News and events Latest news Scholarship puts the focus on women Thursday 26 Mar 2015 Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies today announced this year’s Dr Heather MacGowan, OAM, Scholarship would focus on women in sport. State sporting associations thrive with funding Friday 20 Mar 2015 A calisthenics mentoring program, a Kung Fu State tournament and software to map football players are just some of the new projects funded by the State Government under the latest round of the State Sporting Association (SSA) Annual Grants Scheme. Stadium Station construction tender awarded Thursday 19 Mar 2015 Construction of the train station at the new Perth Stadium site will begin within months with the announcement that Laing O’Rourke and AECOM have been selected to build the infrastructure. More news Upcoming events View Australian Institute of Company Directors - Advanced not-for-profit governance course Australian Institute of Company Directors - Advanced not-for-profit governance course Monday 09 Mar 2015 This course will give an understanding of strategic considerations for boards in enhancing the sustainability of the not-for-profit organisation as well as having a focus on effective board compositions, board structures and internal board processes that will lead to improved decision making. View 2015 National Water Polo Country Championships 2015 National Water Polo Country Championships Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 The National Water Polo Country Championships is a week long tournament where male and female teams from Victoria, ACT, New South Wales, Queensland, the Australian Defence Force and Western Australia will battle it out in the water at the Karratha Leisureplex. Ride to stop youth suicide Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 It doesn’t matter whether you’re part of a cycling club, a dedicated recreational rider or you pedal on an exercise bike at home or in the gym. 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.