Jump into sport this winter

A young person standing on a netball court catching a netball close to the ring

From basketball to soccer, netball to frisbee, winter club sports are about to kick off in Boroondara.

Whether you’re a long-distance runner, an AFL fiend or simply keen to stay active over the winter months, there’s plenty of sporting action to tempt you. For a full list of community sports clubs, visit our Sport and recreation clubs page.

The following is just a taste of what’s on offer.


Take your pick of thriving footy clubs, with women’s, men’s and children’s teams taking to the field across Boroondara each weekend.


Winter is cross-country season at the Kew Little Athletics Club.


Myrtle Park is home to the North Balwyn Baseball Club, which is on the lookout for new members.


Take to the court with one of the many basketball clubs operating in Boroondara.


Join in winter training, a tournament or scrimmage at one of Boroondara’s 2 frisbee clubs.


Boroondara Netball Association has netball opportunities for players of all ages and abilities.

Rugby union

Play local with the Monash University Rugby Club or the Kiwi Hawthorn Rugby Club.


Inspired by the recent World Cup? Try one of the 13 soccer clubs in our municipality.

We can help cover the cost

Sports clubs play an important role in helping to improve community health, wellbeing and social connection. We think everyone should have the opportunity to be involved.

If sports club fees are stopping you from joining a club or sport, you can apply for an individual participation grant.

To be eligible you must:

  • live in the City of Boroondara
  • hold a current government means-tested card
  • choose an eligible Boroondara sporting club (not for profit).

You can apply for up to 75% of annual sports club fees (capped at $200). To find out more, visit our Individual participation grants page.

Now it’s time for tennis

Have you been inspired by the excitement of the 2023 Australian Open? If so, there’s a tennis club in your neighbourhood ready to welcome newbies and returnees alike.

You can brush up on your backhand, learn to serve like Rafael Nadal, or just connect with others in your community at one of the 19 tennis clubs across Boroondara. Whether it’s junior coaching, a social ladies’ competition or casual court hire, there’s something for all players.

You can see what is available and book some facilities with Tennis Australia's online booking tool, without having to become a member. You can use this tool to book a court on the Play Tennis website.