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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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WA to host Australian-exclusive global rugby event in 2024 and 2025

Perth has secured another Australian-exclusive for 2024 and 2025 after signing a deal to host the Australian leg of the HSBC SVNS.
Sam Kerr of Australia controls the ball under pressure of Shim Seo-yeon of South Korea during the AFC Women's Asian Cup quarter final between Australia and South Korea

Tickets for Matildas AFC Asian Cup qualifiers to go on sale

With just days until the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023, tickets will go on sale today for the 3 blockbuster Matildas matches taking place in Perth later this year.
State Football Centre

New State Football Centre to shine as World Cup training facility

The newly constructed State Football Centre in Queens Park has been unveiled, ahead of it taking centre stage as one of the training facilities in Perth for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023™.
An old team photo of a women's soccer team

Game Changers celebrates trailblazing women in WA soccer

With the FIFA Women's World Cup™ 2023 the hottest ticket in Perth this winter, a new outdoor exhibition is giving seasoned and not-so-seasoned soccer lovers the chance to kick goals and learn more about the beautiful game.
A group of people standing on a stage with Matildas scarves and a mascot

Trophy Tour puts WA in FIFA Women's World Cup™ 2023 spotlight

FIFA fever has officially begun, with the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Trophy Tour kicking off in Perth today.
A promotional graphic for the FIFA Women's World cup featuring 3 players

Celebrate FIFA Women's World Cup™ 1 month to go

With less than 1 month to go until the start of the world's biggest female sporting event to be held in Australia and New Zealand — find out how you can be part of the FIFA Women's World Cup™ 2023 global sporting spectacular.
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Western Australians in world lacrosse championships

9 Western Australians are now in San Diego ahead of the 2023 World Lacrosse Men’s Championships, with the pressure on to reclaim a podium spot after losing out in 2018 and 2014 from consistently finishing in the top 3.
A group of people seated, listening to a speaker at a forum

Peel Sports Forum explores key issues facing sport

Spectator behaviour, club mental health and wellbeing, and retention of teenagers in sport were the key issues discussed at the ninth annual Peel Sports Forum at the Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club.
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Events build sport and recreation capacity around the state

26 sporting events have received funding in the latest round of the Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program.
A group of players and their coach in a team huddle.

Have your say: sport participation survey now open

All Australians are invited to have their say on the development of the nation’s first codesigned National Sport Participation Strategy through an online survey.
A group of people either wearing exercise clothes or suits with Matilda scarves.

Matildas coming to Perth for 3 Olympic Qualifier matches

A festival of football will be held in Perth as part of the Asian qualifying rounds for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, with the Matildas set to play 3 games at Perth Rectangular Stadium.
Football players celebrating after a win at a World Cup match

Western Australian schools to celebrate FIFA Women’s World Cup

Western Australian school students will celebrate the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup being held in Australia and New Zealand this July and August with a series of activities and events coordinated by the Department of Education.
5 people standing in front of the Bruce Prance Dryland Diving Centre.

Divers somersault from new heights at state-of-the-art facility

The new Bruce Prance Dryland Diving Centre at HBF Stadium was officially opened on Monday, ahead of the 2023 Diving Australia Open Championships, which commence at the venue this week.
Outside the entrance of HBF Arena Joondalup

Work commences on new amenities at HBF Arena

The expansion of HBF Arena facilities continues, with construction underway to deliver new bathroom facilities that will service members of the community who regularly use the netball courts and hockey pitch to the north of the site.
Aerial view of Optus Stadium

Pat Farmer’s lap of mainland Australia begins above Optus Stadium

Ultramarathon runner Pat Farmer began his lap of mainland Australia at Optus Stadium this morning.
A group of people standing together on a netball court with the Minister.

Major boost to funding for community sport and recreation facilities

Community sport and recreation facilities throughout Western Australia will benefit from increased funding for upgrades, with an additional $7.5 million per year over the next 2 years funded in the 2023-24 State Budget.

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