Western Australia’s Elite National Hockey Program Supported By McGowan Govt

Western Australia’s Elite National Hockey Program Supported By McGowan Govt

Western Australia Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray

McGowan Govt Supporting Western Australia’s Elite National Hockey Program

Victor P Taffa

  • Perth-based national hockey program given funding boost on the road to Tokyo 2020

State Government has contributed $50,000 of travel and marketing funding to Hockey Australia’s Bentley-based high-performance program to provide support on the road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

“McGowan Government is delighted to continue to support hockey’s national program, which includes two of Australia’s most recognisable and successful teams, the Hockeyroos and the Kookaburras.” Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray said.

“Hockey has a strong and loyal following in Western Australia and players from the Hockeyroos and Kookaburras work with local teams and have a key role in promoting hockey in Western Australia.”

Based at the Perth Hockey Stadium at Curtin University, the high-performance program is Hockey Australia’s national base.

It houses the Hockeyroos women’s team and the Kookaburras men’s team’s training programs, two of Australia’s most successful and well-known sports teams.

Funding is part of the Government’s ongoing support package for the important program.

Western Australian Government provides strong support to the sport of hockey in Western Australia, having assisted with surface upgrades at Perth Hockey Stadium, as well as providing grassroots funding through the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme and the State Sporting Infrastructure Fund.