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A game of hockey in the Wheatelt

The project, which is a partnership between Hockey WA, Netball WA, the West Australian Football Commission, the West Australian Country Football Association and Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC), empowers local clubs and associations to take the lead in improving participation both on and off the field.

Following a “Return to Play” workshop in March in Narembeen, the clubs and associations worked together to identify three rounds in season 2021 where all winter sport would be played at one venue, in an effort to minimise travel and allow families to play together.

The first two rounds were held in May, with the remaining round to be held on Saturday, 3 July.

The 1 May feature round was held at a few venues across the eastern Wheatbelt, including Merredin. The three State Sporting Associations and DLGSC launched a video capturing the day, which hosted junior and senior netball, hockey and football.

All three state sporting associations and DLGSC are committed to the project in 2021 and 2022, to support volunteers in their roles and encourage participation on the field.

Watch the Winter Sports Feature Round video


Page reviewed 27 February 2023