Participation by local sporting groups on the Inverell Sports Council has fallen to a critical level

Get active: Cr Anthony Michael is urging more local sporting groups to actively participate on the Inverell Sports Council.
Get active: Cr Anthony Michael is urging more local sporting groups to actively participate on the Inverell Sports Council.

The future of local sport is at stake with fewer sporting associations participating in the long-running Inverell Sports Council. 

"Because our sporting fields and facilities are so good, some sporting groups have stopped coming to meetings," Inverell Shire Councillor Anthony Michael said. 

"But we need all of them to help make decisions that are right for the Inverell sporting community as a whole." 

Only around six of the 25 local affiliated sporting bodies regularly attend the meetings and a recent AGM saw the committee position of secretary go unfilled. 

The sports council advises the Inverell Shire Council about current and future issues affecting the sporting community. 

"It's a direct voice to the council and we need all the sporting bodies represented," Cr Michael said. 

"There's got to be a unified decision on where resources should go and what's best for Inverell."

Inverell Sports Council meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7.30pm, upstairs in the RSM boardroom. Annual membership is $30.