Local police and Transit Officers build relationships with young people on the field
The City’s popular Night Fields Program has seen local Armadale Line Transit Officers building relationships with young people on and off the field through sport.
The family friendly program gives young people, aged six to 18 years old, the opportunity to positively engage with youth workers and Armadale Transit Officers while engaging in a variety of sports every Thursday until 21 March from 4.30 to 6pm at Frye Park in Kelmscott.
The free program provides young people the chance to try out soccer, AFL and basketball thanks to local sporting clubs, Seville Dragons Basketball Club, Kelmscott Roos Soccer Club and the Kelmscott Junior Football Club, who have partnered to bring Night Fields to life.
City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said the program aims to provide pathways to local clubs and long-term healthy, active lifestyles.
“It gives young people a great opportunity to find out more about joining a local club for the year if they enjoy a sport they try.
The Public Transport Authority, through its community education program Right Track, is one of many key partners on this initiative. Other key partners include WAPOL, Save the Children, headspace Armadale, the Armadale Rotary Club, Hope Community Services and the YMCA.
Armadale Line Transit Officer Roi Pugh said: “I love getting involved with the community by representing the Transit Officer Unit and the Right Track program, volunteering my time and helping out the kids by simply having fun.
“I hope to have a positive impact by intervening early and breaking down barriers and building positive relationships with our local young people,”
At the end of the program a free dinner will be prepared by the Armadale Rotary Club for every participant.
Activities for siblings under six years old are also available and delivered by ReadySteadyGoKids.
The program is proudly supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries and the City of Armadale.
For more information visit www.armadale.wa.gov.au/night-fields-multisport or call 9394 5000.