Sporting clubs and facilities
There are a wide range of sporting clubs and facilities in the City of Subiaco. The city works closely with sport and recreation providers to foster the growth of successful and sustainable sport and recreation options in the area to meet the community's physical activity needs.
The city has lots of parks and reserves, many of which have playgrounds located in those areas. Most of these parks and reserves are designed to accommodate passive recreational and leisure activities such as picnics, walks and an areas to spend time outdoor relaxing or with the family.
Nicholson Road Reserve
Nicholson Road Reserve provides facilities for more casual forms of recreation including petanque courts, two hard surface tennis courts and a skate park facility. Nicholson Road Reserve is also home to the local Police and Citizens Youth Centre.
In August 2013 the City of Subiaco received funding from the Department of Sport and Recreation to extend and upgrade the Nicholson Road Skate park. The recent improvements were undertaken by Convic Skateparks Pty Ltd which included a linkage between the two skating bowls, extension of the street run and the addition of a new china bank and refuge area.
The improved facility has provided new opportunities for active and passive recreation for both existing and new users. The skate park has an increase of appeal to a greater range of ability levels and skaters are now able to make a smoother transition to the next level of competency.
Rosalie Park Reserve
As the key facility for organised team sports in the Subiaco area, Rosalie Park is located adjacent to Kings Park, and is the city’s primary team sporting facility. It houses the largest combination of sporting fields in the western suburbs, catering for most of the city's active sporting activities. The park attracts a significant level of use throughout the year with organised sporting activities, such as Australian rules football, lacrosse, soccer, touch rugby and cricket.
The facility has a clay wicket block, cricket practice wickets/nets, and lighting on the sports fields for night training.
Tennis courts with free public access
The City of Subiaco offers the use of tennis courts in two separate locations for the enjoyment and use by all in the community.
Two public access grass courts are available at Rosalie Park on Onslow Road within the grounds of the Onslow Park Tennis Club. These grass courts (numbers 2 and 3) are free to use but require booking. Bookings can be arranged at the Onslow Park Tennis Club. These tennis courts are available free of charge on a limited basis during the season, which runs from late January to the end of May. Suitable ID must be shown before the booking can be completed and the keys are issued. These courts are available at non-club times for daylight use only. For further information please see booking terms and conditions.
There are two hard courts at the corner of Nicholson and Rokeby roads at Nicholson Road Reserve, which do not require booking and are available for night use. The push button light switch operates until 10.30pm.
Are you new to Subiaco or wondering what physical activity to get your children involved in? Why not find a sport or join a club. Belonging to a sports team has more than just physical and health benefits, it provides opportunities to make friends, try something new and above all it is fun.
Rosalie Park is the home ground for the following sporting clubs and associations:
Subiaco Junior Football Club
Subiaco Lacrosse Club
Subiaco Junior Soccer Club
Subiaco Senior Soccer Club
Rosalie Touch Association
Western Suburbs Cricket Club
Onslow Park Tennis Club
Nicholson Reserve is home to the Subiaco Petanque Club and Junior Petanque. Petanque provides a fantastic, low impact form of recreation for both children and adults alike. The park is available to all community members, and a set of boules can be purchased from most sports stores.
Subi Stronger Clubs
The Subi Stronger Clubs program is a City of Subiaco initiative supporting sport and recreation clubs in their professional development by providing opportunities for clubs to
The key areas of focus are:
seek financial support and recognition
grow and develop their skills and knowledge in club management
keep up to date with what is happening in sport and recreation within the city
advertise and promote upcoming events for their club.
Fair Game Equipment Strategy
The City of Subiaco has partnered with Fair Game WA to assist in the recycling of second hand sports equipment to be donated to WA communities in need.
Fair Game is a WA health and community development not-for-profit organisation that recycles donated sports equipment from schools, community sporting groups and individuals, and redistributes it to communities in need. To aid in the collection of sporting equipment donations, Fair Game has placed blue donation bins in well-used community centres.
The City of Subiaco has a blue Fair Game donation bin at Lords Recreation Centre in the reception area. If you or your club would like to donate some second hand sporting equipment, please feel free to give Lords a visit and drop it inside the blue bin. For more information about Fair Game, please refer to the below brochure or visit their website.
Sporting club recognition grants
The City of Subiaco supports sport and recreation club projects and initiatives that foster a strong sense of belonging to the community by celebrating the city’s rich culture and traditions – past, present and future – through the club recognition grants program. Club recognition grants can be made available to clubs celebrating a particular milestone or achievement (e.g. seventy-fifth anniversary, ten-year premiership reunion) and be up to an amount of $500.
Is your club or organisation struggling to find volunteers to fill committee positions or just help out around the place? The City of Subiaco’s volunteering service has a dual role serving both the needs of volunteers and not-for-profit agencies. As a matchmaker the hub matches volunteers with the agencies that need them.
To find out more please visit the volunteering page.
If you have any questions or for further information regarding the sport and recreation facilities, sporting clubs and recreation programs in Subiaco, please contact recreation services on (08) 6229 6635 or email email@example.com