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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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WA to welcome back State of Origin in 2022

21 Apr 2021
The National Rugby League (NRL) State of Origin — one of the nation's greatest sporting rivalries and one of the State's biggest event success stories — will return to Perth next year.
Top view of female runner crossing hurdle on tartan track

Australia’s top track and field athletes to compete in Perth

20 Apr 2021
WA Athletics Stadium to host Australian Track and Field Championships in 2022 and 2025.
Sam Kerr of the Australian Matildas is congratulated by team mates after scoring a goal during the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Play-Off

Perth victorious in FIFA Women’s World Cup host city selection

1 Apr 2021
Perth has been officially selected as a host city for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup after the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) this morning announced the successful locations for the Australia and New Zealand tournament.
Boys playing basketball

New funding program seeks innovative ideas to get people moving

1 Feb 2021
A new $750,000 funding program has been announced to support innovative projects that encourage physical activity.
Swimmer against sky during sunset

National swim competition making a splash in the Kimberley

29 Jan 2021
The Kimberley is set to provide the spectacular backdrop to one of Australia's most scenic sporting events, when the First National Kimberley Lake Argyle Swim takes place on 1 May this year.
A group of girls in a pool during a swimming lesson

Double the fun with KidSport in 2021

27 Jan 2021
More Western Australian families are set to take to the playing fields and courts, with the State Government doubling KidSport vouchers for 2021 to help families reconnect through sport.

SportWest baton passed to Matt Fulton

24 Dec 2020
Matt Fulton has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer of SportWest.
Female basketball players and coach huddling together in circle. Image credit: Joos Mind, Getty Images

State and local partnership supports grassroots basketball community

18 Dec 2020
The State Government has invested $2 million towards a major redevelopment of Morley Sport and Recreation Centre which will see the construction of two new basketball courts to meet the facility's growing demand for court time.
Water polo player with ball underwater

Water polo champs latest win for WA events calendar

15 Dec 2020
Western Australia's tourism industry and sporting events calendar will receive another boost with the State Government, through Tourism WA, securing the Australian Youth Water Polo Championships (AYWPC) for January 2022 and January 2025.
Go kart in front of Optus Stadium

Go-karts hit the track at Optus Stadium

8 Dec 2020
Perth will be able to experience high-octane go-kart racing at Optus Stadium from this Friday 11 December until the end of February on a unique 730-metre purpose-built track constructed at Stadium Park.
Teenagers at tennis clinic

Regional groups across WA benefit from active community sports funding

17 Nov 2020
Six community sporting groups across regional Western Australia are to share in more than $18,000 in the latest round of the State Government's Active Regional Communities grants.
The new camera at WAIS

New underwater camera system to boost WAIS Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls

4 Nov 2020
Western Australia's elite swimmers will benefit from a new state-of-the-art above water/underwater multi-camera motion analysis system installed at HBF Stadium.
A coach watching her players

Regional volunteer coaches and officials get up to $1000 for training expenses

4 Nov 2020
Applications are now open for volunteer coaches and officials in regional Western Australia to receive up to $1000 to support skill development and accreditation.
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State Government contributes $85,000 to enrich country sport

21 Oct 2020
Six regional sport initiatives to receive funding through Country Sport Enrichment Scheme.
Minister Mick Murray and Amber Jade Sanderson MLA, Member for Morley with kids from Camboon Little Athletics Clubs

24,500 more kids can bounce back to sport thanks to Lotterywest

20 Oct 2020
The State Government has launched the new Back to Sport program, with grants available for families and sports clubs to re-engage in sport as Western Australia continues its recovery from COVID-19.
Female cricket batter hitting the ball

$1.45 million boost for sport and recreation in City of Stirling

14 Oct 2020
The $1.45 million refurbishment of change rooms at Des Penman Memorial Reserve in Nollamara has been officially opened.
A person swimming at a local swimming pool

Grants open for WA sport and recreation industry to support club development

12 Oct 2020
The State Government has committed $600,000 of funding per year for two years to support club development.
A group of people with media around desk with item from the collection

State Library acquires Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer collection

16 Sep 2020
The State Library of Western Australia has recently acquired its latest treasures, a valuable collection of Graham 'Polly' Farmer memorabilia.
A general view of play during the round one NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm at Optus Stadium on March 10, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Optus Stadium reaches 100th event milestone

23 Aug 2020
Optus Stadium will welcome its 100th major event since its grand opening in January 2018, when the West Coast Eagles take on GWS Giants today (August 23).
Girls from Kununurra Netball Association travelling to Broome

Sporting club grants shaping healthier community venues

21 Aug 2020
Applications have opened for Healthway's Summer Healthy Sporting Club Program.
Cycling race

Collie to Donnybrook Cycling Classic rides into its 95th year

13 Aug 2020
Western Australia's premier road race and one of Australia's road cycling classics, the Collie to Donnybrook and Return Cycling Classic, will take place this Saturday August 15.
Wide angle interior photo of the Speeddome

State Government continues to enhance world-class facilities for our athletes

24 Jul 2020
The State Government has committed to providing and enhancing its world-class sporting facilities for Western Australians after the SpeedDome received a vast improvement to its facilities.
Perth Motorplex at dusk

Start your engines: Racing to resume at Perth Motorplex

22 Jul 2020
The roar of dragsters and speedway cars will once again be heard at Perth Motorplex come October.
Portrait smiling young female carpentry trainee leaning on workbench with power tools at illuminated workshop - stock photo

A fairer play for elite athletes with new training arrangements

3 Jul 2020
The State Government has opened up new career opportunities for Western Australian elite athletes after reducing the minimum hours required to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship.
Minister joined by Nollamara football legend Des Headland and members of the Nollamara Football club

State Government fast tracks community sport grants to assist with COVID-19 recovery

21 May 2020
The State Government will fast-track $12 million in funding applications for community sport and recreation projects to expedite the projects and support Western Australia's economy as part of the COVID-19 recovery.
External photograph of RAC Arena

UFC’s return to Perth a triumph for WA tourism

25 Feb 2020
Tourism Minister Paul Papalia joined current UFC featherweight champion, Australian Alex Volkanovski, at RAC Arena today to announce Perth will host the pay-per-view UFC 251 on Sunday June 7, 2020.
Soccer players training

State Government commits $9.35 million to help build better sport and recreation facilities across WA

25 Feb 2020
Twenty-three communities across Western Australia are to benefit from improved sport and recreation facilities thanks to the State Government allocating $9.35 million to help fund local projects.
A group of netballers

State Government provides $535,000 to improve Great Southern sporting facilities

24 Feb 2020
Two communities in the Great Southern are to receive a total of $534,995 to help them build better sport and recreation facilities for their local communities.
Upper view of quadruple scull rowing team during the race

Perth to attract rowing elite with championship triple

20 Feb 2020
Perth is set to host three premier national rowing events through to 2026, which will attract national and international competitors and inject millions into the State's economy.
Fat Bikes on a beach

Kimberley to host iconic sporting events in 2020

19 Feb 2020
Broome and Kununurra will again host three iconic sporting events this year thanks to a State Government program which assists regional communities to host local events.
Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

Campaign urges interstate footy fans to stay and play in WA

17 Feb 2020
Interstate football fans are being encouraged to head west to cheer on their team in Perth and stay on to holiday as part of Tourism Western Australia's marketing campaign for the 2020 AFL season.
A hockey player demonstrating hitting the ball in front of children

Sports champions inspire Mid West youth

6 Dec 2019
Young people in WA’s Mid West met and learnt tips from some of Australia’s best sporting champions as part of the Champions 2 Country tour held last month.
Players of Australia huddle after the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Group D match between Australia and Equatorial Guinea at the Fifa Womens World Cup Stadium.

WA supports Australian bid for Women’s Football World Cup 2023

2 Dec 2019
The State Government has thrown its support behind Australia's bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, the ultimate competition in international women's football.
Drag racing. Photo: Getty Images

Junior drag racing suspension lifted and minimum age increased

17 Oct 2019
The suspension on junior drag racing at Perth Motorplex has been lifted, following the full implementation of all recommendations in a Coroner's report and additional safety measures, including increasing the minimum age.
Ian Prior of the Force leads the team out onto the field during the Global Rapid Rugby match between the Western Force and the World XV at HBF Park. Photo: Getty Images.

VenuesWest delivers gold medal winning performance

7 Oct 2019
State Government venue owner and operator, VenuesWest has enjoyed its most successful year ever, breaking records for attendances, events held, and funding reinvested in support of elite sport.
State Netball Centre exterior

Student athletes aim to chalk up a win at 2020 UniSport

4 Oct 2019
Thousands of interstate university athletes will travel to Western Australia to vie for victory when Perth hosts the UniSport Nationals in 2020.
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