About Vikings Group
WHEN A GROUP OF FRIENDS WITH AN INTEREST IN RUGBY UNION MET FOR A FRIENDLY DRINK IN 1976, THE IDEA FOR THE TUGGERANONG VALLEY RUGBY UNION AND SPORTS CLUB WAS BORN. WITH THE FIRST CLUB, NOW KNOWN AS ERINDALE VIKINGS OPENING IN 1979. BACK THEN THE CLUB WAS JUST ONE ROOM WITH FIVE STAFF, FOUR SPORTING GROUPS AND A HANDFUL OF MEMBERS
Almost 40 years later we have grown to four licensed clubs now providing sporting and social facilities for more than 50,000 people in Canberra’s south.
Known as the Vikings Group, and the home of sport in the Tuggeranong Valley, we pride ourselves on continuing to embody our community spirit, and being a genuine part of the southside community.
Thanks to our unique club model, we have been able to provide for a diverse range of social and recreational needs of our community. Today we are proud to support several first class sporting facilities, and more than 8,000 athletes and players across 41 different sports and activities in 51 affiliated clubs.
As a not-for-profit entity, Vikings provides about $2 million each year in grants, infrastructure and other support to Tuggeranong’s sporting and community based clubs. We have been able to contribute more than $41 million dollars to our community since our inception. We are extremely proud of our support to date, and want to ensure we can continue this well into the future.