Meet a new local: Troy Sommerville

Welcome to Troy Somerville, the new General Manager at Rainbow Beach Sports Club

Welcome to Troy Somerville, the new General Manager at Rainbow Beach Sports Club

Troy Somerville is the new General Manager at Rainbow Beach Sports Club. The Community News hit Troy with six questions, so we can all get to know him. Make sure you say hello, when you pop into the club! 

What brings you to Rainbow Beach?

Who wouldn’t want to work and live in Rainbow! The opportunity came up to utilise my experience to revive the Sports Club back to its former glory.

Did you have a connection to the area?

I have played bowls at the Sports Club over the past eight years. My family loves the area so much that my wife organised a surprise renewing of our vows at the Sports Club last year.

Where were you before Rainbow Beach? 

I had a break from Club land over the last couple of years and became a logistics manager and truck driver, but my heart has always been in hospitality.

What is your background with the industry?

I have been part of the Club industry since I was 17. Worked as Human Resource Manager with 120 staff, to General Manager of Dapto Citizens Bowls Club for 10 years, before being approached to relocate to the Sunshine Coast to take the role of General Manager at Mooloolaba Bowls Club; then Coolum Beach Bowls Club. So nearly all of my work career has been in the Club industry, starting as a glassy and working my way through with education and training.

What are your hobbies?

Hobbies are bowls, spending time outdoors and being a netball dad to my three daughters.

Any plans for the club?

Plans include a new winter menu with a separate lunch and dinner menu, maintain the bowls green back to health to hold competitive bowls events, as well as social and barefoot. We need to give the community a reason to call in, then it’s up to us to dazzle you with everything we have to offer.

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