Sports in Sydney
With thriving state-of-the-art sporting facilities throughout the city, Sydney plays host to some of the biggest international sporting events in the world, along with some of Australia's top domestic sporting competitions.
The AFL is hosting the inaugural McDonald’s AFL9s Classic in Moore Park from 25-26 November. The event brings together all age groups from around Australia to play in the McDonald’s AFL9s, a fun, social non-contact version of the game. An interactive AFL fan zone, activities for kids, food stalls, pop-up bars, music and entertainment top off a weekend of fun for the whole family.
Get your nine-a-side team together and head to Sydney to be part of the weekend action, where you will be competing for cash and prizes.
Once again, the streets of Sydney Olympic Park will ignite for the Coates Hire Sydney 500 during 2 - 4 December as drivers push it to the limit at the season’s grand finale. Don't miss a moment of the action as Ford, Holden, Nissan and Volvo go head to head at the championship showdown.
The racing action continues with final rounds of the Dunlop Series, V8 Utes, Aussie Racing Cars and Formula 4. Off-track action includes the Disney Zone, driver autograph signing sessions and other high-octane entertainment. Children 12 and under receive free general admission when accompanied by a paying adult.
Over the past 70 years, the epic Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has become an icon of Australia's summer sport, ranking with such national events as the Melbourne Cup horse race, the Davis Cup tennis and the cricket tests between Australia and England.
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race begins in the waters of Sydney Harbour on the 26th December, taking the international fleet a nailbiting 628 nautical miles to the finish line in the Derwent River, Hobart.
Australia’s biggest skateboarding competition is returning to Bondi Beach for two days of shredding and celebrating skateboard culture. Now in its 11th year, Bowl-a-rama still stands unique as the only international professional bowl skating event of its kind, and attracts pro skaters from all over the world.
This year’s event will be held over 18 - 19th February, two hard-partying days with extra skate sessions due to popular demand, so there’ll be plenty of opportunities to catch some gnarly grinds and watch skateboarding champions do what they do best.
The Sydney International Rowing Regatta (SIRR) is returning for another year of competitive rowing from 27th March - 2nd April 2017. Held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith, Australia's week-long premier rowing event features over 100 rowing competitions, including the famous Australian Open Rowing Championships, Australian Open Schools Rowing Championships and the King’s and Queen’s Cup Interstate Regatta.
English Premier League powerhouse Arsenal is heading to Sydney in July 2017 to play back-to-back matches against Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers at ANZ Stadium. The atmosphere will be electric when one of the world football's oldest and most iconic clubs takes on the two Sydney teams.
Fans from around Australia and the world are expected to travel to Sydney for the two blockbuster matches. Make sure you get in early to secure your seats to this once-in-a-lifetime sporting event in Sydney.