Brah­man Academy launch to bol­ster youth prospects

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

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 bra­hamacademy@big­

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.

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