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Wests Tigers chief coming to town on his first day back from ban

Justin Pascoe, the chief executive of Wests Tigers, is currently serving a six month ban imposed by the NRL.

In the last few days his photo and name have appeared on social media posts promoting his appearance at the next monthly meeting of the Campbelltown business chamber on Wednesday, June 19.

But there’s no need to be alarmed, because his ban ends the day before on June 18, so he won’t be breaching the NRL sanction.

For the record, Pascoe, pictured, was banned by the NRL as part of the punishment handed out to the club for failing to declare an ambassadorial role offered to Robbie Farah as part of his departure from the club in 2016.

As part of the sanctions, Wests Tigers will also have $319,500 stripped from both this and next year’s salary cap to meet the $639,000 offer to Farah which was not disclosed to the NRL.

The club appealed the original NRL decision to deregister Pascoe for an indefinite period.

It was decided his ban will end after six months, backdated to December 19, meaning he would be able to return to his desk at Concord from June 19.

Which will be welcome news for acting Wests Tigers CEO Simon Cook, who can go back to just running Wests Ashfield.

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This Sunday, June 2, members of the Ingleburn RSL Sub Branch will be asked to vote to sell the site and the club located on 70 Chester Road to Ingleburn RSL Sub Branch Club Limited for $8 million.

The sale does not include the memorial gardens where the Anzac Day dawn service and other commemorations are held every year.

It all looks a bit complicated to anyone not a member of Ingleburn RSL club or a return serviceman or woman who is a member of the Sub Branch.

But from the way one club member explained it to us it is a change of ownership and nothing will really change for members of the licensed premises.

But it does mean that if it goes ahead the Ingleburn Sub-Branch – the veterans – will end up with a hefty $8 million in their kitty.

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Last week the Voice ran the story about Campbelltown Council had voted to try to sell the naming right to Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

Now we can add to that suggestions that council is also trying to get state government approval to set up a separate entity to run the stadium, including making decisions about hire and so on.

Watch this space.

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For years Channel 7 reporter Sean Berry has been the master of ceremonies at the annual charity ball of Kids of Macarthur.

Unfortunately this year, which is also the great charity’s 20th anniversary, Sean, who was born and bred in Campbelltown and started his career in local papers, won’t be there because he is travelling overseas.

The ball is on this Saturday, June 1, at the Cube, Campbelltown Catholic Club, and Danielle Everett will be taking over the MC duties.

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Local companies that took part in last week’s South West Sydney Academy of Sport golf day at Campbelltown golf club received a thank you note a couple of days later.

The note went a bit further and included a lost property alert: left behind were a black Puma jumper and certificate frames.

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Popped in to Campbelltown RSL on Wednesday morning to have a chat with local radio veteran Trevar Langlands on 100.3FM, the Macarthur community station.

I’ve known Trevar for many years, going back as far as my days at the Macad – Macarthur Advertiser – in the 1990s.

Langlands presents his Arts and Entertainment show every Wednesday.

I have to say that as a journalist who asks the questions it’s always a bit strange to be on the other side, being asked questions.

But Trevar was gentle with me and it was quite an enjoyable experience.

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