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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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WACA conceptual design

State announces additional funding for the WACA Ground Improvement Project and Community Aquatic Facility

The State Government will commit an additional $32.2 million to the WACA Ground Improvement Project in the upcoming 2023-24 State Budget.
Artistic impression of Hands Oval Pavilion redevelopment

Hands Oval redevelopment funding agreement signed

Construction can now commence on the Hands Oval Pavilion redevelopment project after the State Government signed off on its $8 million financial assistance agreement with the City of Bunbury.
A general view of play during the round one NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm at Optus Stadium on March 10, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

NRL returns to Perth with Double Header tickets going on sale

Tickets to Perth's huge National Rugby League (NRL) Double Header will go on sale this week.
A group of people with a soccer ball and shovel on a newly laid soccer pitch

New turf rolled out ahead of FIFA Women’s World Cup

Turf works part of $35 million project to revamp ground ahead of 5 international soccer matches being played there during the biggest sporting event of the year.
A group of people behind a speaker with banners and a sculpture at Elizabeth Quay, Perth.

100 days until the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 begins in WA

Football fans' hearts are thumping as today marks 100 days to go until the start of the world's biggest female sporting event to be held in Australia and New Zealand — the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023.
A cricket match in play at Optus Stadium at sunset

Optus Stadium turns up the heat on a record breaking summer

The glow around Optus Stadium's record breaking summer is expected to extend into this weekend with a bumper crowd of Eagles and Dockers fans predicted to turn out for the first Western Derby.
A group of people in hard hats and high vis vests standing in front on the State Football Centre.

State Government takes the field at State Football Centre

The $41.67 million State Football Centre in Queens Park is close to completion in time for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in July.
5 surf life saving competitors standing together on a beach

The Aussies brings nation’s best surf lifesavers to Perth beaches

Australia's best surf lifesavers descended on Scarborough and Trigg beaches on Saturday for the start of the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, known as 'The Aussies'.
Upper view of quadruple scull rowing team during the race

Perth hosts nation’s top rowers for championship event

Perth is set to welcome thousands of visitors and competitors when it hosts the nation's premier rowing event next week.
Surfers in the surf from above

A wave of change as surfing events focus on mental health

For the first time, the State Government will work with the World Surf League and Surfing WA to support Western Australian's mental health and wellbeing at surfing events over the next 2 years.
Two professional football players playing a Premier League game.

It’s Hammer time as major EPL clubs revealed for Perth

Western Australia will be the home of football in July, when English Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United showcase century-old rivalry at Optus Stadium.
A montage of images from the welcoming event for the Chinese hockey team at Kings Park.

Welcome to the Chinese national women's hockey team

A warm Western Australian welcome has been provided to the Chinese national women's hockey team on their arrival in Perth ahead of a 3-game series with the Australian national women’s side, the Hockeyroos.
Matt Hayes, Matt Fulton and Minister Templeman posing with sports equipment.

True Sport a game changer for WA sport sector

The State Government has awarded SportWest more than $440,000 to develop an initiative that invests in the future of the Western Australian sport sector.
Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby, City of Rockingham Mayor Deb Hamblin and Premier and Rockingham MLA Mark McGowan standing on the new indoor court holding sports balls.

$38.9 million sporting complex to benefit generations to come

A $38.9 million infrastructure project to provide sporting and recreational facilities in Perth's southern suburbs has reached completion and will benefit local surrounding communities.
An artist's impression of the Donnybrook recreation precinct redevelopment

WA Recovery Plan funding supports Donnybrook recreation precinct redevelopment

Extensive redevelopment of the Donnybrook Community Sporting, Recreation and Entertainment Precinct is on track to begin in October this year, using $6 million in funding from the State Government’s WA Recovery Plan.
Minister Templeman in a wheelchair with a group of Para badminton players on a badminton court

Mandurah courts 2023 Para Badminton International

Badminton fans will be wowed with drop shots, serves and shuttlecocks aplenty as Western Australia hosts the 2023 Para Badminton International for the first time ever this October.

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