Crocs call for jobs sup­port

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

“Par­ents, schools and sport­ing clubs try and pro­vide our kids with the best skills and ground­ing to en­ter the adult world of ca­reer, em­ploy­ment and study.

“How­ever, to do this our young men and women are forced to leave this unique re­gion and some never re­turn.”

The Crocs are look­ing for em­ploy­ers in the re­gion to sign up to their pro­gram Stay, Work and Play if they have sub­stan­tial work in­clud­ing ap­pren­tice­ships, trainee­ships or full time of­fice work.

Croc’s foot­ball op­er­a­tions man­ager Jim Buck­ley said the as­so­ci­a­tion will be fo­cussing on the play­ers’ well­be­ing this sea­son.

“Our play­ers are more than foot­ball units, they are young men with emo­tional, so­cial and eco­nomic needs,” he said.

“We view our play­ers as hu­man en­ti­ties, not just foot­balling com­modi­ties and pro­vid­ing ac­cess to lo­cal em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties and ca­reer path­ways is crit­i­cal to the Crocs.

“Sup­port­ing play­ers in their over­all growth and de­vel­op­ment as peo­ple and play­ing and work­ing in the com­mu­nity gives our plays an op­por­tu­nity to es­tab­lish more bal­anced lives.”

Any lo­cal busi­nesses will­ing to come for­ward and sup­port the Stay Work and Play ini­tia­tive and pro­vide full time work should con­tact pres­i­dent Andy Smith on 0408 985 372.

“Let’s work out butts off to keep as many lo­cal young men and women in their home patch - the whole com­mu­nity will be win­ners,” Smith said.


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