Start new year with a sports club

The New Year has started with a bang on the sports scene all over Australia and the same is expected in our city.

Look out for upcoming sign-on days and take that first step forward with your New Year's resolution to be healthy.

Try a new sport or activity or get involved with your local club in some way.


Dart to 180

THE National Junior Darts Championships is being held in Ipswich for the first time at the West Moreton Darts Club in Riverview.

Juniors from all over Australia will compete in the week-long event and local Tiarna Smith is hoping to help the Queensland team take home the prize.

Tiarna is a previous Australian junior representative and takes on some tough competition this week.

Anyone is welcome to check out the action and you may just see the next Wizard Whitlock.


Free netball clinic

THE Queensland Firebirds will return to Ipswich and host a free clinic for children aged between 11 and 15 years.

This clinic will provide you with the opportunity to give netball a try or to hone your skills and be the next Laura Geitz.

The clinic will be held at the Goodna netball courts on Sunday, January 18 from 9am-12pm.

Verity Simmons and Caitlyn Nevins from the Firebirds will be on court to provide drills and playing tips.

To register visit


International squash returns

THE Ipswich International Squash Tournament will return to Ipswich on the Australia Day long weekend.

Players from all over the world will line up to take home the prize money.

Local players can get in on the action also and play in the Australia Day Challenge.

As part of the event, PCYC Ipswich will be hosting free come and try sessions from Monday, January 19 - Wednesday, January 21, starting at 9.30am.

Come along to receive free coaching from some of Australia's top ranked squash players and try what is named as the healthiest sport.

Visit PCYC Ipswich from Friday, January 23 - Sunday, January 25 to see the international tournament or contact them to register for the come and try sessions.