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.
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.
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.