The Australian Parliament Sports Club exists to foster international relations development and friendship as part of a worldwide movement. Members participate in a number of sporting events throughout the year including cricket, football, golf, rugby, netball, tennis and many others. During the last 17 years substantial sums have been raised for a number of charitable causes. Nelson Mandela, former Prime Ministers Yoshiro Mori from Japan and Gordon Brown from the UK and Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg have been and are keen supporters.
There are three central themes to the Club:
- To encourage participation in sport for people of all abilities with a view to improving fitness, health and enjoyment. The Club’s membership includes Federal Members and Senators of all parties and Members of State Parliaments. Since our establishment, over 600 politicians have taken to the sports fields.
- To build and strengthen relationships with parliamentarians and businesses from around Australia and internationally.
- To raise funds for charitable causes, over the years the club has raise over $750,000 through the generosity of corporate members.
One of the Club’s primary purposes is to maintain a community function. Over the years we have promoted as many communities as possible under the banner of Sport for All. We regularly engage with Paralympics Australia, The Big Issue Community Street Football, Silent Sports, the Lord’s Taverners and the Clontarf Academies to name but a few. Over the next three years we will continue develop programmes of engagement around the following:
Pacific Islander Sport
Front line Workers through the Recognition Sports Festival
Empowerment of young people to build the skills, confidence and resilience they need to support their communities and be ready for the world through the Duke of Edinburgh International Award.
The Australian Parliament Sports Club is proudly supported by:
Rail Safety Systems
Reynard Health Supplies
OKC - The APSC official kit supplier
Spirits & Cocktails Australia
Australian Sports Foundation
National Rugby League
The Big Issue