Leagues club shuts its doors, sends staff home


A specialty accounting firm has revealed the Northern Suburbs Leagues Club "ceased trading" as of Tuesday night.

Insolvency accounting practice Offermans Partners has been appointed provisional liquidators of the Northern Suburbs Leagues Club by the Queensland Supreme Court.

Principal Denni Offerman said he was "currently assessing the financial situation".

"We're keen to proceed quickly and the property will be offered to the market as fast as humanly possible," he said.

The club's chairperson Geoffrey Bachmann was contacted, however he declined to comment.

In an unrelated incident the club was broken into last night some time after 11:15pm.

Two people smashed the front doors and took several bottles of liquor before leaving.

Police are still conducting investigations.


NORTHERN Suburbs Leagues Club closed its doors Wednesday morning.

The club, which is the home of rugby league team the Mackay Devils, has been turning away customers, who appeared surprised it was shut.

It's understood management are inside the building in a meeting, but are so far not explaining the reason for the closure.

Some staff, who were on the premises this morning, have been sent home.


One club member, speaking with the Daily Mercury in the car park, said there had been concerns for the future of the club for some time.

He said there had been no indication this would happen when he was at the club socially last night.

He said he went to the club three or four times a week, and didn't know where he would go if it did close.

Another staff member also said the Sky service at the club had been turned off about a month ago, "making the TAB service almost useless".

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