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Wheelchair Sports targets new revenue streams

A year after Wheelchair Sports Association WA was staring down the barrel of a $500,000 deficit, the organisation is advancing plans to secure a sustainable income.

State Swim enters the fast lane

Christian Urry is looking to change the business model in the swimming education sector.

Indigenous deal key to FMG hockey play

Fortescue Metals Group has deepened its commitment to hockey, striking deals with the sport’s national body thought to be worth more than $1.7 million over the next five years.

Curtin strikes deal with hockey

Curtin University has become the latest sponsor of Hockey Australia, leveraging the fact that Australia’s globally dominant teams are based at the Bentley campus.

Funds fillip for education

A Western Australian charity focused on improving the lives of Aboriginal children through exercise and nutrition programs has hired staff and increased the amount of work it’s doing in several schools, following a major funding increase.

Howarth a Force for rugby growth

New Rugby WA chairman Tony Howarth is aiming for growth in crowds and membership in the 2016 Western Force season after what he admits have been some challenging times for the game.

New WACA chair

St John of God Subiaco chief executive Lachlan Henderson has been appointed chair of the Western Australian Cricket Association.

Perth cyclists stymied by poor planning

“It is hard to think of an activity with more benefits than cycling,” Auditor General Colin Murphy said in a report released today that concludes Perth’s cycle network needs better planning before bike riding can become a significant mode of transport.

Sharpshooters seeking business Lynx

The new owner of Perth’s professional women’s basketball team has set the agenda for gender equality in professional sports.

Worsfold to coach Essendon

Former West Coast Eagles coach John Worsfold has been named the new senior coach of the Essendon Bombers, while West Coast coach Adam Simpson is likely to be awarded a contract extension after taking the Eagles to this year's grand final.

Record crowds to test Domain stadium

Fremantle Dockers and West Coast Eagles fans will be heavily invested in the on-field action at the two preliminary finals in Perth tonight and tomorrow, but the operator of the ageing Domain stadium is counting on an even bigger bet coming off.

Sign of the times? Where’s the Hawks banner?

Subiaco-based iiNet is a major sponsor of the Hawthorn Football Club with its HQ almost next door to where the Hawks meet West Coast Eagles tonight, yet we haven’t seen the same kind of enthusiasm for

Playing field levelled on Perth skyline

Sport is taking over business in Perth as the AFL finals loom, with the ‘Go Freo’ sign on Woodside Plaza rivalled by a ‘Go Eagles’ sign on BHP Billiton's home at Brookfield Place, while the mining giant also committed to a new investment at the under-construction Perth Stadium.

WACA to spend $200m downsizing

The Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) has announced a $200 million redevelopment that will transition its ground to a 'boutique' venue designed to complement the new Perth Stadium, which will host all Big Bash League and major international matches.

Perth to host international rugby

nib Stadium will host a rugby union international for the first time next year following the state government's announcement today of a two-year deal with the Australian Rugby Union.

Whalebone Classic inspires donation

A prominent Perth investor has personally sponsored the city’s latest surfing event, held at Cottesloe as one of seven long board contests on the World Surf League tour.

AFL cancels Adelaide game

The game between Adelaide Crows and Geelong this weekend has been called off, but other AFL games will proceed, after Crows coach Phil Walsh was found dead in his home early this morning.

New CEO for Perth Glory

Perth Glory has appointed Peter Filopoulos as its new chief executive, following Jason Brewer’s resignation in April.

Crowley banned for 12 months

Fremantle Dockers player Ryan Crowley has been suspended for 12 months after he tested positive to a banned substance in last year's season.

Roos and Bunnies come out (west) to play

Perth's professional sports administrators are getting bang for their buck in their efforts to lift the city’s profile as a sports destination, with some high-profile teams heading west this year.

Operators shortlisted for Perth Stadium

AEG Ogden, Nationwide Venue Management, Perth Stadium Management, and Stadium Australia Operations have been shortlisted for the role of operator at the new Perth Stadium.

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