McGowan Government supporting next generation of Wheatbelt sports stars

03 October 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.
  • 2018-19 Regional Grants Scheme supporting local AFL, cricket, hockey and netball clubs with nearly $60,000 of funding
  • Country sport helps bond regional communities, providing benefits far beyond the sporting field 

Premier Mark McGowan with participants of the WACA Under 15 Regional Development Carnival

The Premier visited a cricket training camp in Northam, one of five Wheatbelt-based AFL, cricket, hockey and netball clubs that will share in nearly $60,000 worth of grants.

Regional Western Australia has long been a rich source of sporting talent for the State, and the McGowan Government is committed to ensuring local communities have the resources to develop the next crop of talent.

Grassroots sport is also, in many cases, the cornerstone of Wheatbelt communities, where players of all abilities, ages and backgrounds come together to enjoy the health and lifestyle benefits of social sport.

The 2018-19 Regional Grants Scheme (Wheatbelt) includes:

This round is the first to be awarded as part of the 2018-19 Regional Grants Scheme, with successful applicants from other regions to be announced in the near future.