It has been a busy week for our AFL and AFLW players in the community, presented by Barwon Water.
Rhys Stanley, Ben Jarvis, Mark O’Connor and Becky Webster checked in with St Therese and Birregurra Primary Schools last week through the Healthy Heroes program.
Both schools participated in a 50 minute interactive session before catching up with the players to find out about their positive food choices, what they get up to (besides Football) to keep fit and stay active, how they might use screen time and technology to improve their game and the importance of mindfulness.
The Cats Match program, in partnership with MatchWorks, helps local youth job seekers overcome barriers to employment and improve their overall health and wellbeing.
Together, MatchWorks and the Geelong Cats aim to change lives by creating hope and opportunity to young people in the community.
Tamara-Rose Barker shared her journey to employment through the program and in her own words says, ‘I wouldn’t be where I am today without the CatsMatch program’.
Tamara is striving to save for a nice holiday and eventually a house.
General Manager of Community at the Cats, Sarah Albon, believes that the best part of the program is seeing the young people evolve.
Earlier this year, the Cats Match participants took part in a Q&A and a fitness session with Jed Bews and Darcy Fort, and then caught up with Darcy and Gryan Miers via Zoom to chat about adapting to Covid, and how they continuously develop their skills both personally and professionally!
Foster Care Week
This week is Foster Care Week, an opportunity to thank and acknowledge Foster Carers for the care, support and love they provide to children and young people, especially in our region and those through Barwon Child Youth and Family.
It is also a chance to highlight the urgent need for more people to become Foster Carers in the Barwon Region.