Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme

Funding provided through ATSS assists talented regional athletes with out-of-pocket travel and accommodation costs associated with competing at regional, state and national championships / events that fall within the performance pathway controlled by the recognised SSA / NSO.  Regional athletes apply online through the Sport and Recreation (WA) website for Round 2 of 2018/19 from Monday 11 March 2019 to Friday 12 April 2019 for eligible events with start dates from 15 November 2018 to 15 June 2018. (http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/funding/individuals/athlete-travel-subsidy-scheme)

Reminder:

  • Please be aware that Performance Category 2 (National squad athletes) and Category 1 (National team athletes) are no longer eligible for subsidy support. Due to budget constraints, the focus of ATSS is to support regional WA athletes aspiring to represent WA at national events.
  • As advised previously, unfortunately subsidies are now only available to athletes that reside outside the metropolitan area. I urge you to encourage your eligible metropolitan athletes, aged 12-18 years, to apply for funding through the Australian Sports Commission’s Local Sporting Champions scheme (http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/local_sporting_champions). Applications for their scheme must be submitted prior to the event commencing.

If you have any enquiries in relation to ATSS please contact this dedicated travel subsidy email travelsubsidy@dlgsc.wa.gov.au or phone (08) 9492 9700. If you have any enquiries specific to your sport’s pathway squads/events/competitions or athlete eligibility, please contact Jaimi Rumbold or Phil Gregson.

Summer League Finals

After a tough first week in finals, we now progress to the second week where the winner this week will progress into the finals.

Our first game will see last years men’s grand finalists play off, Raptors vs Roosters, with the winner to take on the Pirates.

Our second game will be played between two of the older teams in the mixed division 1 competition, Dragons vs Pirates, with the winner to take on the Raptors young guns.

Our third game will be played between two teams who only played there first finals appearance last week, Dragons vs Pirates, with the winner to take on some of the best under 16 players in WA from the Raptors.

Our last game will be played between a team with a number of national and ex national players, SDK and the hockey team Pirates, with the winner to take on the league leaders Raptors women.

All games are played at the Rise at 28 Eighth Avenue in Maylands.

Come on down and support your club.

9:00 am – Men’s Division – Raptors vs Roosters

11:00 am – Mixed Division 1 – Dragons vs Pirates

1:00 pm – Mixed Division 2 – Dragons vs Pirates

3:00 pm – Women’s Division – SDK United vs Pirates

Northam Open 2018 Review

The sun was out in Northam and so were all the WA floorball players.

Northam held its 6th Northam Floorball Open, and with this year being one of the largest competitions in the six year history, many players travelled to Northam to enjoy the day with friends and family and play some good competitive floorball.

This year we had 2 divisions running. An Open division which had 6 teams, one comprising of the recently selected national womens players and then 5 of the strongest and equal mens teams we have seen in the competition. The mixed division comprised of 8 teams with a Northam team and a number of WA club teams who play in the mixed division 1 and mixed division 2 FWA summer league.

The day went without a hitch with all games running on time thanks to our former Vice President David Hay (now our Junior Development Officer) and with the canteen being run by the national women and general committee member Stacey Sargeant (a local of Northam), the day continued to get better.

The open division had a different format this year with every game counting to see who would be the overall winner as there was to be no grand final. This format seemed to make every game more exciting with teams trying all day to better one another. The winner was only decided in the last game when the Wolves lost to team Yellow and therefore allowed team Black led by a number of national players take the win.

The mixed division had its standard format which allowed Wolves and Raptors finishing top of each of there pools. This meant they then had to play the second placed Roosters and Pirates from the opposing pools. In a surprising twist, the second placed teams both one and meant the grand final was played between the Roosters and Pirates. After the long day, the young age of the Roosters overtook the older Pirates team and the Roosters won the mixed division competition.

A massive thanks to the Northam Recreation Centre, Stacey Sargeant and David Hay for helping make the day possible. Without everyone there, this day can not be as good as it was!

See you all next year!