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Youth Sport and Recreation

Council's Youth Sport and Recreation Program aims to work with communities to deliver youth, sport and recreation activities that create healthy minds, bodies and communities.






A combination of after school, vacation care, sport, recreation, art and cultural activities are delivered by the team in the following communities:

  • Anmatjere (Nturiya, Pmara Jutunta, Wilora)
  • Atitjere
  • Engawala
  • Laramba.
  • Yuelamu

Partnerships with Central Australian Youth Link Up Service (CAYLUS) and Walpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC) has ensured that the delivery of Youth, Sport and Recreation programs continues to grow across the whole Central Desert Region.

Special events conducted annually include:

  • Central Australian Softball Championships
  • Southern Cup Basketball Championships
  • Imparja Cup Cricket Championships
  • School holiday programs.

To find out more about the Youth Sport and Recreation Program contact Central Desert Regional Council on 08 8958 9500


In June 2013 the Central Desert Regional Council passed a resolution to explore opportunities to improve sporting infrastructure and governance in remote communities to enable peak body-sanctioned sporting competitions to be held in those communities and to reduce dependence on regional service centres like Alice Springs and Katherine.                                          

The strategy is aimed at

  1. Systematically improving the standard of key community infrastructure across remote communities within the Central Australia region.
  2. Developing an agreed priority infrastructure program for the remote region that guides the funding deliberations and decisions at all levels of government as well as peak bodies and key representative stakeholders.
  3. Improving education and employment outcomes on remote Indigenous communities.
  4. Reducing remote community visitor dependence and pressure on Alice Springs township.

Click to view: Central Australian Remote Sports Infrastructure Strategy