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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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he T20 World Cup trophy is pictured in the field of light during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Trophy Tour at Uluru on August 08, 2022 in Uluru, Australia. Photo: Getty Images/Brook Mitchell/Stringer

India joins world’s best teams in Perth for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

India's men's cricket team will commence preparations in Perth today ahead of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.
A group of people, most in football uniforms, standing on a football (soccer) pitch

$410,000 Dorrien Gardens facelift for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman has announced $200,000 in State Government funding for upgrades to West Perth's Dorrien Gardens in preparation for the FIFA Women's World Cup (FIFAWWC) Australia and New Zealand 2023.
Female football players standing in a group in Fremantle colours with the Premier, Ministers, Mayor and officials.

Boost for AFLW and community footy

A multi-million-dollar upgrade to community changerooms that will address the shortage of female and community facilities in the growing south-west metro corridor will be delivered in collaboration between the City of Cockburn, Fremantle Dockers and the State Government.
An infographic with the information: The gross benefit of organised sport in WA each year is $10.3b. Economic and employment $4.85b. Physical and mental health $3.02b. Personal wellbeing and broader social benefits $2.39b.

Western Australia’s $10.3 billion benefit from community sport

Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman has welcomed findings that community sport delivers a yearly $10.3 billion economic and social benefit to our State.
Group of athletes running on a track

Funding boost helps Broome athletes reach their full potential

Up to 40 Broome-based athletes have the opportunity to participate in a year-long holistic sport development program, thanks to a $75,000 funding boost from the State Government.
An oval flooded with light in the Kimberley

AFL partnership shines light on Kimberley footy talent

Under new flood lights funded by the State Government, the Sport and Recreation Minister has shared details of a 50-50 partnership with the Australian Football League (AFL) to invest $1 million annually, for 5 years, in community sport across the Kimberley region.
Christina Matthews, and Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman in front of a promotional screen at the WACA Ground.

International cricket just the ticket this summer

Tickets to see men’s international cricket return to Perth for the first time since 2019 are now on sale with the first match on the calendar a T20 clash between old rivals Australia and England in early October.
ICON Festival of Events with a montage of footballers

WA kicks off week of elite international football with ICON festival

The biggest festival of English Premier League football ever seen in Western Australia kicks off today with 3 days of celebration in the lead up to this weekend's blockbuster matches.
Members of San Cisco at Optus Stadium

San Cisco provides local talent at international sports festival

Local Fremantle indie pop band San Cisco will perform as part of the ICON Perth’s International Festival of Football.
Artist's impression of the upgraded WACA Ground

Stand down: WACA makes way for all-abilities playground

Demolition of the Prindiville Stand at the iconic WACA Ground is now complete, making way for an all-abilities playground as part of the WACA Ground Improvement Project.
People on a bowling green lit up at night

State funding lights up local bowlo

Perth bowls enthusiasts can celebrate greater access to Mount Lawley Bowling Club facilities, with the official opening of the club's new greens and lighting upgrades today.
Water polo goalie in action saving a goal

Thousands of visitors coming to WA for 2023 Australian Youth Water Polo Championships and star-studded international tests

Western Australia will host the largest water polo event held in Australia next year alongside an international series featuring the champion United States Olympic women's team.
Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

Rugby World Cup coming to Australia in 2027 and 2029

The Rugby World Cup is heading down under in 2027 for the men's and 2029 for the women's tournaments after Australia was awarded hosting rights for the blockbuster global events last night.
Hooper v England Player; Rise for the Rivalry

Tickets on sale for historic Wallabies v England Perth test match

Tickets for the first game of the Wallabies 2022 eToro England Series are now on sale, with seats for the Perth test match set to be snapped up by rugby fans.
Teague Wyllie of Western Australia poses after receiving his cap during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Victoria at the WACA

State cricket stars shine with the help of the ATSS and RASP

Teague Wyllie has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the professional ranks of Western Australian cricket with his recent debut for WA, as well as being a part of the historic WA team who recently won the Sheffield Shield.
Ella du Preez holding up her trophy

South West Academy of Sport Awards Night 2021-22

The South West Academy of Sport (SWAS) held yet another successful annual awards dinner in early February in Bunbury.

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