Get into the game this winter

Boroondara has a fantastic grassroots sporting community, with a wide range of clubs and high quality sportsgrounds and facilities available for playing and training. It’s no wonder we consistently see high participation rates in community sport.

Organised sport is a great way for people of all ages and abilities to keep active and make friends in the local community. With the winter sport season starting in the coming months, now is a good time to join a team.

Visit our Sport and and recreation clubs page to join a team. 

AFL

Our AFL community is thriving, with junior and senior competitions offered for both men and women of all ages across the city.

Netball

The Boroondara Netball Association provides opportunities for men and women, boys and girls, of all skill levels, from primary school children playing for the first time to representative teams in the Victorian Netball League.

Baseball

Keen to hit a home run? Melbourne Baseball Club and North Balwyn Baseball Club offer junior and senior teams for men and women.

Basketball

Whether you prefer shooting 3’s or running a full-court press, there’s a team here for you. Boroondara is home to multiple basketball associations with teams competing at all levels, from casual competitions through to Big V.

Lacrosse

Originating in Canada, lacrosse continues to grow in popularity in Australia. Camberwell Lacrosse Club competes in the Lacrosse Victoria competition, with Under 11s teams through to seniors for both men and women.

Hockey

Camberwell Hockey Club and Hawthorn Hockey Club both have long and proud histories of bringing field hockey to Boroondara. Both clubs offer junior and senior teams for men and women.

Athletics

The Kew Little Athletics Club participates in a track and field season during term four and term one, and a winter cross country season in term two. Those between the ages of five and 15 are invited to join a “Come and Try” session to see if athletics is for them before joining the club.

Rugby

If you’re after a full-contact sport for all ages and sizes, rugby union is for you.

Soccer

Start kicking goals by playing soccer (or football – it’s your call) right here in Boroondara. There’s a great range of clubs for all ages and abilities.

girl wearing her football uniform handballs and smiles
Two teams playing netball
a man wearing an orange uniform plays hockey

Let us help with the cost of sport

We want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to get involved in community sport.

If the thought of sports club fees is holding you back from getting into the game, 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)

Visit our Individual participation grants page for more information.