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Help to get ‘back on track’
Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly has appointed three COVID project co-ordinators designed to help strengthen clubs coming out of the pandemic.
Young Wimmera sporting enthusiasts Mitch Martin, Laelah Robertson and Mikayla Smith have taken on the six-month roles and will approach clubs for ‘guided conversations’.
As part of the role, the trio will support volunteers who have additional responsibilities due to COVID-19; support volunteers to navigate ‘return to play’ advice, including member engagement to increase confidence; and support clubs to consider new approaches and run activities that support disadvantaged communities and under-represented cohorts.
Mr Martin, who plays football for Horsham Saints and basketball for Horsham Hornets, said he was excited about his new role.
“I’m very keen for the next six months of working at the Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly, by getting out and about and helping the local clubs get through COVID,” he said.
“I’m very passionate about helping people and hopefully I
can help the clubs get back to some form of normal.”
Ms Robertson, a talented volleyballer, and Jeparit netball and tennis player Ms Smith, agreed.
Ms Smith, who has a bachelor’s
degree in sports coaching and science from Victoria University in Melbourne, said she was excited to help people get ‘back on track’.
“I look forward to getting into contact with the community so be
expecting to hear from me over the coming weeks,” she said.
People can call the assembly on 5382 4599 to speak with a COVID project co-ordinator.