PM invests in soccer training centre in sporting promise for Swan

Scott Morrison will invest in WA’s sporting future with a new soccer training centre if he returned as Prime Minister. Mr Morrison revealed that the Liberal Party will pledge $16 million for the new venue in the electorate of Swan, to develop new talent as well as an opportunity for global football greats visiting the…

Labor pledges to upgrade Kalamunda community sporting complex

An aging sport and recreation complex in Kalamunda will be upgraded to create healthier communities if Bill Shorten is elected as prime minister. Labor has committed $18 million for the Ray Own Sports Complex, to improve the facilities in the centre that has “outgrown the community” after being built during the 1970s. “We obviously recognising…

Optus Stadium’s New Jetty Opens Today

Perth’s Optus Stadium gets a new $5 million Burswood Jetty to provide alternative transport options for stadium goers. Three berths have been constructed with Captain Cook Cruises secured one of the berth with an exclusive use license. Private ferry services by Captain Cook Cruises to Optus Stadium will be available from the first weeknight fixture…

Pollies Work Hard Play Hard On Wheelchair Basketball

By Kelly Smith & Nathan Reilly If you’re bored of political ‘football’, you may want to check out politicians hitting it out on the court in a game of wheelchair basketball. Labor and Liberal politicians were yet again in a two horse race as they battled it out, in a friendly but competitive game of…

WA Government Announces Grant to Help At-Risk Youth

The WA government have announced a $250,000 grant as part of their youth engagement scheme, to help at-risk youth better connect with their community. Local governments and not-for-profit organisations are now able to apply for the grant to set-up projects using sport and recreation to target disengaged youth aged between eight and 18 living in…

Fund Raising Appeal Sends Aussie Athletes To Commonwealth Games

Western Australian athletes will be receiving a boost with a fundraising Team Appeal ahead of the Commonwealth Games. The State Government has donated $60,000 to start the fund raising drive, with Australian swimmers Brianna Throssell and Tasmin Cook as well as Hockeyroos players, joining Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray to launch the appeal. A…

Spartan Race to Boost Tourism and Economy

Perth is set to become host to the world’s toughest obstacle race when the inaugural Spartan Asia Pacific Championships comes to Perth later this year. Racers from all over the globe will arrive in Perth in November to compete in the event described as the toughest and most competitive obstacle course in the world. Organisers…

NRL Encourages Better Mental Health in Youth Rugby

Local rugby league players are set to benefit from a National Rugby League (NRL) program to de-stigmatise mental health issues and encourage young men and women to improve their mental health. The NRL’s State of Mind Program will be available to Australia’s 4,000 local rugby league players designed to help support and improve mental health.…