people are the future of sport and recreation in Western Australia, so
make sure you don’t miss out on one of the many opportunities available
to help you become an important part of the industry.
Parents, teachers and clubs are
responsible for educating, supporting and influencing young people to
participate in sport and recreation activities and the Department has
created a number of resources to achieve these outcomes.
you know that by participating in sport and recreation you are more
likely to actually enjoy school? Not only will you do better
academically, you can also improve your physical and mental well-being,
increase your self-esteem, meet new people and help create stronger
Sport and recreation isn’t just for elite
athletes. Whether you participate in individual or social activities,
volunteering, officiating or coaching, the industry can’t survive
without your involvement. There’s also a wide variety of jobs available
within the industry, so get involved today.
you volunteer on your own or with family or friends, you'll have fun,
make new friends and contribute to your community. There are literally
hundreds of sport and recreation opportunities in WA available to people
wanting to get involved in a club – but not necessarily by playing
sport. Find out more by visiting the Volunteering WA website.
you are a young athlete living in regional WA and have been identified
as having potential to reach state or national selection, you can apply
for a Country Athlete Scholarship
to assist with your development. This can support you to attend
training sessions, state and national team selections, state and
national competitions and special coaching sessions.
Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation, no matter their financial circumstances. Eligible youth aged 5–18 years can apply for financial assistance to contribute towards club fees and these will go directly
to the registered KidSport clubs through their participating local government.
While the primary objective of KidSport is to ensure all Western Australian children can participate in sport and recreation clubs, its secondary objective is to engage these children and their families in the community.
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I don’t want to be a coach or
physio, so what other types of jobs are available? What do employers
look for in prospective employees? What skills do they seek? How do I
make attractive Curriculum Vitae? How do I handle a job interview?
For answers to these questions and more, please see the links below that will help you land your dream job!
The sport and recreation
industry is extremely competitive, so it’s important to gain as much
practical experience as possible while you are studying. Not only does
it look great on your CV, it provides you with the skills and contacts
within the industry that can't be gained in a formal setting.
Department has provided a few contacts to help you start finding
opportunities that exist in the industry, as well as discover
organisations you can volunteer at to increase your knowledge and
skills. When contacting the employers listed, it is important to:
Remember, there are many ways to get in touch with a host agency:
Be proactive! Good luck!
As a parent, you play a key role in creating healthy environments for your children, including the demonstration of positive and acceptable behaviours in sport and recreation.
Participation in sport and physical activity is key to the health and development of children and youth, and provides the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. However, without parental encouragement and your willingness to be involved at various
levels, they may not receive enough exposure to activities that can enhance their lives, both in the short and long term.
The Sport Australia website also has a number of resources available to help you encourage your children to adopt a more physically-active lifestyle.
the department’s safety and integrity section for more information
about child safe environments and child protection in sport and recreation.
Sport and recreation activities must be attractive to young people.
Clubs and associations who deliver youth activities must fully understand why young people participate in and drop out of, sport.
A number of other resources, guidelines and checklists have also been developed to help national sporting organisations, state organisations and clubs to develop their own sport-specific youth oriented policies.
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Teachers play one of the most important roles in
encouraging sport and recreation participation, by introducing young
people to the benefits of physical activity.
school sport is fundamental to the health and development of our
children and youth. It provides the foundation for a healthy lifestyle
and is associated with a range of other benefits including social
interaction, increased attentiveness, confidence, health and overall
The department provides four fantastic recreational camps situated around
the greater Perth area that offer schools and organisations the ideal
location for conferences, personal development, team building and
participation in a safe and fun environment.
Do not submit enquiries with this form.