Sport plays a major role in the future of our kids
When we play sport our whole community wins:
Playing sport is not a luxury, sport plays a major role in securing the future of our kids and the future of our State.
Sport does not ‘just happen’, it takes the combined effort of hundreds of thousands of great Western Australian volunteers to run our 5000 sport clubs. It takes the expertise of thousands of sport administrators in close to 100 state sporting associations. And of course there must be somewhere for the millions of participants – the kids, the mums and dads, the weekend warriors, the seniors, and the elite to play.
Put simply, we want more Western Australians to be physically active.
The role of the State Government is to support participation and the hundreds of thousands of people who contribute to making the Western Australian sport system one of the best in the world.
It is the role of State Government to help provide the infrastructure – the basketball courts, the stadiums, the hockey pitches that allow our kids and our champions to participate in sport now and into the future.
This website is for you. Have a look and you will:
The State Government recognises the value of sport and recreation to Aboriginal people community and we’re committed to increasing participation in physical activity by building the community capacity to encourage it.
Find out how sport is uniquely placed to unite cultures and communities.
Research proves that if your kid is physically active they do better at school.
Physical activity enhances cognitive function improving memory, behaviour, concentration and academic achievement.
On the other hand inactivity negatively impacts brain health and executive control including:
In other words – if you exercise, your brain is fitter and works better. It’s pretty simple!