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Recreation & Sport
We are a community with great recreation spaces, facilities and sporting clubs that provide opportunities to be active both indoors and out. We are committed to helping our community be active and our sport and recreation clubs be welcoming, sustainable and well run.
For the Community
Get Active in Holdfast Bay
We offer a variety of opportunities to lead active lifestyles her at Holdfast Bay:
- Parks, Beaches and play spaces: Visit one of our great parks, beaches or play spaces. There are lots of free activities you can do with your family and friends when you get there, such as playing some cricket on the beach, going exploring through one of our gullies or collecting some leaves and flower to make nature art.
- Walking and Cycling Trails: Walk to school or work along our footpaths or visit our Walking and Bike Trail page to find a walking or riding trail to visit on the weekend.Walking Groups: Join one of the many Heart Foundation Walking Groups in the area for a weekly walk finished with a cup of tea and a chat.
- Events and Activities: Keep an eye out for fun exercise activities on our What’s On page.
For Sports Clubs
We support our local sports and recreation clubs in a number of ways and we encourage club leaders to join our ClubHub database to receive information on club development opportunities.
To register for the ClubHub e-newsletter or to discuss how we can support your club contact the Community Recreation and Sports Coordinator (08) 8229 9965 or firstname.lastname@example.org Club development workshops
Club Development Workshops
The City of Holdfast Bay has partnered with the City of Marion to offer a series of club development workshops throughout the year. Each workshop will focus on a different topic relevant to sporting and recreation clubs with the ultimate goal of helping clubs operate more effectively, recruit and maintain members and plan for the future to ensure longevity of the club.
The City of Holdfast Bay encourages clubs to become a STARCLUB - a well-run club where quality coaches and officials work alongside valued volunteers in a safe and welcoming environment. A STARCLUB will meet specific criteria and in the process receive information and support to build the club to provide the best environment possible for members and the wider community. STARCLUB is a program run by the Office for Recreation and Sport and can be a deciding factor for grant programs so why not turn your club into a STARCLUB!
City of Holdfast Bay Community Donations Program
This program provides support to organisations and clubs to increase opportunities for participation in physical activity, healthy eating and general community wellbeing and which in turn support the City of Holdfast Bay's "Our Place" Community Plan.
Sporting and Recreation Grants are available through the Community Recreation and Wellbeing Stream.
Office for Recreation and Sport Funding Programs
The Office for Recreation and Sport (ORS) supports sport and recreation through the development of policy, programs and resources, the provision of funding, recreation and sport planning, infrastructure development, elite sport pathways and programs, and the promotion of physical activity. Below are a number of funding programs on offer by the ORS that may be relevant to your club, if you find a program that fits with your clubs needs we encourage you to find out more visit the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing funding website or call 1300 714 990.