South West Indigenous Network

South West Indigenous Network (SWIN) is an organisation that offers multi-sporting activities to help provide leadership, guidance and support to Indigenous communities in South West Queensland.

For more then seven years SWIN has created a supportive lifestyle to which the community is involved in. The communities that SWIN is involved with range from Balonne, Paroo, Maranoa, Southern Downs, Western Downs, Goondiwindi, Murweh, Bulloo, Quilpie and Toowoomba councils.

SWIN was formed to deliver sport and recreational activities to Indigenous people. SWIN is a network group that includes sport and recreational officers and key stakeholders that work together to identify a long-term solution for the community.

SWIN develops a healthy lifestyle that assists to build confidence with community members to achieve a desired level of consistency in regular activities. The recreation officers are able to strengthen and encourage the physical, mental and cultural aspects of the community and the individual lifestyle.

SWIN helps within the communities to deliver a whole-of-community approach to better the health of the participants. SWIN delivers a range of community sporting programs that are delivered through the schools and the community. This gives the participants opportunities to try different sports, hear from sporting heroes and receive coaching.

SWIN brings communities together through sport and recreational activities which help participants enjoy the benefits an active lifestyle provides.