First published on 29 Jun 2012. Updated on 13 May 2013.
Everyone can dig volleyball, so why not get regular about it? Freezone offers a welcoming environment for gay, lesbian and transgender folks to meet up, tone up and compete. Participation by all skill-levels is allowed at the Sunday arvo games but membership (from $40 via the website) is encouraged. Sydney Boys’ High School. freezonevolleyball.org. Sun 3-6pm
It may not be the world’s most strenuous sport but lawn bowls does promise to improve your coordination, boost your mental health and… expand your social circle. Unbiased Bowling welcomes everybody, especially those in the gay and lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. They run games every Sunday at friendly Marrickville Bowlo. Marrickville Bowling Club. unbiasedbowling.com
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Sydney Underwater Bushwalking Society
You’re probably already sold on the basis of the enigmatic name, but if diving and snorkelling are up your alley, you know this is definitely the club for you. The member base – currently sitting at around 90 people – is made up of gays, lesbians and their friends. Dives happen monthly around Sydney and the coasts beyond. http://www.gaydive.org.au/
Australia’s first gay rugby team proved that they’re made of tough stuff by winning this year’s international Bingham Cup Championship. They’re calling for new members of all levels in 2012 so if you’re an aspiring footy champion, it could be your lucky break. Either go along to a training session, or join in on one of their touch matches Sundays at 4pm.
This club will get you out in the thick of cycle-mad Sydney, no matter your experience level. Gay and lesbian cyclists can sign up to bike tours galore, including coffee-trail and gay-heartland routes. There are even overnight trips, mountain bikes rides, and most other things you could possibly thing of. Rides takes place most Sundays and odd Saturdays, and membership is $30 a year. http://sydneyspokes.com.