New sport funding aims to get people involved

The state government has pledged more than $160,000 to boost participation levels in sport and recreation.

More than $160,000 will be split between 17 diverse sporting groups in both metropolitan and regional areas across WA.

The initiative is part of Mark McGowan’s Targeted Participation Program which is designed to assist groups not already engaged in organised sport.

WA Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray believes sport brings society closer.

$5,000 grant for Football West Gosnells was included.

“When people come together to play sport, special things happen for individuals, families and communities,” he says.


“By introducing sport and recreation to social groups which usually wouldn’t be involved, we make important and lasting community connections.

“The more people we introduce to organised sport and recreation, the better outcomes we have for WA society as a whole.”

The Targeted Participation Program will fund:

  • $10,000 – Reach Out: Multicultural Women’s Community Yoga (Stirling, Gosnells and Wanneroo)
  • $9,000 –  Armadale Night Fields (Armadale)
  • $10,000 – Night Fields 2.0 (Gosnells)
  • $10,000 – Let’s Get Moving & Dismantle Bike Rescue Program (Kalgoorlie-Boulder)
  • $11,000 – Yanchep Local Parks Program (Wanneroo)
  • $13,000 – Fair Game Metropolitan Project 18/19 (Swan)
  • $10,000 – Geraldton Boxing Club (Mid-West)
  • $5,000 – Football West (Gosnells)
  • $10,000 – One Community Project (Stirling)
  • $10,000 – Karratha Basketball Development Program (Pilbara)
  • $5,000 – Rebound WA, Sports Link (Perth)
  • $10,000 – Aboriginal Bronze Medallion Course and Swim & Survive Project (Kwinana and Gosnells)
  • $10,000 – V Swans – Outside The Lines Program (Pilbara)
  • $10,000 – The Engaging Hedland Project (Pilbara)
  • $12,000 – VWA Female Only Volleyball (Canning and Stirling)
  • $15,000 – All Abilities Inclusive Little Athletics Program (Armadale, Belmont, Canning, Kwinana and Wanneroo)
  • $5,000 – CricketAbility (Rockingham and Stirling)