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Sport in the local area

Wagga Wagga offers several sporting opportunities for the whole family to enjoy.

Wagga is well known for its sporting prowess and proudly holds the motto of 'the city of good sports'.

With a relatively small number of residents, the town produces an extraordinary number of high-profile AFL players (Paul Kelly, Wayne Carey, Terry Daniher), NRL players (Peter Sterling, Steve & Chris Mortimer, Jamie Soward), cricketers (Mark Taylor, Michael Slater, Geoff Lawson), track and field athletes (Patrick Dwyer, Brad Kahlefelt), golfer (Steve Eklington), tennis (Tony Roche) and more. There is a strong sporting culture for people of all ages and the sporting facilities available are excellent.

Along with the Kapooka Golf Club, which is situated on the picturesque Blamey Barracks, Wagga Wagga offers many social and competitive sporting competitions in Wagga.

Some of these include:
• Australian rules football
• rugby league
• rugby union
• soccer
• softball
• baseball
• volleyball (indoor)
• netball
• cricket (indoor and outdoor)
• tennis (indoor and outdoor)
• squash
• pool/snooker
• lawn bowling
• cycling (mountain bike, track circuit and road)
• golf (18 holes courses, pitch and put)
• shooting (clay and pistol)
• racing (horse, harness and greyhounds)
• and go-karts to name a few!

For those that love their water-sports, they'll be pleased to know that Wagga is located right on the Murrumbidgee River, has a large man-made lake (Lake Albert), and is the home of the Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre (state of the art indoor and outdoor swimming/diving/kids pool facilities). Some popular water-sports in the area include:
• sailing
• water skiing
• canoeing
• kayaking
• fresh water fishing
• and water polo

Visit the following website to view a list of recreational activities Wagga Wagga and the surrounding area has to offer:

Gateway to Sport

Last updated
7 December 2016
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