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Minister McGurk and Minister Murray

Levelling the playing field in sports leadership

Nov 19, 2019
The State Government has begun assisting Western Australian sporting associations to achieve new national targets to increase the low number of women represented in leadership roles in sport.

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Soccer players training

State Government commits $9.35 million to help build better sport and recreation facilities across WA

Feb 25, 2020
Twenty-three communities across Western Australia are to benefit from improved sport and recreation facilities thanks to the State Government allocating $9.35 million to help fund local projects.
A group of netballers

State Government provides $535,000 to improve Great Southern sporting facilities

Feb 24, 2020
Two communities in the Great Southern are to receive a total of $534,995 to help them build better sport and recreation facilities for their local communities.
Fat Bikes on a beach

Kimberley to host iconic sporting events in 2020

Feb 19, 2020
Broome and Kununurra will again host three iconic sporting events this year thanks to a State Government program which assists regional communities to host local events.
Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

Campaign urges interstate footy fans to stay and play in WA

Feb 17, 2020
Interstate football fans are being encouraged to head west to cheer on their team in Perth and stay on to holiday as part of Tourism Western Australia's marketing campaign for the 2020 AFL season.
KidSport kids in front of a club house

Cash grants help local sporting clubs kick health goals

Feb 11, 2020
Applications open today for the State Government's Healthy Sporting Club Program with $300,000 up for grabs to help sporting clubs across the State provide healthier food and drinks.
The Bledisloe Cup is seen during the 2019 Rugby Championship Test Match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Optus Stadium on August 10, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Perth to host rugby world champions and second Bledisloe Cup

Jan 30, 2020
Two of rugby union's powerhouse nations will take on Australia's Wallabies at Optus Stadium over the next two years thanks to a deal struck by the State Government, through Tourism WA and Rugby Australia.
Minister McGurk and Minister Murray

Levelling the playing field in sports leadership

Nov 19, 2019
The State Government has begun assisting Western Australian sporting associations to achieve new national targets to increase the low number of women represented in leadership roles in sport.
An illustrated banner representing multicultural Western Australians.

Funding open for 2020 Harmony Week activities

Sep 11, 2019
Funding is now available for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to hold cultural diversity and inclusion activities for Harmony Week 2020.
Premier Mark McGowan, Speaker Peter Watson MLA Member for Albany and Mayor City of Albany Dennis Wellington opening the Centennial Park Sporting Precinct in Albany

Albany’s revitalised Centennial Park Sporting Precinct complete

Aug 22, 2019
Premier Mark McGowan today opened the new eastern pavilion at Albany's Centennial Park Sporting Precinct — completing the State Government's $7 million election commitment to revitalise the grassroots sporting hub.
Minister Murray welcomes the Boomers and the Canadian team to Perth at Bendat Basketball Centre.

Boomers and Canada set to clash as WA’s biggest-ever winter of sport rolls on

Aug 13, 2019
The Australian Boomers' NBA superstars have touched down in Perth for two clashes against Team Canada at RAC Arena this weekend as part of preparations for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Nicky Winmar poses with his statue during the Nicky Winmar statue unveiling at Optus Stadium on July 06, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Nicky Winmar statue unveiled at Optus Stadium

Jul 6, 2019
A statue depicting Nicky Winmar's courageous stand against racism was unveiled at Optus Stadium today by the AFL great, Premier Mark McGowan and AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan.
Female footballer holding a footbal

CSRFF focus on women’s facilities as demand surges

Jun 19, 2019
Sport in Western Australia is set to benefit from an increased funding allocation to make facilities accessible to women in the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) program.
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