News and events Latest news Leading the way on diversity in sport and recreation Monday 15 Oct 2018 An advisory group that will develop strategies and initiatives to improve gender diversity in the sport and recreation industry met for the first time on Friday, October 12. McGowan Government supporting active and engaged communities Thursday 04 Oct 2018 Local community and sporting organisations are being encouraged to apply to share in $1 million in funding from the State Government's Targeted Participation Program (TPP). McGowan Government supporting next generation of Wheatbelt sports stars Wednesday 03 Oct 2018 Premier Mark McGowan today visited the Wheatbelt region to announce a number of important community grants in support of developing the next generation of regional sporting champions. More news Upcoming events Board Chairperson Course Tuesday 09 Oct 2018 6pm to 9pm Tuesday 9 and 16 October 2018. The Board Chairperson has roles in addition to the role of other board members. There are two main aspects to the Board Chairperson’s role (within the Boardroom and outside the Boardroom). Learn the aspects of chairing in a simulated and safe environment. Managing Conflict and Difficult People - Leederville Wednesday 24 Oct 2018 The ideal course for coaches, officials and committee members who want to better manage conflict, and prevent it. ASC Assessor Training Course Wednesday 31 Oct 2018 The ideal course for officials and sports administrators who assess others. 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.