Richard and Janice Smirke opened Smirkey’s Sports in 1985 in the South Hedland shopping centre. A couple of moves and a few years later in 2002 saw us established in our current Byass Street location.

Smirkey’s Sports is an institution to many Hedland folks as the store reflects and compliments all that is great about the Hedland and Pilbara lifestyle. Our large range of goods to enjoy this lifestyle include fishing gear, camping & outdoors equipment, general sporting gear, bikes, shoes and lots more.

Steve Smirke says, “Where else would you live and run a family business with such fantastic staff and loyal customers?”

Customer service was initially driven by Steve’s Father Richard and Mother Janice. With their mentoring Steve was always going to be on the right track and he is more than ably complimented by his team including Melanie Smirke Peurtollano and manager Dean Lapham.

Melanie keeps the office engine room running like a well oiled machine and Dean’s smiling face has at Smirkey’s for over 10 years. A big thanks also goes out to all the other family members and staff who have made us what we are for the last 30 years. Many of them young locals.

Smirkey’s Sports have been a great supporter over the years to many varied clubs, charities and organisations too.

Thanks to everyone including our customers. We are looking forward to another 30 years.