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The Gold Coast SUNS with the support of Medicare Local, Kalwun Health, Quicksilver Foundation and DATSIMA (the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs) will again support Indigenous students through the No Boundaries Program in 2013. Up to 80 Indigenous students from schools in the Gold Coast region will be engaged in this program providing all participants with a unique educational experience.
Jarrod Harbrow will drive the delivery of this exciting program with help from other GC SUNS Indigenous players in Harley Bennell, Jack Martin, Brandon Matera, Steven May, Liam Patrick and Tim Sumner. The program will deliver key messages based on healthy eating, education and the importance of an active lifestyle through a number of one on one sessions.
These key messages will be delivered during six separate activities incorporated in the No Boundaries program. These activities include:
1. A visit from GC SUNS player and AFL Indigenous Ambassador Jarrod Harbrow
2. A free GC SUNS Gala day for the students and their families supported and delivered by the City of Gold Coast and Kalwun Health. Participants will have access to the AFL Playground, cooking demonstrations and much more
3. Joining the Jaegers Juniors club to see the GC SUNS in action at Metricon Stadium. Also students will get the opportunity to take part in the coke zero relay, guard of honour and halftime grid games.
4. A Buddy session with GC SUNS players, where students take players back to their classroom to showcase their school and their classwork. GC SUNS Supporter Pack
5. Learn to Surf experience- Supported by the Quiksilver Foundation.
6. White Christmas Charity Event at Movieworld
In conjunction with the GC SUNS, Education Queensland and the City of Gold Coast Health will aid in the delivery of these events which will run over two groups of indigenous students from the North and South Gold Coast regions.
On top of all of the benefits listed above a subsidised membership will also be made available to students within the program to play AFL with a local junior club for the 2014.
The Gold Coast SUNS in conjunction with AFL Cape York, NPA College and NPARC are proud to have launched the “No Boundaries” partnership program, aimed at those located in the remote communities of the Northern Peninsula Area.
The program with the support of the Australian Government – (Department Education, Employment and Workplace Relations) will again run in 2013 encouraging students towards positive aspirations after school, whether that is through further study, work or an apprenticeship/ traineeship.
The program has seen current players such as GC SUNS Indigenous Ambassadors Jarrod Harbrow and Liam Patrick along with Harley Bennell, Zac Smith, Daniel Gorringe and Nathan Bock travel twice to the NPA to work closely with local advocacy groups across 5 communities in the Northern Peninsula Area (one in March and one in July). This has been the most integral part of the program over the past two years as it is a great opportunity for the participants to receive an intimate and educational experience with our players and staff.
As part of the program, the club welcomes and hosts the NPA “legends” from the NPA region. This group of 10 high school students travelled to and experienced a week on the Gold Coast. They gained many new experiences such as the opportunity to watch a GC SUNS training session and were lucky enough to form a guard of honour for the GC SUNS as they ran through the banner before successfully taking on Carlton in the last home game of the season.
The Gold Coast SUNS coordinated the following activities throughout the program which included:
• A day at Dreamworld (with players Jarrod Harbrow and Harley Bennell)
• A day at the Club watching players train, view facilities and an education session delivered by SUNS staff
regarding nutrition and Life balance.
• A day at a local school (All Saints Anglican College) and Griffith University
• And to attend the Gold Coast SUNS vs. Adelaide Crows game at Metricon Stadium