News and events Latest news Optus Stadium celebrates one millionth visitor as AFL crowds hit national highs Monday 11 Jun 2018 Optus Stadium welcomed its one millionth visitor ahead of today's Fremantle versus Adelaide AFL clash, as the ground celebrates recording the second-highest average AFL attendance in the country, behind only the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Lifesaving equipment for Scarboro surf club thanks to Lotterywest Thursday 07 Jun 2018 The Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club will be fitted out with new furniture, equipment and information technology in support of its essential services and beach patrols, thanks to a $300,000 Lotterywest grant. Dragons compete on Champion Lakes Friday 01 Jun 2018 Five impressive dragon boats will draw large crowds to the 2018 Chung Wah Dragon Boat Festival at the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre this Sunday (June 3). More news Upcoming events Working with Children Checks & Child Safety Made Simple Tuesday 19 Jun 2018 This WWC Check workshop is specifically designed for sport and recreation organisations and individuals. 2018 PLA WA State Conference Thursday 21 Jun 2018 The 2018 Parks & Leisure Australia (WA) State Conference will be held on the 21 and 22 June at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle. This conference only comes around every two years and is the largest scale professional development event on the PLA WA calendar. Managing Conflict and Difficult People Course - Piara Waters Monday 25 Jun 2018 The ideal course for coaches, officials and committee members who want to better manage conflict, and prevent it! 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.