Lions play role in Balga HS success
- Thursday, 13 December 2012
- by Jeff Lind
Subiaco Football Club has celebrated the conclusion of the first full year of their Community Engagement Program with an awards night at Balga Senior High School on Wednesday night.
Community Programs Manager, Neil Arnold, and Player Development Officer, Jeff Lind, attended the Balga High School’s Swan Nyungar Sports Education Program end of year Celebration Dinner.
At the function awards of encouragement and high achievement were presented to students.
School Principal, Geoff Harris, paid tribute to the many partners involved with the SNSEP programs, which have played an important part in achieving a major increase in school attendances by Aboriginal youths.
Subiaco Football Club, through our Community Engagement Program has helped Aboriginal youth to re-engage and see the benefits of an education.
Mr Harris presented Neil Arnold with a certificate (above) honouring SFC’s involvement and support.
Subiaco FC is already reaping the rewards of these boys, who are seeing the benefits achieving their potential via their exciting football talents.
Currently training with our Colts group are players such as Antoine Garlett, Trent Garlett, Justin Woodley and Josh Spratt, all of whom graduated through the SNSEP programs.
In addition to this there are numerous players in the 14s, 15s and 16s development squads who are also part of the SNSEP AFL program.
This story should not pass without mention of the high school teacher who heads up the Balga High School SNSEP AFL Program – Subiaco League player Jason Bristow.
Jason is extremely popular with the SNSEP boys and his encouraging and positive demeanour has helped this program achieve the successes it has. Jason is very committed to ensuring all boys entering the SNSEP program leave as better citizens and with a positive outlook on the future.