Trio given West Coast welcome
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.