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The funding, awarded to the Broome Sports Association through the Regional Athlete Support Program, is helping to facilitate development in the athletes' chosen sports, as well as prepare them for higher representation.

There are currently 34 athletes participating in the Broome Talent Development Program across 10 different sports.

As part of the program the athletes participate in strength and conditioning, Pilates, nutrition and injury prevention.

In 2021, the Regional Athlete Support Program (RASP) was strengthened with $3 million of funding secured over three years through Royalties for Regions.

The RASP is a state-wide regional talent development network that supports regional based athletes, coaches and officials which promotes development and progression along the sporting pathway from their home environment.

The State Government is investing in regional athletes, coaches and officials through providing top-quality training and development opportunities.

We only need to look at the recent selections for the 2022 Commonwealth Games to see that some of our greatest athletes come from WA's regions.

This funding will not only help regional athletes to excel in their chosen sports, it will also help keep young people in their home towns and ensure they can access the same opportunities as their city counterparts.

Regional Athlete Support Program


Page reviewed 27 February 2023