Balingup Community Web

An initiative of the Balingup Progress Association

Balingup and Districts Sports Association

History of BADSA


In 1982, the Balingup Tennis and Bowling Clubs were struggling to maintain their individual premises and came up with the idea of creating a new sporting complex.  After countless meetings and a huge fundraising campaign, the community managed to raise 'our share' of the money required to construct the Recreation Centre . . . $80,000.  The first fundraising activity was to cut over 10,000 post and rails (with local farmers supplying trucks, tractors and manpower).  This raised $10,000. 

More funds were raised by:
· cutting and selling huge amounts of firewood, and
· holding raffles and meals nights.

It took a major community effort to raise the initial funds, but it didn't stop there. The enthusiastic BADSA committee has constantly been chasing grants and funding to maintain and improve the building.

Facilities Available:

Function Room
Seats up to 80.  Ideal for seminars, family reunions, dinners, meetings, weddings, fund-raising events etc.

Foyer Area
Meetings, smallgroups, use of pool table, darts.  (Charges as for Function Room.)

Sports Hall
500 square metres.  Suitable for trade exhibitions, indoor bowls, volleyball etc. (Charges as for Function Room.)

Available at reasonable rates.


BADSA has a Club Licence to operate the bar facility at the Recreation Centre. Financial members of the Bowling and Tennis Clubs are automatically members of the bar.  Associate membership is available to other persons at $5.00 per annum. Membership entitles use of pool table, darts and bar facility, and to sign in guests when visiting the centre.

For enquiries regarding hire of the Recreation Centre facilities
Contact: Kevin Haigh or Yvette Buxton on 9764 1872