Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Is the MCC Kew Sports Club still in operation

Yes, MCC Kew, with the support of the Melbourne Crickets Club (MCC) will remain a sporting club run for the benefit of its members and the local community. A strategic review of MCC Kew was recently completed and we are very much committed to the further enhancement of the services provided at our sports facility to ensure it is a vibrant and viable club in the future.

The bar will also be open Friday evenings and during the day on Saturday. Our bar prices are among the lowest you’ll find in our area, so enjoy your ‘local’ at MCC Kew.

 

What is the cost of MCC Kew membership?

We are pleased to offer memberships to 31 March 2019 at the same price as the previous 2017/18 year as shown below:

 

Access Agreement Benefits Cost per year
Adult Social & competitive tennis, access to sporting and social facilities and access to all Member Services $250
Junior Social & competitive tennis, access to sporting and social facilities and access to most Member Services $50
Social & Bridge Access to social facilities and access to some Member Services $50
Family 2 Adults, 2 Children under 18yrs. Parents are classed as Adult Members and Children classed as Junior Members $500

Access Year is 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

 

What are the benefits of MCC Kew membership?

As an MCC Kew Member, you will receive a range of discounted services at the sporting club. These discounts include:

  • 10% discount of group training fitness and yoga
  • The lowest bar prices on a great range of beer and quality wines you’ll find in Kew
  • Priority access to tennis courts
  • Access to Club House seating area where coffees are available

 

Is parking available onsite at MCC Kew?

There are 40 car spaces available onsite free of charge (including disabled spaces). There is also street parking available on Barkers Road and Mount Street, Kew. There is no cost for parking on surrounding streets but some time limitations apply.

 

The club is within a five-minute walk of the 72 Tram, which stops on Burke Road at the top of Barkers Road. The Auburn train station is a 15-minute walk and Camberwell train station is a 20-minute walk.

 

Does MCC Kew provide access for disabled people?

At MCC Kew, we are committed to offering an environment that is inclusive and helps improve the social and wellbeing outcomes for our members.

 

As well as providing car disabled spaces, the sporting club and services are accessible via a ramp on the Barkers Road (bowling green) side of the club.  Within the club, there are disabled toilets, wide doorways and adequate space for wheelchair access.

 

Our programs for disabled people include Bridge (a lift to the first floor), and our Stroke Support group meets for bowls and a light lunch each Monday.

 

Does MCC Kew offer lawn bowls?

In (date) the MCC Kew bowling team merged with the MCC Bowls Section which is situated at Swinburne Avenue Bowling Club, and the Glen Street Bowling Club. No competition bowls will be played at MCC Kew in the 2018/19 season.

The club still runs the Community Stroke Support Group, who bowl on a Monday.

All Members, excluding Social Club Members, can access the bowling greens free of charge, and bowls are available to borrow inside the sporting club.

MCC Kew still offers social barefoot bowls as an option for events or functions.

 

Do I have to be a member to use the facilities and services at MCC Kew?

No, we welcome all members of the community including school groups, local businesses and not-for-profit organisations.

 

We make our facilities available for hire, so if you are planning to host an event for a birthday, a corporate function or a fundraiser, MCC Kew can cater for up to 160 people.

 

If you would like to come and play bridge, bowls or tennis (social or competition) – or join our group fitness program – you are welcome anytime. We also welcome parents and siblings to sit down and relax in the sporting club while your child is doing tennis lessons or participating in Football Academy (soccer) after school.

 

In addition, we invite all members of our local community and beyond to enjoy a meal at the Bistro every second Thursday evening.

 

As an MCC Member, am I entitled to the services available at MCC Kew?

While MCC Kew is run separately from the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC), we are very much aligned with the organisation and its values. All MCC Members are welcome to visit MCC Kew and join any of the programs or services available at the sporting club at a small cost. The Bar is open to all members of the community, including MCC Members, and Bistro nights are on every second Thursday.

 

If you would like to regularly participate in social or competitive tennis, play bowls or bridge, we recommend you take up a MCC Kew membership in addition to your existing MCC membership so you are afforded the full benefits that our sporting club has to offer.

 

When is the Bistro open and do I need to make a booking?

Bistro Nights are held every second Thursday from 6pm onwards. We encourage bookings in advance for tables that seat up to 10 people.

 

The Bistro includes separate menus for children and Seniors, and we cater for all special dietary requirements, including coeliac and food allergies. Where possible, please advise special dietary requirements at the time of booking.

 

We also offer supervised play for children between 6:30pm-8pm, so you can continue to enjoy your meal, have a drink and catch up with the other adults on your table while the kids are having a ball!

 

When is the MCC Kew Bar open?

The Bar is normally open during the following hours, unless we have a private function booked:

Monday – Wednesday            12:00pm –   5:00pm

Thursday (Bistro Night)             4:00pm – 10:00pm

Friday                                      11:00am –   5:00pm

Saturday                                  12:00pm – 5:00pm

Sunday                                     Closed

 

The Bar is open to all MCC Kew members, their guests and our local community. We offer a number of beers on tap, including: Carlton Draught, Wild Yak Pacific Ale, Bulmers Original and Cascade Premium Light. We also have a wide range of wine, including the MCC Members Reserve wine, available by the glass or bottle, and all reasonably priced.

 

If the Bar is unattended during normal business hours, please ring the bell and a member of staff will come to serve you.

 

BYO is not available at the MCC Kew Sports Club.

 

Does MCC Kew host functions?

Yes! MCC Kew is available for birthday celebrations and weddings to corporate functions, fundraising events or even occasions featuring barefoot bowls. Our experienced events team will ensure your event is memorable – for all the right reasons. To find out more about our event packages, please call Michelle Peric on 0419 598 412 or email the team at michelle@mcckew.com.au.