Crocs call for jobs support
“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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