Sportshouse fund­ing se­cured for next three years

Pilbara News - - Sport -

Of­fice spa­ces for sport­ing clubs in WA will con­tinue to be funded by the State Gov­ern­ment for the next three years with $1.5 mil­lion in fund­ing.

There are nine Sportshouses in WA, with one in both Kar­ratha and Broome.

Sport and Recre­ation Min­is­ter Mia Davies said the of­fices pro­vided af­ford­able ac­com­mo­da­tion space for re­gional as­so­ci­a­tions and acted as a cen­tral re­source for clubs, coaches, ath­letes, teach­ers, busi­ness groups and of­fi­cials.

“The peo­ple who work and meet in our Sportshouses are com­mit­ted to their lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties and do a great job co­or­di­nat­ing and de­vel­op­ing com­mu­nity and high-per­for­mance re­gional sport,” she said.

“Pro­vid­ing qual­ity sport in coun­try WA towns is so im­por­tant be­cause it strength­ens our re­gional sport­ing sys­tem.”

Mem­ber for the Min­ing and Pas­toral Re­gion Jac­qui Boy­dell said the of­fices in Kar­ratha would con­tinue to be a fo­cal point for com­mu­nity and high-per­for­mance sport ad­min­is­tra­tion.

“Our Sportshouse of­fers … shared IT resources for our Depart­ment of Sport and Recre­ation staff as well as lo­cal paid and vol­un­teer sports ad­min­is­tra­tors,” she said.

“Sport is such an im­por­tant part of life in our re­gion and I am very pleased the peo­ple who work in our Sportshouse of­fice can con­tinue to work to keep our com­mu­ni­ties healthy and ac­tive.”

There are more than 50 per­son­nel rep­re­sent­ing 41 or­gan­i­sa­tions who are hosted in Sportshouse of­fices in WA.

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