Mental health focus for Murphy

For Daniel Murphy, the opportunity to work in football was just too good to refuse. Murphy had played and been involved in community football all his life. He was playing with Bencubbin in the Central Wheatbelt when he had to chance to join the WA Football Commission in a competitions role. Initially, Murphy’s role in […]

Healthway Healthy Club commits to SportWest Awards

Healthway has extended its partnership with the SportWest Awards supporting the Healthy Club Award category for a further two years. The Healthway Healthy Club Award recognises a sporting club who is leading the way in delivering initiatives to improve the health of its members and the broader community. To further healthy initiatives in their communities, […]

SportWest welcomes Ramage to Board

SportWest has welcomed WA Cricket General Manager – Executive Operations Emma Ramage to its Board. Ms Ramage and current Board Member Rob Clement were elected by SportWest Members to fill two vacancies at last night’s Annual General Meeting. SportWest Chair Michael Beros said Ms Ramage’s experience in government would be highly beneficial to SportWest and […]

Sporty Fran excited by SportWest

Fran Jones joined SportWest in June as Administration Manager. She has a strong connection to sport having played a range of sports as a child and also working at the WA Institute of Sport. “I have worked as a sport administrator for many years, initially at the WA Institute of Sport working with the passionate […]

Combining work and sport – what could be better?

It has been a few months since I first got my feet under the desk at SportWest and I have to say to have the opportunity to combine my work with my passion for sport is a dream come true. After eight years working for the WA Police Union, I needed a change of scenery […]

Sports HQ to become a reality

Since fire destroyed Sport Lotteries House in Mount Claremont back in 2014, SportWest has been working towards the vision of recreating a centralised location for sport to work from, meet and come together as one. I am excited to announce that on Monday, the builders will take over 203 Underwood Avenue and transform it into […]

SportWest Awards nominations now open

Nominations for the 2021 SportWest Awards are now open. The SportWest Awards are Western Australia’s premier sports awards and enable the community to recognise excellence in sport and celebrate the achievements of WA sportspeople, coaches, officials, volunteers and administrators. The most prestigious sporting award that a West Australian athlete can win is the WA Sport […]

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 […]