News and events Latest news Sam Kerr’s Matildas to take on Thailand in first-ever WA match Wednesday 14 Feb 2018 International football superstar and Young Australian of the Year, Sam Kerr will join the Matildas for their first-ever Western Australian game when they play Thailand at nib Stadium on March 26, 2018. WA secures Australian record crowd for women’s sport Sunday 11 Feb 2018 Australian sporting history was made at Optus Stadium yesterday afternoon, with a record 41,975 people turning out to watch the Fremantle Dockers women's team defeat Collingwood – the biggest ever crowd for a women's sporting match in Australia. Country athletes helped to travel and train Friday 09 Feb 2018 More than 200 talented regional Western Australian athletes are now another step closer to reaching their sporting dreams. More news Upcoming events Changing the Game, Parenting Through Sport Wednesday 21 Feb 2018 Unlock the secrets to giving your kids positive, healthy and rewarding experiences while playing junior sport. Club Business Workshop - How to Run your Club Wednesday 07 Mar 2018 This workshop is designed for State Sporting Associations, peak industry bodies and recreation organisation staff, board members and volunteers. Safe Clubs 4 Kids workshop Tuesday 13 Mar 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.