- Four of the State's best athletes selected as VenuesWest Ambassadors
- Each athlete will receive a $5,000 sponsorship towards their training and competition expenses
- Ambassadors highlight the role venues play in developing elite sportspeople
Each Ambassador has competed, or is striving to compete, at the highest levels for Australia.
They are each based at one of VenuesWest's 13 sport and entertainment venues and will receive $5,000 to assist with their training and competition expenses.
The Ambassadors are:
Courtney Bruce - Netball
Courtney trains at the State Netball Centre and, as captain of the West Coast Fever netball team, plays at HBF Stadium and Perth Arena. She is a regular member of the Australian Diamonds team, winning silver at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She is considered one of Australia's greatest defenders.
Sarah Edmiston - Athletics
Sarah competes in F44 Discus, with the WA Athletics Stadium and WAIS High Performance Service Centre her home venues. Sarah won a bronze medal at the World Para Athletics Championships in 2017 and is currently aiming for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Nina Kennedy – Athletics
Nina is a pole-vaulter, training and competing at the WA Athletics Stadium as well as the WAIS High Performance Service Centre. Nina recently claimed a bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and is currently competing on the European circuit.
Conor Leahy – Track Cycling
Conor trains and competes at the SpeedDome as well as the WAIS High Performance Service Centre. In his first international competition Conor placed third in his two events and is focused on gaining selection to the national team.
VenuesWest delivers nearly $3 million annually to elite sport.
Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:
"The Brand Ambassador Program supports four of our best athletes with their training and competition expenses.
"They will help inspire other up and coming sportspeople, as they pursue their dreams of competing on the world stage."