Sport in Dowerin
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’. 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!
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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 Tigers are a force to be reckoned with in the Mortlock A Grade and A Reserve Leagues. Read More…
The Dowerin ‘Tigerettes’ play Hockey during the months of April – September and are a force to be reckoned with in the Mortlock Hockey Association. Read More …
The Dowerin Netball Club has never been stronger with three teams entering the weekend Mortlock Competition and a team travelling to compete in the midweek Wongan Hills Competition in recent years. Competition is exceptionally strong in both competitions and Dowerin seniors have a fantastic record when it comes to competing in finals and have been premiers on numerous occasions. Read More….
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.
Dowerin Lawn Bowls have active Women’s and Men’s clubs and compete throughout summer in the Avon Valley Bowling League Saturday pennants. Over recent years the club has been one of the more successful teams in these competitions. Members also compete throughout the season in club events that include Championship competitions and mixed bowls. An excellent club facility and very good quality grass greens are available most days for our member’s use. The club also prides itself on welcoming new bowlers to the club and has 5 certified coaches to assist new bowlers. Corporate (or night ) bowls and an after school junior programme round off the offering.
• President – Jamie Newton 0428 861 402
• Secretary – Noela Newman firstname.lastname@example.org
• Treasurer – Phillip Pickering 0429 311 062
• Captains – Di Hudson 0429 311 062 Trevor Gerrard email@example.com
Dowerin Tennis Club has a long history, having recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary. Dowerin is a family orientated tennis club with an active social calendar and friendly, social tennis available every Sunday afternoon from 3.00pm onwards. Players of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to come along for a game. Read More...
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.
• President – Ashley Jones 0429 323 014
• Secretary – Janette Cooper 0428 783 860
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.
• President – Linda Quartermaine 9634 1032
• Secretary – Amanda Hagboom firstname.lastname@example.org
• Treasurer – Wendy Flavel 0427 311 222
Dowerin is home to three fully enclosed, purpose built basketball courts located at the Dowerin Recreation Grounds. In 2009 the Dowerin Basketball Club was given a new lease of life following 3 years of recession. Five teams play in a social, mixed competition each Thursday evening between 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Over 50 local residents take part in the competition which aims to promote interest in the sport and bring the community together during the spring/summer months. A sausage sizzle is available each Thursday evening and spectators are welcome to come and support their favourite team or simply meet some new people in town!
• President – Wes Hagboom email@example.com
• Secretary/Treasurer – Melissa Couper firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
• President – Jane Riggs
• Secretary – Lorna Fairlie
• Captain – Derek Livall
Dowerin Car Club
The period from the late '20's to the late 1930's saw a very active motor racing scene in and around Dowerin. Racing was held on a town site circuit and also on dry salt lakes in the district. The outbreak of war saw a rapid decline in such events until recent years when the Dowerin Car Club has been reformed and in honour of our predecessors the 'old' club logo has been revived and become, once more, the symbol of Dowerin motor enthusiasts irrespective of age and model. Read More…