Thank you sporting volunteers

It is a fairly simple fact. Without the hard work and dedication of some 200,000 volunteers each and every week, community sport in WA does not happen. There is no doubt in my mind that the theme for this year’s National Volunteer Week is particularly relevant for sport: Better Together. If there is one thing […]

The young and old of karting volunteers

The Exmouth Kart Club has recently recognised two of its volunteers with nominations for two Shire of Exmouth awards – one a founding member and the other a young, up and coming volunteer. The examples set by these two very different volunteers is a prime example of the broad range of sporting volunteers present in […]

Netball recognise volunteer with life membership

Netball WA has recognised the exceptional service of one of its volunteers, awarding Bev Gallager life membership at last week’s annual general meeting. Gallager has been involved in netball since she started playing in juniors and she was a talented and dedicated player leading to her first state representation in the 17U state team and […]

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 […]