Great Southern

The Great Southern is a region which offers one of the State's most diverse range of sport and recreation pursuits.

It's a vibrant region for sport and recreation and extends from the coast to stunning inland areas. Activities include hockey, football, cricket and netball to recreational pursuits such as mountain biking, wind surfing and fishing.

The Great Southern has a wealth of state and national team members across a variety of sports, helped by the establishment of the regional talent development body, the Great Southern Sports Talent Association in 2014, with workshops and seminars provided by the Great Southern Coaches Club.


Regional stakeholders

The department works closely with a range of stakeholders in the Great Southern region. These include local governments, the Great Southern Development Commission, State Government agencies and not-for-profit organisations.

Local governments in the Great Southern

Contact the Great Southern office

Great Southern office

22 Collie Street, Albany WA 6330
Telephone 61 8 9892 0100

Great Southern staff

Chris Thompson
Regional Manager Great Southern
Telephone 61 8 9892 0156
Mobile 0417 932 296
Email Chris Thompson

Kelly Waterhouse
Regional Officer
Telephone 61 8 9892 0157
Mobile 0427 998 446
Email Kelly Waterhouse

Mel Eastough
Regional Support Officer
Telephone 61 8 9892 0155
Email Mel Eastough

Great Southern Sportshouse

Through funding from the Sports Lotteries Account, the department provides free office accommodation to regional sport and recreation development personnel (paid and volunteer) in the Great Southern office. The aim of the Sportshouse model is to support sport and recreation organisations in the delivery of their development services to regional WA.

Basketball WA

Development Officer
Telephone 61 8 9892 0186
Email Development Officer

Football West

Pawel Pyrz-Brown
Community Participation Officer
Telephone 0431 024 835
Email Pawel Pyrz-Brown

Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence

Lenore Lyons
Executive Director
Telephone 61 8 9892 0113
Mobile 0429 018 231
Email Lenore Lyons

Lower Great Southern Hockey Association

Dinah Gordon
Development Officer
Telephone 61 8 9892 0185
Mobile 0429 130 953
Email Lower Great Southern Hockey Association

Netball WA

Kelly Dominiak
Member Services Coordinator and Regional Team Leader
Telephone 61 8 9892 0161
Mobile 0417 465 379
Email Kelly Dominiak

Gail Butterworth
Development Coordinator
Mobile 0488 212 709
Email Gail Butterworth

Lyndsey Unwin
Officials Coordinator
Mobile 0429 724 369
Email Lyndsey Unwin

Western Australian Cricket Association

Great Southern Regional Cricket Manager
Telephone 61 8 9892 0158
Email Great Southern Regional Cricket Manager

Western Australian Football Commission

Jaxon Liddelow
Great Southern Regional Development Specialist
Telephone 61 8 9892 0159
Mobile 0401 539 948
Email Jaxon Liddelow

Talent development

Great Southern Sports Talent Association

Dinah Gordon 
Telephone 61 8 9892 0152

Page reviewed 30 November 2021