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Awards recognise achievement in Western Australia’s sport and recreation industry
An inclusive hockey team, a collaborative sports weekend, a not-for-profit organisations's dedication to volunteering and Royal Life Saving WA’s initiative to reduced drowning levels among culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities have all won awards at the 2017/18 Western Australian Sport and Recreation Industry Awards.
Announced yesterday (8th August) during a breakfast at Perth’s Optus Stadium, the biennial awards acknowledge and reward those who have played a crucial role in the development and ongoing management of the sport and recreation industry.
The awards highlight the extensive work done behind the scenes from organisations right across the community, including not-for-profits, local governments, clubs, associations and sports.
Royal Life Saving WA’s receipt of the Leadership Award was based on its work to combat CaLD communities being over-represented in drowning statistics.
With many new arrivals to Western Australia having poor or non-existent swimming and water safety skills, Royal Life Saving WA established a Multicultural Steering Committee to gather the collective knowledge of cultural groups including the Chung Wah Association, the Indian Society, settlement agencies including ISHAR and Communicare, as well as state and local government, to better understand the barriers, cultural understandings and adaptations needed to increase water safety skills and participation.
Aiming to help many of the 700,000 migrants living in Western Australia acquire swimming and water safety skills, Royal Life Saving facilitates the Steering Committee’s collective purpose, provides social support to committee members and organises opportunities for team learning. The benefit of this leadership approach has been greater engagement and activation by participating organisations, swift coordination and program innovation.
There were more than 70 entries, and the winners of the 2017/18 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards are:
• Organisational excellence: Football West
• Commitment to Participation: Perth Pythons Hockey Club
• Places and Spaces: Cockburn ARC
• Supporting Volunteers: Fair Game Australia
• Regional Excellence: Wirrpanda Foundation
• Community Event of the Year: WA Football Commission and Netball WA
• Professional Event of the Year: Tennis Australia
• True Sport Award: Fremantle Netball Association
• Leadership: Royal Life Saving Society WA
• Innovation in Practice: Western Australian Cricket Association and Inclusion Solutions
• John Graham Award: Grant Boyce
• Minister's Award: Football West
Commenting on the Awards, Western Australia Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray stated “congratulations to all the award winners. These awards play an extremely important role in ensuring WA continues to be one of the world's best places to live and enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.
"The finalists also showcase the exciting emergence of stronger partnerships between sports and stakeholders, and the innovative research and planning taking place to keep the sector strong.
"These people have dedicated much of their lives to ensure the sport and recreation industry continues to contribute to the health, wellbeing and quality of life of so many people.
"In particular I would like to acknowledge Grant Boyce, the winner of the prestigious John Graham Award, presented to individuals for exceptional, long term commitment to sport and recreation."
Images: Royal Life Saving WA’s team with their Leadership Award (top) and Grant Boyce [middle] receives the John Graham Award from DLGSC Director-General Duncan Ord [left] and Minster Mick Murray.
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26th February 2018 - Every Club expands to support sport and recreation across Western Australia
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9th August 2016 - Western Australian swimming programs engage CaLD women
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