Return to sport
  • Last updated:
  • 25 Oct 2022

Try a new sport or look for a different way of returning to traditional sports.


Find sport and recreation clubs that offer great options for people wanting to remain active thorough sport and ideal if you are returning to exercise after a break.

There are plenty of activities for busy people looking for something new especially people unable to commit to playing competition sport - or for retirees seeking to return to a sport of their youth. Walking sports offer a more moderate or gentle pace of exercise with all the competitiveness and less stress on your body. Pickle Ball and Disc Golf offer fabulous alternatives.

These activities, run by local organisations, are great for building local connections. Connect with the clubs to find out how you can participate.

Walking Football is a small-sided, modified version of the game, suitable for all levels of ability and fitness, from people who are returning to sport after a break to those who’ve never played before.

It is a low-impact, team-based exercise, utilising the defined ‘Walking Football Rules and Formats’ specifically non-contact with the players ‘always having one foot on the ground’.

Walking Football aims to provide participants physical and mental health benefits, social connectedness and promotion of the benefits of ongoing physical activity.


Day: Mondays
Time: Evenings 5.00pm
Location: Behind Coolum RSL/ Coolum Baptist Church
Address: David Low Way, Coolum Beach
Regular Cost: $5.00 per week - pay as you go
Enquiries: Contact 

Disc Golf is growing in popularity everywhere and is sometimes referred to a frisbee golf or 'frolf'. It's like traditional golf but instead of clubs, balls and holes you use concave plastic discs and basket-like targets. The goal is to get your disc from the tee area to the target in as few throws as possible.

On the Sunshine Coast, the Sunshine Coast Disc Golf association operates from its new home at Meridan Downs Park, Little Mountain near Caloundra. 


Saturdays - Every 2nd Saturday of the month*

Time: 8.30am registration & 9.00am Tee-Off
Location: Meridan Downs Park
Address: Winchester Road, Little Mountain
Regular Cost: $5.00 entry fee per person
*unless coinciding with a local tournament 

New members welcome
Please contact the club before attending, how to obtain the discs and for more information about the sport.
Sunshine Coast Disc Golf email

For events and club details check out the club's Facebook

Walking Football is low-impact, team based exercise specifically non-contact with players and always having one foot on the ground.  There are defined Walking Football Rules and Formats and matches are played with modified formats so everyone can enjoy playing. The game focusses on passing rather than speed and running and is played on smaller pitches with shortened game times.

Run by Baringa Football Club, this affordable sport aims to promote health, wellbeing and the social benefits of regular football especially for older people.


Baringa (Caloundra West)

Day: Wednesdays
Time: Evenings 5.00pm
Regular cost: $5.00 per week - pay as you go
Come & Try first game free with $15 annual registration fee
Location: Baringa Football Club/ Baringa Sports Complex
Address: 30 Baringa Drive, Caloundra West
Enquiries: Contact 

For more information visit the walking football page Sunshine Coast Football
You can register to play at Play Football

Walking Netball is a gentle version of the game; it is netball but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so anyone can play, regardless of age, gender, ability or fitness level. It's affordable weekly fun for men and women. To find out more visit Walking Netball Queensland or contact a local club near you.

Walking Netball CIS

Day: Wednesdays
Time: Mornings 10.00am
Regular Cost:  $12.00 per game - come & try first game free
Location: Caloundra Indoor Stadium, North Street, Golden Beach
Contact the organiser before attending: phone Sally Nixon on 0419 540 202 or

Day: Tuesdays
Time: Evenings 6.30pm
Location: Maroochydore Multisport Complex, Fishermans Road, Maroochydore
Booking Enquiries: Phone 07 3426 9524 or email

Nambour (Woombye)
Day: Saturdays
Time: Mornings 8.00am
Location: Victory Park, Laidley Street, Woombye 
Booking Enquiries: Phone 07 3426 9524 or email