“Late in season 2015, the Upwey Tecoma Football Club was advised that our local Council was ready to install new lights at our ground to a standard which would allow night football to be played there in season 2016. This was considered to be a very exciting prospect by everyone involved at the Football Club.

The Club was required to make a financial contribution and the very significant balance would be Council funded, hence we set about detailing how we would meet our monetary objective of $15,000.

We had very successfully engaged the services of Poker Deluxe in the past and without any delay, we engaged their services again for our November 2015 fundraiser event!

We had just under 100 people come along to the night, and 80 players participated in the fun of the evening – playing poker to win some great prizes!

The night was a huge success, with well over $6000 raised, the bulk of which was from the poker games, with the balance from bar profit!

Poker Deluxe were excellent – on time, met all their promises prior to and at the event itself, very professional but at the same time making it a fun night for all involved!

The other attraction of the nights is that it is easy to run from the Clubs point of view – organise an appropriate venue, organise some drinks and supper, and then simply focus on getting people along, women included. The training on the night provided by Poker Deluxe staff to inexperienced poker players was first class, supported by the fact that the big winner on the night had never played poker before, and was in fact a female – so a big win for women, as all those in attendance will well remember!

So we were delighted with the entire night, and will certainly engage the services of Poker Deluxe again in the future.”

Andrew Peterson
Fundraising Commitee
Upwey Tecoma Football Netball Club