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.