Welcome to the Department of Sport, Recreation and Racing

The Northern Territory Department of Sport, Recreation and Racing’s vision is to facilitate for all Territorians to have a lifelong involvement in sport and active recreation.

To achieve this vision, we facilitate the development of a vibrant, self-managed, accessible and sustainable sport and active recreation system across the Northern Territory.

 

News and Event Updates

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Sports Community  Free Workshops in April

Sports Community are focussed on empowering sporting clubs to further develop their club and people for the benefit of the community. They will be facilitating free workshops in April in both Alice Springs and Darwin. These practical workshops will cover a range of topics from Event Planning to Culture and Volunteering. Click here

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Sports Community  Free Workshops in April

Sports Community are focussed on empowering sporting clubs to further develop their club and people for the benefit of the community. They will be facilitating free workshops in April in both Alice Springs and Darwin. These practical workshops will cover a range of topics from Event Planning to Culture and Volunteering. Click here

Naming Rights Sponsorship

Request for Proposal - Naming Rights Sponsorship

The Department of Sport, Recreation and Racing is now seeking Expressions of Interest from suitable organisations to sponsor two iconic Territory venues,  Hidden Valley Raceway and Marrara Indoor Sports Stadium. Partnering with the Government offers sponsors the opportunity to build their market profile whilst aligning to the strength of the Government brand. Read More

2014 NT Sports Awards

Congratulations to winners of NT Sports Awards

With over 200 in attendance, it was sports night of nights as we celebrated the achievements of our sporting athletes and officials. Congratulations to Brooke Peris (Hockey) awarded the 2014 Northern Territory Sportsperson of the Year, Rhys Dowling (Squash) Junior Sportsperson and Stuart Fitch (Triathlon) Masters Sportsperson. Read more.

Eels

Eels Territory

The Eels have offiicially kick started their 4 years in the Territory with their NRL Trial match in Alice Springs on Saturday 8 February at ANZAC Oval. With a packed out crowd of yellow and blue, it's a taste of what's to come at the Eels become the Territory's favourite NRL team. Next match is Sat 9 August against Canberra Raiders in Darwin. Read More.

Adelaide United Football Club

The Reds on board with 'Do the NT'

As part of their NT Tourism sponsorship, Adelaide United Football Club (AUFC) will play matches in Alice Springs for the next two years. In 2014, AUFC will play a pre-season A-League match on Saturday 23 August and a warm up match against an NT representative side on Wednesday 20 August at Anzac Oval, Alice Springs. Read More

AFL

AFL to play three matches in 2014 in the NT

The AFL in the NT got underway for 2014 when Melbourne Demons played Geelong Cats in Alice Springs for their NAB Challenge match. With over 5,500 attending, we look forward to the Demons returning to 'Do the NT' when they play Port Adelaide on Saturday 31 May in Alice Springs and Fremantle on Saturday 5 July, in Darwin. Read More.

Alice Springs Masters Games

Alice Springs Master Games - Registrations now open!

Reigstrations are now open for the Alice Springs Master Games. The Games are held every two years with thousands of fit, active Australians and overseas visitors taking part in more than 30 sports. There'll be plenty of fun away from the sports including the spectacular Opening Ceremony. Be part of it and register now to secure your place or team in the 2014 Games on 11-18 October. Register Now

Latest News

  • New Mountain Bike Trails open for business

    New Mountain Bike Trails open for business

    14 April 2014  | Ministerial Release

    Alice Springs could soon become a mecca for mountain bikers around the globe, with the opening of a new world-class trail network at the Telegraph Station.

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  • $5 Million Boost for Sport Voucher scheme

    $5 Million Boost for Sport Voucher scheme

    10 April 2014  | Ministerial Release

    A typical Territory family with two children will be $400 a year better off thanks to a $5 million expansion of the Country Liberals’ successful Sport Voucher scheme. - Read More

  • Alice Cup Carnival set to be a winner

    Alice Cup Carnival set to be a winner

    10 April 2014  | Ministerial Release

    Over $1 million in prize money will be up for grabs in the 2014 XXXX Gold Alice Springs Turf Club Cup Carnival, which was officially launched tonight by Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing Matt Conlan - Read More

  • International Cricket coming to Palmerston

    International Cricket coming to Palmerston

    8 April 2014  | Ministerial Release

    The Country Liberals Government is bringing international cricket to Palmerston for the first time later this year with an investment of more than $150,000 to transform Northline Oval into a first-class cricket ground. - Read More

  • Tickets now on sale for historic AFL clash

    Tickets now on sale for historic AFL clash

    7 April 2014  | Ministerial Release

    Tickets are now on sale for next month’s historic AFL clash between Melbourne and Port Adelaide at TIO Traeger Park in Alice Springs on Saturday 31 May. - Read More

  • Soccer season kicks off with new patron

    Soccer season kicks off with new patron

    2 April 2014  | Ministerial Release

    Chief Minister Adam Giles has been named as the new patron of football in the Northern Territory at today’s launch of the 2014 NorZone Premier League season.

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