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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 2020 CANCELLED         2021 BIGGER & BETTER

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


Sport Star of the Year 2020 unfortunately CANCELLED due to COVID-19.

Sport Star 2021 is booked in for Saturday the 6th of November.  The Judging period will be based on achievements from the 30th of September 2020 to the 29th of September 2021.

The 2021 nominations package will be available HERE from June 2020.

Junior Travel Trust Fund - Provided by EDRA 

The Junior Travel Trust Fund was established to offset the costs associated with attending training sessions and competitions for individuals who have been selected for State Country, State or National teams in their chosen sport. The fund is open to eligible athletes, who are aged 18 years or under, to subsidise the cost of flights, petrol and accommodation.

The Guidelines and Application form can be downloaded here. The application needs to be made in conjunction with your Club/Association. Please feel welcome to contact the Club Development Officer for further assistance.

One and All Community Program

The Esperance One and All Community Program is a partnership between Escare, Esperance Community Arts 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.

Unfortunately the next One and All Community Program that was due to be held in the April holidays has been cancelled.  Information on the July holidays soon.


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

Club Community Development Officer   Community Development & Events Coordinator

 Sarah Moroney                                              Shane Tobin
 Shire of Esperance                                        Shire of Esperance
 PO Box 507 Esperance  WA 6450                 PO Box 507 Esperance WA 6450
 P: (08) 9071 0609                                           P: (08) 9083 1706
                                                                         M: 0418 557 397
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