The Village Sport store first opened its doors way back in 1980 in the Inner West. Originally it was part of a joint retail outlet with Balmain Disposals, right in the heart of “Tiger” territory. The two stores quickly became an institution in the area, before the camping store finally closed its doors in 1992. Three months later, The Village Sport was purchased by brothers Robert & Brian Melkie and remained at 252 Darling Street until mid August 2000. Due to the growth in the Balmain-Rozelle, inner west, district, it became obvious that the area could accommodate a much larger sports store, hence the big decision was made to expand and increase the variety of sporting goods on offer. On 6th August 2000 we made our big move – The Village Sport is now located at 247 Darling Street, Balmain in a shop three times larger than its previous size.
The Village Sport is now a major player in the inner west’s sporting industry. We stock major brands such as ASICS, NIKE, ADIDAS, BROOKS, SPEEDO, BONDS, SLAZENGER, SKINS, BRASILFIT and many more. The new establishment has enabled our customers to purchase their sporting goods locally and receive products at very competitive prices. The range of children’s clothing, footwear, tennis, golf, cricket, soccer, football and other accessories, has increased dramatically as sport has now become a focal point in the peninsula’s leisure activities.
The Village Sport has also played an active role in aiding the local community – supporting surrounding schools and sporting clubs. Wherever possible we will continue to do so. We are proud to be a sponsor of the Balmain Junior Soccer Club and have been for some time, offering discounts on all soccer equipment for the children involved.
We at The Village Sport take great pride in getting to know our customers. So enjoy your online shopping experience or pop in for a browse or a chat with Brian who will only be too glad to look after you. And always remember, the better we know you, the better the deal you will get!