Our local sporting clubs are an important part of our community. We have clubs playing a huge variety of sports including Cricket, Netball, Baseball, various codes of Football, and many more. We have to make sure these clubs are supported so that they can continue giving back to the community.
Our Rugby Union club, the Gungahlin Eagles, are turning their long standing “charity round” in to “charity of the year”. This year they raised $10,000 for the Cancer Council ACT, and next year they hope to give back even more. It’s important that we empower our clubs as they not only provide health and social benefits to their members, but also give back to the wider community.
These clubs support a diverse range of competitions, including men’s, women’s, juniors and seniors divisions. There is something for everyone here. If you want to get involved, you can find contact details for many of these on the My Gungahlin directory for sports.
The grounds at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval are good, though scheduling and maintenance has to be planned properly to ensure the best quality surface for our teams to play on week in and week out. Our suburban fields are also important for community sports, and need to be adequately maintained, and in some cases, upgraded. I also support developing playing fields on the land in Throsby zoned for community use.
While all our sports groups are doing amazing things in the community, I’d like to give a shout out to two in particular that share roots with my old college, Daramalan. Gungahlin Eagles Rugby Club and North Canberra Gungahlin Cricket Club both have a history with Daramalan, and both still have the eagle logo. While the footy is wrapping up for the season, North Canberra Gungahlin Cricket Club are just beginning their season this weekend – why not get out and watch the trial matches or their upcoming 1-day matches?