Sports administrators recognised for first time

For the first time, the hard work and commitment of sports administrators will be recognised with a dedicated award at the SportWest Awards. The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Sports Administrator of the Year Award will recognise the winner’s contribution to an individual sport or the industry as a whole, and their […]

WA Safe Transition Plan Update

Following the Premier’s announcement that WA will enter a Safe Transition Plan, including public health measures, from 5 February 2022, I’m sure many of you will have questions on the impact to your sports. This week, along with DLGSC representatives, I attended a roundtable discussion on the Safe Transition Plan with the Chief Health Officer, […]

Office Furniture Available

Due to the impending move to Sport HQ, a number of SSAs have furniture which is no longer required and as such, available for other sports and NFP associations. Triathlon WA and Lacrosse WA have provided details of available furniture. View Furniture If you are interested please contact each organisation directly.

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 […]

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 […]