News

News from the Department highlighting funding, initiatives and projects in the sport and recreation industry.

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.

New sporting precinct for Busselton

Sunday 15 Nov 2015

A new sporting precinct in Busselton that will be a catalyst for attracting sporting competitions and spectators to the South-West was officially opened today.

BLING uses sport to help young women sparkle

Monday 26 Oct 2015

The power of sport is being showcased at Geraldton's John Willcock College through BLING.

Local skaters flip out over new park

Sunday 25 Oct 2015

Fast becoming the place to ride, jump and skate into summer, Geraldton's Wonthella Skate Park was officially opened today by Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies.

Sportshouses a home for country sport

Friday 23 Oct 2015

The business of country sport has been given a helping hand thanks to $1.5million in State Government funding for local 'Sportshouse' offices.

Historic Collie pool revamped and reopened

Friday 23 Oct 2015

The historic Collie Mineworkers Memorial Pool has reopened in time for summer after a $3.6 million restoration project.

New club development officer for Northam

Thursday 22 Oct 2015

Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies has welcomed Northam's new club development officer, Rachel Gunn.

Research proves activity boosts young brains

Monday 12 Oct 2015

The State Government's latest research has confirmed that being active on the playground, on the court and on the field helps learning in the classroom.

Bold visions for the future

Tuesday 06 Oct 2015

Aboriginal children and young people have a significant role to play in the future prosperity of the State and their views must be used to better support their wellbeing and help them reach their potential, says the acting Commissioner for Children and Young People Jenni Perkins.

A city of royals are no match for a gang on wheels

Tuesday 06 Oct 2015

The 2015 Wheelies wheelchair basketball season in Geraldton came to a thrilling end with a grand final win to Gus’s Gang who defeated the City Royals 46 to 38.

New love for cricket in the Western Desert

Tuesday 06 Oct 2015

Could we be seeing the introduction of a new sport in the Western Desert?

Women make their mark on footy

Tuesday 06 Oct 2015

This year plenty of women also took to the footy field as part of the Kirby Bentley Cup.

Western Desret pitches its way to Perth

Tuesday 06 Oct 2015

Heads turned, faces amazed and eyes concentrated on reading the bold words “Western Desert Softball Tour” as a tight unit of black and red shirts entered the Softball WA headquarters for the first time.

Sport helps cultures and youth meet

Tuesday 06 Oct 2015

Sport was the vehicle for friendship and cross-cultural sharing during the first 2015 Friendship Games in Perth.

State Netball Centre celebrate NAIDOC Week

Monday 05 Oct 2015

Record numbers of players turned out for the 11th NAIDOC Netball Carnival.

Showing off skills on hallowed ground

Monday 05 Oct 2015

Two teams from regional WA got a chance to play on the ground of their heroes and open an AFL game.

Seriously raising the bar

Monday 05 Oct 2015

Earlier this year 36 athletes from around Australia were chosen to attend the inaugural Raise the Bar Academy and Geraldton’s Dainira Papertalk headed to Melbourne for four days.

Eagles support for Carnarvon community

Monday 05 Oct 2015

Earlier this year members of the West Coast Eagles squad visited Carnarvon after it was ravaged by Cyclone Olwyn.

DSR celebrates NAIDOC Week

Monday 05 Oct 2015

The Department of Sport and Recreation celebrated NAIDOC Week with a number of memorable events which staff were invited to attend.

Locals tee off for better health

Monday 05 Oct 2015

Hosting a national golfing event in their backyard has allowed a local golf club to draw attention to their sport and encourage others to participate.