Streets of Barangaroo: a Christmas gift guide

Barangaroo is named after a leader of the Cammeraygal people and wife of Kenneling of the Wangal people, ancestral elders of the First peoples. The transformation from a disused container terminal on the edge of Sydney’s CBD into a spectacular 22 hectare waterfront precinct will see the streets of Barangaroo come to life in an action packed stroll. A number of special menus, events and shopping experiences themed to the festive season will be taking place.

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Anason

Celebrate Christmas lunch by the water with a five-course feast at Anason in Barangaroo. Feast on a selection of Turkish mezes and sweet treats. Think pasha meze with creamy goat’s cheese and slivered pistachio; slow cooked octopus with curly peppers and heirloom tomatoes; and Ottoman donuts with pistachio ice cream.

When: Tuesday 25 December from 11.30am
Gift Ideas: $95pp for five-course (lunch)
Address: 5/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Bookings: anason.com.au

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Bel and Brio

Bel & Brio Bel & Brio is a food and wine-lovers’ emporium, with a marketplace, restaurant and cellar with over 2000 wines, headed up by Jon Osbeiston. For the festive season the team has the perfect collection of gifts to please everyone; wine for the connoisseur, cookbooks for mum, candles, cosmetics, and don’t forget the Italian fine food of course. Think handmade pasta, olive oils, truffle oils, chocolates and cheeses. Bel & Brio can also create bespoke hampers with the goodies of your choosing.

Gift Ideas: 2016 Head the Brunettes Shiraz $59, Ottolenghi: The Cookbook $50, Glenmorangie Signet Single Malt Whisky $250, Staple Hamper $250, Tea-Mania Hamper $179, Indulgence Hamper $220
Website: www.belandbrio.com.au
Address: 300 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo

The Barber Shop

The Barber Shop is a continuation of the classic, premium brand created by award winning barman Mike Enright. The Balvenie Shave Experience is the ultimate grooming gift this Christmas – this includes a haircut, followed by a hot and cold towel shave with a Balvenie cocktail.

Gift Ideas: Mujle Shaving Kit $250, The Balvenie Shave Experience Gift Voucher $140
Website: http://thisisthebarbershop.com/
Address: 3, 33 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo

Courses

Christmas Wreath Making with Flowers for Everyone:
Learn some handy skills directly from the experts just in time for the party season. Senior floral designers at Flowers for Everyone are here to work with you and lend a hand in creating your very own Christmas wreath. Enjoy a glass or two of prosecco as you practice your creative skills and master a beautifully bespoke design you can take home and show friends and family, just in time for the festive season.  Known for their farm fresh seasonal bouquets, indoor plant arrangements and a curated selection of ready-to-go gifts.

When: 12 December, 5.00 – 6.30pm, Gift Ideas: $40 pp=
Book tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2208100069449531/

Gift Ideas: Bellaberry I Love You Chocolate $11.95, Marble Pot with Succulent $39.95, Hampers from $150 – $195
Website: https://www.flowersforeveryone.com.au/contact/barangaroo-shop.shtml
Address: 6/3, Sussex St, Barangaroo

Devon cafe

A two-course set menu at Devon Barangaroo and Devon North Sydney is available the whole month of December. Feast on a selection of entrées including prawns with a tom yum mayo; chargrilled sourdough with olive oil and Christmas baked ham with beetroot and apple relish. Mains include a choice of roasted pork belly, pasta or the breakfast with sakumas.

Mon-Fi 7am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4:30pm, public holidays 8am-3:30pm Bookings: devoncafe.com.au

Gift Ideas: $50pp for a two-course menu, bookings are essential, minimum of eight people.
Address: Shop 19, 200 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Whisky Making with Shirt Bar

Ever wanted to make your own whisky? Well this Masterclass is a must for you. With your very own blending kit, create a whisky just the way you like it! With the choice of 5 single malts of distinct flavour profiles (floral, fruity, creamy, citrus, & smokey), and under the guidance of a master blender, be tutored by the pros in the craftsmanship of blending your own perfect whisky.  Shirt Bar Shirt Bar successfully pairs perfect-fitting business shirts with coffee and dark spirits. Design your ideal shirt from scratch with a whisky or wine in hand for the ultimate tailor-made experience.

When: 17 December, 6.30 – 9.30pm, Gift Ideas: $65 pp (includes a cocktail on arrival, tasting of grain whisky & the 5 distinct single malts, and creating your own personalised whisky)
Book tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/224447418305685/

Gift Ideas: Cudworth Cufflinks $70, Ganton Floral Shirt $150, Bowtie $65, The Bespoke Corner Tailors Pocket Square $50
Website: https://shirtbar.com.au/
Address: 7, 100 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo

Christmas Cocktails with Untied

Let the Untied cocktail experts show you how to shake, stir and whip up drool worthy drinks for your Christmas lunch. Make, drink and take-home recipes for three festive drinks at this fun and interactive masterclass. Get the inside knowledge on how to make the best cocktails without specialised equipment using everyday items, and show off your new skills anywhere, anytime. Package also includes some complimentary nibbles.

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When: 18 December, 5.30 – 7.00pm, Gift Ideas: $49 per person (includes 1 single shot cocktail, 2 double shot cocktails and shared plates of nibbles). Book tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/296946597619019/

The Butcher’s Block, Barangaroo

Several set menus have been created for Christmas. Enjoy a four-course menu designed by the team, starting with house drinks on arrival and wood fired flatbread with white bean hummus and chilli oil.  Entrées can include crispy Queensland calamari with black garlic aioli and lime; duck parfait with pancetta jam, house pickles and grilled sourdough; and seared khiramasa kingfish with charred witlof, pomelo lime and jalapeno dressing. Mains provide choice with the classic wagyu beef burger; panko chicken; pork ribs; pan roasted ocean trout or the BBQ swordfish loin. Dessert brings with it a traditional Christmas pudding that will give your nan a run for her money.

Gift Ideas: $102pp
Address: 2/100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Bookings: http://butchersblockgroup.com.au/contact-us.html
Website: http://butchersblockgroup.com.au/

BELANCÉ BELANCÉ

A luxury men’s tailor and retail concept, combining the best international men’s lifestyle brands and a world-renowned made-to-measure service.

Gift Ideas: Baxter of California Water Pomade $32, Tommy Rough Tie $129, Von Routte Lyon Sneakers $240, Bang & Olufsen Portable Speakers $379 Website: https://www.belancetailoring.com/suits/
Address: Shop 1/3 Sussex Street, Barangaroo

Collector Store

Collector Store Collector Store combines fashion and home. Think Herbivore Botanicals for your bathroom routine, a Binchotan charcoal eye mask, cheese boards, tote bags, P.E. Nation activewear and more.

Gift Ideas: Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Toner $60, Binchotan Charcoal Eye Mask $40, Redecker Dry Massage Brush $15, Hunter Lab Pinot Grape Skin Bath Soak $54, P.E. Nation Forecourt Crop Top $129, Becksondergaard Lauren Bag $279.95
Website: https://www.collectorstore.com.au/
Address: Shop 13/T2, Shipwright Walk, Barangaroo

Born by Tapavino

Born by Tapavino presents a Spanish feast and banquet set menu featuring marinated olives, croquettes del dia and Serrano jamon with spiced cherries, goats curd and mint; to seared scallops, sweet corn puree and fennel.

Gift Ideas: $80pp
Address: 9/23 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
Bookings: bookings@borntapavino.com.au
Website: https://www.tapavinobarangaroo.com/

Title Store

TITLE store is Australia’s largest independent retail collection of music, books and film, all under the one roof.

Gift Ideas: The School of Life: how to think about exercise $20, The School of Life: how to stay sane $20, Van Morrison – Astral Weeks (vinyl) $50, Joni Mitchell – Ladies of the Canyon (vinyl) $45, Audio- Technica Headphones $150
Website: https://www.titlemusicfilmbooks.com/
Address: 400 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

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Somedays

Somedays stocks a balanced list of Scandinavian, European, American and local fashion and accessories. Offering a unique and personal shopping experience, by presenting handpicked wearables that are not only stylish and of high quality, but which are at the forefront of international design and innovation.

Gift Ideas: 19-69 Purple Haze EDP $259, State of Escape Neoprene Tote Bag $229, Reliquia Hope Necklace $170
Website: https://somedays.com.au/
Address: 14, 200 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo

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12 Micron 

A festive three-course menu overlooking the harbour that starts with a glass of champagne on arrival before digging into polenta chips with whipped cheddar, bush tomato and marinated olives. First course explores the sea with choices from kingfish with native limes, wasabi and apple; oysters with finger lime dressing; king prawns with lemon aspen and sea herbs; or lobster with crab consume, fennel and daikon. Enjoy some heartier dishes of rotisserie pork with caramelised apple, muntries and cider jus; roast wagyu with onions and pepper berry jus; or barramundi with fennel, citrus and native fruikake. Finish on a sweet note with a Christmas pudding, white chocolate and rosella, some mince pies and eggnog, and mini coconut roughs.

When: Monday 25 December, 12pm or 2.30pm sittings
Gift Ideas: $155pp
Address: Tower 1, level 2, 100 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
Website: 12micron.com.au/

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Peter’s of Kensington

Peter’s of Kensington stocks the biggest brands in homewares, kitchenware, dinnerware and more in a boutique setting.

Gift Ideas: S’well water bottle $47, Christian Lacroix Butterfly Parade Dessert Plate $78, E+M Mechanical Graphic Pencil $79, Viski Flask $50, Ted Baker Accessory Box $79, Redd Leather Watch Box $129
Website: https://www.petersofkensington.com.au/
Address: 6, 100 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo

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Oh! Boo

Oh! Boo Chocolates Oh! Boo Chocolates creates artisanal hand-painted chocolates using chocolate from Peru and Venezuela. The range includes pralines (their signature creations), rocher, brittle, nougat and fruits. For Christmas indulge all the chocolate lovers with an Oh! Boo Chocolates hamper.

Gift Ideas: Chocoholic small hamper $45, Chocoholic large hamper $60 Website: https://ohboo.com.au/
Address: 1, 33 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo

Opique Boutique

Optique Boutique is a sleek destination for designer frames and sunglasses sourced from around the world.

Gift Ideas: Celine Cat Eye Sunglasses $629, Kirk & Kirk Glasses $469 Website: http://optiquebarangaroo.com.au/
Address: 6, 300 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo

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David Jones

David Jones’ boutique department store.  There’s no need to venture into the city for Christmas shopping when all your gifts can be found just around the corner from the office. From make-up gift packs, clutches, and hampers, to perfumes, shoes and designer clothes, all are available at David Jones Barangaroo.

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Gift Ideas: MAC Christmas Gift Pack $89, Foreo Luna 2 Face Cleanser $279, Acqua Di Parma Perfume $110, Marc Jacobs Backpack $289, Mimco Clutch $99.95, Just Add Cheese Hamper $69.95
Website: https://www.davidjones.com/stores/barangaroo
Address: 20/300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

And there you have it, our gift guide and dining guide this festive season at one of the city’s premiere destinations.

Joseph Lloyd, Freelance Writer
Photo Credits: The Streets of Barangaroo, Oh Boo Chocolates, Optique, Ryan Linnegar, The Butchers Block Group

BBQ Baleout Nov 3-4 @ Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

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The Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park is hosting this BBQ BALEOUT, this weekend, 3-4 November. It has been transformed into a homestead with plenty of stalls to occupy guests. The Barbecue Alliance are not only cooking up some amazing smoked meats, they are doing it for a good cause.

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This is a collaboration between Black Bear BBQ and The BBQ Alliance to raise money for our farmers and rural communities across Australia, doing it tough this year. Whilst we love a good deal of sun to invoke those rays for a bit of a tan. As you head to the beach, spare a thought for the farmers, whose crops and livestock suffer with a lack of rain causing drought, severely impacting the livelihood of our nation’s farmers.

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There is plenty of live entertainment for all ages; there is music, a petting zoo, jumping castle and more. Music performed by Volky, Taya Chani Trio, Sweet Jelly Rolls and CK & the 45s.

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It is a carnivore’s heaven, with the likes of Parilla Argenchino and BlackBear BBQ doing what they do best, cooking meat! There is plenty of quality BBQ meat on offer. American style, low and slow smoked meats from Black Bear BBQ were mouthwateringly good. Try their beef brisket, pork belly, wings, beef ribs and more.

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The hot weather was also conducive to a few beverages, the beer supplied by Six String Brewing Co.

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Be entertained by the 2018 Kingsford Invitational BBQ Competition – the richest BBQ competition in Australia with $40,000 in cash, prizes and trophies. Stop by the Kingsford Charcoal pop up, grab some BBQ supplies and have a crack yourself. Sunday is The state vs. state butchery challenge with butchers Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria battling it out for bragging rights.

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While enjoying a great day out and all that is on offer, spare a thought for the farmers and donate a bit of coin to the Bale charity bucket. A little support can make the world of difference.

Be sure to pop on down!

BBQ Baleout

The Entertainment Quarter

122 Lang Road

Moore Park

NSW 2021

Thanks to Menatwork Communications for arranging media passes.

Where to give back to the community?

Many of the team at “The Where To” are very much involved in community activities.  As we approach the season when many may not be as fortunate as us to enjoy the activities and experiences of the city like we can, we’ve compiled a list of some causes we support. It’s an opportunity for us to reflect and remember how valuable our time is – not just for us, but for others. It’s humbling when you realize how something so simple in your world can mean the universe for another.

SONG KITCHEN, SURRY HILLS:

Eat for a cause at this not-for-profit restaurants that supports YWCA and the work supporting women suffering domestic violence. 

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SONG KITCHEN has a social conscience, offering 100% of their profits to support the YWCA NSW – an organisation that helps women experiencing domestic violence. You can eat and know you’re supporting a good cause at the same time.

A new spring menu designed by new Head Chef, Elizabeth Mason, this season’s menu leaves it’s French roots behind with a re-invention of Mediterranean.   The aromas of rosewater, slow cooked meats, charring of seafood, savoury and sweet flavours ripple through the new menu. We receive excellent service from our host, Shaun and it is satisfying to know every bite on meals is supporting this great cause.

Check out the new menu here:
https://www.songkitchen.com.au/menus/
  

RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICE:
You can save 3 lives in 5 minutes.

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It’s a great way to keep on top of health conditions you might be at risk of, whilst also (once screened) helping those in need.   Blood donations can be made into 22 types of medical treatments as well as the obvious which many of us know. The challenge is that not all of it is used within the timeframes,  like for example, a plasma donation.  It  only has a 42 day shelf life.   Freezing blood samples can costs hundreds per sample and is only usually reserved for rare blood types.   Anyone between 18 to 70 years of age can donate and it can take anywhere between 5-15 minutes to donate whole blood (which can be broken down into plasma and platelets), otherwise 45-90 minutes when donating just plasma and platelets.  Salty foods help increase your blood volume faster after donating and you right to go after a short 10-15 minute rest. When you’re finished, they fill you up with delicious snacks to re-supplement those bodies.

It’s an easy way to help others in need.

Finding a centre near you is simple from their site where you can learn more about eligibility
https://www.donateblood.com.au/donate#find-a-donor-centre

SYDNEY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL TOY APPEAL:
One way you can ease the difficult times of more than 140,000 families

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“Sydney Children’s Hospital gets overwhelmed with toys at Christmas time and kids are always coming and going.” says Matthew Chaina who is an advocate for mental health charities, including Kookaburra Kids. “The problem they have after Christmas, is everyone forgets about them. So being that my daughter Brooklyn’s birthday is 3 weeks after Christmas, she chose to donate some toys she received for her birthday for the kids that missed out or have their own birthday coming up and we’re doing it again next year.”

It’s a great reminder that giving back isn’t just reserved for a certain time of year as the hospital always needs toys for the children they treat suffering a variety of conditions.   “It’s not much but at least it makes some kids happy. These are the values I felt are necessary to teach my 3 year old. She already knows her ABC’s, counts to 20, writes her own name and does 300 piece puzzles by herself. Not to mention she had enough toys till she’s 10!”.

Sydney Children’s hospital in Randwick treats up to 69000 kids a year, while Westmead’s Children Hospital administers to more than 80,000.

Donate to Randwick Children’s Hospital:
https://www.schf.org.au/donate?gclid=Cj0KCQjwsMDeBRDMARIsAKrOP7HjK7Br02ftKRL7ylvLH7H2WRFwzd5SdMJLjDW3ttYhQIRgIydqHkAaAmhAEALw_wcB


Donate to Westmead Children’s Hospital:
https://support.bandagedbear.org.au/SpringAppeal

 

TWENTY10 DROP-IN CENTRE:
A place that supports homeless youths and those without the social support they need to thrive

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Often singled out for differences, the 15 to 24 year old youths that are serviced by this drop in centre have a space where they can thrive and be comfortable with themselves.   In the centre is a library for young adults to understand and develop confidence in their identities, and also the base for social workers and referral services to assist with temporary accommodation, abuse and counseling services.   A number of creative and performing arts programs are also run for the kids to participate in.   The drop-in centre during set times, is also a place youths can access internet, shower, wash their clothes and are also provided meals.   They run seasonal campaigns throughout the year collecting non-perishable items, however such goods are always useful all year round.   Each year they host the Chippen Street Fete and also partake in many of the City of Sydney’s community events.

Non-perishable goods can be dropped off at their centre during business hours with prior arrangement when calling (02) 8594 9555:
1/45 Chippen Street, Chippendale

You can also make monetary donations:
https://www.twenty10.org.au/donate/

FASHION AID SYDNEY:
The charity event that brings together food, fashion and entertainment

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Hyatt Regency will host Fashion Aid in November, a charity fundraiser with benefits going to the Leukhemia Foundation. Enjoy a 3 course meal and a stellar line up of entertinment.  Hosted by James Mathison and Melissa Tkautz, the highlight of the evening showcasing designs by Steven Khalil, Nicola Finetti, Brent Wilson, Silviya Neri, TAND Swimwear, and Levendi Jewellers.

Tickets start from $450 for this black tie event.
24th November – 7pm
Hyatt Regency

Buy tickets here:
https://tickets.fashionaid.com.au/event/FashionAid—Sydney

Joseph Lloyd, Contributor 

Bang! Bangladeshi Street Food

Bang! That’s a cool name for a restaurant – kind of appropriate for a Bangladeshi restaurant, just the first four letters of its national origin. Wonder if this way of naming a restaurant could apply to other types of cusine, I guess it could, but maybe not quite as good. Anyway, this place has been doing its thing in Surry Hills for a while now and we were surprised we’ve never heard of it, nor crossed its path until now. It is know for Bangladeshi street food. Strolling the streets of Surry Hills the restaurant is kinda unassuming, for a name like Bang, they could do with some signage that has some Bang, and some Neon could work.

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Once inside, you’d be hard pressed guessing this is a Bangladeshi street food restaurant, the place looks more like a fine dining restaurant, it was quite refined, with a suave modern feel. Much like their take on Bangladeshi street food, the menu items, although street food inspired, were refined. With technique and quality presentation. This place also had an exciting wine list that, with some excellent wine from Portugal that paired nicely with the food on offer. Can’t say we have visited many restaurants serving Portugese wine.

The food at Bang was extremely tasty, not too heavy and not too much spice, just enough to hit your taste buds with a flavoursome spice kick. Upon viewing the menu it was noticed that there was a starter of peanuts for $2 and that all proceeds donated to the Fred Hollow’s Foundation. Great to see a restaurant giving back and we happily obliged.

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Upon further viewing of the menu, the honey roasted paneer instantly stood out as a dish to order and that instinct proving correct, as it was an excellent option.

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The soft shell crab was another top option with the spicy chilli achar providing that flavoursome bang along with some welcomed sweetness.

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There were many hits amongst the starters, the briyani arancini another quality option.

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The Tandoori Lamb cutlets are a must, they were perfectly cooked, the spice and herbs combining for some more bang and amazing flavour.

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We love a good Korma and the oven roasted, spiced duck was the pick of the mains. The meat perfectly prepared very enjoyable dipped in that rich sweetness of the korma.

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We also tried the wagyu brisket which was incredible.

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This was excellent dining experience with tasty food and equally tasty wine and good service. It was enjoyed in a nice setting with great company where_do_i_eat_pete and eatwithmyfoodsafari. Thanks to Pete, who is brand ambassador for Eat Club which allowed for a good discount on our meal, check it out!

Fighting for a cause @Corporate Fighter

I (Sarah) took a short hiatus from eating out, drinking and blogging to train for 12 weeks in a boxing program called Corporate Fighter.

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I had been seeing pics and posts pop up on Instagram  and Facebook for a while now about Corporate Fighter, possibly because it is the internet’s way of connecting you randomly to things that would potentially interest you based on what you follow. Given I’ve been in the boxing and Muay Thai world for a while, I’m not surprised. Or the universe was telling me to get on board. Whatever the case, I entered one of their competitions stating in 25 words or less why I’d want to join. Amazingly, I was selected as a winner to join the 12 week program as part of Corporate Fighter 31. I was pumped to start! 

When you join, they request you to explain why you are choosing to participate. For many people, it’s about a personal challenge, they want to lose weight or get on the straight and narrow. For me, it was about wanting to set a good example of perseverance and determination to achieve a goal. I’d long been wanting to put boxing training into action.

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The concept is, that, any individual can apply and, once accepted, sign up at rough cost of $795 for a 12 week training program that includes 4 training sessions a week, headgear, gloves, shirt and a bag and at the end of the 12 weeks, participate in a boxing bout vs someone else in the program. It is also a charity fundraiser – for this program, it was raising funds for Team Rubicon (supporting war veterans). The charity part of it really appealed to me.

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The idea is that most people are inexperienced and have never fought before and over the 12 weeks you learn basic technique, footwork and eventually sparring, incrementally increasing the intensity as the weeks go on. 

Wednesday’s were a minor form of punishment for me; this was cardio evening – think mountain climbers, planks, sit-down/stand ups and those dreaded burpees. These sessions were to make you fit for fight night and whilst you might hate it at the time, it really is fun and extremely beneficial. 

The trainers; Florian, Danilo, Andrea, Jemma, Tanya and Kurt are wonderful, extremely passionate and organised great routines each night and also available for extra personal training sessions. The gym also has other classes you can join like shadow fighter, technique and sparring sessions. 

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 A special thanks to Jemma – she is an outstanding individual who is so dedicated to the sport, and offered in her own time to have “girly fight club” or special sparring sessions for the women from CF 30 and 31 to get more experience. This, we are truly grateful for. 

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Fight night is incredible – 14 bouts of fights on our night, in front of over 500 people, held at the Hyatt Regency, Sydney. We warmed up, came out to an entrance song and fought our hearts out.

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Winners are chosen and trophies awarded. Throughout the night there are auctions and further fundraisers to generate more money for the charity. Afterwards, we change and party with our support crew.

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Fighters are expected to sell two tables of supporters, and they get to watch the event with a two course dinner and unlimited alcohol. There’s photobooths for fun with your friends! It’s a top night out for all. I’d like to thank my friends, family, workmates and blogging crew for coming along! Special thanks to Kurt for putting up with my boxing talk all the time and giving me endless encouragement.

 Although I didn’t win, and I was extremely disappointed, I need to remember that winning is not what it’s about. It’s a charity fundraiser and most people wouldn’t dare step in the ring at all, and I did it. I also said I wanted to participate to prove determination and perseverance and that I did, fighting 1 week after recovering from a neck injury and with bronchitis. I completed the fight, fought respectfully, and with good technique. I desperately want to give it another go at full fitness to prove my real capabilities. 

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 Along the way, we made a new bunch of friends, made possible by the community environment it is, Facebook groups to discuss advice and the group catch ups to the Commonwealth Games trials, rock climbing and post the event; the pub! I’ve made some lifelong friends from this, which is amazing given the competitive nature of the sport and the fact we punch each other’s face at the end of it all. I must also thank my lovely opponent Jess for a great job in the ring.

 

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It also wouldn’t be what it is, without Carla Kassab. She is an A *** organiser, support network and friend to all. Her tireless work and care for everyone certainly didn’t go unnoticed and she made it all run so smoothly. It’s a tough job and one we admire.

I would like to say it’s an incredible experience, that I can’t speak highly enough of. I miss my weekly CF training, FB notifications and words of encouragement from the group. Whilst it’s over for me for now, hopefully you’ll see me again in the future. 

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Thanks to all involved. If you’re interested in signing up, see Corporate Fighter on the link below.

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