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Ian Prior of the Force leads the team out onto the field during the Global Rapid Rugby match between the Western Force and the World XV at HBF Park. Photo: Getty Images.

VenuesWest delivers gold medal winning performance

Oct 7, 2019
State Government venue owner and operator, VenuesWest has enjoyed its most successful year ever, breaking records for attendances, events held, and funding reinvested in support of elite sport.

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A hockey player demonstrating hitting the ball in front of children

Sports champions inspire Mid West youth

Dec 6, 2019
Young people in WA’s Mid West met and learnt tips from some of Australia’s best sporting champions as part of the Champions 2 Country tour held last month.
Players of Australia huddle after the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Group D match between Australia and Equatorial Guinea at the Fifa Womens World Cup Stadium.

WA supports Australian bid for Women’s Football World Cup 2023

Dec 2, 2019
The State Government has thrown its support behind Australia's bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, the ultimate competition in international women's football.
Drag racing. Photo: Getty Images

Junior drag racing suspension lifted and minimum age increased

Oct 17, 2019
The suspension on junior drag racing at Perth Motorplex has been lifted, following the full implementation of all recommendations in a Coroner's report and additional safety measures, including increasing the minimum age.
Ian Prior of the Force leads the team out onto the field during the Global Rapid Rugby match between the Western Force and the World XV at HBF Park. Photo: Getty Images.

VenuesWest delivers gold medal winning performance

Oct 7, 2019
State Government venue owner and operator, VenuesWest has enjoyed its most successful year ever, breaking records for attendances, events held, and funding reinvested in support of elite sport.
State Netball Centre exterior

Student athletes aim to chalk up a win at 2020 UniSport

Oct 4, 2019
Thousands of interstate university athletes will travel to Western Australia to vie for victory when Perth hosts the UniSport Nationals in 2020.
Elyse Villani of the Scorchers plays a reverse sweep shot at Lilac Hill

Lilac Hill Park redevelopment supporting women's sport boom

Sep 28, 2019
Community cricket ground Lilac Hill Park is undergoing a revitalisation to support the huge recent growth in the women's game — with a $2.1 million upgrade underway to give the facility a new lease of life and offer unisex facilities for the first time.
A general view of play during Game 1 of the Women's One Day International series between Australia and New Zealand at the WACA on February 22, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

WACA change rooms changing with the times

Aug 26, 2019
The State Government has contributed $100,000 to the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) to help build new unisex change rooms in the lead up to the 2020 Women's T20 World Cup.
Graham 'Polly' Farmer of the Geelong Cats VFL club kicks a ball. (Photo by Getty Images)

Public invited to State Funeral service for Graham “Polly” Farmer

Aug 19, 2019
Members of the public are invited to pay their respects to the late Graham "Polly" Farmer at a State Funeral service to be held at Optus Stadium from 11am on Monday August 26.
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.
A general view of play during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at HBF Park on June 19, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

State Government secures another NRL team to call Perth home

Aug 6, 2019
Reigning premiers the Sydney Roosters will become the latest NRL club to make Perth their temporary home, with the rugby league powerhouse set to play three matches at HBF Park from 2020-22.
A close-up photo of a rainbow guernsey signed by people.

Pride Sports Festival celebrates competition and participation

Jul 31, 2019
Over 2000 athletes and spectators are expected to take part in the 2019 Pride Sports Festival in Perth this November, with the McGowan Government providing a $5000 grant to build on the success of last year's event.
The Bulldogs and Storm players form a huddle in memory of Steve Folkes during the round one NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm at Perth Stadium on March 10, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

State Government secures more NRL for Perth on the back of State of Origin success

Jul 23, 2019
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will make Perth's HBF Park their temporary home for three matches over three seasons following the sell-out success of the recent State of Origin II match.
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