Sporting Clubs

The Inverell Shire is renowned for its first class sporting facilities and the range of activities available for residents and visitors alike.With various indoor and outdoor facilities Inverell caters for almost every sport played in Australia. Council provides well maintained Sporting Grounds which are utilised by many sporting organisations. The community strongly supports a range of sporting activities through the assistance of a Sports Council.

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Along with many sporting clubs there are also various licensed clubs in the district and all welcome visitors. There are excellent lawn bowls and golf clubs in Inverell, Ashford and Delungra who all welcome visitors. The Returned Services Memorial Club (RSM) is the main licensed club in Inverell hosting functions, dining and live entertainment.

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Inverell's premier sporting event is the International Grafton to Inverell Cycling Classic. This Classic Race is in its 54th year and is a huge one day event that covers 220kms over the Great Dividing Range taking in some fantastic scenery. The Classic attracts both an international and local field of competitors.

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Sports catered for are cricket, tennis, squash, rugby league and union, golf, soccer, polocrosse, campdrafting, hockey, touch football, netball, athletics, little athletics, Auskick, Austag, water skiing, swimming, basketball, gymnastics, cycling, softball, bowls, horse and harness racing, motor cycling, martial arts, car racing, pistol, rifle and trap shooting and indoor sports. The area is ideally suited to gliding and flying and there are many Horse riding and walking tracksin the area.

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NSW Sport and Recreation provides a range of programs and services to assist members of the community to participate in regular sport, recreation and physical activity. The web site contains valuable information in regard to running a sporting club, grant programs, directory of physical activity providers, publications, research and other information that is useful. Visit the web site for more information.


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