Maroon and Goldfields
- Thursday, 15 August 2013
The Lions hit the road earlier this week on a promotional trip to Kalgoorlie earlier this week which has been hailed a huge success by the club’s Community Programs Manager Neil Arnold..
Arnold and three Lion’s players, including Goldfields products Rob Forrest (Railways) and Michael Genovese (Boulder), travelled to Kalgoorlie to spread the message behind the Lions’ ‘Learn Today… Lead Tomorrow’ program.
The program targets indigenous primary school students and aims at increasing attendance rates, behavior and participation during school activities.
Arnold was pleased with the response by the indigenous students.
“They loved seeing the WAFL players, it’s not about telling the kids they have to become footballers, it’s about getting some fresh faces other than their teachers to talk to them about their future goals and ambitions.” Arnold said.
The trip included visits to O’Conner, East Kalgoorlie, Boulder and Kalgoorlie Central primary schools.
“It’s pretty rewarding to see the response we are getting from these kids,” said Forrest.
“The program is getting results so hopefully we can initiate it in as many schools in our district as possible.”
If you would like more information about the program or would like to get involved please contact Neil Arnold.