Trio given West Coast welcome

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

THREE lo­cal stu­dents have had the rare chance to ex­pe­ri­ence the in­ner work­ings of an AFL club.

Greenwood res­i­dent Tayla Bothe, Pearsall’s Samuel Hand­cock and Hock­ing res­i­dent Bai­ley Richards are spend­ing a day a week work­ing at the West Coast Ea­gles head­quar­ters as part of their Sports Ed­u­ca­tion De­vel­op­ment Aus­tralia (SEDA) stud­ies.

West Coast part­ners with SEDA to help stu­dents achieve Western Aus­tralian Cer­tifi­cate of Ed­u­ca­tion (WACE) qual­i­fi­ca­tions and Vo­ca­tional Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing (VET) cer­tifi­cates.

Samuel is with the club’s com­mu­ni­ca­tions team and has am­bi­tions to work in the me­dia.

“I got to sit in on a few in­ter­views for in­jury re­ports and a few train­ing ses­sions,” Samuel said.

“I’ve writ­ten some stuff and the guys are edit­ing it and teach­ing me what they would write.”

SEDA stu­dents are en­cour­aged to pre­pare them­selves for life be­yond school by tak­ing ad­van­tage of in­dus­try op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able to them.

“It’s more hands-on learn­ing than a nor­mal high school,” said Tayla.

“We can get our WACE qual­i­fi­ca­tion and VET Cer­tifi­cates in Sport and Re­cre­ation, which al­lows us to go on to fur­ther study at uni or what­ever we choose to do.”

Tayla Bothe, Samuel Hand­cock and Bai­ley Richards.

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