Moranbah Clubs Fair 2017

Kimberly Lehto-Head - Monday, March 06, 2017

Moranbah Clubs Fair and Workshops

Numerous groups, clubs and organisations of Moranbah were on show to attract new members and volunteers at the recent Moranbah Clubs Fair.

Combined with the monthly Freemason’s Markets, the Moranbah Clubs Fair proved to be a bustling success with many clubs seeing increased interest.

“The Moranbah Clubs Fair had a fantastic turn out by local clubs and groups.  It provided residents a wonderful opportunity to learn about what was available, while getting hands on opportunities to participate and witnessing brilliant demonstrations,” said local resident Alaina Earl.  

Organisers from the Connecting Communities Program and Moranbah and District Support Service were excited by the growing number of participants at the third annual Moranbah Clubs Fair.

“Joining a local group is a great way to meet new people and provides fantastic opportunities for socialising. The Clubs Fair demonstrates the variety and calibre of clubs and groups we have on offer in our community,” said Connecting Communities Program Coordinator Kimberly Head.

Andrew Tomlinson, member of the Moranbah Men’s Shed and RSL Club said, “The Moranbah Clubs Fair was good exposure for clubs, while showing local residents what was available and how to become an active member of the community.  We look forward to next year’s event. “


Local clubs and groups were also invited to information sessions and perform a Clubs Health Check with Daniel Bright from the Sport and Recreations Services division of the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing.

The Moranbah Tennis Club was one club pleased to be able to take advantage of the information session and Club Health Check.

Lindsay Chicken, member of the Moranbah Tennis Club said, “Thank you very much for letting our club take part in the Clubs Fair, as it was a brilliant opportunity to get Moranbah Tennis out there and increase our club’s membership.  I am thankful that these opportunities are available for the clubs in Moranbah especially the Club Health Check Workshop and the upcoming First Aid Course.  All of these things are a great help to us to keep the club alive and to give the town the choice of sports.”

MDSS and the Connecting Communities Program would like to acknowledge and thank their major sponsors BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), Isaac Regional Council and the Moranbah Freemasons for their generous contributions. We would like to thank the clubs, groups and organisations that participated in the Moranbah Clubs Fair.

For more information on Moranbah groups, clubs and organisations, please contact Kimberly Head at Moranbah and District Support Services on (07) 4941 5164, or visit