Macarthur Clubs join forces to support first responders in their career transition

Posted at 15 Dec 2021

Three of the regions’ leading venue operators including Wests Group Macarthur, Ingleburn RSL and Campbelltown Catholic Club are proud to announce a new community partnership with Beyond the Badge – a not for profit that exists to support first responders across Australia to transition into alternative careers.


The Clubs have collectively donated $22,500 through the ClubGRANTS program with monies to help bring to life a three-day career transition program for first responders commencing February 1 of 2022. Program registrations are now open to current and/or former Police, Ambulance, Fire & Rescue and Corrections personnel who live in and around the Macarthur region.


This will be the first time this program is being offered within the region and is timely coming off the back of yet another very difficult year for our emergency and first responders. This practical and innovative training program has been developed to support first responders who are considering a career transition to an alternative career or work opportunity and will be held at Wests League Club in Leumeah, Ingleburn RSL and Campbelltown Catholic Club across the three days.


Beyond the Badge has a wonderful track record of supporting first responders to leap into corporate life. An early program graduate and former Campbelltown Licensing Sergeant Michelle Glasgow had a 13-year career with the police force, leaving due to the impact the role was having on her wellbeing and subsequently experiencing the struggles that come from leaving a first responder agency. After attending the Beyond the Badge Career Transition Program, Michelle obtained a leadership position at a Women’s Domestic Violence support service and credits Beyond the Badge for helping her understand how to apply her skills to her new role and regain her confidence.


Michelle comments “I really struggled with what to do following the police force and Beyond the Badge played a vital role in rebuilding my confidence and helping me harness the skills I had earned and apply them in a new setting outside the police force”. See more of what Michelle had to share below.




Sean Haran, co-founder of Beyond the Badge and passionate first responder advocate shares, “We are so incredibly grateful for the commitment of funding from our local clubs and can’t wait to bring to life our Career Transition Program at these fantastic Clubs in early February 2022”.


Wests Group Macarthur Chief Executive Officer Daniel Perkiss comments, “Wests Group Macarthur is honoured to be an early supporter of the new Career Transition program. his is an incredibly worthy cause, to a highly valuable target audience and we feel very strongly about taking care of those that have spent a career taking care of others”.


Perkiss continues, “Wests are proud to be partnering with the Ingleburn RSL and Campbelltown Catholic Club in this important community initiative”.


Each venue provider takes pride in designing and delivering community support services for Macarthur and partnering to support initiatives for the betterment of the region. For more information on each of the club’s community support endeavours please visit;




Pictured: Beyond the Badge director Simon Bradstock, Campbelltown Catholic Club CEO Michael Lavorato, CEO Wests Group Macarthur Daniel Perkiss and Beyond the Badge Director Sean Haran launch the partnership.



Pictured: Beyond the Badge director Simon Bradstock, Program Graduate and former Campbelltown Licensing Sergeant Michelle Glasgow Beyond the Badge Director Sean Haran.