Festival of Sport

Festival of Sport 2019

On Sunday 6 October, the Geelong community descended on Kardinia Park for the second year in a row to enjoy a jam-packed day of FREE family sporting fun and entertainment. The day kicked off with a brand new Geelong Kids Triathlon before the Kardinia Park Precinct filled with more than 60 ‘come and try’ activations... Read more

Meet Festival of Sport Ambassador Commando Girl

Meet Estelle aka Commando Girl. She’s a daring skater and awesome ambassador for the 2019 Festival of Sport. With just two weeks until the Festival of Sport takes over Kardinia Park, we thought we’d take some time to shine the light on Estelle, her love of skating and her all-around positive good vibes.   How long... Read more

Geelong Kids Triathlon: Join the Fun of Swim Bike Run

Click HERE to register! Get ready kids! An all-new, kids only triathlon is coming to the Festival of Sport! Join us for the Geelong Kids Triathlon, a just-for-fun, swim, bike and run combined into one action-packed event. Start with a few laps in the Kardinia Pool before jumping on your bike for a few laps... Read more

Become a Junior Sports Journalist for a day

Is your child creative and a lover of sport? Here is their opportunity to become a sports journalist for a day. HOW TO ENTER Submit a 30-second video of your young journalist reporting on their local school sport or community sports activity. Complete the entry form on the Geelong Advertiser Competition Website HERE THE PRIZE... Read more

Festival of Sport Returns

GMHBA Stadium will throw its doors open to the community on Sunday 6 October as the FREE Festival of Sport returns to Kardinia Park. A national SPL skate competition, an all-new Kids Triathlon and Medieval Jousting displays will headline over 60 ‘come and try’ experiences across one jam-packed day of movement and fun! Last year’s... Read more

National Skate Competition Flips into Festival of Sport

Have you ever wanted to learn how to skate? Or are you a skater ready to show off your skills? Come down to Kardinia Park on Sunday 6 October to give skateboarding a go at one of the ‘come and try’ clinics or to compete in the Australian Skate Park League National comp!  Prepare to be wowed by top skaters as... Read more

What is a Festival of Sport?

The Festival of Sport is a free event showcasing the very best of sport in the state. The Festival is a true celebration of health and physical wellbeing and welcomes the community to Kardinia Park to participate in one jam-packed day of movement. With over 60 different ‘come and try’ activations including stand-up paddle boarding,... Read more


CircArts are bringing their high-energy and engaging circus performances to the Festival of Sport. Come and try an array of circus skills in a safe and fun environment at Kardinia Park on Sunday 7 October. Learn about this unique sport, which combines athleticism with entertainment to create mesmerising performances. Throughout the day, members of the... Read more


Day 2 of the Festival of Sport will see a celebration of Women’s football on GMHBA Stadium. Come and help us fill the ground with girls. Bring your friends, your mums, your grandmas. Wear your footy colours if you want! If you play footy, would like to play, are too old to play, or too... Read more


An exciting Rugby Union feature match between Melbourne Rising and Western Force will close out a weekend of activity and sporting fun at the Festival of Sport. Teams will travel to Geelong on Sunday 7 October for Game 6 of the 2018 National Rugby Championships. Entry to the match is FREE, with the game kicking... Read more
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