Wearn seals more West Australian gold

WA sailing star Matt Wearn secured his gold medal before the medal race even started. Such was his dominance, Wearn secured gold on Friday afternoon in the men’s laser, only needing to finish the medal race to ensure he stood on the podium. Wearn finished second in Sunday’s medal race to secure another gold medal […]

Wearn sailing for gold

Western Australia’s next hope of another gold medal currently rest with sailor Matt Wearn. Wearn currently sits first after eight races in the one-man laser class after winning both of Thursday’s races. He started the competition slowly on the first day of racing before he sailed up the leaderboard on day two with two second […]

McIntyre rows to claim first WA gold

Annabelle McIntyre has claimed Western Australia’s first gold medal of Tokyo 2020. McIntyre was part of the women’s four with Lucy Stephan, Rosemary Popa and Jessica Morrison, who held off a determined charge from the Netherlands to win by 0.34 seconds. Leading by 1.37 seconds at the 1500m mark, the Dutch combination nearly hauled the […]

Exciting times for SportWest

It is an exciting time for SportWest as we expand and restructure our team. Our new Communications and Events Manager Steve Glover and Administration Manager Fran Jones have hit the ground running. I have no doubt their experience, expertise and enthusiasm for sport will benefit SportWest and the entire industry. Now that Steve and Fran […]

West Australian squad for the Tokyo Olympics

Fifty three West Australians are representing Australia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. SportWest wishes all our athletes all the best. Archery: Taylor Worth and Alice Ingley Artistic Swimming: Amie Thompson, Emily Rogers, Hannah Burkhill and Alessandra Ho Athletics: Nina Kennedy, Kurtis Marschall, Peter Bol, Liz Parnov and Declan Tingay Basketball: Katie Ebzery and Duop Reath […]

2020 RAC SportWest Awards Celebrate Resilience of WA Sport

Jai Hindley has taken home The West Australian RAC WA Sports Star Award for 2020, with an astonishing second place in the famed Italian Grand Tour, the 2020 Giro d’Italia sealing his place among the winners of Western Australia’s most prestigious sports award. Along with the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espagna, the Giro is one […]

SportWest Mental Health Project

It’s Mental Health Week (10-17 October) in Western Australia, and the theme is Strengthening Our Community – Live, Learn, Work, Play as we aim to increase mental wellbeing in Western Australian communities. The promotion of positive mental health and wellbeing is a key focus of our partnership work. In July 2020, Healthway, in partnership with VicHealth, funded researchers at […]

Strategic Priorities for WA Sport Released

Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray joined SportWest Members and partner organisations for the release of the Strategic Priorities for WA Sport – a first of its kind in Western Australia having been developed by the industry for the industry. The Strategic Priorities for WA Sport has been developed to tackle the issues and […]

Novel Coronavirus 2019 and Sporting Activity

The Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is increasingly having an impact on the global community and is a rapidly evolving issue. The Australian Institute of Sport has partnered with the Australian Olympic Committee and Paralympics Australia with a commitment to providing timely, evidence-based information on COVID-19 that recognises the unique concerns and context associated with high-performance […]