Community inclusion

Being inclusive means welcoming everyone, regardless of age, gender, race and ability.

Sport and Recreation (WA) use a community development approach to ensure all community members have an equal opportunity to take part in sport and active recreation.This approach means the community's needs, goals and aspirations become the key drivers behind what they do and how they do it.

Supporting inclusion around the State

Sport and Recreation (WA) works to increase participation in sport and recreation by low socio-economic communities including key low participation groups such as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD), Aboriginal, people with disability, seniors and youth.

Sport and Recreation (WA)'s Inclusion Officers work with communities and sport and recreation organisations to development opportunities and identify projects which assist to develop inclusive environments and increase participation in sport and recreation.  

Inclusion officers

Inclusion officers are responsible for:

  • Working with the community to establish projects that encourage increased sport and recreation participation.
  • Supporting organisations to develop inclusive sport and recreation environments and to foster inclusive practices.
  • Building relationships with government, non-government agencies and service providers to create and deliver community based inclusive projects.
  • Facilitating education/training to community organisations to encourage participation in sport and recreation and inclusive practices.
  • Developing resources that promote community participation in sport and recreation.

To find out more about what's happening in your area of the State and how you can develop and promote inclusive sport and recreation, please contact the Inclusion Officer in your area.

Jaimi Rumbold, Inclusion Officer
Project area: Youth Engagement Scheme
Metro Community Engagement: South West Metro
Regional Support: Gascoyne, Great Southern, Midwest, Wheatbelt
Telephone 08 9492 9835
Email Jaimi Rumbold

Kia Walker, Inclusion Officer
Project area: Community Participation Funding and Disability Sport and Recreation Forums 
Metro Community Engagement: North Metro
Telephone 08 9492 9709
Email Kia Walker

Natasha Hanham, Inclusion Officer
(Part-time Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
Metro Community Engagement: South West and Peel
Telephone 08 9492 9821
Email Natasha Hanham

Liz Toohey, Inclusion Officer
Project area: Aboriginal sport program support
Metro Community Engagement: South East Metro
Regional Support: Goldfields, Gascoyne, Great Southern, Midwest, Wheatbelt
Telephone 08 9492 9736
Email Liz Toohey

Paul Goodley, Inclusion Officer
Project area: Targeted Participation Program
Metro Community Engagement: East Metro
Regional Support: Kimberley and Pilbara 
Telephone 08 9492 9840
Email Paul Goodley

Shelley Haynes, Graduate Project Officer
Project area: The Chronicle 
Telephone 08 9492 9740
Email Shelley Haynes