It’s incredible to think that the Australian and New Zealand Association (ANZA) we know and love today was founded in Singapore in 1948. Although it started as a male-only club, ANZA soon became a family organisation, with women at the forefront of organising activities, fundraising and events. Early initiatives included The Women’s Auxiliary Committee (now known as ANZA Action) which was formed in 1974, with a focus on raising money for local charities. ANZA Soccer and ANZA Tennis both launched in 1979. ANZA Action will celebrate 50 years of service next year.
Today ANZA has a membership base of more than 6000 people, representing a range of nationalities and age groups including Australian, New Zealand, British and the USA as well as from countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, South Africa and Singapore. Current sports groups include Cycling, Soccer, Netball, AFL, Nippers, Cricket, Walking, Running and so many more.
Our annual ANZA Ball and ANZA Melbourne Cup Race Day host more than 500 guests each and include fundraising components supporting ANZA Action charities. Our regular events range from Ladies Nights, AFL Grand Final, Volunteer Appreciation evenings and New Members Welcome sessions. Our annual Great Australia Day BBQ with the Australian International School (AIS) attracts over 4000 people. There are more than 100 additional events per year across our