Hawker, like most country towns,
has enjoyed a long and strong history of participation in sport. In recent
years, like so many towns across the nation, the town and surrounding
district has lost many of its younger people. The lack of youth has made
it increasingly difficult to maintain viable competition in almost all
However, thanks to some forwarding
thinking citizens and support from the wider community, the town opened
a new purpose-built clubhouse and regional playing facilities in 1996.
These facilities cater for basketball, cricket, golf, lawn bowls, netball
and tennis. Without these shared facilities, it is unlikely that any
sport, apart from perhaps golf, would be viable.
A new swimming pool complex was built
adjacent to the above facilities.
The following clubs and organisations
represent the current offering of sport and recreation in Hawker.
- Combined facility for the playing of cricket, golf,
lawn bowls, netball and tennis
- Quality venue available for hire for meetings and
- over 30 years experience catering for
lunches, dinners, morning tea, special occasions, bush catering,
conferences and meetings.
- Licensed facilities,
- Location: Cradock Road, opposite the hospital
- Open 5pm Friday
evenings, Saturday 12 noon for sport and other occasions
- Clubhouse Phone: 08 8648 4115
- Catering Manager: 08
- Bookings and general
or contact Hawker Motors 08 8648 401