This was a joint initiative between Cairns Hockey, Aspire to be Deadly and the Gulf Savannah Schools Program. We partnered up to deliver a 4-6 week hockey participation program in the remote community of Karumba. All the programs were modified to suit individual needs and we built in a young person leadership program and a mentor support program and a role model and ambassador program. It was an opportunity for the 180 participants to learn new skills or advance existing skills.
This program addressed closing the gap and reconciliation outcomes for the local disadvantaged community. We wanted to ensure that all the relevant stakeholders were engaged and that the program became part of the community calendar – plans are designed to:
Sport is the vehicle that drives these positive social and community benefits – Cairns Hockey Aspire Program and its partners confirmed it could be done.
Participation in the program was strong. Workshops designed to deliver positive:
To be eligible for sporting carnival, students needed to meet workshop targets.
|Workshops and clinics||Participation numbers||Karumba Hockey Competition|
|Normanton (2 schools)||5||70||65|
|Kowanyama - new in 2017||2||15||10|
|Cairns West - new in 2017||8||22||12|