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Sport in Canberra

While Canberrans may not be as obsessed by the 'footy' as their Victorian neighbours in Melbourne, they are nonetheless sports-focused. The city and suburbs are dotted with sportsgrounds which are especially active at weekends.

The main outdoor sporting arenas are:

  • Bruce Stadium, Battye Street, in Bruce (02) 6256 6700

  • Manuka Oval, Manuka Circle, Manuka (02) 6239 6002

  • The Hockey Centre, Mouat Street, Lyneham (02) 6257 2029

  • National Tennis and Squash Centre, Mouat Street, Lyneham (02) 6257 1083

  • Exhibition Park, Flemington Road, Mitchell (02)6241 3022

Indoor centres include:

  • Woden Basketball Centre, Irving Street, Phillip (02) 6281 6000

  • Tuggeranong Indoor Sports Centre, corner Athllon Drive and Cowlishaw Street, Tuggeranong Town Centre (02) 6293 3990

  • Belconnen Sports Centre, Oatley Court, Belconnen (02) 6253 3066

  • ACT Netball Centre, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham (02) 6241 4355

  • Active Leisure Centre, McBryde Crescent, Wanniassa (02) 6271 2777

If you want to catch a game on the big screen, a lot of the pubs and most of the licensed clubs have live-to-air transmission of the major events. These are truly Australian events, with as much parochialism and good-natured tribalism – lubricated with the 'amber fluid' - on display as you are likely to find anywhere.

Golfers will be very happy at the Royal Canberra Golf Club (www.royalcanberra.com.au), a challenging course said to be Australia's best inland course. Its lovely setting in the Westbourne Woods arboretum will delight the senses as well as offering a satisfying round of golf.

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