News and events Latest news McGowan Government levels the playing field for women’s sport Tuesday 14 Aug 2018 Women's sport is set to benefit from a new $250,000 annual fund to enable the State's grassroots clubs to revitalise change rooms and other facilities to accommodate booming participation levels. Help for young regional athletes to train and compete Monday 13 Aug 2018 The latest round of the McGowan Government's Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme has today opened, with country athletes able to apply for funding to make it easier to travel and compete. McGowan Government backs local brewer for nib Stadium contract Friday 10 Aug 2018 The McGowan Government is forging another partnership with home-grown Western Australian success story Gage Roads Brewing Co, awarding the local business the exclusive beer and cider contract at nib Stadium. More news Upcoming events Managing Conflict and Difficult People Course - Albany Monday 20 Aug 2018 The ideal course for coaches, officials and committee members who want to better manage conflict, and prevent it! Safe Clubs 4 Kids Port Hedland workshop Monday 27 Aug 2018 The Safe Clubs 4 Kids initiative supports the sport and recreation industry to create and maintain safe environments for children and young people. Safe Clubs 4 Kids Karratha workshop Tuesday 28 Aug 2018 The Safe Clubs 4 Kids initiative supports the sport and recreation industry to create and maintain safe environments for children and young people. 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.