News and events Latest news More gold for national hockey program Wednesday 02 Sep 2015 Australia's gold-medal winning hockey teams will receive $400,000 from the State Government to boost their training program here in Perth, one year out from the Rio Olympics. Socceroos kick off FIFA World Cup qualifier in Perth Wednesday 02 Sep 2015 The Socceroos' first home 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier kicks off against Bangladesh tomorrow night at nib Stadium. Celebrate Father's Day in national parks Tuesday 01 Sep 2015 Families are being encouraged to enjoy the great outdoors in some of the State's magnificent national parks on Father's Day, with free entry available for all Nature Play WA passport holders. More news Upcoming events View 2015 Western Desert League Festival 2015 Western Desert League Festival Monday 06 Apr 2015 The 2015 Western Desert League Premiership Season comprises of three four-day rounds of football and softball competition, including children's activities. View IPWEA Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning IPWEA Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning Tuesday 25 Aug 2015 Institute of Public Works Engineering Australiasia View ASC Advanced Level Officiating General Principles ASC Advanced Level Officiating General Principles Thursday 03 Sep 2015 The Advanced Level Officiating General Principles is aimed at officials who are typically operating at regional or state level competitions. 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.