Whilst skiing and snowboarding are undoubtedly the most popular sports in Jindabyne throughout Winter, traditional winter sporting codes such as Rugby Union and Football thrive in the town.
The Jindabyne Bushpigs rugby union club has a rich history, since it was founded in 1983 over a beer between mates at the Lake Jindabyne Hotel. In their first full season in 1984 they won the ACT sub-districts grand final! The club now fields 8 teams across junior and senior competitions throughout the Monaro and South Coast region, including the Under 10s Piglets, two junior girls’ teams known as the Miss Piglets, to the senior women’s Miss Piggies and senior men’s Bushpigs.
The Bushpigs’ home ground at John Connors Oval is arguably one of the most picturesque in Australia, overlooking Lake Jindabyne and the mountain vista.
Joining a local sporting club is one of the best ways for new residents to meet people and make instant best mates, and the Bushpigs are no exception. The club mainly comprises year-round residents, but welcomes seasonal workers and long-term holiday makers alike. Basically anyone that is keen to brave the conditions and long bus trips to away games is welcome to have a run!
If you just want to watch a game, come along to the oval, sit on the grand stand or hill and enjoy a frosty beer and hot sausage sanga as you cheer the Bushpigs to a win!
The season usually starts April and runs through to July or August. Training is Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:45pm for Juniors and 6:00pm for Seniors. Saturday is Rugby Day!
For more information visit https://bushpigs.com.au/
For those who prefer “The World Game” Jindabyne Junior Soccer Club (JJSC) is a Junior Club of Cooma Football Club.
JJSC welcomes boys & girls aged 5 to 11 years to participate in the Local CFC Winter Junior Soccer Competition.
NB: Boys & Girls U/12’s+ participate in the Capital Football Competition, representing our Parent Club as a Cooma Tigers Player.
Junior soccer is FFA approved & based on small-sided football guidelines, specifically & expertly designed for each age group, ensuring more touches of the ball, fast skill development & maximum fun.
Training: JJSC Training is held each Wednesday during the Winter soccer season from 3:30pm at John Connors Oval, Jindabyne.
Registration includes Competition, Player Insurance (however, not Ambulance Cover), End-of-Season CFC Gala Day, BBQ, Trophy & Gift Presentation (for all financially registered Players).
Form more information visit the Jindabyne Junior Soccer Club Facebook page.
So go ahead and get along to one of the town’s local sporting clubs to play team sport in Jindabyne!