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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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Work begins on East Freo Oval redevelopment

The East Fremantle Oval redevelopment project has reached a major milestone with the start of construction work.
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Funding supports regional sport and recreation activities

More than $32,000 in funding has been allocated to provide opportunities for people in regional Western Australia to participate in sport and recreation activities, including capacity building projects.
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Cricket pitch perfect — Carmen at the WACA Ground

Audiences should prepare to be bowled over as the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) Ground plays host to operatic masterpiece Carmen in association with Perth Festival.
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Brett Patten scores a winning shot at SportWest Awards 2022

We’re proud to share that the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ Sports Administrator of the Year Award 2022 goes to Brett Patten, CEO of Tennis West.
A commemorative plaque was unveiled by Premier McGowan and Minister Templeman at the stadium today, marking the successful completion of this significant community infrastructure project.

Slam dunk for Geraldton basketball thanks to $3.5 million boost

A multi-million dollar upgrade to the Geraldton Basketball Stadium has been officially unveiled today by Premier Mark McGowan and Sports Minister David Templeman.
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Hands Oval redevelopment gets go ahead with additional funding

The Hands Oval Pavilion redevelopment in Bunbury has been given a boost with an additional $3 million investment by the State Government, increasing the total contribution to $8 million as part of the WA Recovery Plan.
Denmark players celebrate their team's victory during the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Semi Final

Denmark makes WA home base for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

Perth has been selected by Denmark as its base for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 following site inspections by team representatives.
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WA bid success! Perth to remain Australia’s Home of Hockey

The State Government has been successful in its bid to keep Hockey Australia's High Performance Program in Perth.
Australian wicketkeeper Rod Marsh with Derek Randall (right) of England during a one-day international in Melbourne, January 1980.

Specialist wicket keeper program honours cricket great Rod Marsh

Western Australia’s next generation of top wicket keepers will be invited to take part in a high-performance coaching program in honour of Australian cricketing great Rod Marsh.
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Regional talent gets funding for sporting dreams

Regional athletes, coaches and officials are the beneficiaries of funding to 9 special programs around Western Australia that will help them achieve their sporting dreams.
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National Rugby League Double-Header for Perth next year

Western Australia will host two National Rugby League (NRL) matches in a one-day sporting spectacular next year as part of the NRL's 2023 calendar of events.
A bloody muddy rugby player

Government to support third party bidder for WA-based NRL team

The State Government has flagged its support for a potential Western Australian-based National Rugby League (NRL) franchise, with work underway to identify a third-party bid.
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$135 million plan to keep Perth the Home of Hockey

The State Government — in partnership with Hockey WA — has made a $135 million proposal to retain the high performance hockey program in Perth.
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First international team officials arrive in Perth after FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 draw

Officials from 2 international teams are in Perth today to see first-hand the city's excellent facilities for the FIFA Women's World Cup (FIFAWWC) Australia and New Zealand 2023.
People standing in front of a sign for the World Transplant Games

6 months to go to 2023 World Transplant Games in Perth

The countdown is on for world's largest organ donation awareness event which will get underway in Perth in just 6 months.
Pole vaulter Nina Kennedy and skeleton racer Nick Timmings

Regional Olympics tour to inspire WA’s future sports stars

Western Australian Olympians Nina Kennedy and Nicholas Timmings will leave their pole vault and sled behind as they jet off to the East Kimberley region to visit communities in Kununurra, Halls Creek, Wyndham, Frogs Hollow and Warmun.


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