Sport & Recreation
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.
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.
After-school care is available to assist parents of primary school children.
Belyuen Youth Program
Activities and assistance for indigenous children and young people in the Belyuen community include after-school care and cooking, nutrition and personal-hygiene classes.
Budget Hostel Accommodation
A range of budget accommodation includes short-term,medium-term and long-term permanent and backpacker.
Child care is provided to assist families of infants and preschool children 7 months to 5 years old.
Health & Fitness
Sport & recreation facilities for the community include personal training, teen gym for children & young people 13 to 15 years old, group-exercise classes, yoga, aerobics, cardio-exercise, weight-based exercises, disability programs and school programs. Health services including weight management, blood-pressure testing, rehabilitation services and nutrition education are also available.
Indoor & Outdoor Activities
Outdoor & indoor physical activities are available for children, young people, families and individuals. Activities may include softball & other outdoor games, an inflatable jumping castle, inflatable Twister and a roller-skating disco.
Physical activity in the form of indoor skating and blading is available and may include a roller-hockey competition.
Katherine Aquatic Centre
Physical activities include learn-to-swim and aqua-aerobics classes.
A fun-based program, lead by trained instructors, for families with preschool children 1 to 5 years old.
Leanyer Recreation Park
A free recreation park for the community including water slides and family events & holiday activities. AquaSafe learn-to-swim classes for infants and children 6 months to 12 years old are also available.
Palmerston Aquatic & Lifestyle Centre
Sport and recreation facilities for the community include a fifty metre pool, weights room, gym, disability health club, exercise classes and physiotherapy. AquaSafe learn-to-swim classes for infants & children 6 months to 12 years old are also available.
Palmerston Drop-In Centre
A drop-in centre for young people providing holiday programs, sport & recreation activities, discos, cooking, youth counselling & mentoring and education programs.
Palmerston Recreation Centre
Provides sport and recreation facilities for the community. Programs include health & fitness classes, comprehensive gym facility with the inclusion of disability friendly fitness equipment on site for use, injury rehabilitation programs available, casual child minding, Seniors programs, children’s programs, social sports competitions and facilities hire.
Palmerston Water Park
A free recreation park for the community including water slides and wet play areas for toddlers and children.
Various holiday programs assist parents by providing recreation activities for primary-school children 5 to 12 years old.
Youth Diversion Program
The Program is provided as an alternative to court for children and young people who offended when they were under 18 years old. The program provides case management and is run in conjunction with the Youth in Communities program.
Youth in Communities
Provides case management and support for young people and their families in Katherine. Youth in Communities also coordinates a range of activities for National Youth Week and National Homelessness Matters Day.
Youth in Communities, FAST Program
The Families & Schools Together (FAST) program assists families to build supportive relationships and improve their communication skills in order to achieve better outcomes for children and family members.
Youth in Communities, Girls’ Program
Provides education and discussion for adolescent girls 12 to 18 years old on topics such as mental health, sexual health, drugs & alcohol, good decision-making and gaining access to local support services.
Youth in Communities, Youth Nights
Youth drop-in nights provide free dinner, activities and transport home for children, young people and families. Activities may include roller-skating, discos, table tennis, karaoke, computer games on the big screen and pool.
YMCA NT Darwin Youth Space
Palmerston Youth Drop In Centre
The Palmerston Youth Drop In Centre is a youth-led, safe and empowering space for young people managed by the Y in partnership with Larrakia Nation. The Centre offers supervised activities, skill development, leadership opportunities, and targeted follow up for young people in Palmerston.
After School Programs during School Terms
A fun, safe space for young people to meet with friends and peers to try new activities, develop new skills and learn about topics relevant to young people. Activities are free and dinner is included. Guest speakers and groups are encouraged to come and get involved.
- Wednesday – Boys Nights 3.30pm – 7pm
- Thursday – Girls Nights 3.30pm – 7pm
YMCA’s Back2School program is a short term alternative education program for young people who have disengaged with school. Staff work with young people to identify their individual needs and goals. Goals are set for each young person and worked towards throughout their time in the Back2School program. These goals can be related to anything in a young person’s life that they are wanting to work on. YMCA actively communicates with the young person’s school, parents and other relevant agencies to work towards goals and set them up on a path towards success. Click here to learn more about this program.
Support for Young People through Case Management
YMCA also provides support to young people to work on their individual goals and needs. This may include assistance in finding work experience, employment or an apprenticeship, training, securing a driver’s licence or accreditation, providing in-school support and social/emotional support.
School Holiday Programs
YMCA is the place to be in the school holidays! Our team works hard to create innovative, fun, interactive school holiday programs. To find out what is on offer this coming school holidays contact Palmerston Youth Space [email protected] or phone 8932 1096. YMCA would not be able to operate the Palmerston Youth Space without the support of our sponsors. Thank you to the Australian Government and Northern Territory Government for their ongoing support of YMCA’s programs for young people.