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SportWest release strategic priorities for Western Australian sport

SportWest release strategic priorities for Western Australian sport
July 21, 2020

SportWest has released a new document, Strategic Priorities for WA Sport, outlining 11 strategic priorities across the themes of capability, access and innovation.

The document is aimed at guiding and supporting the Western Australian sport industry through to 2024 to address the challenges and capitalise on the opportunities within the changing landscape of sport in the state.

SportWest has advised that the strategy provides a targeted approach to identify the key priorities and the practical support required from stakeholders to progress community sport in Western Australia.

The 11 strategic priorities were developed under the themes of Capability (developing the people and the organisations who support the industry), Access (improving access to sport participation opportunities for the community), and Innovation (growing a sport sector that embraces knowledge, collaboration, data and technology).

Advising that the themes were developed through a consultation process with the sport industry in the state, SportWest Chair, Michael Beros commented “with the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020, the sporting landscape changed markedly during the development of this strategy.

“Seeing usually bustling playing fields sitting empty on a Saturday morning or the closed sign outside our pools and other sport venues, has highlighted the devastating impact that COVID has had on our sporting communities.

“The development of the Strategic Priorities for WA Sport is the first of its kind in Western Australia and has been developed by the industry, for the industry.

“I encourage everyone involved in the coordination of community sport in Western Australia to support the document and understand the role they can play to progress the achievement of priorities.

“Now more than ever, sport has a powerful opportunity to bring West Aussies together and reconnect our communities.

“Become a driver of change and let’s work together to create the opportunities that will ignite our tomorrow.”

Click here to view the Strategic Priorities for WA Sport document.

Image: AFL in the remote communiuty of Punmu.

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