The Koah Hall is run by the Koah Sports and Social Club Inc, who maintain the premises and collaboratively organise social and sporting activities. The Club was formally recognised in 1987, the year that was also the advent of the Koah Karnival, an iconic sporting event which had locals competing in long distance running from the Kennedy highway to the end of Koah and back again, together with sprints and novelty events.
These early sporting events and the widely practiced Horse Sports, plus the involvement of the Rural Youth Club based in Atherton, Mareeba, Malanda, led to the donation of ‘Musumeci Park’, and upon this land the building of tennis courts and the Koah Hall itself. This work was done entirely by the community, for the community; with land, money and time all being donated by residents, and with some support coming from the Mareeba Shire Council.
The Koah Hall is truly ‘a place for all’, and continues today as a sporting facility available for use by all residents, and the hall is available for hire for a minimal fee. The main area of the hall is currently used for fitness and yoga classes and pool competitions, and outdoors boasts an aerial circus zone, basketball and tennis courts complete with mini skate ramp, and a competition table tennis table.
The KSSC would like to thank the pioneers of our club - Sam Musumeci, the Aland family, the Rusch family, and the Vidler family.