News and events Latest news Leading the way on diversity in sport and recreation Monday 15 Oct 2018 An advisory group that will develop strategies and initiatives to improve gender diversity in the sport and recreation industry met for the first time on Friday, October 12. McGowan Government supporting active and engaged communities Thursday 04 Oct 2018 Local community and sporting organisations are being encouraged to apply to share in $1 million in funding from the State Government's Targeted Participation Program (TPP). McGowan Government supporting next generation of Wheatbelt sports stars Wednesday 03 Oct 2018 Premier Mark McGowan today visited the Wheatbelt region to announce a number of important community grants in support of developing the next generation of regional sporting champions. More news Upcoming events Managing Conflict and Difficult People - Leederville Wednesday 24 Oct 2018 The ideal course for coaches, officials and committee members who want to better manage conflict, and prevent it. ASC Assessor Training Course Wednesday 31 Oct 2018 The ideal course for officials and sports administrators who assess others. Event Risk Management Workshop Thursday 01 Nov 2018 Upon completing this workshop, attendees will have an understanding of the common types of event risk, be able to identify the different types of risk, successfully control event risk and be able to construct a Risk Management Plan relevant to their event. 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.