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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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Bryce Hosannah of Leeds throws the ball in during a pre-season friendly match between Manchester United and Leeds United at Optus Stadium on July 17, 2019 in Perth, Australia.

Premier League superstars kicking goals for Perth in International Festival of Football blockbuster event

Four English Premier League clubs will bring their star power to Perth when they make our city their home for a blockbuster weekend of sensational matches before tens of thousands of fans at Optus Stadium in July.
Optus Stadium at sunset

Australian Masters Games kicks off

The Australian Masters Games will kick off tonight with an opening ceremony at Optus Stadium, signalling the first major national mass participation event to take place in Western Australia since the borders reopened.
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State Government commits additional $5 million to support East Fremantle Oval redevelopment

The East Fremantle Oval redevelopment will proceed as planned thanks to a further $5 million contribution from the State Government.
Matt Philip of the Wallabies wins a line-out during the Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks.

Wallabies set to take on England in spectacular Perth Test Match

England Rugby will return to Perth for the first time in 12 years to take on the Wallabies at Optus Stadium in another major event announcement today.
Black and white photograph of Shane Warne holding his hat and bowing on a cricket field

Optus Stadium to broadcast Shane Warne’s memorial service

Shane Warne's memorial service will be broadcast live at Optus Stadium — with Western Australians invited to pay their respects to the cricket legend at WA's home of sport on Wednesday 30 March 2022.
Female basketball players and coach huddling together in circle. Image credit: Joos Mind, Getty Images

New funding program to build capacity of State Sporting Associations

State sporting associations (SSAs) will have access to a new program that provides more pathways for coaches and officials to pursue development opportunities, thanks to the State Government.
Blurred image of cyclers in a street race

WA regions score with grants to grow sport

Regional Western Australians will get more opportunities to participate in sport thanks to the State Government's latest round of Regional Servicing Grants worth $870,000.
Artist impression of the State Football Centre showing players in the foreground and the building in the background

Main works contract awarded for State Football Centre project

The main works contract for the new State Football Centre in Queens Park has been awarded to Broad Construction, with works scheduled to begin this month.
Montage of Tokyo Paralympian dual gold medallist Madison de Rozario OAM with Christina Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of the Western Australian Cricket Association

WA’s top sports stars shine under Optus Stadium lights

The State's most outstanding sports stars were recognised at the prestigious SportWest Awards ceremony held at Optus Stadium recently.
A football laying on grass

Elite-level football matches scheduled for Northampton

Mid West football fans are in for a treat, with WAFL and WAFLW teams holding their 30 April fixtures at the Northampton Football Club.
A cricket match in play at Optus Stadium at sunset

Perth’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup fixtures announced

Six of the top eight men's T20 teams — including Australia, England, India and South Africa — will do battle for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Perth in October.
HBF Stadium view from the front

New facility to spring WA’s divers onto the world stage

The State Government has started building a new dryland dive centre at HBF Stadium that will help athletes hone their craft to give them the best chance at Commonwealth and Olympic success.
A lady and a gentleman dancing on a dance floor.

Project means more people ‘Candance’

The Candance Dance Studio Bunbury is providing opportunities in DanceSport for people with special needs through the ‘Shall we Dance Sport’ project.
Two ladies smiling at the camera.

South Mandurah club supporting tennis for all

The South Mandurah Tennis Club recently worked with local disability services providers and education support schools to set up the Tennis For All program.
A group of older children

Volunteers make the world go round

Talking about the huge value of sport and recreation volunteers may well be preaching to the choir but it never hurts to make just a little bit more noise about them.
A montage of people with Nic Naitannui on Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Footy heads to the islands

The local community newsletter said it all: The Eagles have landed.

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