Saturday, August 7, 2010

Attraction 23 - Sports in Altona

The sports clubs, amenities and locations are mainly concentrated in the Altona Central Sports Precinct as well spread along the Altona coast.

The Altona Central Sports Precinct includes J. K. Grant Reserve, G. Nevitt Reserve, Cherry Lake, H.C. Kim Reserve and Fell Reserve. The Hobsons Bay City Council has proposed plans to improve this precinct.

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The J.K. Grant Reserve (named after John K. Grant, a patron of Altona Hockey Club sited on this reserve) is a popular area for playing football, soccer, cricket and hockey.

There are many sports clubs in this precinct, including:
- Altona Tennis Club
- Altona Bowling Club
- Altona Hockey Club
- Altona Football Club
- Altona Junior Football Club
- Altona Auskick
- Altona City Soccer Club
- Altona City Junior Soccer Club
- Altona City Thirds Soccer Club
- Altona Cricket Club
- The Finnish Society of Melbourne Baseball Team
- Altona Rugby Union Club
- G.K. Nevitt Athletics Facility at Sugargum Drive, training venue for Altona Little Athletics Club, St Mary's Little Athletics Club, Westona Little Athletics Club and Victorian Masters Athletics Club
- Altona Youth Club Calisthenics
- 1st Altona Scout Group
- Altona Girl Guides
- St John Ambulance Australia (Victoria) Altona Division and St John Ambulance Austrlia (Victoria) Altona Cadet Division

The sports clubs scattered along the Altona foreshore include:
- Altona Life Saving Club
- Western Suburbs Triathlon Club
- Hobsons Bay Fishing Club
- Altona Boating & Angling Club
- Altona Yacht Club
- Altona Sports Club
- Altona Sports Bowling Club
- 4th Altona Sea Scout Group
- Kooringal Golf Club

Other Altona sports clubs and centres located in other parts of Altona, Altona North or Altona Meadows include:
- Bayfit Leisure Centre
- Altona Sports Centre, training venues for the Altona Gators Basketball Club, , Altona Pirates Junior Basketball Club, Altona Netball Association, Altona Lightening State League Netball Club, Altona Gate Netball Club, Bayside Netball Club, Gemfire Netball Club, MSJ St Mary's Netball Club and Seaholme Netball Club
- Altona Badminton Centre, housing the Western Suburbs Badminton Association
- Altona Squash & Activities Centre
- Altona Taekwondo School at Pier Street, Altona
- Bay City Lakers Juniors Basketball Club, training at Altona College, Civic Parade, Altona
- Altona Lakes Golf Club
- Altona Swimming Club
- Altona Softball Club
- Altona Magic Soccer Club
- Altona Lacrosse Club
- Maltese Bocce Recreation and Social Club
- Oz Ten Pin Entertainment
- Westgate Indoor Cricket
- Match Point Indoor Football
- Match Point Indoor Tennis Club
- Westside Touch Association (Touch Football)
- Hawthorn Youth Wrestling Club at Millers Road, Altona


Annaliese said...

Hi, great list and great site.

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