Sport & recreation

If you love sport and recreation, you’ll be at home in the Macleay Valley. Our region features a vast array of excellent sporting facilities and regularly attracts state and regional sporting competitions and events.

Kempsey Shire has proudly nurtured national, state and international sport stars including: 

  • rugby league players Andy Patmore, Aiden Tolman and Amos Roberts
  • Paralympic gold medallists Amy Winters, David Griffin and Terry Giddy
  • golfer Matthew Zions
  • surfer Samantha Cornish
  • netballer Kim Commane
  • water polo player Sam McGregor
  • swimmer Leith Brodie