South West

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 seminars. 

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. 


Regional stakeholders

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.

Local governments in the South West

South West Sportshouse

South West Sportshouse provides support to sport and recreation organisations in the delivery of their services in the South West.

Contact the South West office

South West office

80A Blair Street, Bunbury WA 6230
PO Box 2662, Bunbury WA 6231
Telephone 61 8 9792 6900

South West staff

Troy Jones
Regional Manager Peel/South West
Telephone 61 8 9792 6942
Mobile 0417 954 944

Brendan McNally
Regional Officer
Telephone 61 8 9792 6944

Moya McDougall
Regional Support Officer 
Telephone 61 8 9792 6943

South West Sportshouse

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 department.

Basketball WA

Wayne Hayres 
Regional Development Manager
Telephone 61 8 9792 6946
Mobile 0408 735 164

Football Federation South West (Soccer)

Peter Dohnt
Regional Development Officer
Telephone 61 8 9792 6921
Mobile 0431 010 421

Hockey WA

Kaeleigh Brown 
Regional Member Engagement Coordinator
Telephone 61 8 9792 6921
Mobile 0497 000 797

Netball WA 

Susan Dawson Vidovich
Regional Membership and Officials Coordinator — South West
Mobile 0407 427 174


Souwest Jets (Netball)

Dale Nielsen
Development Manager
Mobile 0427 056 698

South West Sports Development Federation

Kelly Mitchell 
Mobile 0408 930 594 

Tennis West

Scott Culpin
Tennis Development Officer — Regional South
Mobile 0423 941 583

Volleyball WA

Brad Barclay 
Regional Development Coordinator 
Telephone 61 8 9792 6945 
Mobile 0408 719 723 

West Australian Football Commission

Nathan Douch 
Regional Development Specialist — South West 
Mobile 0400 361 188 
Telephone 61 8 9792 6949 
Matt Chave 
WAFC Development Officer — Schools and Auskick
Telephone 61 8 9792 6922 
Mobile 0418 597 188 


Jamie Douse
South West Talent Manager and Coaching Coordinator
Telephone 61 8 9792 6996
Mobile 0417 980 508


Western Australian Cricket

Rachel Norman
Cricket Manager — South West
Telephone 61 8 9792 6951
Mobile 0422 939 172


Kristy Lind 
Participation Officer — Country 
Telephone 61 8 9792 6955 
Mobile 0439 725 914 
Page reviewed 29 March 2022