Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

    Country areas enriched by sporting events support

    1/12/2017 2:30 PM
    • ​Regional sport fans benefit from quality sport on their doorstep
    • Grants go towards enriching local sport and recreation culture in the country

    The McGowan Government has announced four events to enrich sport and recreation in regional Western Australia.


    In the latest round of the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme (CSES), lovers of football, clay target shooting, swimming and netball will get a chance to see and participate in a series of local events and community activations.


    Funded by the McGowan Government through Sport and Recreation, CSES supports organisations to deliver international, national or State events and provide access to sport development opportunities in regional Western Australia.


    The four projects funded are:

    • Regional Festival of Football in Kalgoorlie from March-June 2018 ($10,000);
    • West Coast Fever vs Queensland Firebirds pre-season event in Mandurah in February 2018 ($15,000);
    • Kununurra Event Series featuring the Lake Argyle Swim and multi-sport events from May-September 2018 ($10,000); and
    • Clay Target Regional Athlete Development and Coaching Clinics across the Wheatbelt, Goldfields, South-West and Great Southern from January-June 2018 ($5,000).

     Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:


    "The Country Sport Enrichment Scheme is a valuable initiative which gets high-quality sporting events and participation opportunities out to the regions.


    "This is a perfect chance for sports fans to see their heroes play close to home - and for local youngsters to get inspiration for their own sporting dreams.


    "It is important that country people get proper opportunities to have quality sport experiences close to home - and as the Minister, I am committed to continuing to grow sport in country areas."


    Minister's office - 6552 6400