Match Bar employee pouring a beer and smiling

Congratulations on 20 Years – Paul Phillips

Paul Phillips, respected staff member and local Match Bar larrikin, has hit a milestone of 20 years employment at the RSL and we couldn’t be more thrilled to find out a little bit more about his time here.

What was your role when you started in 1999? Where else have you worked in the RSL?
When I started in 1999, I was a Table Waiter in the Luana Restaurant for a short time. From there I moved into the Gaming Room as a Gaming Attendant for approximately five years before heading into Match Bar.

You are currently working in Match Bar, what is your drink of choice?
I can’t go past One Fifty Lashes.

What do enjoy most about working at Dee Why RSL?
For me, it has to be the camaraderie between customers and staff. I have really enjoyed all aspects of working in the TAB area. From my early involvement, until now, I have enjoyed watching it expand and grow. It can only get better!

Describe one of the most memorable moments of your time here at the RSL.
Moving from the previous TAB when it was in Scores to the current Match Bar/TAB has certainly been one of my highlights of the past 20 years.

How has the RSL changed over the past 20 years?
The Club has grown steadily over the last 20 years which is evident in the continued increase of customers and exciting new redevelopment that is currently underway.

What advice would you give someone wanting to work at the RSL?
Be yourself and do the best you can.

What’s something people might not know about you?
I completed 21 years in the Royal Australian Navy.

In your time off, where would we find you?
Going for a run or a walk with my partner or hunting down a spot to enjoy a good coffee within our local area.

Will we enjoy seeing your smiling face for another 20 years?
Absolutely!

On behalf of all the Board, staff and members, congratulations Paul on your 20 years of employment!