Community inclusion

Being inclusive means welcoming everyone, regardless of age, gender, race and ability.

Sport and Recreation (WA) use a community development approach to ensure all community members have an equal opportunity to take part in sport and active recreation.This approach means the community's needs, goals and aspirations become the key drivers behind what they do and how they do it.

Supporting inclusion around the State

Sport and Recreation (WA) works to increase participation in sport and recreation by low socio-economic communities including key low participation groups such as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD), Aboriginal, people with disability, seniors and youth.

Sport and Recreation (WA)'s Inclusion Officers work with communities and sport and recreation organisations to identify projects, initiatives and development opportunities which help increase participation rates for these groups and develop inclusive environments.  

Inclusion officers

Inclusion officers are responsible for:

  • Working with the community to establish projects that encourage increased sport and recreation participation.
  • Supporting organisations to develop inclusive sport and recreation environments and to foster inclusive practices.
  • Building relationships with government, non-government agencies and service providers to create and deliver community based inclusive projects.
  • Facilitating education/training to community organisations to encourage participation in sport and recreation and inclusive practices.
  • Developing resources that promote community participation in sport and recreation.

To find out more about what's happening in your area of the State and how you can develop and promote inclusive sport and recreation, please contact the Inclusion Officer in your area.

More information

Antoni Grover, Inclusion Officer
Regional Support for Kimberley and Wheatbelt
Telephone 08 9492 9720
Email Antoni Grover

Liz Toohey, Inclusion Officer
Community Engagement Area: South East Metro and East Metro
Telephone 08 9492 9736
Email Liz Toohey

Julie Jackson, Inclusion Officer
(Part-time Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Regional Support for Great Southern, Mid West, Gascoyne, Pilbara, Goldfields.
Telephone 08 9492 9839
Email Julie Jackson

Natasha Hanham, Inclusion Officer
(Part-time Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
Community Engagement Area: North Metro, South West and Peel.
Telephone 08 9492 9821
Email Natasha Hanham

Paul Goodley, Project Officer
Project area: Community Participation Funding and Disability Sport and Recreation Forums 
Telephone 08 9492 9840
Email Paul Goodley

Chloe Papasergio, Graduate Project Officer
Project area: Chronicle 
Telephone 08 9492 9726
Email Chloe Papasergio