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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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People pose during the ground redevelopment sod-turning ceremony at the WACA on August 19, 2021 in Perth, Australia.

Perth City Deal’s WACA upgrade underway

Work has begun on the long-awaited upgrades to the iconic Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) Ground.
HBF Park high perspective view

Major boost to Perth Rectangular Stadium  ahead of 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

The State Government is investing $35 million to upgrade some of the ageing facilities at HBF Park ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup hosted in Australia and New Zealand.
Perth 2023 Australia World Transplant Games

Let the games begin!

World Transplant Games to kick off in Perth 2023.
Aerial view of Optus Stadium

Construction starts on Optus Stadium’s new rooftop viewing platform

Construction has now started on the latest attraction at Optus Stadium — a new 42-metre-high viewing platform that allows fans to walk several metres beyond the edge of the stadium roof.
A man dribbling a basketball on a boardwalk in Perth

The masters have it aced

Weekend sports warriors will descend on Perth as part of the 2021 Australian Masters Games.
Female basketball players and coach huddling together in circle. Image credit: Joos Mind, Getty Images

Getting support after a critical incident

When tragedy or trauma strikes a sporting community, it can be helpful — or even vital — to be able to access pastoral care support.
Nina Kennedy and Natalie Burton pose with students during the Olympics Unleashed Western Australia

Unleash your inner Olympian

Primary school children are being encouraged to let out their inner hero as part of the Olympics Unleashed program.
Matt Fulton speaking to an audience

New face of WA sport

If you haven’t met him yet, there’s a new face of sport in WA.
A general view at sunset during day four of the First Test match in the series between Australia and New Zealand at Optus Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Perth, Australia.

Tickets on sale for historic Ashes Test at Perth Stadium

Cricket fans can secure their seat to witness cricket history, with tickets to go on sale today for the first Ashes Test to be played at Perth Stadium.
A game of hockey in the Wheatelt

Wheatbelt winter sports work together

Hockey, football and netball clubs and associations in the eastern Wheatbelt have been working together this year, to trial three feature rounds where all three winter sports are played on the same day, at the same venue.
Fabian Coulthard drives the #12 Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang during race 1 for the Perth Supernight as part of the 2019 Supercars Championship at Barbagallo Raceway on May 03, 2019 in Perth, Australia

Supercars tickets a licence to thrill motorsport fans

All the thrills and spills of Perth's Supercars Championship night round is a step closer for fans, with tickets on sale from 10am today AWST, through Ticketek, to the Bunnings Trade Perth SuperNight at Wanneroo Raceway.
The Bledisloe Cup in focus with the Wallabies lined up behind it at Optus Stadium

Tickets on sale for Perth’s Bledisloe Cup blockbuster

Rugby union fans around Australia and New Zealand can snap up tickets from 10am today (AWST) to Perth's Bledisloe Cup Test on August 21 at Optus Stadium.
Spectators arrive at Optus Stadium

Perth secures historic Ashes Test and One Day International for 2021-22 season

Cricket's greatest rivalry is set to return to Perth following today's announcement that Optus Stadium will host the fifth Ashes Test between Australia and England from January 14 to 18 next year.
The lighthouse on Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island riding global wave in surfing championship splash

After two weeks of huge swell at the competition in Margaret River, the World Surf League Championship Tour is heading to Rottnest Island, marking the first time Western Australia has hosted two world surfing events in the same year.
Forum working group photo

2021 Peel Sports and Coaches Forums – wrap up

The Peel Sports Forum, organised annually by the department’s Peel office, lived up to its reputation as a highlight of the sport and recreation industry’s calendar.
State of Origin game at Optus Stadium showing pyrotechnics

WA to welcome back State of Origin in 2022

The National Rugby League (NRL) State of Origin — one of the nation's greatest sporting rivalries and one of the State's biggest event success stories — will return to Perth next year.

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