With around 35 sports clubs and community groups to choose from, the Weipa locals love their sport and recreation. Anyone wishing to take part in an activity will find plenty to choose from.
Our sport and recreation clubs provide enormous benefit to the community by contributing to the general health and wellbeing of individuals. Being part of a club helps build happier, healthier and more connected communities.
Rio Tinto Weipa are supporting a roll out of a clinically proven health and wellbeing program in partnership with Medibank and Ritualize. The program is funded by Medibank and is available to all Weipa residents. You don't need to be a member of Medibank or an emplyee or contractor of Rio Tinto to participate.
The proven benfits of the program are: Weight Loss, improved blood sugar control, reduced blood pressure, improved general fitness, improved mental health and reduced risk of chronic diseases.
See the flyer for more information or visit the website https://ritualize.com/
WTA will soon be running a senior mixed volleyball competition at the Weipa Storm Surge Shelter.
Sport and recreation directory
The Weipa Town Authority (WTA) maintains a directory of currently active sport and community groups, with contact details, and information about each activity. You can view this here.
While the Directory is updated annually, groups are encouraged to update their details as soon as there is a change in their circumstances, using the Sport & Recreation Contact Details form.
Establishing a new club
If you are interested in establishing a new sport or recreation club in Weipa, you should talk to the Sport and Recreation Officer at WTA. They can help you promote and grow your club, and improve governance practices. Contact 07 4030 9400 to make an appointment.
There are many other useful resources available online to help sport and recreation groups deliver services more effectively for members (see below). As well as information, these sites also contain practical tools, tips and templates to help your club move with the times.
- Australian Sports Commission
- QLD Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing
- NSW Office of Communities Sport and Recreation website
- WA Department of Sport and Recreation clubs online website
- Our Community
Sport and recreation plans
WTA has developed plans to guide the development and delivery of sport and recreation in the area. The responsibility to implement these Plans is shared between the WTA, community groups, residents and other government and non-government stakeholders. You can view these plans below: