A junior football program assisting special needs children to participate in sports was one of eight winners at the Community Services Excellence Awards on 4 May.
The 'Starkick All Abilities Football' program has been making a difference in its local community by providing pathways for special needs footballers to play AFL.
Other winners announced at the awards include CommunityWest Inc for its 'Act to Connect: Facilitating Community Connections' program, which was presented with the inaugural Local Government and Community Services Collaboration award.
The award is sponsored by the Department of Local Government and Communities, and is an initiative of the Community Development Roundtable.
The Zonta House Refuge Association was also recognised for its 'Positive Pathways to Safety for Women and Children' program which provides support services to women and families who have experienced family and domestic violence.
The Community Services Excellence Awards are a partnership between the State Government and the WA Council on Social Service (WACOSS).
Visit www.csea2016.com for a full list of winners.