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WA kicks off week of elite international football with ICON festival

Jul 20, 2022
The biggest festival of English Premier League football ever seen in Western Australia kicks off today with 3 days of celebration in the lead up to this weekend's blockbuster matches.


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Hands Oval redevelopment gets go ahead with additional funding

10 Jan 2023
The Hands Oval Pavilion redevelopment in Bunbury has been given a boost with an additional $3 million investment by the State Government, increasing the total contribution to $8 million as part of the WA Recovery Plan.
Denmark players celebrate their team's victory during the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Semi Final

Denmark makes WA home base for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

13 Dec 2022
Perth has been selected by Denmark as its base for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 following site inspections by team representatives.
Aerial view of the current hockey facility at Curtin University

WA bid success! Perth to remain Australia’s Home of Hockey

2 Dec 2022
The State Government has been successful in its bid to keep Hockey Australia's High Performance Program in Perth.
Australian wicketkeeper Rod Marsh with Derek Randall (right) of England during a one-day international in Melbourne, January 1980.

Specialist wicket keeper program honours cricket great Rod Marsh

1 Dec 2022
Western Australia’s next generation of top wicket keepers will be invited to take part in a high-performance coaching program in honour of Australian cricketing great Rod Marsh.
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Regional talent gets funding for sporting dreams

29 Nov 2022
Regional athletes, coaches and officials are the beneficiaries of funding to 9 special programs around Western Australia that will help them achieve their sporting dreams.
A bloody muddy rugby player

National Rugby League Double-Header for Perth next year

10 Nov 2022
Western Australia will host two National Rugby League (NRL) matches in a one-day sporting spectacular next year as part of the NRL's 2023 calendar of events.
A bloody muddy rugby player

Government to support third party bidder for WA-based NRL team

31 Oct 2022
The State Government has flagged its support for a potential Western Australian-based National Rugby League (NRL) franchise, with work underway to identify a third-party bid.
Hockey bid screen grab showing an artists' impression of corporate facilities overlooking a hockey pitch

$135 million plan to keep Perth the Home of Hockey

27 Oct 2022
The State Government — in partnership with Hockey WA — has made a $135 million proposal to retain the high performance hockey program in Perth.
Two Australian football fans cheering

First international team officials arrive in Perth after FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 draw

25 Oct 2022
Officials from 2 international teams are in Perth today to see first-hand the city's excellent facilities for the FIFA Women's World Cup (FIFAWWC) Australia and New Zealand 2023.
People standing in front of a sign for the World Transplant Games

6 months to go to 2023 World Transplant Games in Perth

18 Oct 2022
The countdown is on for world's largest organ donation awareness event which will get underway in Perth in just 6 months.
Pole vaulter Nina Kennedy and skeleton racer Nick Timmings

Regional Olympics tour to inspire WA’s future sports stars

11 Oct 2022
Western Australian Olympians Nina Kennedy and Nicholas Timmings will leave their pole vault and sled behind as they jet off to the East Kimberley region to visit communities in Kununurra, Halls Creek, Wyndham, Frogs Hollow and Warmun.
he T20 World Cup trophy is pictured in the field of light during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Trophy Tour at Uluru on August 08, 2022 in Uluru, Australia. Photo: Getty Images/Brook Mitchell/Stringer

India joins world’s best teams in Perth for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

10 Oct 2022
India's men's cricket team will commence preparations in Perth today ahead of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.
A group of people, most in football uniforms, standing on a football (soccer) pitch

$410,000 Dorrien Gardens facelift for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

13 Sep 2022
Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman has announced $200,000 in State Government funding for upgrades to West Perth's Dorrien Gardens in preparation for the FIFA Women's World Cup (FIFAWWC) Australia and New Zealand 2023.
Female football players standing in a group in Fremantle colours with the Premier, Ministers, Mayor and officials.

Boost for AFLW and community footy

8 Sep 2022
A multi-million-dollar upgrade to community changerooms that will address the shortage of female and community facilities in the growing south-west metro corridor will be delivered in collaboration between the City of Cockburn, Fremantle Dockers and the State Government.
An infographic with the information: The gross benefit of organised sport in WA each year is $10.3b. Economic and employment $4.85b. Physical and mental health $3.02b. Personal wellbeing and broader social benefits $2.39b.

Western Australia’s $10.3 billion benefit from community sport

23 Aug 2022
Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman has welcomed findings that community sport delivers a yearly $10.3 billion economic and social benefit to our State.
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Funding boost helps Broome athletes reach their full potential

1 Aug 2022
Up to 40 Broome-based athletes have the opportunity to participate in a year-long holistic sport development program, thanks to a $75,000 funding boost from the State Government.
An oval flooded with light in the Kimberley

AFL partnership shines light on Kimberley footy talent

1 Aug 2022
Under new flood lights funded by the State Government, the Sport and Recreation Minister has shared details of a 50-50 partnership with the Australian Football League (AFL) to invest $1 million annually, for 5 years, in community sport across the Kimberley region.
Christina Matthews, and Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman in front of a promotional screen at the WACA Ground.

International cricket just the ticket this summer

22 Jul 2022
Tickets to see men’s international cricket return to Perth for the first time since 2019 are now on sale with the first match on the calendar a T20 clash between old rivals Australia and England in early October.
ICON Festival of Events with a montage of footballers

WA kicks off week of elite international football with ICON festival

20 Jul 2022
The biggest festival of English Premier League football ever seen in Western Australia kicks off today with 3 days of celebration in the lead up to this weekend's blockbuster matches.
Members of San Cisco at Optus Stadium

San Cisco provides local talent at international sports festival

15 Jul 2022
Local Fremantle indie pop band San Cisco will perform as part of the ICON Perth’s International Festival of Football.
Artist's impression of the upgraded WACA Ground

Stand down: WACA makes way for all-abilities playground

14 Jun 2022
Demolition of the Prindiville Stand at the iconic WACA Ground is now complete, making way for an all-abilities playground as part of the WACA Ground Improvement Project.
People on a bowling green lit up at night

State funding lights up local bowlo

12 Jun 2022
Perth bowls enthusiasts can celebrate greater access to Mount Lawley Bowling Club facilities, with the official opening of the club's new greens and lighting upgrades today.
Water polo goalie in action saving a goal

Thousands of visitors coming to WA for 2023 Australian Youth Water Polo Championships and star-studded international tests

9 Jun 2022
Western Australia will host the largest water polo event held in Australia next year alongside an international series featuring the champion United States Olympic women's team.
Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

Rugby World Cup coming to Australia in 2027 and 2029

13 May 2022
The Rugby World Cup is heading down under in 2027 for the men's and 2029 for the women's tournaments after Australia was awarded hosting rights for the blockbuster global events last night.
Hooper v England Player; Rise for the Rivalry

Tickets on sale for historic Wallabies v England Perth test match

28 Apr 2022
Tickets for the first game of the Wallabies 2022 eToro England Series are now on sale, with seats for the Perth test match set to be snapped up by rugby fans.
Teague Wyllie of Western Australia poses after receiving his cap during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Victoria at the WACA

State cricket stars shine with the help of the ATSS and RASP

28 Apr 2022
Teague Wyllie has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the professional ranks of Western Australian cricket with his recent debut for WA, as well as being a part of the historic WA team who recently won the Sheffield Shield.
Ella du Preez holding up her trophy

South West Academy of Sport Awards Night 2021-22

28 Apr 2022
The South West Academy of Sport (SWAS) held yet another successful annual awards dinner in early February in Bunbury.
Bryce Hosannah of Leeds throws the ball in during a pre-season friendly match between Manchester United and Leeds United at Optus Stadium on July 17, 2019 in Perth, Australia.

Premier League superstars kicking goals for Perth in International Festival of Football blockbuster event

28 Apr 2022
Four English Premier League clubs will bring their star power to Perth when they make our city their home for a blockbuster weekend of sensational matches before tens of thousands of fans at Optus Stadium in July.
Optus Stadium at sunset

Australian Masters Games kicks off

22 Apr 2022
The Australian Masters Games will kick off tonight with an opening ceremony at Optus Stadium, signalling the first major national mass participation event to take place in Western Australia since the borders reopened.
A computer drawn masterplan

State Government commits additional $5 million to support East Fremantle Oval redevelopment

14 Apr 2022
The East Fremantle Oval redevelopment will proceed as planned thanks to a further $5 million contribution from the State Government.
Matt Philip of the Wallabies wins a line-out during the Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks.

Wallabies set to take on England in spectacular Perth Test Match

5 Apr 2022
England Rugby will return to Perth for the first time in 12 years to take on the Wallabies at Optus Stadium in another major event announcement today.
Black and white photograph of Shane Warne holding his hat and bowing on a cricket field

Optus Stadium to broadcast Shane Warne’s memorial service

22 Mar 2022
Shane Warne's memorial service will be broadcast live at Optus Stadium — with Western Australians invited to pay their respects to the cricket legend at WA's home of sport on Wednesday 30 March 2022.
Female basketball players and coach huddling together in circle. Image credit: Joos Mind, Getty Images

New funding program to build capacity of State Sporting Associations

14 Mar 2022
State sporting associations (SSAs) will have access to a new program that provides more pathways for coaches and officials to pursue development opportunities, thanks to the State Government.
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WA regions score with grants to grow sport

4 Mar 2022
Regional Western Australians will get more opportunities to participate in sport thanks to the State Government's latest round of Regional Servicing Grants worth $870,000.
Artist impression of the State Football Centre showing players in the foreground and the building in the background

Main works contract awarded for State Football Centre project

3 Mar 2022
The main works contract for the new State Football Centre in Queens Park has been awarded to Broad Construction, with works scheduled to begin this month.
Montage of Tokyo Paralympian dual gold medallist Madison de Rozario OAM with Christina Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of the Western Australian Cricket Association

WA’s top sports stars shine under Optus Stadium lights

28 Feb 2022
The State's most outstanding sports stars were recognised at the prestigious SportWest Awards ceremony held at Optus Stadium recently.
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