Back to the good old days for Club Savoy

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BORN and bred Myrtle­ford man An­thony Zanghellini is de­ter­mined to re­turn Club Savoy back to the hub that it used to be in his role as the club’s new man­ager.

Mr Zanghellini, who grew up and at­tended school in Myrtle­ford be­fore mov­ing away to study, re­calls spend­ing many hours at the es­tab­lish­ment as both a reg­u­lar lo­cal and mem­ber of the Myrtle­ford Savoy Soc­cer Club, and hopes to use his ex­ten­sive back­ground in sales and re­cruit­ment to lift the busi­ness.

“There are a lot of things we can prob­a­bly im­prove at the club over time, and some of those things are re­cruit­ment pro­cesses and stand­ing op­er­at­ing poli­cies and pro­ce­dures,” he said.

“The gen­eral mar­ket­ing and lay­out of the Savoy Club can also be im­proved and they are some of the things I will look to change.”

Mr Zanghellini said his vi­sion for the club was to im­prove the flow of traf­fic from both lo­cals and tourists within the next 12 months.

“There is a lot of scope for mem­bers and for younger peo­ple to come back to the club and en­gage here es­pe­cially with fam­i­lies,” he said.

“We are an in­cor­po­rated club so we re­ally want to base our­selves on of­fer­ing good en­ter­tain­ment, good prod­uct, good food and good drinks at a great price.”

A new food and drink menu has al­ready been launched with prices slashed from pre­vi­ous times.

“The food will have a more tra­di­tional Ital­ian feel to it, we have brought back some of the recipes and some of the old clas­sics that peo­ple in town should be fa­mil­iar with,” Mr Zanghellini said.

“I have also up­dated the wine list to in­clude a lot of the lo­cal prod­uct like Gap­sted Wines, Ringer Reef, Brown Broth­ers and Fer­raro Wines.

“In terms of beers we have added lo­cal craft beers from Bright Brew­ery, King River Brew­ery and Bridge Road Brew­ers as well as Alpine Cider.”

Mr Zanghellini said he hopes such changes can cre­ate an at­mos­phere peo­ple want to be around.

“Hope­fully in time this is the sort of venue peo­ple can come with their friends and fam­i­lies to sit down have a great meal and take in the sur­rounds of our beau­ti­ful gar­den and deck­ing area,” he said.

Beau­ti­fi­ca­tion works and up­grades have also com­menced as well as im­prove­ments to the kitchen.

“We have a grad­u­a­tion ball com­ing up soon and a num­ber of AGMs and end of year func­tions for Christ­mas break ups and the like so the next three months things will be very busy here,” Mr Zanghellini said.

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NEW CHAL­LENGE: An­thony Zanghellini has re­cently started as man­ager of Club Savoy in Myrtle­ford.

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