The most successful Olympic sporting team in Australia’s history - the Hockeyroos - are conducting three days of community activities in the Goldfields and will play an all-star game to mark their first visit to the region as a full team.
The Australian women’s hockey team visit has been made possible through a $20,000 State Government grant from the successful Country Sport Enrichment Scheme (CSES), which helps regional Western Australia experience and conduct major sporting events and sport development initiatives.
Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron said members of the team were wonderful role models for both sportspeople and the wider community.
“This funding will support the team in spreading the word about hockey and involve the community in a range of activities,” Mr Waldron said.
“Regional West Australians don’t have access to all the sporting opportunities available in Perth so a visit like this is really inspiring and an ideal opportunity to learn from the best.
“This is part of the Liberal National Government’s drive to get more and more people interested and engaged in sport and recreation activities.”
The Hockeyroos are in the Goldfields from May 9-11. The team will conduct a variety of activities including school clinics, a community training session, coaching sessions for local coaches and an officiating course.
In 2012-13 the CSES has given out almost $150,000 in grants
This CSES funding is in partnership with Hockey Australia and Hockey WA
State Government initiatives range from helping 13,000 disadvantaged children into sport through KidSport to development of the world-class 60,000-seat Perth Stadium at Burswood
The initiatives also include construction of a new high-performance State Netball Centre, as well as new community netball courts in partnership with the Town of Cambridge, and the $95.15million overhaul of nib Stadium for elite soccer and rugby
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