Assyrian Sports and Cultural Club
Local Clubs - Fairfield Heights, NSW
Assyrian Sports and Cultural Club is located at Fairfield Heights and organised picnics, parties and other functions to celebrate important Assyrian and Christian events like Christmas and more.
The Assyrian Sports & Cultural Club Ltd., was established in 1970 by Assyrian families who resided mainly in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. These families organised picnics, parties and other functions to celebrate important Assyrian and Christian events like Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Assyrian New Year. This formed the foundation of the club.
On the 13th of August 1972, the founders of The Assyrian Sports & Cultural Club Ltd. registered the club with the New South Wales Corporate Affairs Commission. The Memorandum and Articles of Association declared the objectives of the club. These included:
“to promote Culture, Studies, Sports, Social Activities and Entertainment” and “In view of the fact that our Assyrian Nation’s ethnic origin stands in minority status in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Iran and Turkey, and that our colloquial and educational languages are Arabic, English, Turkish, Farsi and Assyrian (Aramaic), the Club may maintain traditional friendship with any community and Representative of any of the above-mentioned countries who may be residing in Australia.”
In the late 1970s and early 1980s most Assyrian families moved to the Western suburbs of Sydney where there was an increase in the number of Assyrian migrants arriving into Australia. Naturally the Club membership grew considerably.