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Sporting Clubs and Contacts

Dowerin is an active and successful sporting based community whereby leisure and fitness activities are an increasingly important component of everyday life.

Dowerin has broad range of recreation facilities for a rural community of its size.

Boarding three regions (Avon, Central Wheatbelt and Wheatbelt North), Dowerin acts as a junction for communities to the north, east and south of the Central Wheatbelt which also gives a broader scope with a range of different sporting associations.

The majority of Dowerin’s sporting clubs are represented in the colours black and gold and are aptly named the ‘Dowerin Tigers’ whilst the Dowerin Cricket and Bowling Club are represented by Green and Gold.

Passionate supporters of Football, Netball, Hockey, Cricket and Bowls have been treated to a number of grand final berths in recent years with black and gold the colours of choice in down town Dowerin.

We actively encourage participation within our clubs and organisations in Dowerin, if you are interested in sport feel free to contact the relevant club, come along to watch, give a helping hand or join in!

Badminton

The Dowerin Badminton Club plays a local competition and comprises of a group of ladies with an interest in badminton.

Badminton in Dowerin is played throughout the year from February until December at the two purpose built parquetry courts located at the Dowerin Recreation Centre.

Everyone is welcome to come along for a game every Tuesday morning although men are unable to compete in the Ladies Championships.

Contact Details
President: Allison Jones 0405 029 400
Secretary: Verity Offszanka 0429 487 276
Treasurer: Tanja Metcalf  
Catering: Joan Coote  
Captain: Kelly Spark 0437 000 472
Vice-Captain: Sam Jones  

Basketball

Dowerin is home to three fully enclosed, purpose built basketball courts located at the Dowerin Recreation Grounds. A structured competition in Basketball has not been in place for a number of years.

However, those wishing to utilise the facility should contact the Shire of Dowerin for further details.

Dowerin Bootscooters

Whether you are seasoned professional or would simply like to try something different and meet some new people - the Dowerin Bootscooters meet weekly at the Dowerin Uniting Church from 9.30am until 11.30am. All enquiries to

Contact Details
Location: Dowerin Uniting Church
Time: 9.30am until 11.30am
Contact: Di Hudson
Mobile: 0427 311 062

Bowls

Dowerin Bowling Club has active Women’s and Men’s competition, competing throughout summer in the Avon Valley Bowling League Saturday pennants.

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Cricket

The Dowerin Cricket Club plays in the Wyalkatchem Cricket Association from October through until March competing against the likes of Wongan Hills, Cadoux/Koorda, Ballidu, Goomalling, West Yorkrakine and Wyalkatchem.

Contact Details
President: Gavin Howard
Secretary: Klint Hagboom

Football

Founded in 1903 the Dowerin Football Club has been a permanent fixture in the life of Dowerin’s sporting fanatics throughout the years.

With an extensive history of grand final berths, today the Dowerin/Wylie Tigers are a force to be reckoned with in the Mortlock A Grade and A Reserve Leagues.

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Go Kart Club

There is no information currently.

Golf

The Dowerin Golf Course is located at the corner of Metcalf & Jones Street and boasts an 18 hole par 70 course with sanded greens. Every hole is different and each offers its own challenges.

Overall the course is short but tight and when it comes to putting they are fast for sand greens with most holes having subtle breaks.

During the 2009 season the club installed synthetic tees throughout the course. Golf season runs from April to September when good rains make the fairways and greens terrific to play.

Keep an eye out for the 8th, 9th and 10th holes as they are three of the toughest consecutive holes you will find anywhere.

Hockey

The Dowerin ‘Tigerettes’ play Hockey during the months of April – September and are a force to be reckoned with in the Mortlock Hockey Association.

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Netball

Our Netballers are marking their mark in the new Mortlock Competition which follows Football and Hockey each Sunday during the winter months.

Netball is also played on a Saturday in competition against Wongan and Goomalling.Trainings take place in the Dowerin Basketball Shed on a Thursday evening.

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Rifle Club

The Rifle Club is located approximately 5km west of town on the Dowerin-Goomalling Road.

The club meets on a Sunday morning during the winter months.

Swimming Club

The Dowerin Amateur Swimming Club is about encouraging participation.

Our club meets are on Thursday afternoons starting at 3.30pm. Our aim is to encourage children to better their own times each week.

The emphasis is not on winning but the individual improving their times.

Our club aims to encourage sportsmanship and a genuine desire for each individual to strive for their own personal development.

Tennis Club

The Dowerin Tennis Club is located in the Dowerin Recreation Complex next to the Dowerin Community Club.

There are 4 synthetic tennis courts which were installed in 2013.

The Dowerin Tennis Club has an an active club with Mens and Ladies Pennants and a large attendance to Sunday Social Tennis.

Contact Details
Address: PO Box 97 Dowerin 6461
Vice President
Contact: Terry Hinchliffe
Mobile: 0429 940 186
Email: tc@hinchy.org
Secretary
Contact: Sharon Jones
Mobile: 0428 340 097
Email: ejandingstud@bigpond.com.au
Treasurer
Contact: Christine Hinchliffe
Mobile: 0407 425 494
Email: tc@hinchy.org