Sports Library

The Sports Library provides community organisations and clubs with access to a wide range of sporting equipment FREE of charge, to assist in the delivery of their programs, events or festivals.

What is available in the Sports Library?

The Sports Library comprises diverse equipment for not only main stream sports but a wide range of alternative recreation and family orientated activities. These include ten pin bowling, juggling kits, bocce sets, 6m parachute, crawling tunnel, yoga mats and much, much more!

Click here for a full list of what is available.

Who can access the Sports Library?

The equipment is available to anyone within the community who are NOT-FOR-PROFIT – from families, to community groups to clubs. This service is aimed at increasing physical activity options available to the general public in the North East Region. The Sports Library gives the opportunity to purely seek out unstructured activities for fun, whether it be getting the family active in the back yard for a game of cricket or a community running a festival, the Sports Library will add an area of interest to increase participation for everyone. It is a great resource for clubs to access for training sessions without any expense to the club. Why not hold family fun activities at half time on match day utilising some of the components of the Sports Library Equipment? Please note – all borrowers need to be at least 18 years of age and be able to prove they will not gain financial benefits from borrowing equipment from the library.

Booking requests

Booking requests are required at least 2 days in advance and are subject to availability. Please use the following form to place your request. If you need to cancel your booking, please contact Sport North East as soon as possible to allow the equipment to be re-hired.

Sport North East will contact you to confirm equipment availability.

Items can be collected and returned 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. Sport North East will contact you to confirm collection and return dates and times. Items can be collected from The Centre, 17 Chisholm St, Wangaratta.

The Sports Library is borrowed out to the public as "hire at own risk". It is strongly advised that in the case of an event or festival, the hirer is covered by public liability insurance. Sport North East holds no responsibility for any claims relating to equipment borrowed for events and festivals. It is expected that equipment borrowed is returned in the same condition as it left the premises and that all pieces are returned. It is recommended that the equipment is supervised by an adult (18 years or older). Before using the equipment, the borrower and any users must have the knowledge and ability to safely use the equipment. If the equipment is not safe for use, the equipment must not be used and the borrower must contact Sport North East. The equipment is FREE of charge to hire, but a repair/replacement cost is applied for lost or damaged equipment. In the case of any damaged or lost equipment, it is required that the borrower replaces lost/damaged equipment or pays for repairs. Please remember that the Sports Library is a NOT-FOR-PROFIT initiative and relies on funding and donations to be viable.

Sport North East contacts

Matthew Elliott
Project Coordinator    Ph: 03 5721 0249     E: matthew.elliott@thecentre.vic.edu.au

Felicity Munro
Project Coordinator    Ph: 03 5721 0250     E: felicity.munro@thecentre.vic.edu.au

Penny Townshend
Project Coordinator    Ph: 03 5721 0252     E: penny.townshend@thecentre.vic.edu.au