Who are we?
The Broome Sports Association (BSA) has two key focus areas aimed at supporting, training and recognising local athletes, coaches and volunteers.
The Broome Talent Development Program and the Broome Sports Awards.
The BSA’s long term goal is to partner with stakeholders to support and develop sustainable sporting organisations to facilitate growth of local sport. If you are interested in being a part of the BSA please let us know via the contact page.
The Broome Sports Association aims:
a) To partner with stakeholders to support and develop sustainable sporting organisations to facilitate growth of local sport.
b) To deliver the Broome Regional Talent Development Program with an aim of identifying and developing talented athletes, increasing qualified coaches and officials and developing pathways for them to compete at a higher level.
c) To provide opportunities for sporting organisations and people by:
(i) engaging organisations and community projects outside of the sports industry;
(ii) supporting the development of young people through sport;
(iii) Accessing, developing and using local people for the development of sport.
d) To provide advocacy and leadership for sport in Broome by:
(i) identifying and sharing opportunities and trends;
(ii) collaborating with stakeholders;
(iii) encouraging a professional, positive sporting culture.
e) To recognise local sporting contributions and achievement by:
(i) supporting initiatives that acknowledge or assist volunteer contribution to sport;
(ii) acknowledging sporting successes;
(iii) promoting, recording and retaining the sporting history of Broome.
Fostering high performance, opportunity, growth, collaboration and recognition of sport and its participants in the West Kimberley, to facilitate a healthy and active community.
Partner with stakeholders to support and develop sustainable sporting organisations to facilitate growth of local sport.
Constitution was last updated in 2017.
AGM is held annually in February
Financial Year is Jan 1 – Dec 31st
Executive: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer
General Committee: At least one other member, TDP Coordinator / Head Coach
History – keeping the past in the present
BSA was formed in 2009 with the focus on encouraging sporting clubs to work together to fill gaps in sport and recreation servicing and advocate for local sport. The core business of the BSA was the hosting of the Sports Awards. After a 13 year hiatus the event was held in 2009 and has run every year since, with the exception of 2014 when the Association did not have a working committee.
In 2014 a report was completed to establish gaps in coaching and official services. The report was presented to DSR and led to the establishment of a partnership with DSR in Perth to coordinate the Broome Regional Talent Development Program. A committee was reformed and two paid positions developed to deliver the program.
The talent development program and the annual Sports Awards are now the key focus of the Broome Sports Association, with paid positions consolidated to include a single program coordinator / head coach.
The Broome Sports Awards have been held from 1979 to 1994 and from 2009 – 2013 and have been ongoing since 2015.