Encouragement of Sports
Clubs invariably have been set up by their members to encourage and facilitate sport of all kinds.
Clubs which are exempt from income taxation usually achieve this status on the basis that they are a non-profit society, association or club established for the encouragement of sport. In relation to the tax exemption for the encouragement of sport visit this Key Issues page.
This page contains useful information and links to other organisations which can assist Clubs and their members and friends to engage in and encourage sport.
Disabled Wintersport Australia
Established in 1978 as the Australian Disabled Skiers Federation, we are now known as Disabled Wintersport Australia (DWA). The organisation has assisted thousands of individuals with disabilities to participate in winter sports annually.
From its programs some of the world’s finest alpine skiers have emerged recording victories at the highest level of international competition. The organisation’s members range from recreational skiers to Australia’s Winter Paralympians.
DWA is an organisation with a national perspective taking responsibility for development of disability winter sport in Australia.
NSW Cross Country Skiing
NSW Cross Country Skiing provides the opportunity for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to enjoy cross country skiing activities in beautiful Kosciusko National Park in a safe, fun, challenging and affordable way.
NSW Office of Sport & Recreation
A comprehensive guide to sporting activities in NSW can also be found at NSW Office of Sport & Recreation website.
SnowSports ACT is the Peak Body for snow sports in the ACT. SnowSports ACT administers the oldest running snow sports competition in the southern hemisphere, the Balmain Cup, which is an interclub race between lodges in Guthega and Perisher.
The organisation also runs the annual ACT Citizens Race which is a fun and friendly ski and snowboard race for all, whether it is your first or 100th race!
Interschools Snowsports Races
Compete for your school in snow sports!
The NSW & ACT Interschools Snowsports Races are for school students in NSW and the ACT. Skiers and Snowboarders can compete for their school as part of a team or an individual in any of 7 snow sports discipline events. School Students from all ability levels are encouraged to enter, with an emphasis on fun and participation in the initial regional championships. As the competitions move into the State and then the National level, the competition and the degree of difficulty increase.
The Perisher Cup was initiated by the NSW Ski Association in the early 1950s and is now conducted by Perisher Blue, with assistance from Perisher Historical Society and Cooma Ski Club.
The event is a team activity with four participants, each of whom competes in three events:
- Cross Country 4X2 km relay,
- a Giant Slalom, and
- the best of three jumps.
NSW Snow Sports
NSW Snow Sports is the Peak Body and State Sporting Organisation for Snowsports in NSW. Their website provides information on membership as well as events calendars and race results, particularly for the annual Interschools Championships competition.
Perisher Winter Sports Club
Perisher’s Winter Sports Club (WSC) conducts a variety of season long programs specially designed for enthusiasts to develop and progress their snow riding skills.
The program caters for kids three years and over to adults who are interested in recreational skiing through to racing and boarding competitions.