Something to suit everyone!

New Horizons Tasmania programs cater for ALL abilities. Beginner or advanced, everyone is welcome and will be supported to achieve at their own level!

Please note that participants need to register as a New Horizons member before taking part in activities — BUT, interested potential participants are more than welcome to come along for a single session first as an onlooker, to see if they are keen to join. You just need to book in with the New Horizons office first 🙂

Download your membership forms here and email us, or call (03) 6326 3344 to get started!

PS: Carers and family members also welcome!

NHT North-East (Scottsdale)

Weekly Activities – mixed social and sporting weekly catch up, led by Vicki. A great place to make new friends.

NHT North-West Club

Dial Sports Complex, 1 Dial Park Dr, Penguin. Wednesday 4pm – 5pm. Runs Term 1 & 4: Football skills (beginner to advanced).

Held with Devonport Warrior, Wes Morgan. Monday 2.15pm – 3pm at the Youth Centre, Forbes St, Devonport.

Dinner Club
Per term.

Gym Fitness (Athlete 42)
Tuesday 2:15pm – 3:00pm. 2 Flora St, West Ulverstone.

Juniors/Beginners Monday 5pm, followed by Seniors at 6:30pm. Charles St, Devonport.

Multi-Sport program
Different weekly activities. Wednesdays 4-6pm. Activity depends on the term. Penguin Community Learning Centre, 105 Ironcliff Road. Wednesdays 4:00pm – 6:00pm.
Term 2: Champions Leadership Program.
Term 3: Creative Arts Program

Lai Taekwondo – TDK Somerset. IN RECESS, back in season 3.
Please contact Katie with your Expression of Interest.

Contact NW
For North West programs information and bookings, please contact NHT North West coordinator Katie Mitchell on 0408 146 973 or email 

Hobart / Southern Club

Supported by AFL Tasmania and delivered in conjunction with the great people at the Glenorchy District Football Club, these all abilities sessions (in the winter season) are for all men and women of senior school-aged plus. Focused on fun engaging activities and in a safe social environment, this is a great program for anyone who loves their footy!

An All Abilities program focused on skill development and teamwork. Participants are engaged in a variety of fun basketball activities and always get some competitive juices flowing with a social game to finish off.

Run in conjunction with Cricket Tasmania, these all-abilities sessions (over the summer months) are for men and women of senior school age plus. Developing skills and workings towards potential state team representation.

Multi-sport program
Led by Stuart, this is a great social weekly catch up on Wednesdays and always focuses on a variety of activities. This is a great first-stop for those looking to meet some new people in a relaxed and fun setting.

Lawn Bowls
In conjunction with the North Hobart Community Bowls Club, our weekly lawn bowls program is a fun relaxed activity. In the warmer months it takes place outdoors and in the cooler/wet times, indoor carpet bowls is played.

Facilitated by the friendly staff at Gymsports in Kingston, this program is designed for all ages and abilities. This is a fun, inclusive, safe and challenging motor development program for people with disabilities.


For more information on any activity in the South, contact our Southern Coordinator Stuart Schultz


AFL    (winter)
Learn new skills, develop existing skills and increase your fitness. Join a fantastic group who respect all levels of expertise while embracing what it means to be a team. Take part in exhibition matches with local footy teams if you’re keen, and perhaps even try out for the Tasmanian AFL ID team, who play in the National AFL Inclusion Carnival annually.

Ballroom Dancing
Held at Palmer’s Dance Studio by the magnificent Andrew Palmer, these fun and inclusive sessions are fantastic for music and dance lovers who enjoy learning new styles of dance and improving their fitness in the process. Opportunities to perform in inclusive competitions throughout the year are available. There is a bus available to and from the NHT clubhouse for this program.                                                                   CURRENTLY IN RECESS. 

A relaxed group of all levels who share skills and enjoy the fun and fitness which comes with basketball. Elite players are introduced to the Ivor Burge competition.                                                                                                            CURRENTLY IN SEASONAL RECESS. 

Similar to Boccé, Boccia debuted as a Paralympic sport in 1984. Competing in wheelchairs, athletes throw, kick or use a ramp device to propel leather balls as close as possible to a white ball which serves as the jack (target). Players compete in team and individual events on an equal level. (Currently full – waiting list available)

This is a social program that uses conversation cards and introduces specific topics to prompt conversations with friends. Come along to learn new conversational skills, purchase a hot drink or some afternoon tea while enjoying chatting with friends.                                              CURRENTLY IN RECESS. 

Get creative at our weekly craft sessions. Each project is worked on over several weeks, with participants producing and taking home impressive items such as mosaic photo frames, appliqued aprons, groovy customised cushions, dream-catchers… this group create seriously impressive stuff! (Currently full – waiting list available)

Cricket (summer)
Run in conjunction with Cricket Tas, these all-abilities sessions are for men and women of senior school age plus. Develop skills and work towards state team representation if keen.

Fitness Class
A classic weekly gym session, where participants are supervised on all types of equipment, and lead in a workout. A great social catch-up as well as for keeping fit.  Bus transport from and back to NHT at Mowbray available.                                                                                                        Held at MY Gym, South Launceston

Futsal / Soccer
Futsal is the incredibly popular version of indoor soccer. Our group welcomes players of all ages and levels. For those keen on an elite path, there is the opportunity to train with the aim of making the Tasmanian Inclusion Rep team!                                                                            Sessions held at UTAS gym, Newnham.

Golf             (Spring, Summer)
A fantastic all-abilities golf program, great for new and golf-loving members. This program is held at WillFit Golf with Club Pro instructor, Will White. Runs in selected seasons (see the Statewide Program Book).

Gymnastics / Trampolining
Centred on Rebound Therapy, this program facilitates movement, balance and exercise. It also promotes relaxation — what a great combination! Held at PCYC and conducted by expert instructors. No transport is provided for this program.

A classic weekly gym session, where participants are supervised on how to use types of equipment and lead in a workout by a qualified MyGym instructor. A great social catch-up as well as keeping fit in a safe and inclusive environment.  Bus transport from and back to NHT at Mowbray is available for members.

Hip Hop Dance
Held at Dance Academy 34, try this new style of dance. Opportunities to perform in inclusive competitions throughout the year are available.

Indoor Social Bowls
A lovely social group, including players of all age groups. Held at the New Horizons clubrooms in Mowbray, this is a great introduction to a new sport in a very supportive environment.                                                          CURRENTLY IN RECESS.

Song & Dance  
One of our favourite programs. Led by song & dance legend Melissa Wimmer, this group not only has a lot of fun and gets great exercise, but they also work through the year, learning pieces that are performed at a popular end-of-year concert.  Called ‘Song & Dance’, but participants just wishing to dance are well catered for too. There is a bus available to and from the NHT clubhouse for this program.

Choir / Junior Song & Dance
Led by the warm and welcoming Maryanne, this group is made up of people of all ages, including school-aged kids who have fun and build confidence in a wonderfully supportive environment. Parents are welcome to stay and have afternoon tea, while participants learn new songs, dances and prepare acts for their end of year concert.

New Horizons runs two different weekly swimming groups — and there really is something for everyone. For learner swimmers who lack confidence in the pool but would like to develop skills at their own pace, come along to and work with Maggie in the program pool. For other who like to lap-train, this is an ideal fitness group and perhaps a great stepping-stone to joining a club.                                                                                                                Held at the Launceston Aquatic Centre.

Smarty Arts 

New NDIS pilot program- calling for Expressions of Interest.                        SMARTY ARTS is a program starting in the north in July and available for NHT members who have an NDIS plan. The six-session program has been developed and will be delivered by Sensorimotor Art Therapist, Sarah Poulton. These great arts based sessions will be focussed on not just fun and creativity, but also helping develop emotional intelligence and self-awareness.                                                                                                  CURRENTLY IN RECESS. Will be held at NHT, Mowbray.

Start as a beginner with this dynamic group of all ages and the sky is the limit! This internationally renowned Korean martial art is taught by Angela, from Flanagan and Chugg Taekwondo, with a focus on concentration and confidence.                                                                                                Held at Newstead College.

All-abilities tennis where we learn new skills and love to have a hit. Held at the Australian Italian Club in Prospect. CURRENTLY IN SEASONAL RECESS. 

Model Making
Lead by model-making enthusiast Lynley, this is your chance to get building, with no prior experience needed – just an enthusiasm to learn! Held at the NHT Clubrooms

Painting                                                                                                          Taught by renowned Launceston artist, Fred Fullerton, come along and learn different styles of painting (or those who prefer to freestyle are welcome too!)

Held at Launceston Lanes, join this social group on Friday afternoons for some tenpin.

Croquet                                                                                                  CURRENTLY IN RECESS. Held at St Leonard’s.

For Launceston program information and bookings, please contact NHT Northern coordinator Tom McIntee on 0417 454 005 or via email

Statewide Programs

Dinner Clubs
Held towards the end of each month at a local restaurant. Come along and catch-up with friends new and old over a meal.

Online Zoom sessions
Held each Monday night. Jump online and catch-up with friends statewide hosted by our Sport & Recreation Coordinators. Join us for Kahoot, trivia, guided drawing and much, much more!