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An oval flooded with light in the Kimberley

AFL partnership shines light on Kimberley footy talent

Aug 1, 2022
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.
A computer drawn masterplan

State Government commits additional $5 million to support East Fremantle Oval redevelopment

Apr 14, 2022
The East Fremantle Oval redevelopment will proceed as planned thanks to a further $5 million contribution from the State Government.
A montage of people with Nic Naitannui on Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Footy heads to the islands

Dec 16, 2021
The local community newsletter said it all: The Eagles have landed.
Female footballer holding a footbal

Country football kicks goals for mental health

Oct 13, 2021
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.
Football close up

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

Sep 28, 2021
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.

Local governments lace up

Sep 24, 2021
Event preparations are well underway across WA for the State's historic AFL Grand Final celebrations on Saturday — in particular, at the City of Perth and Town of Victoria Park.
Giant AFL Sherrin football banner displayed on Matagarup Bridge

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

Sep 23, 2021
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

Sep 18, 2021
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.
Computer generated artist impression of East Fremantle Oval

Commitment delivered to upgrade tired East Fremantle Oval

Jul 26, 2021
The State Government is providing $20 million towards the redevelopment of East Fremantle Oval's ageing sporting precinct.
A game of hockey in the Wheatelt

Wheatbelt winter sports work together

Jul 1, 2021
Hockey, football and netball clubs and associations in the eastern Wheatbelt have been working together this year, to trial three feature rounds where all three winter sports are played on the same day, at the same venue.
A group of people with media around desk with item from the collection

State Library acquires Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer collection

Sep 16, 2020
The State Library of Western Australia has recently acquired its latest treasures, a valuable collection of Graham 'Polly' Farmer memorabilia.
Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

Major sport and entertainment events bring economic boost for WA

Jul 21, 2020
Western Australians were treated to a choice of sport and entertainment events last week helping to stimulate the local economy.
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