Sports and Recreation V2

Local Parks Program

soccer1The aim of this program is to increase the participation of youth from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in sport and active recreation. This is achieved by conducting “grassroots” programs at local parks in the community, engaging clubs and state sporting associations to increase participation, and linking young people to local clubs through the KidSport program.

The Edmund Rice Centre WA is a Financial Assessor for the KidSport program, which gives young people the opportunity to participate in community sport and recreation activities. The program pays up to $200 towards local club fees for families with a concession card.

This program is for children from 5 to 18 years of age.

Soccer at Butterworth Park, Koondoola and Butler Community Centre, Butler
Swimming at Balga Leisure Centre
Tennis at Butler Community Centre, Kingsbridge Reserve, Butler
Volleyball at Hainsowrth Park, Girrawheen
Soccer at Banksia Grove


Cultural Awareness Training

An appropriate Cultural Awareness Training program has been developed for sporting clubs and associations and is delivered free of charge. More than 50 sporting clubs have already engaged in this project.

Special Projects and Youth Leadership Programs



Indigenous Programs