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Sports and recreation clubs

Recreation and Community
Sports and recreation clubs

The City of Canning is home to over 90 local sports and recreation clubs. These clubs provide sporting and recreational programs to all ages and are essential to a healthy, safe, and inclusive community.

The Club Development team assist and support sport and recreation clubs to develop and thrive in the community:

  • Provide club support and guidance.
  • Assist in club sustainability.
  • Provide clubs with grants and funding opportunities.
  • Strengthen relationships between the City and clubs.

Club Toolkit

The Club Toolkit can be used as a go-to guide for clubs and associations utilising reserves and facilities managed by the City of Canning.
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Find a Club

The Find a Club website is the place to start if you are looking to join a new club. Simply click on the sport you are interested in.
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Community Infrastructure Strategy

The City of Canning's Community Infrastructure Strategy guides the City's planning and delivery of community infrastructure. Community infrastructure includes the building and spaces that provide services opportunities to support individuals, families and groups to meet their social needs and provide places to improve their overall health and wellbeing. 

Facilities – Request It (Issues and Requests)

Tell us about an issue at your active reserve or request a service.

How To Guides

Rangers and Community Safety Services

Available 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week on 1300 422 664.

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KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5-18 years to participate in community sport and recreation by offering financial assistance of up to $300 per financial year towards club fees.

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund

The Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund provide financial assistance to community groups to develop basic infrastructure for sport and recreation. 

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Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund

Cricket Australia, in partnership with WA Cricket, is committed to developing quality facilities the provide a welcoming environment for all participants, officials, volunteers and spectators.

City of Canning – Community Grants Program

The Community Grants Program, supports local organisations to deliver activities and services, including sport and recreation.

Important dates



Winter Season – April to September
  • Expression of Interest period opens early January.
  • Applications are due by the end of January.
  • Clubs will be notified of ground allocation no later than early March.
Summer Season – October to March
  • Expression of Interest period opens early July.
  • Applications are due by the end of July.
  • Clubs will be notified of ground allocation no later than early September.
Pre-Season Training
  • Winter clubs can commence in March.
  • Summer clubs can commence in September.
Seasonal Changeover
  • Winter – last week of March and first week of April.
  • Summer – last week of September and first week of October.

These closures are to prepare the grounds for the upcoming season.

Seasonal Club Invoicing

15th of the month.

Turf Management Program



  • Preventative Fungicide application.
  • Soil samples for testing after Summer irrigation.
  • Foliar application
  • Gypsum application
  • Fungicide application.
  • Broadleaf application.
  • Cricket pitch repairs.
  • Foliar application.
  • Urea application – prior to turf renovations.
  • Cricket Nets.
  • Turf renovations (Vertimow, low mow, sweep, Vertidrain).
  • Returfing and watering.
  • Pressure wash pitches.
  • Indemnify nematicide application to select nematode sites.
  • Tetrino insecticide application.
  • Soil samples for testing after Winter rainfall.
  • Casper herbicide application to control spurge weed.
  • Wetting agent application.
  • Foliar application.

Community Events

Our Community Events Calendar display non-profitable, community events that take place within the City of Canning area.

City of Canning Policies

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Australian Sports Commission

The Australian Sports Commission supports club development through its free online platform, Game Plan. This allows sporting clubs to get insights into their current capability in key areas of club administration, then supports ongoing club development with a suite of tools.

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Australian Sports Foundation

Helping Australian sporting clubs and individuals raise funds for their sport. They provide personalised support in fundraising, advocacy, and grants.

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DLGSC promote participation and achievement in sport and recreation to support a healthy lifestyle. They provide sport and recreation funding, the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund, KidSport, people and organisation development, support for managing a club, and training and workshops.

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Every Club Hub

Every Club Hub provides access to resources, guides, training opportunities and information on how committees can improve their club. Support includes starting a new club, training and workshops, junior sport, safety and Integrity, managing complaints and conflict, and how-to guides.

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Good Sports

Good Sports supports over 11,000 community sporting clubs across Australia to provide a safe and welcoming environment. They provided assistance with grants and fundraising, volunteers, safe transport, alcohol management, mental health, smoking, and drugs.

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Play by the Rules

Play by the Rules provides resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators. This assists them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport.

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SportWest True Sport

SportWest provides True Sport initiatives. These initiatives feature sector-specific training, resources and implementation guidance while also allowing flexibility in delivery, catering for all sports across the seasons.

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