Get ahead of the game this winter

From archery to AFL, lacrosse to cross-country, there’s a world of winter sport set to kick off in Boroondara.

Taking part in community sport is an ideal way for all ages and abilities to keep active and meet new people in the neighbourhood. Pick a sport and a club and get into the game.

AFL: Footy’s back! Boroondara is home to a thriving AFL community, with clubs and competitions catering for men, women, boys and girls.

Archery: Take aim with the Kew City Bowmen for something a little different. They hone their skills all year round, and run beginners’ courses most weekends.

Athletics: Winter is cross-country season at Kew Little Athletics Club, with the track and field program running in terms one and four.

Baseball: Play pitch perfect at one of Boroondara’s two baseball clubs. Melbourne Baseball Club and North Balwyn Baseball Club both have senior and junior teams.

Basketball: Boroondara is home to multiple basketball associations with teams competing at all levels, from casual competitions through to Big V.

Hockey: Our municipality hosts three field hockey clubs. Find teams and programs catering for five-year-olds to Masters.

Lacrosse: It’s Canada’s national summer sport, but played here in winter. Camberwell Lacrosse Club competes in the Lacrosse Victoria competition with junior and senior teams for men and women.

Netball: From first-time primary-school players to Victorian Netball League rep teams, the Boroondara Netball Association supports all ages and skill levels, men and women, to hit the court.

Rugby: If rugby union’s your thing, get into the scrum with local clubs Kiwi Hawthorn and Monash University.

Soccer: Fourteen soccer clubs call Boroondara home. Find one that fits the bill for you and start kicking goals.

Female AFL player kicking a ball

For a full list of community sport clubs, visit Sport and recreation clubs.

Let us help with the cost of sport

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

If sports club fees are preventing you 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).

To find out more, visit Individual Participation Grants.