Indoor Beach Volleyball
Indoor Beach Volleyball is becoming a big sport within Australia. Played inside on sand, you are surrounded by nets. Unlike regular volleyball rules, you can play the ball off any of the nets except the top one. It takes a couple games to adjust to, since most of us got it stuck in our head that we have to hit it in bounds, and arent use to hitting off nets.
If you are interested in joining, it is simple. Most people come with their own teams already, but you can also sign up on the "people looking for a team" list. There are four seasons, Summer, Fall, Spring, and Winter league. There are about 10 games throughout the season, so you are playing to make the finals.
For more info about the sport, prices, and facility locations, click on the following link for centers within WA. Indoor Beach Volleyball
- Family Travel
The site of Concerts and the Hopman Cup in Perth each year, this venue holds many a memory for many in Perth.
With a pressurised teflon dome this venue is very much unique, the venue is big enough to put a rectangular pitch inside and is also significantly able to configure for any event of any size.
Located on the Burswood Precinct this venue holds about 20,000 people and the building is one of those very unique Indoor Arenas that you may come across anywhere in the world.
A venue well worth visiting, and you better be fast its earmarked for demolition
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Subiaco Oval is the home of Football in Western Australia, if you are looking for some time experiencing our premier football players in the state, that is AFL players, Subiaco Oval is the place for you.
Capacity is 42,922 and would strongly advise you to pre book for any Eagles match as at present all West Coast Eagles games are sold out.
Holds, Rugby Union, Soccer and International Rules while it may host a Twenty/20 Match later this year.
Ground record since redevelopment is 43,242 for the Perth Glory v Wollongong Wolves Grand Final.
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West Australian Rowing Club
The W.A. Rowing Club began in 1868 and lies on the foreshore of the Swan River. It is West Australia’s oldest rowing club and one of the oldest in Australia. The boatshed was built in 1905 and is about to celebrate its 100 yr anniversary.
The Rowing Club caters for members of all ages and levels. There are classes to learn how to row held throughout different times of the year. These classes usually last for 4 weeks and teach the basics of rowing. You can also take lessons at other times.
After getting my OWPadi in the Great Barrier Reef, why not to go further.
I find a gread scuba diving center offering great deals and an happy professional team and instructors. You could follow all PADI courses there and choose diving spots according to your levels:
- the Perth's No 1 island diving location Rottnest Island. May be you will be lucky to dive among dolphins, sealions and passing humback whales.
- shark dive in the WA Aquarium (AQWA). may be it is not very natural
- H.M.A.S. SWAN wreck dive lying in 30 metres of water.
At the end I get my ADV and could enjoy more diving trips as The Red Sea
Equipment: Everything is provided, but don't forget your good mood ;-)
- Diving and Snorkeling
Joondalup has the largest multi-purpose sport, recreation and entertainment facility in Western Australia. The centre is set in 33 hectares of landscaped parklands. When built in 1994, the purpose was to provide the local community with a large sporting complex for the northern suburbs of Perth. The centre provides national and international sporting facilities. There is a health and fitness centre, function rooms and a bar and bistro restaurant.
Dolphin Scuba Diving
With the excellent climate in Perth and close location to the sea, there are plenty of different water sports available in and around Perth. Dolphin Scuba is a PADI 5 Star Course Development Centre (CDC) run by Callum and Sarah (and Tyson the dog) and this is where I completed my PADI Divemaster course. Dolphin have 2 class rooms and a sizeable shop from where they run all available PADI courses. Confined water dives (pool sessions) take place at a nearby outdoor swimming pool and there are several dive sites in the area to suit all levels of divers.
Perth Oval - Members Equity Stadium
The old Perth Oval has been redeveloped and is now known as Members Equity Stadium and is home to the Perth Glory Soccer Club. In the redevelopment the existing main grandstand which is heritage listed, was revamped and kept. The rest of the rectangular ground was completely dug up and redesigned. The stadium can now seat around 18,450 and the grounds can be used for other rectangular sports as well as social and entertainment events.
I got an up close look today at my first Western Australia Beach Volleyball Tournament, held at Leighton Beach in southern Perth.
Nadine has some friends that take part in the tournament, that host both boys and girls teams. There are 3 divisions. Starting from Single A, being for ameuters division, Double A, being for the experienced division, and finally, Triple A for the masters division.
Tournaments start from 730am til about 230pm and may run later. There are about 14 nets set up along the beach, with games going on every one of them. Games are serious but also laid back, with everyone knowing each other. Not to mention half of the players are hung over from the night before.
*This picture was taken of a Triple A divison match between 2 female teams. I found the girls matches to be just as exciting as the guys. The guys were ofcourse more athletic, but the girls seemed to be more graceful...
- School Holidays
- Adventure Travel
Kwinana Quit Motorplex
The Quit Motorplex is not far from the Kwinana Freeway and was opened in 2000 to accommodate speedway and drag racing. Today it is reported to be the best dirt speedway in the world.
The Kwinana Motorplex is located less than 30 minutes from Perth City.
Subiaco Oval was built in 1908 and is the largest and most recognised stadium in Western Australia. When the oval was first opened it was known as Mueler Park and the first match was held on 9th of May in 1908. There is a three tier stand behind the goals and a two tier members stand. Now connecting to this stand is the ANZ stand, which also has two tiers of seating with corporate boxes on the wing. The oval can hold a capacity of more than 43,000 people. Floodlights are operating for night matches. Subiaco Oval is an icon in Perth and is well known all around Australia.
Luckily i arrived in November, the same time as the world rally championship cars so i hitched a ride. The rally went from the north of the city all the way to the southern suburbs where i needed to go.
- Road Trip
- Adventure Travel
The Great Escape
The Great Escape is a theme park which provides water slides and mini-golf right in the heart of Hillary’s Boat Harbour. The Hydro Tube is a slow slide and is suitable for children 5 and under as long as they are with an adult. The white water raft ride shoots the pitch black rapids before free falling about 3 metres into the daylight. The Speed Twister Slides run at up to 40 knots per hour.
Gloucester Park in East Perth is home to the West Australian Trotting Association. Race meetings are held here every Friday night. Trotting became very popular in Western Australia by the 1920’s. Also at the park is a Casino and the Beau Rivage Restaurant on the level, which is regarded as one of Perth’s finest International buffet restaurants.
WACA stands for the Western Australian Cricket Association and the grounds is home to many international, national and local cricketing events. The all time record for total attendance at the grounds is 84,142 people at a test match between Australia and England in 1970. this was the first time Perth appeared on the international test circuit. The WACA is floodlit for the day/night games.
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