Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Former Minister for Sport and Recreation; Racing and Gaming

    $7.2million for West Australian sports

    15/07/2014 12:00 AM
    • Government gives State Sporting Associations $7.2million over three years
    • Money supports local sports at all levels
    • Sports range from football to surfing and skateboarding

    Forty-seven State Sporting Associations (SSAs) will share in $7.2million in funding over the next three years to help develop sport and recreation from grassroots to elite levels.


    Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron made the announcement about the Organisation Sustainability Program (OSP) funds today at nib Stadium, where he was joined by representatives from sports receiving the funds - ranging from football and netball through to skateboarding and surfing.


    “This money will help State Sporting Associations - the peak bodies of each sport - stay sustainable by delivering a variety of activities and opportunities that address community need, developing talent and enriching sporting culture, and encouraging maximum participation,” Mr Waldron said.


    “The Government is committed to working with sport and active recreation organisations to develop a philosophy of good governance and continuous improvement.  Ultimately, the strength of these groups enhances the capacity and vitality of the West Australian community through sport and recreation.


    “Western Australia continues to boast a strong sporting culture and vibrant SSAs have a lot to do with that.”


    Through OSP funding, $7.2million will be provided to 47 State Sporting Associations through annual and three-year agreements.  Some of the recipients include Westcycle, the WA Football Commission, Athletics WA, Basketball WA, WACA (cricket), Equestrian WA, Surfing WA, Skate Australia (WA), Gymnastics WA and Football WA (soccer).


           Fact File

    • For more information on the Organisational Sustainability Program visit http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/osp  
    • The State Government is making an unprecedented investment at all levels of sport and recreation, removing barriers to participation and helping Western Australian communities become healthier and more active. To find out more, go to http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au

    Minister’s office - 6552 6100