Activities for young people

This page provides information about the range of activities that are available for young people in the City of Stirling.

Damian Martin as first Youth Ambassador

Damian Martin as first Youth Ambassador

The City of Stirling is delighted to announce the appointment of Australian Basketballer extraordinaire, Mr Damian Martin, as the City’s first Youth Ambassador.

The newly appointed position was created to coincide with the launch of Stirling’s first Youth Framework. A strategy designed to support the City’s young people contribute to community life, society and environment in meaningful ways.

Alongside the framework, a number of fun events were launched throughout October!

For more information on the Youth Framework, visit the Community improvement initiatives page. 

Stirling Youth Advocates (SYA)

The Stirling Youth Advocates (SYA) are a group of passionate young people aiming to effect positive change in their community. SYA provides an opportunity for young people to have their voice heard and inform the City of Stirling on what they would like to see happening for young people. Membership is a volunteer commitment but comes with numerous benefits.

New membership is welcome provided you live, work or study in the City of Stirling and are aged 12 to 25 years.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Stirling Youth Advocates (SYA) would like to acknowledge the traditional owners, the Wadjuk people of the Noongar nation as we pay our respects to their elder’s past, present, and emerging.

Diversity welcome

SYA celebrates diversity in all its forms. We value people’s age, culture, ability, sexuality, gender identity, religion and beliefs. We want all young people to feel valued, appreciated and empowered to be their best self and achieve their personal goals.

Vision of SYA

SYA want young people to feel valued, appreciated and empowered.  SYA aims to effect positive change in the community.

Our purpose

SYA’s purpose is to branch out to the community and voice the needs of the youth in the City of Stirling.

Our values

Respect, compassion and honesty.

Objectives

SYA is facilitated by City of Stirling’s Youth Development Team, our objectives are drawn from the City of Stirling’s youth frame work key focus areas. These are:

Engagement, information and support

  • Strategy 1 Using various avenues/ platforms to inform young people of meaningful and relevant information
  • Strategy 2 Develop partnerships with organisations that align with SYA’s goals and values.

Leadership and civic participation

  • Strategy 1 Provide support to youth-led projects that are both SYA driven and other sub groups
  • Strategy 2 Encourage and facilitate civic participation by adding value to existing opportunities.

Youth friendly spaces

  • Strategy 1 Develop a program of youth activities that activate and encourage young people to engage in the community.

Inclusion and diversity

  • Strategy 1 Celebrate the unique experiences of the diverse young people of the City of Stirling.

For more information, please contact Youth Services.

Stirling Players Youth

Stirling Players Inc. is an amateur theatre group which has received wide acclaim for professional productions and commitment to the community in the City of Stirling. Stirling Players Youth (SPY) offers young people in and around the City a creative opportunity to learn about the different aspects of performance and production. Junior SPY is for 13 to 15-year-olds and senior SPY for 16 to 24-year-olds.

For more information, please visit the Stirling Players website.

Youth programs

Whitelion Balga

Balga Detached Youth work project (BDYWP) is a fantastic youth service supporting at-risk young people to improve their opportunities via a diverse range of programs. The majority of young people who access BDYWP are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth who have vulnerabilities, experience social exclusion, poor educational attainment and family dysfunction. 

For more information, please visit the Whitelion website.

The Salvation Army - Balga

The Salvation Army Balga youth program is designed for high school students and offers a safe space to have fun and feel supported. The program has a huge range of activities, including Friday night youth program, basketball, girls group, Sunday night church and young adults program (for those who have left high school).

For more information, please visit the Salvation Army website.

Leisure centres

Stirling Leisure Centres provide a wide range of active programs for young people including:

  • Young people can enjoy games of ‘beatball’ which is a monthly under-18 multicultural three-on-three basketball competition - along with food and entertainment from a local DJ. The games are followed by a free sausage sizzle for participants.

For more information, please see Junior sports.

  • TeenFit is a group fitness program aimed at 13 to 17 years olds and is run at Stirling Leisure Centres - Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre. With reduced fees and school friendly session times, it's a great way to improve your teen's fitness. 

For more information, please see Term based programs.

Whirling in Stirling

The City of Stirling, have partnered with Freestyle Now and Skateboarding WA and are excited to present to the community, a series of coaching workshop for skateboards, scooters and BMX participants of all ages and skill levels.

These workshop sessions are more than just helping teach skills. These workshops are fun, informative and motivational.

  • FREE 2 hour workshops
  • Most equipment provided, check session details for more information
  • Participants need to please maintain physical distancing at all times and are advised to:
  • Social distance from others  (by at least 1.5m away from other people)
  • Stay at home if you are feeling unwell
  • Maintain good hygiene practises  (regularly wash hands).

Hand sanitizer and sun screen will be provided to all attendees.

For further enquires contact the Youth Development team on youth@stirling.wa.gov.au or check out our events calendar.