For young and old
Sporting clubs are prevalent in the Queanbeyan Palerang and enable the public to take part in sports such as cricket, netball, rugby league, rugby union, golf, swimming, bowling, tennis, squash, football and many more. If you like to take part in local competition, Queanbeyan Palerang has a club for you.
Regional Sports Hub
Centre of excellence
Sporting facilities in Queanbeyan Palerang have been under development and the council recently released the Master Plan for the proposed Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Sports Complex.
Development of the Bungendore Sports Hub – a sporting complex including 6 grass sports fields, 6 hard courts, amenities, an aquatic centre and indoor sports facility is also under development.
The region is also undergoing an upgrade program for community swimming pools, upgrades to local parks and recreation facilities, sports courts constructions and development of a new BMX track in Braidwood.
Global sporting brands
The region enables and encourages youth to take part in a wide range of junior sporting offerings and actively supports the improvement of skills and sporting advancement with local teams able to compete against different teams from Canberra. This proximity Canberra and junior to professional sporting pathways expose youth to a variety of professional sporting endeavours and both male and female teams and the Australian Institute of Sport.
Professional teams include Rugby League – Canberra Raiders, Rugby Union – ACT Brumbies, Basketball – Canberra Capitals and Gunners, soccer – Canberra United, Baseball – Canberra Cavalry, AFL – Greater Western Sydney Giants, Ice Hockey – Canberra Knights.
A record to be proud of
If there is one region in the country that can lay claim to being sportingly supreme it’s the Queanbeyan Palerang. Producing more sporting superstars than you can count on two hands – here is a rough list: Ricky Stuart, David Furner, Heather Mackay, David and Terry Campese, Mark Webber, Brent Kite, Suzanne Balogh Brad Haddin, Matt Giteau, Anthony and Saia Faingaa, Glen Lazarus and Takeover Target – the champion racehorse purchased and trained by Queanbeyan’s Joe Janiak for $1250 and taking home winnings of over $6m. tor pretium.