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Australian Defence Force Academy

Sports and Extra Curricular Clubs


ADFA offers all sorts of exciting mental and physical challenges, including a comprehensive sports program. Playing sports provides you with opportunities to meet and socialise with members of other teams. However, sports are not limited to team events; excellence in individual sports is also encouraged. Participation in sport is not compulsory, although cadets are encouraged to participate in at least one sport each season.

More information on ADFA sports clubs is available on our Sports and Extra Curricular Clubs page.

Indoor Sports Centre

The Indoor Sports Centre contains a 25 metre heated swimming pool, three squash courts, a basketball court, a weight training room, an aerobic exercise room, a boxercise room, a circuit room and gymnasium. There are also showers and change rooms.

The Indoor Sports Centre Annex was built in 2013 and has facilities for rock climbing, basketball, netball and other sports.

The Indoor Sports Centre is located adjacent to the Academy Cadets; Mess and is only a short walk from the accommodation blocks. The Centre facilities are available to officer cadets, midshipmen and Academy staff.

Sports Grounds

Within the grounds of the Academy are playing fields for cricket, football, netball, squash, tennis, hockey and other sports. Cadets, midshipmen and staff may use the golf course at the Royal Military College - Duntroon.


The Academy Boatshed is located on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin, Yarralumla. The facility houses rowing sculls and shells, sailing and racing dinghies, canoes and a number of sailboards along with two Endeavour 24 yachts, which are moored permanently on the lake.

Obstacle course at ADFA pool

Fitness at the Gym

Cadet in the pool