Sport unites us.

Local Marrickville sports clubs are doing their bit to support tourism and local sport in bushfire-affected communities on the South Coast.

Marrickville Golf Club is participating in the Golf for Good campaign, which seeks to inspire other metropolitan clubs from around New South Wales to organise away games in bushfire-affected communities, bolstering city-bush connections and tourism for the area. The club is organising a trip to play and stay around Mollymook Golf Club in the next few weeks.

Marrickville Cricket Club is sending three under-13 teams to play matches against Batemans Bay this Sunday. Some 25 families will be heading down the coast on Sunday. As well as playing cricket, they will be buying from local eateries and shopping at wonderful shops in Mollymook and villages around the South Coast.

The fires have had a lasting and devastating impact on many children living on the South Coast but I know this will be a fantastic end to the season for the Marrickville and Batemans Bay teams and I wish them all the best of luck for their games.