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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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External photograph of RAC Arena

UFC’s return to Perth a triumph for WA tourism

Feb 25, 2020
Tourism Minister Paul Papalia joined current UFC featherweight champion, Australian Alex Volkanovski, at RAC Arena today to announce Perth will host the pay-per-view UFC 251 on Sunday June 7, 2020.
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.
Upper view of quadruple scull rowing team during the race

Perth to attract rowing elite with championship triple

Feb 20, 2020
Perth is set to host three premier national rowing events through to 2026, which will attract national and international competitors and inject millions into the State's economy.
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.
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.
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