Vulnerable young people in Perth’s south-eastern corridor have experienced a golden moment in their lives, after meeting three Australian stars of football from Perth Glory FC.
Riley Woodcock, Chris Harold and Olyroo Jamie Maclaren met several youngsters from Save the Children’s Live and Learn program in Gosnells recently.
The program supports young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to settle into community and school life.
The players held drills and games, and mixed with young people at the program and took part in a question and answer session.
Perth Glory Community and Development Manager Callum Salmon said the club was keen to give back to the local community.
“We welcome the chance for these players to act as mentors. Our partnership with Save the Children offers a great opportunity to provide positive role models for kids in Perth’s southeast,” he said.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for the young people we work with to meet some of the football players they idolise and learn about the dedication and determination required to reach the top level in any area of life,” Save the Children West Australia Manager Juan Larranaga said.
“I know the kids we work with were extremely excited about the visit, it meant a lot to have such talented, and high profile players visit them. The important message that players give, encourages young people to look at the world differently and realise their potential” he said.
Save the Children is one of Australia’s largest aid and development agencies dedicated to helping children.
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