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The Club Development Officer (CDO) position, funded by the Department of Sport and Recreation(DSR), the Shire of Esperance and the Esperance District Recreation Association (EDRA), supports club development, building relationships with state bodies, information sharing and training provision within Esperance.  The CDO administers the KidSport program and is also the contact for the CSRFF (see below) program within the Shire of Esperance.

Sports played in Esperance include athletics, badminton, swimming, football, basketball, rifle sports, horse racing, equestrian and pony club, yachting, lawn bowls, cricket, angling, surf lifesaving, golf, hockey, squash, karts, darts, netball, rowing, frisbee, soccer, softball, runners, motor sports, table tennis, taekwondo, t-ball, tennis, triathlon, gymnastics, waterskiing, volleyball and beach volleyball, MTB, cycling, dive, Aero and snooker to name a few.

Community Sporting & Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) Grant Funding

The Department of Sport and Recreation administers the CSRFF scheme to assist community groups and Local Government Authorities to develop basic infrastructure for sport and recreation. The maximum grant approved will be no greater than one third of the total estimated project cost with the balance of funds required to be sourced by the applicant. 

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Club Development Officer prior to making an application for a CSRFF grant. Applicants must seek Local Government approval before the application can be progressed. The Local Government reviews the applications and provides recommendations to the Department of Sport and Recreation. This process must be taken into consideration prior to submission of a CSRFF application. 

It should be noted that the CSRFF evaluation process is independently undertaken by the Department of Sport and Recreation. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their project application meets both the Shire of Esperance and CSRFF guidelines where appropriate, and that their organisation fully understands all related grant conditions.

Visit the Department of Sport and Recreation  here.


You can now apply for KidSport Online.

KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 4-18 years to participate in community sport and recreation by offering them financial assistance towards club fees. The fees go directly from the local government to the registered KidSport clubs participating in the project.

View the step by step guide for KidSports registration here.

have some questions? View the FAQs here.

Sports Star of the Year Awards

The Horizon Power Sports Star Awards recognise excellence across all sports in Esperance in five categories:

  • Sports Star of the Year
  • Veteran Sports Star of the Year 
  • Junior Sports Star of the Year
  • Volunteer Service to Sport Award
  • Sports Team of the Year


Download the 2017 Nomination form here.

One and All Community Program

The Esperance One and All Community Program is all about making sport and recreation fun through a variety of activities, games and challenges. It’s free and suitable for all ages and abilities.

You can register for one or any number of the clinics. Come dressed to participate and don’t forget to slip, slop & slap!

The next program will run over the April school holidays in January from the 18th to the 21st April 2017 - details soon.

For details on how to get our club involved, email or contact the Club Development Officer.


For additional information, contacts and to keep up to date with what's happening in the sporting world:

Your Club Development Officer is

Shane Tobin
Bay of Isles Leisure Centre
PO Box 507 Esperance WA 6450
P: (08) 9083 1706
M: 0418 557 397