Sport & Recreation
At Pathfinders, we deliver tailored outdoor and adventure-based programs that promote social inclusion and enable healing for vulnerable young people. Our programs are designed to be accessible and promote pro-social behaviours, internal capacities, and community connections. Depending on the needs of the young person or group, our programs can range from a few hours to a few days in length. We believe that by providing supportive and nurturing environments, we can help young people overcome adversity and build a brighter future.
Our therapeutic adventure programs are open to young people aged 10-17. We conduct both group and individual programs. We have limited spaces available so it’s important to make a referral as soon as possible to secure a spot. These are fee for service programs.
Make a referral through our website www.pathfindersNT.com.au
Alice Springs Youth & Community Centre (ASYCC)
ASYCC creates opportunities for everyone to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. Provide affordable sport & recreational activities in a safe, clean, and inviting environment for people of all ages through sound business and management practices.
The Centre prides its self in promoting an active lifestyle for people of all ages. We have a membership of over 700 from 0-70+.
We offer a range of recreational activities, seven days a week, to the wider demographic of the Alice Springs community. The Centre has successfully operated from a group of old buildings (some dating back to 1947). Our members reflect the population of Alice Springs, everyone is welcome. Some activities attract a fee to cover operational costs, but only survive because they are facilitated by volunteer instructors. If these core activities, and others from hiring the facilities, did not exist the ASYCC would not be able to remain functional, and provide the many vital public access opportunities for sport and Youth social interaction.
The Centre has the following areas: a large dance studio, which is now the home of the Greatorex Public Service Gym; Agnes East Gymnasium (gymnastics and circus space); boxing shed; martial arts dojo; and recreational hall in addition to its outside facilities. Individuals and groups are catered for with a range of classes; including gymnastics, boxing, 5 disciplines of martial arts – all taught by qualified instructors. The recreational hall provides pool tables, TV, DVD player and also caters for refreshments from a canteen area. There is a boxing shed with boxing bags, weights and even a ring where Alice Springs boxing champions James Swan, Jason Lord and Henry Collins have inspired local children.
Canteen Creek Owairtilla Association
The Centre provides social & recreational activities for the local community.
Community Development Employment Program (CDEP)
The program provides unemployed indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over with employment placement and skills acquisition including accredited training and links to apprenticeships and traineeships. Employment projects and activities are chosen by local indigenous communities or distinct groups of indigenous people within a community. The training wage received by participants is equivalent to the appropriate unemployment benefit.
Disabled Sports Association
Disability Sporting Activities
Provides opportunities in athletics, cycling, swimming, pistol shooting, archery and lawn bowls for people with disabilities. A local wheelchair basketball competition is also available.
Introducing Clients into Sport
The Association assists people with disabilities to participate in sport by networking with other sporting organisations. Members can be provided with opportunities to participate in the National Disabled Championships.
Football Without Borders
Training Sessions: Thursdays weekly at Nakara Oval from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Football Without Borders (FWB) is an organisation that promotes the integration of refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants in the Darwin community by engagement through the practice of football (soccer). The program provides a great opportunity for participants to meet form new friendships, practice their favourite sport and grow in confidence as they find their place within the Darwin community.
FWB competes in Football NT’s Division 1 tournament during the active football season (Feb – Sep) and plays friendlies every other weekend throught the year. No matter your skill levels, you are welcome to enjoy football with us.
Support is fluid and extends to areas outside of football including help finding work, transport and communication systems.
Find us on Facebook as “Football Without Borders Darwin” and join in the fun!
Gap Youth & Community Centre Aboriginal Corporation
The Gap Youth and Community Centre is a grass roots organisation which was established in 1977 by the local Aboriginal Community. The organisation’s central goal is to provide a safe place for young Indigenous people and their families. Gap Youth has a high level of understanding of the youth context and a long history of delivering programs for young Aboriginal people in Alice Springs.
After-school is available to assist parents of primary school children attending local schools.
Social and recreational activities are provided for infants and preschool children and their parents or carers.
Seniors’ Leather Workshop Group
Aboriginal elders meet to make leather goods.
Sport & Recreation
A sport & recreation program provides a range of activitiesincluding basketball, pool, table tennis and a drop-in centre with internet cafe facilities for children, young people and their families.
Stay Strong Women’s Group
A group focusing on issues of concern for young and adult indigenous women.
Various holiday programs assist parents by providing recreational activities for primary-school children.
Youth Homelessness Program (Reconnect)
A preventive early intervention program for 12 to 18 year olds and their families where the young person is homeless or at risk of homelessness. The program seeks to improve relationships where the youth is becoming disconnected from their families, school or work and where there is a risk of their leaving home prematurely without family support.
As an independent, membership-driven, not-for-profit association, we work with our members to support and strengthen AOD service delivery for people who experience harmful substance use in the NT.
Our mission is to build and maintain a strong, sustainable and culturally diverse Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) sector that works together to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm across the Northern Territory.
headspace Alice Springs
headspace Alice Springs provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL services to young people 12-25 years old, for mental health, alcohol and other drugs counselling and a Doctors clinic for physical and sexual health.
headspace values the opinions of young people by seeking feedback from the Youth Reference Group on how we do things to make sure we are aware of what issues are happening locally for young people in Alice Springs. If you want to be a part of YRG call us for an info pack!
Total Recreation NT
Provides sport and recreational opportunities for adults, young people and children over 9 years old with intellectual, psychiatric or physical disabilities or acquired brain injury. Services include adult group programs, youth programs and individual programs that assist with gaining access to chosen sports.
Programs focus on developing independence.
YMCA Aquatic and Swimming
The YMCA of the Northern Territory approaches health and fitness with the belief that a person is made up of a Body, a Mind and a Spirit, and each component must be nurtured for the person to achieve Wellness.
YMCA manages a range of aquatic facilities in the Darwin and Palmerston areas – to find the best one for you see the facilities below. Want to know more about swimming lessons – click here.