Lachlan and Jill have a long history of working at Cairns Indoor Sports. They both began working at the center while they were still kids.

Lachlan then went on to manage different indoor sports centers in Queensland before embarking on a new adventure with Tim and Jill in 2000. They moved abroad to live and work for several years.

In 2003 Lachlan arrived back from living in Holland and was offered the chance to purchase the business from his old boss. He contacted Tim and Jill who were still living in London with this opportunity and they agreed this would be their next adventure.

Lachlan resumed his role as Manager and the following year, Jill and Tim moved back to Cairns and took on their roles in the business.

The business has grown to include Inflatable Kingdom which, operates on weekends and school holidays as well as Tiny Tots that opens during the week. Their pursuit has always been to get all ages active and have to fun at the same time.

Cairns Indoor Sports - Tim's cricket team
Cairns Indoor Sports - Jill's Netball cricket team
Cairns Indoor Sports - Indoor Cricket Winners

Cairns Indoor Sports is proudly aligned to Cricket Australia, Indoor Netball Australia and Brisbane Roar.


Cairns Indoor Sports - Shane - Sports Manager

Shane Battese

Sports Manager

When you walk through the door you are greeted by our friendly giant, Shane. Behind the scenes he is in charge of organizing your fun and ensuring the comp runs smoothly. You will likely get a phone call from Shane, checking in to hear how your team is going.

Fun Fact: Shane is a twin. What’s better than 1 Shane? 2 Shanes!

Cairns Indoor Sports - Stacey Fletcher

Stacey Fletcher

Venue Manager

Stacey has travelled all over the world, but has chosen to call Cairns his home.

Volleyball is his game, and he regularly competes in and around QLD.

Fun Fact: Stacey is originally from the UK, he has been coming to Cairns indoor sports since the day he arrived in cairns.

His eventual joining of our team, now seems to have been inevitable

Laura Burns

Inflatable Kingdom Manager

Laura, or Little Laura as she’s known around the world, is our awesomely fun Inflatable Kingdom Manager. She’s as local as the come, born and bred in cairns and full of local knowledge. She’s super fun and incredibly energetic, which makes her the perfect person to be around your little bouncing superstars.

Fun Fact: For what Laura lacks in height, she makes up for in Disney knowledge. Her favourite Disney move is Lilo and Stitch. She has secretly always wanted a pet Stitch, whoops looks like the secret is out!

Cairns Indoor Sports - Lachlan Owner and Director

Lachlan Farquharson


Lachlan has been a Cricket Tragic from an early age and has worked in sports for the best part of 30 years. He is a Cricket Australia Level 2 Representative coach and a Brisbane Roar accredited soccer coach.

Fun Fact: Although Lachlan was school captain; he was not the Sports Captain. His wife was….who can’t catch.

Cairns Indoor Sports - Jill Owner and Director

Jillian Watson


Jillian is a gun netballer from way back and has been involved with indoor netball since she was a kid. She is your Go To for netball talk.

Fun Fact. Jillian is not Lachlan’s wife, but his sister.

Cairns Indoor Sports - Tim Owner and Director

Tim Watson


Tim likes a game of cricket and is a MAMIL. He is married to Jillian so knows a lot about netball too.

Fun Fact: Tim recently completed the Iron Man and has the shirt to prove it.