There are more than 100km of shared paths throughout the City of Knox that connect with major parks, reserves, schools and shopping precincts.
Whether you are riding for sport, recreation or just ‘to get around’, cycling is a fast and efficient mode of transport. Cycling will save you money, help the environment and improve your fitness. It is also much less stressful than sitting in a car! Knox Already has a significant bicycle network, predominantly catering for recreational users. The challenge now is to develop a combination of appropriate off-road and on-road networks to ensure cycling becomes a realistic travel choice for all residents and visitors to Knox.
The current Knox Cycling Brochure, including a map of the Knox Bike Network, is available electronically by click on the link at the bottom of this page. Copies of this bike maps are available from Council’s Customer Service Centres.
Please remember when riding on shared paths that these are shared spaces with pedestrians. Cyclists should obey the road rules and reduce speed, give way to pedestrians and be courteous. Cyclists should also alert pedestrians of their presence by using their bell.
If you are interested in attending any of the following courses, please email [email protected] with your Name, Contact Numberand Address.
- Bike Maintenance Course
- Bicycle Skills Training Course (‘Get back on your bike’)
Touring Knox by Bicycle
The Knox Cycleway will take you to local parks, reserves, leisure centres, historic homesteads, shopping centres, waterways and much more. It is a great way to see the City. There are many excellent locations along the cycleway for picnics, as well as scenic spots where you can sit and take in the view.
Building of the cycleway began in 1977, and it was always envisaged that a comprehensive network of off-road bike paths would traverse the municipality. Today, there are seven bridges and 19 underpasses along the cycleway, providing a safe recreational environment for pedestrians and cyclists.
The Knox Cycleway also connects with the bicycle networks of neighbouring municipalities. So, if you feel adventurous and fit, you can cycle towards Melbourne’s CBD up into the Dandenong Ranges or down to Port Phillip Bay.
It is important to note that the Knox Cycleway is a shared use facility and that users are courteous and respectful of each other to ensure maximum enjoyment for everyone. Pedestrians and cyclists are permitted to use the cycleway, and cyclists should give way to pedestrians.
There are over 90 bike parking locations around the municipality, shown on Council’s interactive Google based bike parking map.
Bike parking at railway stations and public transport hubs is provided using Parkiteer. This service is free and secure. However, you must pre register prior to your trip.
Get more information and advice about bike parking at train stations.
There are a number of active cycling groups operating within Knox:
In addition, ‘She Rides’, an initiative of Cycling Australia, provides a suite of introductory riding programs that focus on building fitness, developing skills and creating a social riding community of women. Visit the She Rides website for further details.
Cycling Events in Knox
Do you need that extra push to help you get back into cycling? Come and join one of our fun community events to get you reacquainted with your bike:
For more information click here to visit the Knox City Council website.
Stretch and Tone
A gentle exercise class designed to help increase strength, fitness and muscle tone using light weights.
- Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am
- Wednesday 10:30am – 11:30am
- Thursday 6pm – 7pm
$95.00 based on 10 week term.
Hatha yoga class for stress relief and relaxation.
- Tuesday 10am – 11am
- Tuesday 7pm – 8pm
- Tuesday 8:15pm – 9:15pm
- Wednesday 7pm – 8pm
- Wednesday 8:15pm – 9:15pm
$125.00 based on 10 week term.
Throughout Daylight Savings we are offering UNLIMITED GOLF – EVERY DAY AFTER 3pm – for only $20 per person.
Available at both sites, bookings are essential.
Churchill Park Site (03) 97004494
Waverley Site (03) 9764 4559
Mini Tennis World are THE HOT SHOTS SPECIALISTS
Quality coaching together with our dedicated Mini Courts has seen Mini Tennis World specialists in the Tennis Australia Hot Shot program With the only permanent mini tennis courts* in the world, we have an area just for Hot Shots with everything Mini – Mini Court Baggers, Mini Line Brooms, Mini Ball Pick Ups, Mini drinking tap, Mini Chairs (a must on the change of ends!) and for playing later, a Mini castle cubbyhouse and Mini table tennis
And now a NEW! Mini Interactive Area for 3-5 year olds
Come to the premier Family Tennis Facility & 10& Under facility in the region
Get all the family playing and enjoying the facility with a low cost insurance fee ($15 per term)
This covers the whole family for social play
Come and check us out if you want quality coaching with a family atmosphere
WE ALSO HAVE FULL SIZED COURTS AND A FULL JUNIOR PROGRAM
It doesn’t end there. See your child progress into our full sized courts and junior squads and competition
For those Serious Tennis players, take a look at the Rowville Tennis Academy, now taking our facility and our coaches to delivering High Performance training
We are situated just 25 minutes from Melbourne close to the Monash Freeway in the South East suburb of Rowville
While you are there enjoy a cuppa on our country style verandah while watching the kangaroos!
Qualified Female and Male coaches available
MINI TENNIS WORLD – SPECIALISTS IN THE TENNIS AUSTRALIA ANZ TENNIS HOT SHOTS PROGRAM
BOOK NOW FOR TERM4 – FREE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE FOR ROWVILLE, LYSTERFIELD & DANDENONG NORTH SCHOOLS Shuttle Service
HOT SHOTS MATCH PLAY ON NOW – MONDAY NIGHTS Hot Shots Match Play
Knox Regional Netball Centre
9 Dempster Street Ferntree Gully
The Knox Regional Netball Centre has an indoor ladies competition on Friday mornings. The new season begins in Term 3, so now is the time to start getting your friends and family together to enter a team. For those who work, there is a Sunday mixed competition catering for all levels.
Contact the centre on 9758 7191 or email [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you at the netball centre soon.
Results from the Rowville Little Athletics Club presentation day:
Best overall boy: U11 Mitchell Gamel
Best overall girl: U11 Aranya Manchanayake
Most improved junior boy U6-U11: U11 Mitchell Gamel
Most improved senior boy U12-U16: U14 Dharam Deol
Most improved junior girl U6-U11: U11 Natasha Kindler
Most improved senior girl U12-U16: U12 Claudia Irving
George Orrock Perpetual Cross Country Trophy: U15B Liam Epps
Encouragement Award: U13G Skye Marriott
Best in each age group – Boys / Girls:
U6: Reed Jonston / Caterina Di Scala
U7: Jessie Lewis / Olivia Killian
U8: Zac Mellech / Alexis Bort
U9: Anantha Manchanayake / Monique Kindler
U10: Tyler Walther / Khushi Deol
U11: Mitchell Gamel / Aranya Manchanayake
U12: Trent Stapleton / Gemma Lillie
U13: Nathanial Louey / Maddison Davis
U14: Dharam Deol / Hannah Hodges
U15: Jesse Eickhoff / Holly Hodges
U16: Liam Hoskin / Jemma Stapleton
Well, Cross Country is up -and-running for season 2017. There are many exciting things to look forward to each weekend of Cross Country. The kids (big & small) enjoy having their picture taken by the drone buzzing around overhead as they run on the track, there’s the BBQ operating throughout the morning, there is always a playground nearby for the children to play in when they are not running and of course there is Cross Country running with some of your best friends.
Last month in April, we ran two different tracks at Koomba Park and once at Nortons Park. This month in May, we run at Tirhatuan Park, Jells Park for PINK DAY, Nortos Park for the Knox Open Day, and then back to Jells Park.
Check out the website for more details. http://klac23.org.au/wordpress/
For more information on Little Athletics, contact Claire Lillie 0421 300 467 or Rob Monteath 0401 699 413.
Edited Article: Orignal Source Rowville-Lysterfield Community News May 2017 edtition. Visit: http://www.rlcnews.com.au/main/
What a season Rowville Cricket Club have had, but now its time to get ready for next season: We are coming to the end of a very successful season. We have had record participants for the season in our junior development program. The sun has been shining and a fantastic effort has been had by all.
What to look forward to:
Season 2017 / 2018 will see Rowville Cricket Club offering opportunities in Milo in2Cricket for kids in kinder to grade 2. Our T20Blast team(s) will provide a chance for kids in grade 2+ who are not ready to play cricket and would benefit from a skills / game approach to have that opportunity. Whilst we will soon be turning our mind from Cricket to Football, I will still welcome people who want to contact me to go into an email list as a reminder for the registrations for 2017 / 2018.
Rowville Cricket Club is an all-inclusive club and welcomes people of all abilities and skills. We have been proud of the junior girls that have played with our club this year and look forward to welcoming more girls next season, until we have a dedicated girls team.
Why be part of our club?
We have a fantastic club atmosphere that recognizes the need for junior cricketers to love their cricket! This is achieved by playing with their mates in an environment that ticks all the boxes. With many of our juniors getting the opportunity to debut in senior cricket, the opportunity for development is outstanding.
For any further details please feel free to contact RCC MiloT20 Blast Coordinator Andrew on 9755 5626 or email; [email protected]
Edited article. Original Source: Rowville Lysterfield Community News Inc. March 2017 Edition.
The 2017 football season is not far away, with all teams now training. We still have some places in our teams so please contact the club if your child, girl or boy, is interested in playing football. If you are new to football and are not sure, come down to training and see if the kids like it or not before you commit to the team. Contact us on [email protected] for all enquiries, or Natalie Williams 0417 346 863.
The Rowville Knights had great success with our girls’ team last year and will be running girl’s teams in all age groups. It is amazing seeing the numbers at training! If you are interested in playing at a community club that welcomes all players regardless of experience or background, we are the club for you. For enquiries on girls teams contact Brad Slater on 0418 325 018.
Our club is in a great position on and off the field, we are financially sound, with good governance and committed to providing our children and families with a positive experience at the Rowville Knights Community Football Club. We have a proud history of ensuring kids reach their full potential. We had players representing the club in various EFL teams. Our success is no secret, because we know that kids will achieve their best when having fun in a supportive environment, playing with their mates.
Rowville Knights are proud to be aligned with both the St Simon’s Auskick and Rowville Knights Auskick. Auskick registrations are now open at www.aflauskick.com.au. Both Centres operate on Saturday morning with St Simons operating at Stud Park and Rowville Knights operating at Liberty Avenue. If you are looking for the first time or want a change of club the Knights has a great inclusive culture for all kids no matter their skills or experience.
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or the website www.rowvilleknights.org.au Natalie Williams
Edited Article. Original Source: Rowville-Lysterfield Community News Inc. March 2017 edition.