AFL confirms Round 1

AFL boss Gillon McLachlan has announced the league will proceed with Round 1 as planned, with the first match to be played between Richmond and Carlton at the MCG tomorrow night.

More sport cancelled over COVID-19 concerns

This year’s Margaret River Pro surfing competition has been cancelled, while Cricket Australia has suspended the remaining Sheffield Shield series and the AFL is due to make a decision tomorrow on whether Round 1 will proceed this week.

AFL, NBL games to have no spectators

Fans will be unable to attend the NBL grand final series, including tonight’s match between the Perth Wildcats and Sydney Kings, or AFL games after both sporting codes responded to Prime Minister Scott Morrison's announcement that mass gatherings of 500 plus people should not proceed.

Call for combined effort on gender equity

SPECIAL REPORT: WA companies are making workplaces more equitable but more change needs to come from those at the top.

Perth Glory sale officially off

Perth Glory owner Tony Sage will no longer proceed with a proposed deal to sell a majority stake in the football club to a London-based cryptocurrency exchange, following two weeks of questioning over the terms of a proposed sale.

Eagles post bumper profit

The West Coast Eagles have reinforced their status as the financial powerhouse of the AFL, increasing revenue to $88.7 million and annual profit to $8 million, according to financial statements lodged with the corporate regulator.

Dockers dented by annual loss

A 10 per cent fall in membership revenue and a spike in administration, marketing and redundancy costs have conspired to deliver a $1.6 million annual loss for the Fremantle Dockers.

Details of Perth Glory deal remain unclear

Perth Glory chief executive Tony Pignata declined to be drawn on the specifics of a proposed sale of the football club to a London-based cryptocurrency exchange, overshadowing a state government announcement this morning of a sponsorship deal with the club.

Dockers play in childcare space

National childcare provider Insight Early Learning has formed a partnership with Fremantle Football Club, placing physical health and wellbeing at the forefront of a new childcare operation known as Freo Kids.

DDH1 sponsors Bulldogs in Perth’s first NRL Nines

Mineral drilling contractor DDH1 has thrown its support behind rugby league club Canterbury Bulldogs, which will be coming to Perth next month with other NRL clubs for the inaugural Nines competition.

WA women take senior board roles

Five Western Australian women have been appointed to senior board positions, including Marion Fulker joining the Infrastructure Australia board and Samantha Tough chairing Horizon Power.

Olympic sports no longer on media podium

OPINION: The ABC’s decision to drop radio coverage of the Olympics suggests the Aussie-made version is winning against global competition.

Canon, Scorchers, meat in the middle

A new sponsorship deal between Canon Foods and Perth Scorchers women’s cricket team ticked a number of boxes for Canon principal Arthur Abrahams.

Perth youth growing by rowing

Wesfarmers’ newly announced partnership with Rowing WA is part of a broad range of sports-related community programs gaining popularity in WA.

Ausdrill, FMG sign hockey deals

Perenti Global subsidiary Ausdrill and Fortescue Metals Group have struck separate partnership deals with hockey teams, including the national women's and men's hockey teams.

Garlick appointed Freo CEO

Former Western Bulldogs chief executive Simon Garlick will replace Steve Rosich as chief executive of the Fremantle Dockers.

BHP lining up for Glory

Perth Glory’s men's and women's sides will have a distinctive new look for the 2019-20 A-League and W-League seasons, with Australia’s biggest miner, BHP, taking over from QBE as the club’s principal sponsor.

Nadal to play ATP Cup in Perth

Rafael Nadal will head to Western Australia this coming January as part of the first ATP Cup, although the state will miss out on hosting the Australian team, which is set to play its preliminary games in Brisbane.

WAFC announces chairman, claims $220m benefit

The WA Football Commission has announced the appointment of Wayne Martin as its next chairman, while also launching a report that quantifies the impact of the sport.

Liquor licence conflict over arena definition

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has given a Nedlands sports club the green light to appeal its failed attempt at regaining a liquor licence, after its facilities where deemed not to constitute a sports arena.

R.J. Vincent for $33m Subi demolition

Balcatta based R.J. Vincent and Co has been picked by the state government to demolish the grandstands at Subiaco Oval, with the playing surface to remain for community use.