The aim of this program is to provide free sporting participation opportunities to all young people, with a focus on those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 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 and youth 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 Hainsworth 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.
These initiatives are funded by the Department of Sport and Recreation and sponsored by Healthway, with support from the City of Stirling, City of Wanneroo, Fair Game , Netball WA, Royal Life Saving WA, Football West and Volleyball WA.