Some of Perth’s best known former footy players are mentoring young people in sport and life skills at the Champion Centre.
Indigenous Services Australia’s community based program Together We Can has come to Armadale.
The sessions delivered by Daniel Kerr, Project Manager at Together We Can, are held at the City of Armadale’s Champion Centre in Seville Grove.
The Together We Can program promotes social and emotional well-being and aims to help communities improve physical and mental health, increase social inclusion and cognitive skills, and prevent crime.
Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said by using fitness, arts, music, sport and culture as a means of engagement with local youth, parents and caregivers the program aims to increase two way listening, understanding and inclusiveness and build relationships.
“The weekly sessions are attended by other well-known and prominent sporting and arts cultural ambassadors such as former Australian Rules footballers David Wirrpanda, Andrew Embley and Andrew Krakouer.
“By providing strong role models, commitment and attention to these kids the program is achieving really positive results with youth and their families.
“Through improved attitudes they can learn from experiences and gain valuable lessons to help guide a positive future for the whole community”, he said.