RSL NSW Sport & Recreation Program brings diverse activities for all members

With more than 220 events underway across the state, veterans and their families are embracing the RSL NSW Sport & Recreation Program. Whether it’s coming together for some friendly competition on the bowling green, learning new skills like Muay Thai or pottery, hitting the bulls-eye in a game of darts, there’s something for everyone.   

Research showed that engaging in sports and physical activities significantly enhances the wellbeing of veterans. Involvement in recreational groups and socially supported physical activities has also proven to be effective in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression among veterans. 

Explore the diverse range of activities that the RSL sub-Branches are hosting across NSW!

Old Bar Beach RSL sub-Branch has been pottering around!   

Members in Old Bar delved into the artistic world of pottery. With their hands covered in clay, they embarked on a journey of creativity, crafting a captivating array of vibrant poppies, beautifully sculpted bowls, and more.  

RSL NSW Sub-Branches uniting through walking football 

Members and their families from the Wingham, Nabiac, and Old Bar Beach sub-Branches came together for a walking football game showcasing their skills, camaraderie, and sportsmanship. The game brought members from across the region together, expanding their network and forging  mateship and camaraderie 

Younger veterans connect through ocean swimming at Terrigal   

Recognising the importance role of the RSL in connecting veterans to services and support, Terrigal-Wamberal RSL sub-Branch President Scott Warr initiated the Veterans Ocean Swimming group, offering a safe and inclusive space for veterans to embrace physical well-being while relishing the company of like-minded individuals. The group has also attracted younger veterans to engage with the sub-Branch. In particular, they are drawn to this vibrant community where they can connect with peers who share similar experiences and understand the unique challenges they face.  

Social Sailing in Manly 

RSL NSW members and their families representing nine sub-Branches across the Sydney region attended a social sailing event and commemoration hosted by the Paddington-Woollahra RSL sub-Branch, in collaboration with Saltwater Veterans. The group set sail around the picturesque waters of North Harbour, cruising through the serene Quarantine Beach and Collins Beach.  

Maroubra Sub-Branch Embarks on a picturesque Social Walk

Engaging in the RSL NSW Sport and Recreation program is as effortless as taking a leisurely social walk. Members and their families walked from South Maroubra and around the Malabar headland before finishing with a BBQ and refreshments at Arthur Byrne Reserve. A great event that proves you’re never too old to enjoy camaraderie, nature, and a classic Aussie sausage sizzle. 

Culburra Beach-Orient Point sub-Branch members triumphed in Trivia Competition 

Members of the Culburra Beach-Orient Point sub-Branch came together and participated in the Trivia competition at the Culburra Bowling and Recreation Club, showcasing their knowledge and forming stronger bonds within the local community. The sub-Branch demonstrates the importance of transitioning into civilian life with purpose, connection, and active involvement in their local community. 

Learn more about the RSL NSW Sport and Recreation Program and find an activity happening near you.   

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