Sports & Recreation

Preventing chronic disease through sports and physical activity is one of the aims of the Anyinginyi Sports and Recreation Unit.

The Unit was established in 1991 and provides a number of services to residents of the Barkly Region, including an after-school and school holiday sports program, a fully equipped gymnasium, with group fitness classes and our comprehensive social sports calender, facilitated by the Sport and Rec staff members to the Tennant Creek Community. The Anyinginiy Sport and Rec team also has the use of the referral system by other sections with Anyinginyi which has seen a more holistic approach to health care and improvement of clients health and overall wellbeing through physical activity.

Anyinginyi is one of the only Aboriginal Medical Service to run a fully functioning gym, and for this we are extremely proud. We are also linking in more with local community organisations to provide specialised support for community members wishing to utilise the gymnasium and other facilities, to encourage people to get fit, and linking it in with nutritional advice through Anyinginyi's nutritionist.

One of the most popular programs is the After-School sports program which sees children each afternoon playing structured games such as basketball, dodge ball, netball, soccer, cricket, T-Ball and Hockey. The Anyinginyi sport and rec team also partner with national sporting bodies to deliver in2cricket, NetSetGo, Aussie Hoops and Mini Roos to the Tennant Creek community.

The other major activity is use of the gymnasium, in which 2 years ago major renovations were completed for the gymnasium by installing air conditions, adding extra rooms and is now a fully functional commercial gymnasium, with a range of weights, cardio and other machines to help keep clients active and healthy.

Sport and Rec also run group fitness classes to members early in the morning, covering activities such as circuits, cross fits, indoor cycle, pump and women only classes.

In the past couple of years, Anyinginyi faciliatates roughly 12 social sporting compeitions to the community, ranging from 6-9 weeks in a team base environment. Social sports such as Touch Football, Cricket, Volleyball, Netball, Soccer, Softball and Basketball are organised throughout the year in either womens competitions or mixed.

Links with more information on the different programs offered are below.

Memberships are available for purchase:

  • $10 for a casual visit
  • $80 for 10 Sessions
  • $80 for a one month membership
  • $200 for a three month membership
  • $300 for a six month membership
  • $500 for a one year membership

Sports and Rec is open from 6am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 3pm – 6pm Sunday.


Programs & Services

After School and School Holiday Sports Program

The after school and school holiday sports program is a popular program with kids from 6 years and older and is a safe way to keep the kids entertained after school. Registrations forms must be completed before any child can attend.

Social Sporting Competitions

The Anyinginyi Social Sporting Compeitions covers sports all year round. Get your friends together and join in the fun. A great way to socialise and keep active.


Through recent renovations, the Anyinginyi Gymnasium is a fully functional, air-conditioned, commercial gymnasium opening from 6am to 8pm weekdays and 3pm to 6pm on Sundays..

Fitness Classes/Group Training

With the increase of gym users, Sports and Rec has now developed several group fitness classes that can help to increase your cardio fitness and physical strenght in a friendly and supportive environment.