High performance

The department is committed to creating a sports system that allows our athletes to achieve their ultimate potential in both national and international sport.

High Performance Unit

In 2006 the department established a High Performance Unit to support and complement the operations of WAIS and to build talent development capacity in SSAs.

The unit has two staff:

  • Project Officer Pathway Development
  • Talent Development Coordinator

The department currently provides a flexible system of consultancy and support to targeted SSAs for a variety of high performance initiatives including the following:

  • High performance capacity assessments and system reviews
  • High Performance Leaders Network
  • Regional Talent Development
  • Developing Champions – program to assist the development of aspiring young athletes to gain personal development and life skills
  • Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme.

These support mechanisms are designed to assist SSAs and peak industry bodies to work in partnership with the State Government to develop their sport activities. The priorities and needs of organisations – including WAIS, as well as government policy and priorities determine funding allocations and department support.

More information

Manager Industry Development
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Telephone 61 8 6552 7300
Email info@dlgsc.wa.gov.au

Page reviewed 15 July 2021