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Global Rapid Rugby gets green light

Andrew Forrest’s planned Asia Pacific-focused rugby competition has been given the green light by the World Rugby council, with further details of the new series unveiled.

Lendi signs on as Eagles sponsor

Sydney-based online mortgage broker Lendi has signed on as the West Coast Eagles’ new co-major sponsor for the next three years, replacing long-standing partner SGIO.

Wildcats sign on Pentanet

The Perth Wildcats have brought on local internet company Pentanet as its major sponsor for the 2018-19 National Basketball League season.

Govt to sell TAB, tax WA betting

The state government has announced it will proceed with the sale of gaming agency TAB and introduce a new 15 per cent consumption tax on all betting in Western Australia.

Williams to hit Hopman Cup

US tennis star Serena Williams is the latest high-profile player to commit to the upcoming Hopman Cup, with the news coinciding with data showing an increase in the number of tourist visits to Western Australia.

World Series Rugby a step closer

Andrew Forrest’s planned Asia Pacific-focused rugby competition is a step closer to reality, after the World Rugby executive committee recommended approval of the series.

Murdoch, WACA, hope to hit science sixes

Helping the state’s elite batsman become better run scorers is one planned outcome from a deal between Murdoch University and the Western Australian Cricket Association announced today.

Demolition confirmed for Subiaco grandstands

The state government today confirmed a program of demolition and land preparation works worth $33 million for the decommissioned Subiaco Oval.

Business group buys Perth Heat

Perth’s semi-professional baseball team, Perth Heat, has been purchased by a private consortium that is led by business executive Rory Vassallo and includes Eileen ‘Red’ Bond and broadcaster Christian Galapolous.

Charlesworth leads new hockey foundation

Western Australian hockey has launched a foundation to fund development in the state, bringing together some of the sport’s legends and corporate supporters today to announce the new initiative.

Hopman Cup under threat

The announcement of a new team tournament set to kick off in 2020 in Australia has called into question the future of Perth’s international tennis event, the Hopman Cup.

Numbers game at Wanneroo

SPECIAL REPORT: The recent appointment of a full-time chief executive and the shift to new facilities have been major factors in the Wanneroo Basketball Association’s success during the past three years.

SGIO parts way with Eagles

The West Coast Eagles and SGIO have decided to terminate their 31-year partnership, after announcing today that the insurer would be ending its major sponsorship at the end of the season.

Multiplex wins national award for stadium

Multiplex has won a national construction award for its work on the $1.6 billion Optus Stadium, which was completed earlier this year.

Sports bar brings the world to WA

A Victorian sports bar franchise has opened its second pub in Western Australia, part of a planned $10 million expansion in Perth.

Programmed signs on with Force

Employment provider Programmed has signed on as the Western Force’s first major sponsorship partner for 2018, ahead of the launch of the World Series Rugby competition next month.

Marvin a force for change

From basketball to rugby, Nick Marvin has worked for two of the state’s wealthiest businessmen on their sporting projects.

Hawaiian Ride for Youth raises $2.2m

The 2018 Hawaiian Ride for Youth continues to be one of the state's most successful fundraisers, raising $2.2 million for mental health prevention with 170 riders.

TAB sale consultation to commence

The state government has completed its analysis of potential sale options of the TAB wagering business, with a two-phase consultation process with the racing industry now set to take place to determine a final outcome.

Forrest launches World Rugby Series

Andrew Forrest has today launched a seven-match international rugby series featuring the Western Force that will act as a precursor to the planned Indo Pacific Rugby Championship in 2019.

Paatsch moves to Force

The Western Force has moved swiftly to appoint Brad Paatsch as its commercial strategy boss, weeks after he was let go as the chief operating officer at Optus Stadium.

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