About Us

Sport is a big part of our social life, and at Palmerston Indoor Sports Centre, we make both the competitive and the social aspects of sport a priority.

We have senior competitions in Beach Volleyball, Indoor Cricket, Netball, and Soccer, with junior competitions held in the wet season.None of our leagues charge a nomination fee, simply a weekly team participation fee. In addition, teams aren’t required to sign up at the start of a season. If you have a team, you can sign up anytime, and if you’re an individual looking for a team, drop in and see, there are often teams looking to fill in for missing players.

When you’re done competing, it’s time to meet everyone you just beat in our fully licensed bar and hot food canteen. We also have a children’s play area so you won’t necessarily have to find a sitter for your night out.

We’re always looking for umpires and we pay the best rates in town, so if you have experience umpiring Beach Volleyball, Indoor Cricket, Netball, or Soccer, please contact Mal Challen at 0419 024 181.


Palmerston Indoor Sports Center was founded in 1995 and the current owners, Mal and Amanda Challen took over in 2008.

Since taking over, they have replaced the nets, carpets and scoreboards while resurfacing the cricket, netball, and soccer courts with the best pitches and outfields available. Palmerston Indoor Sports Center is now the premiere privately owned sports centre anywhere in the Northern Territory.

Owner Mal Challen’s sporting resume includes playing Indoor Cricket at the national level while representing ACT, South Australia, and the Northern Territory.

Dot Southgate joined the team in 2009 and her resume includes representing the Northern Territory in Netball competitions at the national level.

Mal and Dot bring their expertise to everything they do here. They know what serious players need, and they ensure that we have the facilities and equipment to meet those needs.

The Centre

We are located on the corner of Tulagi Road and the Stuart Highway in Palmerston (Yarrawonga). We feel we are the premiere privately owned sports centre in the Northern Territory.

Our fully licensed bar, hot food canteen, and children’s play area make the Centre an ideal venue for school and holiday bookings, quiz nights, parties and social functions. If you’re looking to rent the center for a private sporting function, we are able to provide umpires.