Student’s enrolled in the Eagle EDGE Academy of Sport (Sporting Chance Program), have worked extremely hard during the year in different aspects of the program to gain a seat on the bus- destination Nelson Bay NSW. Students spent a glories week on the beach, swimming, dolphin cruise, shark & ray centre, celebration dinner at Hoggies, SCUBA Diving and Hummer Ride in the Sand Dunes.
Eagle EDGE Solutions delivered a Cert I & II Engineering Course to Year 11 & 12 Students enrolled in the Cunnamulla State School, where students worked after school 3 to 6pm in two week blocks to complete their certificates.
We had eleven girls enrolled in the Netball Program, who competed in competitions in St George and Toowoomba; four of the girls have been selected for the Queensland Indigenous Netball Team. These girls will travel to the Gold Coast in January for training and competitions.
The Sporting Chance Program is an Australian Government initiative that uses sport and recreation as a vehicle to increase the level of engagement of Indigenous students in their schooling to improve their education, training and employment outcomes.
Four of our girls have been selected for the Queensland Representative Team for 2015. They will travel to the Queensland Indigenous National Carnival to be held on the Gold Coast in January 2015.
Eleven girls participated in Toowoomba on the 17th October to play in the School Girls Indigenous Netball Trials. The four girls that were selected.
The Girls are members of the Cunnamulla Girls Netball team who are trained under the Eagle EDGE Academy of Sport – coach Jane Dillon and Paroo Shire Youth Programs – coach Linda Wharton. The girls have been training for the past two years, and when possible Linda and Jane take them away for competitions.
The girls’ training also includes playing with the ladies in the community. On a Monday night the girls enjoy their training, when they come up against, mothers, aunties and community members who are pleased to give of their time to help the girls train. On a Wednesday and Friday morning at 6:30 the girls do water aerobics to build their body strength. Well done girls on a huge job well done.
EMPOWERING YOUTH 4 LIFE
Eagle EDGE Solutions was successful in gaining funding through the Prime Ministers & Cabinet Department to run the Sporting Chance Program for Indigenous High School Students in Cunnamulla. The flagship program was to provide a Certificate I & II Engineering program to assist students to gain skills before completing High School that would lead them to Employment or further Education. The program includes the theory and practical elements of engineering as well as a work experience trip to Brisbane/Gold Coast to visit Engineering workshops.
2015 we have seen an additional nine students commence the program, and by the end of the year they will gain a Cert I & II in Engineering.
“I am amazed at how much you have achieved. I was hoping that at the end of two weeks Ben would have his RA Restricted Certificate and maybe a NAV or two. You have achieved far more than that, probably more than anyone else could achieve regardless of age. God bless and God speed.”