News and events Latest news Carnival encourages a connected community Friday 27 Nov 2015 Western Australia's culturally diverse community will kick goals today when Islamic and non-Islamic youth come together to play sport at an interschool carnival. Funding for Paralympians heading to Rio Monday 23 Nov 2015 Paralympic athletes are $150,000 closer to getting to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games thanks to funding from the State Government. Work starts on Swan River pedestrian bridge Tuesday 17 Nov 2015 The significance of the Swan River and the area around the planned Swan River pedestrian bridge to the Whadjuk people was recognised on-site today with a symbolic pre-construction smoking ceremony at the East Perth end of the walkway. More news Upcoming events View Coaches and Officials Breakfast Coaches and Officials Breakfast Friday 20 Nov 2015 The Department of Sport and Recreation Coaches and Officials Breakfast provides an excellent opportunity for industry sport coaches and officials to gather together and learn from experts in their field. How to make your gym stand out from the crowd Thursday 03 Dec 2015 This seminar is aimed at Leisure, Health Club and Facility Coordinators and Managers of local government recreation facilities. View Volunteer Recognition Breakfast Volunteer Recognition Breakfast Saturday 05 Dec 2015 The 2015 Volunteer Recognition Breakfast recognizes the outstanding contribution volunteers make to sport and recreation in Western Australia. More events Awards The Department celebrated the valuable contribution made by sports coaches and officials to the sporting industry and wider community during the 2014 Industry Sports Coaches and Officials Awards.