Across the Waves Sports Club Bundaberg LED sign

  • As we looked around for the right people to supply our digital billboard, a few things made Danthonia Designs stand out. Their professionalism was evident from the first conversation and their diverse portfolio assured us that nothing would be too hard. Everyone at Danthonia was responsive and aware of the role they played in getting our project off the ground.

    Danthonia transformed our basic drawings into a stunning original design. Since the sign's installation, we have had a massive amount of comments about how good it looks. And the LED messaging is definitely working: we've pulled back on other forms of advertising while still increasing awareness of 'what's on' at The Waves.

    Brendan Royall
    General Manager, The Waves Sports Club

The Waves Sports Club is a top-class community facility in Bundaberg. A winner of too many awards to list here, the club includes numerous restaurants, a kid’s area, gaming facilities, private function rooms, an extensive sporting complex, internal and external catering, cafés, live entertainment, a coffee shop, and much more.

The official name, “Across the Waves Sports Club” comes from the club’s humble beginnings. Italian migrants came “across the waves” with little more than the clothes on their backs, and started a tiny club mainly featuring Bocce. It has grown to become today’s ultra-modern club with more than 42,000 members and more than 100 staff. The Waves supports countless local community programs and contributes thousands directly into the local community each year.

The club approached Danthonia to create a monumental entry statement based on their logo, including an integrated full-colour, high resolution LED display. The 8.5m structure has a tough hammer-proof coating, no seams, no external hardware and is engineered for a 100-year wind event in Bundaberg. The 3.5m x 1.6m P10 LED display is perfect for promoting upcoming live entertainment, menus, awards, game shows and pretty much anything the Club wants to display.