Brahman Academy launch to bolster youth prospects
THE Brahman Academy has officially launched following a presentation at Proserpine State High School on Monday morning.
Whitsunday A-grade coach Anthony Blackwood addressed the assembly, depicting the program’s undoubted benefits.
The rugby league club hopes to develop young players on and off the field, offering students aged 15-18 the opportunity to gain employment in a school-based or full time apprenticeship or traineeship, by harnessing partnerships within the community. Consisting of volunteers Michael Lee (Whitsunday Brahmans), Laney ScottYoung (Proserpine Whitsunday Junior Rugby League) and Nicole Jolley (Proserpine State High School), the academy’s primary mission is to “develop young people holistically through employment and involvement with Proserpine Junior Rugby League and the Whitsunday Brahmans”.
“The Brahman Academy is being developed as a youth program intended to provide pathways for employment, by using sports as a vehicle to promote healthy lifestyles and habits,” Lee said.
The program is desperately encouraging local employers to jump on board the initiative.
For more information on the academy, or if employers are looking to participate email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACADEMY ACTIVE: Proserpine State High School principal Dan McDermid, Brahmans coach Anthony Blackwood, Lachlan Scanlon, Jackson Brooks, Michael Lee, Kevin Young, (front) Laney Scott-Young, Kai O'Donnell and Proserpine State High School senior schooling laison officer Nicole Jolley officially launch the Brahman Academy on Monday at the school's assembly.