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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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A line of people on a beach looking out to the surf.

Wave of extra funding for Albany Surf Club revamp

Media release

A request to the State Government for half a million dollars towards the Albany Surf Life Saving Club redevelopment project is no longer a pipe dream, with the swell news from WA's Sport and Recreation Minister that the $500,000 will be provided.
Two young people in sports clothes with text: Play well. Everyone has a place in sport. Playwell.gov.au

New Play Well strategy boosts inclusive sports participation

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has launched Play Well, Australia’s Sport Participation Strategy, to foster inclusive and diverse sporting environments and experiences nationwide.
Minister David Templeman and Cricket WA CEO Christina Matthews talking in front WA and SA cricket teams

WA and SA to play for the honour of holding up the Rod Marsh Cup

The inaugural Rod Marsh Cup has been unveiled ahead of Western Australia's Sheffield Shield clash against South Australia.
Portraits of Jake and Harrison beside a pool

Duo to splashdown in Germany

Home grown WA talent Jake Smith and Harrison Hynes have been announced as members of the Australian Lifesaving Team.
A close-up blurred image of marathon runners

Athlete Safeguarding Governance and Culture Review of the Western Australian Institute of Sport

The Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries is pleased to announce the Athlete Safeguarding Governance and Culture Review of Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) has commenced and we are now calling for contributions.
Sunrise at Busselton Jetty, Busselton, Western Australia

Returning ocean events set to make waves in Busselton

One of Australia's biggest swimming festivals is set to return to Western Australia for a second year in 2024, injecting millions of dollars into the local economy.
A purple graphic with a white star logo with the words, 'True Sport Child Safeguarding Initiative'

True Sport child safeguarding resources unveiled

Latest initiative to create and maintain safe environments for children and young people in sport.
Sam Kerr of the Matildas

WA State Football Centre renamed to inspire the next Sam Kerr

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.
State Football Centre

State Government delivers on legacy for football in WA

Media release

Local football will benefit from $9.3 million in government funding to ensure Western Australia's successful hosting of this year's FIFA Women's World Cup delivers a lasting legacy for the world game in WA.
Matildas' players celebrating after a goal at a football match

Sunday Matildas match at Optus Stadium a sellout

This weekend's Olympic qualifier between the Matildas and the Philippines has been declared a sellout, with all general public tickets to the match at Optus Stadium now being sold.
Image of Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek

Top tennis players are returning to Perth this December for the United Cup

The United Cup is returning to Perth this December where the world’s best tennis players will compete side-by-side.
State Football Centre Festival with WA Government logo

Sam Kerr and Matildas to open match-ready State Football Centre

One of the world’s best footballers — Perth’s very own Sam Kerr — and our national team the Matildas, will pull on their boots for the State Football Centre official opening later this month.
close up of a tennis ball making contact with a tennis raccquet

United Cup set to return to WA to serve up summer of elite tennis

The United Cup will once again bring the world's top-ranked tennis players to Perth's RAC Arena in December, following the introduction of the tournament last summer.
A stage featuring a band a a crowd in Fremantle

Freo was ship shape for Australia II 40 Years On celebrations

Yeah buoy! The State Government threw a huge party in Fremantle to celebrate 40 years since a team from down under turned the sailing world upside down by winning the America’s Cup.
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Home of hockey hosts 2023 Hockey Australia Masters Championships

The 2023 Hockey Australia Masters Championships kicks off in Perth today, bringing thousands of passionate hockey players and supporters to Western Australia.
3 men wearing suits at Optus Stadium with the True Sport branding on the big screen behind them.

True Sport initiative to promote positive sporting environments

In a significant move to bolster the culture of inclusion, support and positive mental health in the sporting community, the department has provided $832,292 into phase 2 of the True Sport program.

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