Nine-time Paralympic swimming gold medallist Priya Cooper will share her insight and experiences in sport at a special function designed to help local clubs and sports people get the most from their club.

The City of Gosnells is hosting a Club Chat event for clubs, sporting associations and community groups on Wednesday 28 October from 6pm to 8pm in the Lesser Hall at the Mills Park Centre, Beckenham.

This event, made possible through Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries funding, will feature Cooper as a guest speaker and includes a sport and recreation infrastructure update, funding information, fundraising ideas and a club perspective on writing a grant application.

This event will give clubs a platform to share ideas and discuss better practices, and a panel of experts will be available to answer questions.

Mayor David Goode said local sporting clubs were the lifeblood of the community and urged people to get involved.

“Sporting clubs play a vital role in providing a pathway for children to get active and involved in their favourite games, which often sows the seeds for a lifelong love of sport,” he said.

Cooper is one of Australia’s most celebrated Paralympic athletes, winning 16 medals across the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Summer Paralympic Games.

Her many achievements include being named Young Australian of the Year for Sport in 1999, becoming just the fourth Paralympian inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in October 2015 and receiving an Australian Sports Medal in 2000.

Registrations are essential and open from Monday 7 to 26 October. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please visit the City’s website at, call 9391 6022 or email