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Sam Kerr of the Matildas

WA State Football Centre renamed to inspire the next Sam Kerr

Oct 27, 2023
Sam Kerr Football Centre named at community football festival to mark the facility’s official opening after a $50.8 million dollar infrastructure project managed by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC), jointly funded by the WA and Australian Governments.

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Event recognises volunteering excellence in the Great Southern

Media release

Two highly respected volunteers in the Great Southern community have been recognised for their contribution to the local sporting community at an awards night in Albany.
Primary school students stand with Olympic athletes Jayde Taylor and  Trent Mitton

Hockey Olympians unleashed in Goldfields inspiring next generation of future stars

WA Hockey stars and Olympians Jayde Taylor and Trent Mitton recently visited the Goldfields to motivate and inspire young locals as part of the Olympics Unleashed program.
A person swimming at a local swimming pool

Funding helps regional athletes achieve sporting dreams

Regional athletes are kicking goals with the latest round of funding to support their ongoing development close to home — more than $2.6 million in total being provided by the State Government.
Standing in the seating area at a stadium are Marcelyn Nicolaou, Executive Director, DSLGC ; Matt Bamford, Member and Partnerships Manager, SportWest; David Bruce, Referee, Football West; and Andrew Tye, Perth Scorchers, WA Cricket.

Good sideline behaviour the latest focus for True Sport

SportWest releases latest package of resources aimed at promoting a positive culture, respect and fair play from the sidelines.
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International Festival of Hockey to descend on Perth

Fans can now purchase tickets to see the world's best men's and women's hockey teams play off in Western Australia, ahead of the Paris Olympics this year, as part of a new global hockey event.
In a stadium, a soccer goalie leaps out of the goals to deflect a incoming soccer ball.

Perth to host Socceroos World Cup qualifiers

The Socceroos are set to go head-to-head with Palestine's national men's team this winter, in a blockbuster football match.
The stage at the WA Sports Awards night on 29 February 2024

Samantha Kerr secures historic third WA Sports Star Award

Perth soccer star’s hat-trick — Sam Kerr named WA Sport Star of the Year for third time and Australian Football Rules' Troy Kirkham takes home DLGSC Sports Administrator of the Year award.
Soccer ball in the corner of a grass pitch.

Perth Glory Football Club to continue as the A-League team in WA

Perth Glory Football Club will continue as the A-League team in Western Australia following confirmation the Pelligra Group has purchased the club.
Female athlete holds Australian flag above her head on a running track. with text announcing grants of $5000 to assist Olympians and Paralympians

Grants for WA’s Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls to head to Paris 2024 Games

Media release

As the world counts down to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, more than $1.3 million in State Government funding is being made available to help Western Australian athletes who are heading to France for Team Australia.
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Coaching and Officiating Grants Program

$200,000 in grant funding available to state sporting associations to help support and develop coaches and officials in WA.
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More than $2.1 million boost for sport and recreation facilities

27 sport and recreation projects throughout Western Australia are benefitting from more than $2.1 million in funding from the State Government's latest small grants round.
Outdoor community swimming pool lanes with a shade sail covering.

$4.9 million funding splash for Kununurra swimming pool

The State Government is splashing extra cash towards water activities in the East Kimberley by investing an additional $4.9 million in the redevelopment of the Kununurra Aquatic and Leisure Centre.
Athletes and government officials at the announcement Perth will be hosting the 2029 World Masters Games.

World Masters Games coming to Perth in 2029

Perth has been announced as the host city for the 2029 World Masters Games.
Australian All Schools Athletics Championships banner with he logo and words, 'Event hub 8-10 December'.

Massive weekend of school athletics kicks off in Perth

Australia's best school-aged sports stars will compete in top-level athletic competitions this weekend, as the All Schools Athletics Championships (All Schools) kick off at the WA Athletics Stadium in Perth.
DLGSC Pilbara Regional Manager Toby Cotterel (left) with award winners in Karratha - Ashleigh Greenwell, Toby Fountain, Cassie Perry and Jodie Swaffer - plus Sharon Leyland from sponsor Extreme Edge.

Sports awards recognise Pilbara athletes and officials

The 2023 Pilbara Regional Sports Awards have recognised and celebrated the contribution and outstanding achievements of members of the local sport and recreation community.
Australian rules football on grass playing field

WA Italian Team of the Century launches

The inaugural Western Australian Italian Team of the Century was launched by the WA Italian Club on 29 November 2023.

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