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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 sports.

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.

Hawker Community Sports Centre  
  • Combined facility for the playing of cricket, golf, lawn bowls, netball and tennis
  • Quality venue available for hire for meetings and other occasions
  • over 30 years experience catering for weddings, lunches, dinners, morning tea, special occasions, bush catering, conferences and meetings.
  • Licensed facilities, visitors welcome
  • 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 8648 4084
  • Bookings and general enquiries  Email: sportscentre@hawkersa.info or contact Hawker Motors  08 8648 401
Bowls  

  • Season is October to Easter
  • Saturday Social Bowls, visitors welcome. Names in by 11:30am for 12 noon start
  • Tuesday nights 7:30pm start. Names in by 7pm. Ring: 08 8648 4115
Cricket
 
  • Hawker enters a team in the Northern Flinders Cricket Association and plays against Blinman and Copley
  • A number of novelty matches are also played during the summer
  • Contact: 08 8648 4222
Golf

  • Season starts after Easter and concludes late September
  • Flat course with challenging creeks
  • Saturday competition for men and women
  • Visitors always welcome
  • Names in by 12 noon 08 8648 4115
  • Contact President: 08 8648 4123
Horse racing

  • Racing Club conducts annual meeting on a Saturday in late May
  • Great location, great country atmosphere
  • Email: hawkerraces@bigpond.com
  • Contact Secretary: 0488 163 065
Swimming Pool

 

  • Hawker Swimming Pool located on Cradock Road opposite the hospital and next to the Community Sports Centre.
  • Open November - March
  • Contact:  0429 484 168


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