Sport­ing chance for young ca­reers

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

LO­CAL or­gan­i­sa­tions have teamed up with the Town of Victoria Park to pro­vide em­ploy­ment, train­ing and ed­u­ca­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties for young peo­ple.

Not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion AFL Sport­sReady is ded­i­cated to help­ing young Aus­tralians de­velop ca­reers through trainee­ships and ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties.

To­gether with the Town and the Clon­tarf Foun­da­tion, young peo­ple will be given the op­por­tu­nity to fur- ther them­selves in their cho­sen ca­reer.

Re­cent Sevenoaks Se­nior Col­lege grad­u­ate Dean Cooper (18) was the first to ben­e­fit from the part­ner­ship, hav­ing joined with the Town as a hor­ti­cul­tural trainee a few weeks ago.

Over the next 18 months, Dean will study at Tafe and work across a va­ri­ety of di­vi­sions within the Park Life team for hands on learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that will help him grad­u­ate with a Cer­tifi­cate III in hor­ti­cul­ture.

“This is a fan­tas­tic three-way part­ner­ship, one that I’m par­tic­u­larly proud of and grate­ful to have the op­por­tu­nity to sup­port,” Town Mayor Trevor Vaughan said.

“The per­sonal out­comes for the in­di­vid­u­als par­tic­i­pat­ing in the pro­gram are ex­pected d454711 to be re­ally pos­i­tive, but it’s also a win-win for our com­mu­nity.”

Both AFL Sport­sReady and Clon­tarf Foun­da­tion are lo­cated in the Town and have sup­ported more than 16,000 young peo­ple.

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell

Sevenoaks grad­u­ate Dean Cooper has joined the Town of Victoria Park as a hor­ti­cul­tural trainee.

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