Sean O’Connor

  • Director – John Brannon

  • Director - Tania Brown

  • Director – John Borgo

  • Director – Bob Millward OAM

  • Director – Ian Neill

  • Director - Gerry Murphy


  • General Manager – Sharon Arrow

  • Operations Manager – Luke Barker

  • Duty Manager – Graham Crittenden

  • Administration Manager – Alison King

Annual Report

Important Information for Club Members

The Steelers Club provide financial assistance through the Club Grants program to the Dragons Dynasty Fund, Rugby League in the region, registered charities and other fundraising activities. In addition we provide accommodation to the Illawarra based Dragons administration, Illawarra District Rugby League administration, Illawarra Junior Representative staff and Country Rugby League. The Steelers Club also support local sporting teams by donating the Steelers facilities with complimentary room and equipment hire.

Men Of League Foundation

The Steelers Club is an active supporter of the Men of League Foundation. The Men of League Foundation supports members of the rugby league community who have fallen on hard times. They provide practical assistance with everything from medical operations, rehabilitation and nursing equipment to welfare support, grants and scholarships. For more information click here.

Wall Of Hands

Through the initiative of Steelers Club staff, we support the Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) Wall of Hands campaign. The Wall of Hands movement has helped the ALNF reach thousands of children in some of the most disadvantaged communities in Australia. Each week staff donate a nominated amount from their salary to be donated to the campaign. In addition donation boxes can be found located in the club. Should you wish to get involved in this worthy cause please click here.

Bronze Partner - NSW Government Sustainability Advantage Program

As a commitment to the Illawarra Steelers Club's vision to be economically and environmentally sustainable, a Sustainability Team has been established to facilitate a shift towards sustainable business management practices and align with the club's overall strategic focus to propagate Rugby League in the Illawarra. The Steelers Sustainability Team is pivotal to delivering upon internal sustainability objectives and goals, as well as engaging with external stakeholders to shape sustainability in the broader context of the community. The role of the Steelers Sustainability Team is to provide leadership, coordination and guidance to the integration of sustainability into the Illawarra Steelers Club, including the administration of initiatives and projects designed to meet the club's sustainability objectives and goals.

Important Information For Club Members

This club is required by law to make available to its members information that relates to the management and financial administration of the club including:

  1. A register of disclosures made by the directors and employees of the club.

  2. Details of overseas travel made by the directors and employees of the club.

  3. Details of loans given by the club to employees.

  4. Details of contracts of employment of top executives.

  5. Details of payments made by the club for consultant services.

  6. Details of legal settlements made by the club with a director or an employee of the club.

  7. Details of legal fess paid by the club for a director or an employee of the club.

  8. The club's annual gaming machine profit.

  9. The amount applied by the club to community development of support.

  10. Details of training completed, or exemptions claimed, by a director, club secretary or manager of the club


The club must provide quarterly financial statements to its board for adoption, and make them available to members, including:

  1. The club's profit and loss accounts and trading accounts for the quarter, and

  2. A balance sheet as at the end of the quarter.


Club Grants 2019/2020 Financial Year


Wollongong Surf Lifesaving Club - $5,000

Mental Health Movement - $20,000

One Door Mental Health - $2,418

Community Cancer Link - $200

Wollongong International Women's Day - $4,215

Illawarra District Rugby League Junior Competition - $93,054

Illawarra District Rugby League Senior Competition - $136,021

Illawarra District Rugby League Women's Competition - $15,736

Coniston FC - $20,000

Lions Clubs Woonona - $273

Privacy Policy

Steelers are committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your personal information.

We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your personal information.

What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?

Personal information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Common examples include a customer’s name, address, telephone number or date of birth. We collect your personal information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you; we may also use your personal information, by consent, for secondary purposes such as marketing. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing. 

Third Parties

In concurrence with our partnership with Tabcorp Gaming Solutions (TGS), Personal Information collected from you will be accessible only for one of the following purposes:


  • database/system maintenance or upgrades

  • review and improve products and services

  • perform statistical analysis for Steelers

  • help us to comply with our AML/CTF Act compliance

  • to comply with other legal obligations


In such a case we will take reasonable and practical steps to ensure that your personal information be kept secure.



We may disclose your personal information to:


  • regulators and law enforcement agencies (including those responsible for enforcing the AML/CTF Act);

  • respond to an enquiry from a government agency under State, Territory or Commonwealth laws; and

  • any other relevant Commonwealth, State and Territory government authorities and agencies. made aware of the information provided to us by the third party

Security of Personal Information

Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification, or disclosure.


When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.

Access to your Personal Information

You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.


Steelers will not charge any fee for your access request or for providing a copy of your Personal Information. In order to protect your Personal Information, we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.


Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information

It is an important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.


Policy Updates

This Policy may change from time to time and is also available from club reception.


Privacy Policy Complaints and Enquiries

If you have any queries or complaints about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Address: Post Office Box 900

Wollongong, NSW 2500   

Phone: (02) 4227 2255