News

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

Carnival shows young footy players the way

Monday 05 Oct 2015

Talented Aboriginal footy players put their skills on show in Mandurah during the Nicky Winmar Carnival.

Clear your head outdoors this October

Thursday 01 Oct 2015

Heading outdoors and getting active this October will not only be good for your physical health, but it could also have important benefits for your mental health.

KidSport kicks goals ahead of footy finals

Wednesday 23 Sep 2015

As football in Western Australia reaches fever pitch ahead of the AFL preliminary finals, the State Government is celebrating another sporting milestone – supporting 50,000 Western Australian children to play sport through KidSport.

Funding increased for regional pool grants

Wednesday 23 Sep 2015

There will be more sparkle in regional swimming pools this summer thanks to an increase in funding for the Community Pools Revitalisation Program.

Opportunity for clubs to revitalise equipment

Monday 21 Sep 2015

Sport and recreation clubs have the chance to revitalise their equipment or buy new gear with the opening of the latest round of the Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme.

New partner revealed for Perth Stadium Precinct

Wednesday 09 Sep 2015

BHP Billiton has committed $5 million towards developing a boardwalk and amphitheatre in the Perth Stadium Sports Precinct.

Mountain bike funding activates strategy

Sunday 06 Sep 2015

New funding for mountain biking in Western Australia will drive the expansion of one of the world's fastest growing recreational activities.

Scholarships empower women in sport

Thursday 03 Sep 2015

Three Western Australian women have been recognised by the State Government for innovative projects in the sport and recreation industry.

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.

An opportunity to shine through sport

Monday 31 Aug 2015

Children in Perth's eastern suburbs will have the chance to discover the best in themselves thanks to a new basketball program launched at Governor Stirling Senior High School.

Inclusive funding makes sport possible

Monday 31 Aug 2015

Seven Western Australian sporting associations have received funding to create programs which will help low participation groups get active.

Sport to engage at risk youth

Tuesday 18 Aug 2015

Applications have opened for grants to engage 'at risk' young people in sport and recreation activities.

Perth Stadium to welcome fans in 2018

Sunday 16 Aug 2015

Western Australia’s new world-class stadium and sports precinct will be named Perth Stadium.

State donation kicks off Olympic drive for gold

Monday 10 Aug 2015

With one year to go, Premier Colin Barnett and Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies have kicked off the Western Australian Olympic Games Fundraising Team Appeal for Rio de Janeiro 2016.

Stadium Station construction begins

Wednesday 05 Aug 2015

Work on the train station at the new Perth Stadium site has reached a major milestone with construction now underway.

Perth Arena ranked number one in Australia

Tuesday 04 Aug 2015

Perth Arena continues to shine on the world stage after being announced as the number one Australian venue by music industry publication, Pollstar.

Paddles keen and bright for Avon challenge

Friday 31 Jul 2015

The Avon Descent has gained a reputation as a challenging course for power boats and paddlers alike and this weekend's race will be no different for hundreds of competitors.

Perth to host international rugby in 2016 and 2017

Monday 27 Jul 2015

The Argentinian and South African rugby teams will go head-to-head against Australia right here in Perth as part of a two-year deal signed between the State Government and the Australian Rugby Union.