There will be more opportunities to enjoy sport and recreation in regional Western Australia, with the latest round of the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme funding announced.
- Funding takes exciting sporting events to regional locations
- $80,000 towards enriching country sport
Eight upcoming events will share in $80,000 of funding through the State Government's scheme, which supports organisations to deliver international, national or State events and provide access to sport development.
A variety of sport and recreation activities get a guernsey in this round of funding, including orienteering, hockey and football.
Events funded in this round include:
Great Southern Festival of Football ($10,000)
Football West will conduct a week of player, coach, referee and club development opportunities in the Great Southern region (March to April 2019).
Geraldton Wavesailing Nationals 2018 ($10,000)
Windsurfing Western Australia will bring this event to Geraldton. Last held in WA in 2010, this annual event is a knockout style windsurfing competition to be held in December 2018.
Visit the Geraldton Wavesailing Nationals website
Festival of Hockey 2019 Hockey WA Premier League ($10,000)
Hockey WA will mark the rollout of its new strategic plan by showcasing Narrogin as a key hockey centre, staging a men's and women's Premier League fixture in May 2019.
2019 Australian Championships in Narrogin ($5000)
Orienteering WA will conduct two Australian Orienteering Championship events (sprint and middle distance) at Narrogin in April 2019.
Bunbury Geographe Gift ($10,000)
The Bunbury Geographe Gift will bring some of Australia's most accomplished track athletes to the South West region. Over a two-day period, it is anticipated that more than 500 athletes will compete in the event in March 2019.
West Coast Fever pre-season event ($15,000)
West Coast Fever 2019 pre-season event versus Suncorp Super Netball opposition in Mandurah in March 2019.
Kununurra Event Series ($10,000)
Lake Argyle Swim will use the funding to support three events based in Kununurra; the Lake Argyle Swim, the Ord River Paddle and the Kununurra Adventure Race. The three events will be held between May 2019 and September 2019.
National Fat Bike Championships ($10,000)
Fat Bike Championships Inc. will stage the 2019 Fat Bike National Championships, a mountain biking event held on Cable Beach, Broome in May 2019.