Sporting Activities

Avenel Bowling Club


The Avenel Bowls Club is located on Church Street.

Avenel Tennis Club


The courts and club house are located in Livingston Street.

Avenel Netball Club

The Avenel Netball Club is affiliated with the Football club.

Avenel Golf Club


Located on Bank Street, the course measures 5994m Par 72 with four par 3s ranging from 135-190m, ten par 4s ranging from 250-392m and four par 5s ranging from 432-502m. The course has 18 black soil scrapes with fairly straight holes and no bunkers. Basic golf facilities. Fees are $10. It recently hosted the Women’s Victorian Sandgreens Championship which was first played in 1975 at Avenel Golf Club.

Avenel Cricket Club

Avenel teams play in the Seymour and District Association. New players are welcome at all levels of competition, and at the less competitive levels that focus on younger ages. Practice “in the nets”, occurs regularly on weekday evenings, with supervision and guidance at the lower age levels. Contact Jeff Wheeler on 5796 2581 or mob. 0417 351 225

Avenel Football Club

Avenel Football Club is an Australian rules football club that was established in the early 20th century and first competed in the Waranga-North East Football Association. The club currently competes in the Kyabram District Football League, where it has been one of the more successful clubs winning six premierships over the last thirty years, including back to back premierships in 1978 & 1979 and 1984 & 1985. The Kyabram and District Football League is a football league that covers an area similar to that of the Goulburn Valley and Picola & District Football Leagues, the league currently contains thirteen clubs.

Avenel shares a fierce rivalry with neighbours Nagambie. With the two clubs’ Under 18 football sides playing for the Tabilk Cup each year. The Cup is donated by the Tabilk Junior Football Club, where the junior footballers under the age of 16 from both Avenel and Nagambie play jointly for the one club. The Swans also share a rivalry, along with a piece of silverware with Violet Town; the Scott Kanters-Peter Ryan Cup, which the two clubs play for annually. The cup is awarded to the team that wins the game between the two sides each year. If the two clubs play each other twice during the home and away season, then the cup is contested when the team presently holding the cup hosts the other club. The Avenel Football club fields three football sides in the Senior, Reserve and Under 18 divisions of the Kyabram and District Football League. The Club wear a predominantly white jumper with a red “V”, like that of the old South Melbourne Football Club in the VFL. The most famous footballer of recent times to have played for Avenel Football Club is the Western Bulldogs’ Barry Hall, who played in the club’s 1994 Under 18 premiership.