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.
With the safe transition plan locked in 5 February next year, the WA Government has recently launched a campaign to attract visitors, students, investors and workers back to the State.
Hikers and volunteers who use the Bibbulmun Track will soon benefit from new online resources to help make their journey easier.
A record number of people gathered in Albany for the WA Trails and Recreation Forum 2021.
Western Australia's biggest-ever trails forum is being held in Albany today to discuss how the state can harness the economic potential of some of our fastest growing pastimes — hiking, trail running and mountain biking.
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.
Do you enjoy walking or cycling on the trails of the Great Southern? Are you interested in meeting new people and spending time outdoors for a good cause?
Another reason to celebrate Outdoors October is the WA Trails and Recreation Forum 2021.
The much-loved Camp Quaranup Community Open Day happens on Saturday 16 October.
Trails and recreation enthusiasts are encouraged to secure their tickets to the WA Trails and Recreation Forum 2021, which will be held in Albany from 13 to 15 October.
Leveraged Creative and Cultural Planning program closing soon.
The State Government's successful risk-share program for the live performance industry has now reopened and includes a wider range of ticketed events.
Primary school children are being encouraged to let out their inner hero as part of the Olympics Unleashed program.
$232,000 awarded in 2021-22 round of Every Club grant scheme. Funding supports sport and recreation clubs to build their organisational capacity and capability of governance, planning and management practices
The State Government will continue to support the Regional Athlete Support Program (RASP), with $3 million of funding delivered over three years through Royalties for Regions.
Each receive $50,000 over two years from the Regional Artist Fellowship program.
More than 2000 visitors are expected to join the excitement of the 2021 CinefestOZ Film Festival when it kicks off in the South West from 25 to 29 August.
The successful Shows on the Go program will continue into 2023 thanks to an $860,000 funding commitment over two years from the State Government.
Pony Club Western Australia Great Southern Zone stalwart Denise Legge has won the prestigious Mike Stidwell Medal, for her longstanding commitment to sports volunteering in Western Australia's Great Southern region.
Skateboarding clinics, an artistic swimming program and the development of an athletics training centre are among ten regional initiatives to receive funding in the latest round of the State Government's Active Regional Communities grants.
The State Government has committed more than $1 million of funding to 27 projects supporting club development.
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.
Kelly WaterhouseRegional OfficerTelephone 61 8 9892 0157Mobile 0427 998 446Email Kelly Waterhouse
Mel EastoughRegional Support OfficerTelephone 61 8 9892 0155Email Mel Eastough
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.
VacantDevelopment OfficerTelephone 61 8 9892 0186Website www.basketballwa.asn.auEmail Development Officer
Pawel Pyrz-Brown Community Participation OfficerTelephone 0431 024 835Website www.footballwest.com.auEmail Pawel Pyrz-Brown
Lenore LyonsExecutive DirectorTelephone 61 8 9892 0113Mobile 0429 018 231Website www.gscore.com.auEmail Lenore Lyons
Dinah GordonDevelopment OfficerTelephone 61 8 9892 0185Mobile 0429 130 953Website www.lgshockey.asn.auEmail Lower Great Southern Hockey Association
Kelly DominiakMember Services Coordinator and Regional Team LeaderTelephone 61 8 9892 0161Mobile 0417 465 379Website www.netball.wa.auEmail Kelly Dominiak
Gail ButterworthDevelopment CoordinatorMobile
0488 212 709Email Gail Butterworth
Lyndsey UnwinOfficials CoordinatorMobile 0429 724 369Email Lyndsey Unwin
VacantGreat Southern Regional Cricket ManagerTelephone 61 8 9892 0158Website www.waca.com.auEmail Great Southern Regional Cricket Manager
Jaxon LiddelowGreat Southern Regional Development SpecialistTelephone 61 8 9892 0159Mobile 0401 539 948Website www.wafc.com.auEmail Jaxon Liddelow
Dinah Gordon Telephone 61 8 9892 0152Email firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite www.gssta.com.au
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