The South West has plenty on offer for sport and recreational enthusiasts.
Known for its world class surfing, the South West
is abundant in outdoor activities while offering many traditional
sporting and recreation opportunities.
From the smallest of rural communities, to the larger regional
centres, sport and recreation is one of the main social interactions
within South West communities.
With close to 600 sporting and recreational clubs in the South West,
meeting the needs of our evolving industry is a challenge taken on by
the local staff at the department.
Funding from the department for infrastructure, increasing
participation and organisational development encourages the further
development of sport and recreation in the South West.
In partnership with our local governments, the Club Development
Network has developed the capacity of our clubs through workshops and
Supported by the department, the South West Academy of Sport and
athlete funding provides vital support to our developing talented
athletes to reach their peak performance.
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.
The next generation of surf life savers will benefit from a wave of funds for the Surf Life Saving WA Development Centre in Margaret River.
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.
Leveraged Creative and Cultural Planning program closing soon.
Local governments across the Peel and South West regions have received funding through the Every Club Grant Scheme to support local club development programs.
The Linga Longa Mountain Bike Club received Active Regional Communities funding to support their club members and leaders to become accredited coaches in mountain biking.
The Busselton Hockey Association recently completed their lighting upgrade thanks to the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund.
Two popular South West sporting events have each secured three-year State Government funding through Tourism WA's Regional Events Program.
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.
The department works closely with a range of stakeholders in the South West region. These include local governments, the South West Development Commission, State Government agencies and not-for-profit organisations.
South West Sportshouse provides support to sport and recreation organisations in the delivery of their services in the South West.
Troy JonesRegional Manager Peel/South WestTelephone 61 8 9792 6942Mobile 0417 954 944Email Troy Jones
Jo GibelliniRegional OfficerTelephone 61 8 9792 6944Mobile 0431 980 667Email Jo Gibellini
Within the South West Sportshouse there are development officers for various sports.
These officers play an important role in developing and growing the
sport within the region and work in close partnership with the
Nathan DouchRegional Development Specialist — South WestTelephone 61 8 9792 6949Mobile 0400 361 188Email Nathan Douch
Jamie DouseSouth West Talent Manager and Coaching CoordinatorTelephone 61 8 9792 6996Mobile 0417 980 508Email Jamie Douse
Katie RodgersRegional Development Officer (South West)Mobile 0433 243 699Email Katie Rodgers
Dale NielsenDevelopment ManagerMobile 0427 056 698Email Dale Nielsen
Maia Bratton AdministratorMobile 0435 100 862Email Maia Bratton
Rachel NormanCricket Manager - South WestTelephone 61 8 9792 6955Mobile 0422 939 172Email Rachel Norman
Sally AllardyceMembers Services CoordinatorMobile 0417 967 653Email Sally Allardyce
Ruiha BishopDevelopment CoordinatorMobile 0477 105 481Email Ruiha Bishop
Bronwyn TillettOfficials CoordinatorMobile 0415 698 845Email Bronwyn Tillett
Zane BriciteRegional Development Manager South WestTelephone 61 8 9792 6946Mobile 0468 556 554Email Zane Bricite
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