Eagles look to Sydney with Priddis
SOME high school students spent part of Term 1 working alongside staff at the West Coast Eagles and West Perth Football Club as part of the Eagles’ sports development program.
The program offers Year 11 and 12 SEDA students with a passion for football a chance to combine their love of the game with a hands-on education that delivers practical life skills.
Students were trained to help deliver key club events alongside Eagles in the Community staff, including weekly coaching sessions at Arena Joondalup, the West Coast Eagles Fan Fair, match day Fan Zone interaction and Rick’s Rookies day.
Many of the students involved play or umpire football at weekends.
Former West Coast player Bradd Dalziell, who is now the club’s school and community development officer, said the opportunity gave students further insight into what a career in football might look like.
“The students have been great and while they are working hard, especially on busy days like Fan Fair, they are also having a great time,” said Dalziell.
“This is a great chance for them to see the different pathways a career in football could open for them.”
Applications for the 2017 program are open.
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Student Jess Singleton hands out a balloon to a young fan at a match day.