Spring/Summer Lane Cove Sport for Young and Not so Young

The AFL and NRL seasons will be winding up soon.  But, that does not mean your footy season or sports season is over.  Several local clubs have spring/summer comps for the whole family to enjoy.  There is AFL, Soccer, Rugby Union, Swimming and a new running studio.

Lane Cove AFL Cats – Junior AFLX

Registrations for the upcoming Junior AFLX series are open.

The AFLX North Shore competition is open to boys and girls in the U10 and U12 age groups. You will be asked to select one of four teams in each division: Flyers, Bolts, Rampage or Deadly. Each team has its only distinct playing top. However, there are only 10 spots per team, so register now to secure your spot.

AFLX is a fun and exciting modified version of Australian Football. Teams consist of 10 players – 8 on the field & 2 on the bench. There are super goals, game changers and personalised footy jumpers. Games played in under an hour!

No previous AFL experience required. And its a great way to bring new friends to the game.


Competition details

Where: Gore Hill Oval, St Leonards
When: Wednesday’s – 28 October to 16 December
Match Times: 4:45pm & 5:30pm
Age Groups: U10 & U12 boys, U12 girls

Register a team of 10 players here.
Don’t have a team? Click here.

Lane Cove AFL Cats – AFL 9’s

AFL 9s is the AFL’s social version of the game. It’s a fast, free-flowing game that involves 9 players on each team playing on a smaller field. Best of all, it’s ‘touch football’ with no tackling or bumping, making it suitable for people of any age or skill level. Importantly, AFL 9s is easy to play, not too physically demanding and provides an environment where fun, enjoyment and safety are a priority.

AFL 9s enables people of all ages and ability levels to participate in male, female or mixed competitions that fit around their busy lives and provide a social and fitness outlet.

The spring season of AFL9s will be held on Blackman Park starting Thursday 15 October.

Games will be played on the synthetic field at Blackman Park. Starting times will vary, but will be played from 6.30 pm.

For those who haven’t played before, AFL9s is a social, touch only version of AFL football. It is played outdoors on a rectangular field and requires the usual AFL skills, minus the tackling. You can kick goals, lay off a quick handball and take a diving mark. You can learn about the game and its rules by going to the AFL9s website. In the past, this has been the most popular season for this non-contact version of AFL.

Register Here

Lane Cove Summer 7’s Rugby Union




Each team will play 1 x 30 min game per night.
We suggest teams have no more than 10 players per team with 7 players on the field during the game.


$100 per player
$140 per player needing singlet

If you played previous years and have grown out of your singlet, we will gladly swap it for free.



All children are placed against competing teams according to age, some age groups will be separated by gender. Age group will be selected based on DOB:

Under 8s – Born 2011 & 2012 (Mixed Boys and Girls)
Under 10s – Born 2010 & 2011 (Mixed Boys and Girls)
Under 12s – Born 2008 & 2009 (Separated Comp depending on team numbers)
Under 14s – Born 2006 & 2007 (Separated Comp depending on team numbers)
Adults Social
Adults Competitive
(Under 16s and older will be combined into the Adults Social or Competitive)


We are conscious of the COVID-19 restrictions on community sport and are working within those guidelines to ensure that everyone who has enjoyed Summer 7’s in the past gets to enjoy it again this year. Instead of playing two 15 minute games each week teams will be playing one 30 minute game (15 minute halves) each week for each team. The games will start with the younger age groups from 5:00pm and run through to later on in the evening depending upon the schedule. It will be as it has been for community sport during the winter a ‘drop off’ and ‘play’ situation with limited bar and food facilities available subject to the COVID-19 restrictions.

We will be running games both on B1, B2 and B3. Just like for the winter sports there are some restrictions:

  • No spectators inside the fence;
  • One manager per team for the children’s teams;
  • The manager is responsible for entering the scores with the registration table at the end of each game;
  • The teams to be escorted from the field before the next games come on; and
  • Teams will be limited to 10 players.

Each player should have their own:

  • Singlet,
  • Water bottle; and
  • Towel.

Everyone needs to be ready to play five minutes before their scheduled start time and ready to leave the playing area once their game has been completed and the score has been registered. Please respect the marshals that will be assisting with the operation of each game, each night as they assist with the change over from one game to the next.

Please contact Haley Blair on [email protected] or 0477411811.

Lane Cove Football Skills Programme

Lane Cove Swim Club

Registrations are now open to join Lane Cove Swim Club. Club activities include: swim squads, Saturday club racing; annual Club Championships; junior and senior swim camps; and the Roma Edmunds Memorial Mile – plus much more!

For further information please contact the Lane Cove Swim Club Registrar, Joshua Baker, at [email protected] 

Greenwich Baths – Beach Safety Programme

Season 1 – Sunday 27th October Week 8 – Sunday 15th December – Santa Day

 Greenwich Baths are located here

Season 1

Book Time Year of Birth
Email for waitlist 8:00am 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Email for waitlist 8:35am 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2017
Email for waitlist 9:10am 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2017
Email for waitlist 9:45am 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2016
Email for waitlist 10:20am 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2016

Please email [email protected] for waitlist.


If you have a $100 NSW Active Kids Voucher, please:

  1. Enter your voucher number below
  2. Press the “Coupon Code” button
  3. Enter the word ACTIVE
  4. Press “Apply” and $100 will be reduced from your payment
  5. Press “Pay Now”

Online registrations open – Tuesday 22nd Sept ’20
Week 1 – Sunday 1st Nov ’20
Week 8 – Sunday 20th ’20 Dec Santa Day

COVID Information / Changes
  • Classes will have 5 mins break between each for staff to wipe equipment and for families to swap with less commotion
  • We appreciate this program starts a day at the beach, however we ask that where possible you bring less spectators, and arrive before the class and leave afterwards. Again, the benefit of this program is a family day out so this is a recommendation, not a rule
  • There will be a COVID marshal ensuring the change rooms remain clean and social distancing is practiced, particularly by parents when the tide is up and there is less room

Season 2

Class times released Tuesday 1st Dec ’20

Online registrations open – Tuesday 8th Dec ’20
Week 1 – Sunday 7th Feb ’21
Week 8 – Sunday 28th Mar ’21 – Carnival Day

Program information and Cost
  • The program includes a 30 minute class where beach familiarisation, activity and fun are the main goals.
  • Classes are grouped by ‘year of birth’ and include beach-based activities, races and games.
  • We strongly encourage students to stay after class for a swim to increase their confidence in the water.
  • Student to teacher ratios are strict at a maximum of 1 teacher to every 8 students, with at least one extra instructor floating between groups. This ratio is dropped further to 1 to 7 for the 2015 classes, 1 to 6 for 2016, and 1 to 5 for the 2017 class. A 2018 class will be added in February 2021.
  • The cost is $144 for an 8-week season
  • There are no spectator fees payable for any family or friends
  • Students are allowed complimentary entry to the Greenwich Baths during the season
  • Students of either season receive free entry to the end of season Beach Safety Carnival.
  • Please note that classes are on no matter what the weather and water conditions are like.
  • If water pollution is possible or likely, beach-only activities will be run
  • Also note, it is compulsory that parents or a guardian remain on site during the class.
  • One x $100 Active Kids voucher per student is able to be used per season booking. Voucher numbers are collected in the registration process

What to bring:

  • Swimmers – Beach Safety swimmers are available for purchase however not compulsory
  • Rash shirt – Beach Safety rash shirts are available for purchase however not compulsory
  • Sun screen
  • Towel
  • Water bottle
  • Warm clothes for after the session. This is really important so children don’t catch colds.
  • Greenwich Baths Beach Safety cap, which is compulsory for all children to wear each session. These are available for purchase in the online enrolment or at the café.
  • Please ensure you arrive early, as parking is a premium.

Fit Lane Cove

Not into organised sport, but want to exercise? Fit Lane Cove is introducing RUN ATHLETIC. A performance-based run & HIIT studio launching October 2020 to redefine your indoor running experience. Find our more here.

Fit Lane Cove is an ITC Platinum Sponsor.

Lane Cove Activities for 0 to 5

Want some activities to get your little one moving?  Check out our 0 to 5 Activities Guide – the activities are grouped by day so you can work out what suits your timetable.

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