Aussie Rules to feature in schools
The Australian Sports Commission has recently launched a new initiative — Sporting Schools Program— that will enable schools to participate in a range of sporting activities with a strong initial response from schools across the Goulburn Murray.
The new initiative replaces the Active After School communities program and will begin in term three.
Schools have until this Friday, June 26, to register for the program at www.sportingschools. gov.au
AFL Goulburn Murray will be offering two programs through the SSP:
Learn AFL is an Australian Football development program targeted at students with limited to no knowledge of the game.
The curriculum is linked to specific educational outcomes achieved through practising the core skills of the game and learning about the AFL and its clubs.
Experience AFL is an Australian Football development program targeted at students that already have some understanding of the game.
The curriculum expands on the students’ previous exposure to the game via specific lesson plans and experiencing Australian football through modified match play.
AFL Goulburn Murray Region general manager Martin Gleeson is now looking for suitable staff to deliver a high quality program.
‘‘This is an exciting new program and the initial response for AFL means we are now seeking expressions of interest from suitable personnel to be engaged as game development officers,’’ he said.
‘‘Employed on a casual basis a GDO will be primarily responsible for the delivery of the program in schools commencing in term three.’’
Mr Gleeson said successful applicants would have the ability to teach the basic skills of Australian Rules Football and have an understanding of junior football.
‘‘Candidates should also have excellent communication, presentation and timemanagement skills,’’ he said.
‘‘Available transport will also be essential to be able to travel to various programs and a valid Working With Children check will be mandatory.’’
Mr Gleeson said the opportunity to work in other community based initiatives may also be available, including delivery of clinics, NAB AFL Auskick programs and promotions, AFL 9s programs and school holiday programs.
‘‘These GDO roles are an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic individuals with a passion for working with school-age children.’’
Mr Gleeson said interviews would begin the week of June 29, and all applications needed to be lodged via the website at www.goulburnmurrayafl. com.au/GameDevelopment-Officer
For more information on the Sporting Schools Program go to www.sportingschools. gov.au
A night out: Jeff and Judy Baker swapped their golfing gear for something a bit more formal for the Victory Hall Ball Saturday night.