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The Community Development & Events Coordinator (Club Development component) is funded by the Shire of Esperance and the Esperance District Recreation Association (EDRA). This role supports club development, building relationships with state bodies, information sharing and training provision within Esperance.  This also includes the administration of the KidSport program, EDRA support programs (Sports Star of the Year, Regional Talent Development  Program) and is also a contact for funding opportunities including the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries 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, pistol shooting, hockey, squash, karts, darts, netball, rowing, frisbee, soccer, softball, runners, motor sports, table tennis, taekwondo, t-ball, tennis, triathlon, rc cars, gymnastics, waterskiing, volleyball and beach volleyball, clay target, MTB, cycling, dive, Aero, cycling and snooker to name a few.


Community Sporting & Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) Grant Funding

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries 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 Assistant 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 Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. 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 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

With the exception of the Volunteer Service to Sport Award nominees will be selected for their achievements from 30th September 2018 to 29th September 2019.

Sport Star of the Year will be held on Saturday the 2nd of November in 2019.

2019 poster here.

2019 Nomination form here


One and All Community Program

The Esperance One and All Community Program is a partnership between Escare and the Shire of Esperance and 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.

The next One and All Community Program is due to be held from Monday the 7th to Friday the 11th of October 2019. Here is the October flyer. We have simplified the registration process so please register on the day of the activities. Just turn up a 5 minutes prior to do so... 


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

Club Development Assistant                  Community Development & Events Coordinator

 Jess Hovingh                                                       Shane Tobin
 Shire of Esperance                                              Shire of Esperance
 PO Box 507 Esperance  WA 6450                      PO Box 507 Esperance WA 6450
 P: (08) 9071 0658                                                P: (08) 9083 1706
 M: 0429 097 201                                                  M: 0418 557 397
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