Circular 87/23 Sport & Recreation Program 2023 highlights

Thank you to all sub-Branches who took part in the RSL NSW Sport and Recreation Program this year. The feedback has been resoundingly positive, with participating sub-Branches reporting a lift in their members’ physical and mental health, and social connection.


Highlights from this year’s Sport & Recreation Program include: 

  • 42 sub-Branches delivered more than 600 activities in 2023, including walking, fishing, group fitness, art, photography, cycling, trivia, golf, pickleball, and more.
  • Sub-Branches collaborated on district-wide events that connected a larger community of veterans and their families.
  • Participants in the program ranged from one to 85 years old. And a focus on more family-friendly events helped sub-Branches to attract and engage younger members.
  • More than 100 current-serving and former-serving members of the ADF and their families, from across NSW, participated in the City2Surf fun run, making the RSL NSW Sport & Recreation Team the event’s largest veteran and family member team.


Not yet registered? Sign-up and win! 

To register your sub-Branch for the Sport & Recreation Program, complete this form.

All sub-Branches that register for the Sport & Recreation program (or refer another sub-Branch to register) on or before January 31, will automatically be entered into a draw to win one of five prize packs, including vouchers and merchandise. For details, please refer to Circular 83/23.

Note: If your sub-Branch registered for the Sport & Recreation program in 2023, your registration will automatically roll into 2024. You do not need to re-register. 


Support fellow sub-Branches by donating to the Sport & Recreation Program 

By contributing to the Sport & Recreation Program, via the Veteran Support Fund, sub-Branches can ensure equitable access to funding for activities in all communities across NSW.

Your donation helps to fund…

  • The safe delivery of activities by employing qualified professionals to facilitate
  • Necessary equipment purchases
  • First aid qualification and purchase of safety equipment for activities
  • Venue hire
  • Sun smart shelter purchases
  • Signage to help promote activities
  • Larger statewide activities such as the Congress SRP Activity and The City2Surf Team

Please consult members attached to your sub-Branch about supporting the Sport & Recreation Program with surplus funds after allocating operational and other expenditures for 2024. For instructions on how to donate to the Sport & Recreation Program, please visit the SOP1 website page, and ensure you mention “Sport & Recreation Program” in your EFT reference.


If you have any Sport & Recreation Program questions, or to request a presentation at your next District Council Meeting, please contact the Program Coordinator Jen Reynolds at