rebel becomes platinum partner

SportWest has signed rebel as its platinum partner and naming rights partner for the rebel Junior Sports Star of the Year award. The rebel Junior Sports Star of the Year award is one of nine awards presented annually at the SportWest Awards. rebel has a genuine passion for grassroots sport and engagement and is looking […]

Lynch’s passion for mental wellbeing

Rachael Lynch is passionate about hockey. She has appeared for the Hockeyroos in 233 matches, including two Olympic Games, three Commonwealth Games and three world cups. She is also passionate about mental health and wellbeing and increasing the awareness of the need to look after people and prevent them from spiralling into dark places. Lynch […]

Sport important to building mental health and wellbeing literacy

Over the past decade, Psychologist Jodii Maguire has worked with elite sport and community sport clubs to assist them with mental health and wellbeing. During this time, she has seen some positive change in the way mental health and wellbeing is approached in sport but believes we can keep improving in this space. Jodii said […]

Framework helps sport tackle mental health

Following on from the development of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Community Framework, SportWest will develop an industry response to the areas identified to benefit community sport. In an industry first, a partnership approach between key stakeholders has resulted in the finalisation of a Framework to help guide a future response to mental health and […]

Volleyball gets serious about mental health and wellbeing

Volleyball WA has embraced partnerships and technology in an effort to ensure it is looking after the mental health and wellbeing of its members. Chief Executive Officer Robyn Kuhl said partnerships are an important aspect to promoting mental health and wellbeing in sport. “We have always been an organisation that has been interested in the […]

Country football putting mental health front and centre

The WA Country Football League has been leading the discussion around men’s mental health for a number of seasons. Each year, the WACFL runs two promotional rounds: Talk to a Mate Round and the Think Mental Health Round which has ensured mental health is front and centre in regional WA. WA Football Commission Executive Manager […]

Culture change key to survival

There’s a young man in Kalamunda who wanted to go from living alone, almost cut off from society, to become part of the local community. Even though he hadn’t picked up a cricket bat since his junior days, he ventured down to Kostera Oval. Lucky enough for him, the Kalamunda Cricket Club was there. Though, […]

Charles’ transition for professional sport to administration

Nathan Charles said he owes a lot of his life experience, the values he lives by and the person he has become to rugby. “I can say I’ve lived it and say rugby, from my experiences, teaches you so much off the field as it does provide value and fun on the field. “I think […]

Gymnastics thriving despite challenges

It would have been easy to think that off the back of a pandemic and an independent review after the release of the ‘Athlete A’ documentary that gymnastics numbers in 2021 would have declined – well you’d be wrong. Gymnastics WA Executive Director Emily Randall said gymnastics in WA was thriving and membership numbers had […]

ASF survey on COVID-19 impact

The Australian Sports Foundation has released its latest national survey on the impact COVID-19 has had on community sport and Clubs. A similar survey was conducted last year and this year’s survey has shown concerns in three key areas: devastating financial instability, declining participation and declining volunteering. Other key findings were: $18,500 average lost revenue […]