Parents, teachers and clubs are
responsible for educating, supporting and influencing young people to
participate in sport and recreation activities and the Department has
created a number of resources to achieve these outcomes.
Why you should be involved
you know that by participating in sport and recreation you are more
likely to actually enjoy school? Not only will you do better
academically, you can also improve your physical and mental well-being,
increase your self-esteem, meet new people and help create stronger
Sport and recreation isn’t just for elite
athletes. Whether you participate in individual or social activities,
volunteering, officiating or coaching, the industry can’t survive
without your involvement. There’s also a wide variety of jobs available
within the industry, so get involved today.
Sport and recreation is not about winning, it's about helping to build stronger, healthier, happier, and safer communities
Volunteering in your community
you volunteer on your own or with family or friends, you'll have fun,
make new friends and contribute to your community. There are literally
hundreds of sport and recreation opportunities in WA available to people
wanting to get involved in a club – but not necessarily by playing
sport. Find out more by visiting the Volunteering WA website.
Supporting youth in the regions
you are a young athlete living in regional WA and have been identified
as having potential to reach state or national selection, you can apply
for a Country Athlete Scholarship
to assist with your development. This can support you to attend
training sessions, state and national team selections, state and
national competitions and special coaching sessions.