Australia to host Rugby World Cups

Australia will host the the men’s 2027 and women’s 2029 Rugby World Cups. The men’s Rugby World Cup brings together 20 international teams from around the globe to play 48 matches over seven weeks. Host cities and venues will now be finalised following the host country’s decision. The Minister for Sport and Recreation David Templeman […]

Anderson the April champion

Up-and-coming swimmer Iona Anderson has been selected as the April 2022 rebel sport Community Sport Champion of the Month. At the recent 2022 Australian Age Swimming Championships, Anderson accomplished a rare trifecta taking out three gold medals across the 16-year-old girls 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke events. She is now the fastest 16-year-old across all […]

Perth bid for 2027 Special Olympics

Perth has been selected as the preferred Australian city in a bid to host the 2027 Special Olympics World Games. The bid has already drawn letters of support from Governor Kim Beazley, Tourism Council WA and SportWest and will be lodged by Special Olympics Australia in July. The World Games is twice the size of […]

Community Champion shows real Hart

Subiaco Floreat Cricket Club fast bowler Michael Hart is the March 2022 rebel sport Community Sport Champion of the Month. Hart took 7/47 in the recent WA Premier Cricket First Grade Grand Final to lead his side to victory over minor premiers South Perth in a low scoring thriller at the WACA Ground. Batting first, Subiaco […]

Strong first quarter for Sport

And just like that the first quarter of 2022 is over. The first 100 days of this year has been extremely busy for the SportWest Team. In January, we returned to the newly refurbished SportHQ which is proving to be exactly what we hoped for and more. The ability for sports to collaborate and share […]

Etienne wins rebel Community Sport Champion award

Discus thrower Etienne Rousseau has been selected as the rebel sport Community Sport Champion of the Month for February 2022. Rousseau recently threw at his first World Under 20 qualifiers, surpassing the qualifying standard of 56.50m with a throw of 58.29m. He is also currently the only Australian to have achieve the standard. As the […]

Sport provides lessons for business success

Diane Smith-Gander’s early lessons came from sport. A keen basketballer and an introvert, it was through sport that Diane first learned about her introvert preference and that it did not always lead to success. “I was young and I thought at the time that it didn’t matter if I wasn’t seen as a friend by […]

Women demanding change in sport

Madison de Rozario is one of the hottest names in WA Sport following her elevation to WA sport royalty at the recent SportWest Awards. She added the WA Sports Star to two gold medals at the Toyko Games and a victory at the New York Marathon to cap off an amazing 2021. At just the […]

Working together to break the bias

Since starting in the sport industry 14 years ago, Triathlon WA Executive Director Ashleigh Apps has noticed a change in the visual representation of women in sport. “It’s great to see more females being recognised across the industry for their achievements for officiating, administrating and high performance,” Ashleigh said. “It also helps that there are […]

Cricket implementing change to help break the bias

Christina Matthews is one of the most well-respected voices in WA sport. Recently announced as the inaugural recipient of the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries Sports Administrator of the Year at the SportWest Awards, when she talks people listen. Since taking on the role of WA Cricket in 2011, she and her […]