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WA State Football Centre renamed to inspire the next Sam Kerr

Oct 27, 2023
Sam Kerr Football Centre named at community football festival to mark the facility’s official opening after a $50.8 million dollar infrastructure project managed by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC), jointly funded by the WA and Australian Governments.

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The stage at the WA Sports Awards night on 29 February 2024

Samantha Kerr secures historic third WA Sports Star Award

Media release

Perth soccer star’s hat-trick — Sam Kerr named WA Sport Star of the Year for third time and Australian Football Rules' Troy Kirkham takes home DLGSC Sports Administrator of the Year award.
Soccer ball in the corner of a grass pitch.

Perth Glory Football Club to continue as the A-League team in WA

Perth Glory Football Club will continue as the A-League team in Western Australia following confirmation the Pelligra Group has purchased the club.
Female athlete holds Australian flag above her head on a running track. with text announcing grants of $5000 to assist Olympians and Paralympians

Grants for WA’s Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls to head to Paris 2024 Games

As the world counts down to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, more than $1.3 million in State Government funding is being made available to help Western Australian athletes who are heading to France for Team Australia.
Close up of a red sports ball with an umpire's whistle

Coaching and Officiating Grants Program

$200,000 in grant funding available to state sporting associations to help support and develop coaches and officials in WA.
Monatage of 4 images showing grass playing field, swimming pool, cricket player, lawn bowls player

More than $2.1 million boost for sport and recreation facilities

Media release

27 sport and recreation projects throughout Western Australia are benefitting from more than $2.1 million in funding from the State Government's latest small grants round.
Outdoor community swimming pool lanes with a shade sail covering.

$4.9 million funding splash for Kununurra swimming pool

The State Government is splashing extra cash towards water activities in the East Kimberley by investing an additional $4.9 million in the redevelopment of the Kununurra Aquatic and Leisure Centre.
Athletes and government officials at the announcement Perth will be hosting the 2029 World Masters Games.

World Masters Games coming to Perth in 2029

Perth has been announced as the host city for the 2029 World Masters Games.
Australian All Schools Athletics Championships banner with he logo and words, 'Event hub 8-10 December'.

Massive weekend of school athletics kicks off in Perth

Australia's best school-aged sports stars will compete in top-level athletic competitions this weekend, as the All Schools Athletics Championships (All Schools) kick off at the WA Athletics Stadium in Perth.
DLGSC Pilbara Regional Manager Toby Cotterel (left) with award winners in Karratha - Ashleigh Greenwell, Toby Fountain, Cassie Perry and Jodie Swaffer - plus Sharon Leyland from sponsor Extreme Edge.

Sports awards recognise Pilbara athletes and officials

Media release

The 2023 Pilbara Regional Sports Awards have recognised and celebrated the contribution and outstanding achievements of members of the local sport and recreation community.
Australian rules football on grass playing field

WA Italian Team of the Century launches

The inaugural Western Australian Italian Team of the Century was launched by the WA Italian Club on 29 November 2023.
A line of people on a beach looking out to the surf.

Wave of extra funding for Albany Surf Club revamp

A request to the State Government for half a million dollars towards the Albany Surf Life Saving Club redevelopment project is no longer a pipe dream, with the swell news from WA's Sport and Recreation Minister that the $500,000 will be provided.
Two young people in sports clothes with text: Play well. Everyone has a place in sport. Playwell.gov.au

New Play Well strategy boosts inclusive sports participation

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has launched Play Well, Australia’s Sport Participation Strategy, to foster inclusive and diverse sporting environments and experiences nationwide.
Minister David Templeman and Cricket WA CEO Christina Matthews talking in front WA and SA cricket teams

WA and SA to play for the honour of holding up the Rod Marsh Cup

The inaugural Rod Marsh Cup has been unveiled ahead of Western Australia's Sheffield Shield clash against South Australia.
Portraits of Jake and Harrison beside a pool

Duo to splashdown in Germany

Home grown WA talent Jake Smith and Harrison Hynes have been announced as members of the Australian Lifesaving Team.
A close-up blurred image of marathon runners

Athlete Safeguarding Governance and Culture Review of the Western Australian Institute of Sport

The Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries is pleased to announce the Athlete Safeguarding Governance and Culture Review of Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) has commenced and we are now calling for contributions.
Sunrise at Busselton Jetty, Busselton, Western Australia

Returning ocean events set to make waves in Busselton

One of Australia's biggest swimming festivals is set to return to Western Australia for a second year in 2024, injecting millions of dollars into the local economy.

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