News

News from the Department highlighting funding, initiatives and projects in the sport and recreation industry.

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Surf lifesavers descend on Scarborough

Wednesday 28 Mar 2018

More than 5,000 competitors will flock to Western Australia next month as Scarborough Beach hosts the 2018 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, known as 'The Aussies'.

WA’s Commonwealth Games heroes farewelled on road to Gold Coast 2018

Saturday 24 Mar 2018

The McGowan Government has farewelled Western Australia's Commonwealth Games team as it heads to the Gold Coast for the 2018 Games.

Sam Kerr’s Matildas waltz into Perth for historic first WA match

Saturday 24 Mar 2018

The McGowan Government has encouraged Western Australians to get behind Sam Kerr's Matildas in their historic first-ever WA match against Thailand at nib Stadium on Monday evening (March 26).

Bringing cultures together with the world game

Friday 16 Mar 2018

Young people from a number of Western Australia's cultural and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities will converge on Mills Park for the Football West Harmony Week Football Festival exhibition tomorrow (March 17).

Australian-first multicultural uniform guide opens sport to all

Thursday 15 Mar 2018

Women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds will now be able to participate in sport more easily, with the release today of an Australian-first multicultural uniform guide.

Premier Mark McGowan test drives Collie’s newest tourism drawcard

Friday 09 Mar 2018

Premier Mark McGowan has travelled to Collie to test out the upgraded track at Collie Motorplex – with the tourism drawcard attracting big crowds, benefiting local small businesses and creating jobs.

Mandurah community to share ovals with new school

Friday 09 Mar 2018

Families living in the City of Mandurah will soon be able to benefit from multiple ovals, which will be constructed this year for the new public secondary school in Lakelands.

AFLW ticket proceeds donated to charity

Saturday 03 Mar 2018

Women's Interests Minister Simone McGurk today presented cheques totalling $90,798 to the Starlight Children's Foundation and the Fremantle Dockers Foundation.

Future stars at Aboriginal sports carnivals

Friday 02 Mar 2018

Young Aboriginal athletes from all over the State will have a chance to show off their skills in three sporting carnivals over the next four days.

Construction begins at Albany’s Centennial Park

Wednesday 28 Feb 2018

The McGowan Government has fulfilled another election commitment, providing a further $6.922 million for the Centennial Park Sporting and Event Precinct development to grow membership in local sports clubs and attract major sporting events to Albany.

Community sporting grants benefit clubs throughout WA

Monday 26 Feb 2018

Sporting clubs and local governments from all over the State have received funding for important upgrades to facilities – boosting local sport, supporting small businesses, and creating jobs in the suburbs and the regions.

Queen’s Baton touches down in Western Australia

Thursday 22 Feb 2018

The Queen's Baton Relay starts its Western Australian leg in Albany this morning and begins its six-day journey through the State to officially herald April's Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

Safety first for Rotto swim crews

Tuesday 20 Feb 2018

Support crews for this year's Rottnest Channel Swim will have their admission fees for the island waived.

Sport and recreation support to reach Every Club in WA

Monday 19 Feb 2018

State Government support for grassroots sport and recreation clubs is set to be expanded across the State, with the new Every Club program to provide every single city and country club with access to club development resources.

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.

Grants to target local communities to be active

Friday 09 Feb 2018

Local community, government and sporting groups are being invited to apply for grants to encourage people to join a club and become more active.

Chelsea FC and Perth Glory to clash at Optus Stadium on July 23

Thursday 08 Feb 2018

Premier League powerhouse Chelsea Football Club will play Perth Glory at Optus Stadium on Monday July 23, 2018 in front of a crowd of more than 60,000 fans, with tickets on sale next Thursday (February 15).

AFL Women’s ticketholders - make sure you are a part of history

Thursday 08 Feb 2018

An 89-year-old Australian sporting record is on the verge of being broken here in Western Australia this weekend – but the history-making moment is only achievable if ticketholders turn out in force.