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 10 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 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 being established in August 2005 over 150 politicians have taken to the sports fields.
- To build and strengthen relationships with parliamentarians and businesses from around Australia and internationally.
- In the last 10 years over $500,000 has been raised through the generosity of corporate members for charitable causes.
Neither the Club nor the charitable donations could happen without the support of our corporate members. The Australian Parliament Sports Club is proudly supported by AMP, Dimensional, Eftpos, Sports Hydrant and Virgin Australia. The Club's Official Kit Supplier is Gamechanger and we are delighted to have them on board for the first time in 2015.Corporate Traveller is our official travel arranger and the Australian British Chamber of Commerce is the UK Country partner. The Canberra Parliamentary Sports Festival is an annual event run by and for members of the Australian Parliament Sports Club. In the evening the Sports Festival joins with the Sports Advocacy Group for a dinner at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra.
The Sports Advocacy Group is an independent body which aims to combine the expertise of the sports industry with the needs and aspirations of the Australian Public to provide a Voice for Sport.