News and events Latest news Grassroots sports clubs invited to take dip in funding pool Friday 07 Jul 2017 Local sport and recreation clubs are being invited to apply for the new round of Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) small grants - as the State Government prepares to deliver $12 million to the most recent round of successful applicants. Master plan to guide WA mountain biking towards world stage Wednesday 05 Jul 2017 The push to transform Western Australia into an international mountain biking destination has received a boost with the release of a master plan to guide the development of trails in Perth and Peel. WA athletes get funding boost to support sporting goals Monday 03 Jul 2017 Four of Western Australia's best athletes have been selected as ambassadors for State Government sport and entertainment venue operator, VenuesWest, as part of a program to highlight the role venues play in developing our elite sportspeople. More news Upcoming events View The Board Chairperson Course The Board Chairperson Course Tuesday 18 Jul 2017 Experienced directors serving on State Sporting Associations or Peak Body boards who have the Board Chair role or aspire to the role are encouraged to attend this course. View Women in Sport and Recreation 'Boardroom Leadership' Program Women in Sport and Recreation 'Boardroom Leadership' Program Monday 24 Jul 2017 Designed for the new or relatively inexperienced/recently appointed/elected director who recognises a need to develop their capabilities in making an effective contribution at the Board level. View Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) Course Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) Course Wednesday 20 Sep 2017 The Department of Sport and Recreation invites members of the sport and recreation industry to register for the Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) course. 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.