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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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Artists impression of the upgraded WACA Ground

Howzat! WACA upgrades underway with demolition of Inverarity Stand

Work is well underway on the WACA Ground Improvement Project, with the iconic Inverarity Stand demolished to make way for the future aquatic centre.
Football players celebrating after a win at a World Cup match

Perth to host five FIFA Women's World Cup games in 2023

Perth will host five 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup games as part of one of the biggest series of football matches Western Australia has ever seen.
A group of athletes holding balloons for the KidSport 10 year anniversary

10 years of helping kids connect with community through Kidsport

The State Government’s popular KidSport program celebrated 10 years of helping families connect with their community through sport at a special event held in Leederville today.
Tamsin Cook swimming  the Women's 800m Freestyle heat on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Four WA athletes to benefit from VenuesWest Brand Ambassador Program

Four of the State's high performing athletes have been selected for the VenuesWest Brand Ambassador Program which is now in its fourth year.
A general view at sunset during day four of the First Test match in the series between Australia and New Zealand at Optus Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Perth, Australia.

New members appointed to VenuesWest board

The VenuesWest board, which oversees Western Australia's best sport and entertainment venues, has welcomed two new members.
Stock image of a basketball on a court. Getty Images.

Geraldton Basketball Stadium election commitment in the basket

A $4.5 million upgrade to Geraldton Basketball Stadium is getting underway following the delivery of a State Government election commitment towards the project.
Female footballer holding a footbal

Country football kicks goals for mental health

Health Minister Roger Cook today announced the WA Country Football League (WACFL) has been awarded a three-year Healthway grant totalling $855,000 to continue its mental health promotion program.
Montage of people participating in rugby league on Cocos Island

Indian Ocean adventures with rugby league

Rugby league is one of the most popular sports across the islands of the Indian Ocean Territories thanks to a recent visit from the NRL.
Jessica Fox of Team Australia competes during the Women's Canoe Slalom Semi-final

New Swan River canoe slalom course opens

A new flat water slalom course on the Swan River has officially opened today — just months after Jessica Fox won Australia's first Olympic gold medal in the canoe slalom event.
Jeremy Hayward of the Kookaburras in action during the FIH Pro League

Perth proves pitch-perfect with five major hockey events secured

Some of the world's best men's and women's hockey players will be among thousands of visitors to Western Australia for a series of high-profile hockey events from 2022 to 2025.
Football close up

Kimberley footy set to reach new heights with $5 million boost

The State Government is teaming up with the AFL to deliver a $5 million boost to one of football's most skilled, passionate, and remote talent pools — the Kimberley.
Giant AFL Sherrin football banner displayed on Matagarup Bridge

Matagarup mega-footy a sign of Perth's Grand Final fever

Perth's AFL Grand Final fever has hit new heights with a giant Sherrin footy banner measuring approximately 12m high and 6.5m wide hanging over the Swan River from Perth's Matagarup Bridge.
Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

WA talent front and centre at AFL Grand Final

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is proud to have supported and worked with the WA contemporary music sector to ensure that some of Western Australia’s most iconic musicians take centre stage at this year’s historic AFL Grand Final in Perth.
A general view at sunset during day four of the First Test match in the series between Australia and New Zealand at Optus Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Perth, Australia.

Just the ticket — tough new laws to stamp out scalping

Ticket scalping will be illegal in Western Australia after legislation introduced by the State Government passed Parliament, delivering on an election commitment.
A tennis court and ball

CSRFF funds tennis infrastructure

DLGSC has contributed more than $294,000 to tennis infrastructure projects through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) in the 2021-22 small grants funding round.
Shaun Norris of Australia is challenged by Abdi Dini and David Eng of Canada during the gold medal wheelchair basketball match between Australia and Canada

WA athletes ready to compete at Tokyo Paralympic Games

Western Australia will equal its highest representation on the Australian Paralympic Team with 24 athletes competing at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, starting tomorrow (24 August).

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