P2S RUGBYWORKS breaks new ground inside of mainstream education
On the recommendation of Dr Anne Aly, Federal Member for Cowan, Mercy College in Mirrabooka invited P2S RUGBYWORKS to conduct ‘taster’ sessions for selected Year 9 and 10 students to try to improve their soft skills and employability attributes. The sessions recently concluded after four weeks (8 sessions) and we felt they went well. Deputy Principal of Mercy College, Jennie Jago wrote the following testimonial in response to our program:
A handpicked small group of twelve Year 9 (girls and boys) and ten Year 10 (boys) students had the opportunity to test drive and pilot the P2S Rugby Works program at Mercy College. The students had the opportunity to build trust and maintain relationships through the medium of rugby. They developed their soft employability skills (problem solving, communication, teamwork and critical thinking). Students were able to learn from their mistakes and resolve problems with others in the team. Pathway to Success (P2S) Rugby Works promotes resilience. It is about helping your people to become aware of the impact of their behaviour on others and to build their commitment to personal accountability and responsibility. Thank you to Fraser Griggs for allowing us the opportunity to see how the program works over a four week block of time. The feedback from the students was very positive as they engaged with the coaches.
The students had the opportunity to work with Bob, Duncan, Tel and Alan. We also met one of the sponsors Glen from Rugged Edge on the last Friday. We hope to incorporate the program into our 2019 Year 10 Vocational Education Training classes.
P2S RUGBYWORKS is delighted and honoured to announce that Bec Clough, Wallaroos International as our new Brand Ambassador.
Bec will fit neatly alongside Marcel Brache in being an inspiration and mentor for our youngsters.
“Working with young people is what I do every day in my job as a Youth Custodial Officer, it is my passion. My other passion in life is Rugby Union so joining the two through P2S Rugbyworks is exciting. My aim is to inspire a generation, in rugby and everything in between. I look forward to working with all the young people involved in P2S Rugbyworks.”
Fraser Griggs, CEO of P2S RUGBYWORKS added: “Bec has shown to me her determination to inspire a generation’ through her rugby career and we are delighted that she has chosen RUGBYWORKS as the vehicle to do that. Many of our youngsters are crying out for role models in their life and i can think of no better mentors for them than Bec and Marcel’
These are exciting times for P2S RUGBYWORKS as the employability angle of the program starts to gain traction and recognition from industry here in Western Australia.
To hear more about our program and its future, please join us at our Open Forum at The Heights Bar & Bistro at 2/200 Mirrabooka Avenue 6064 on Wednesday 5th October 2018 from 7pm.
P2S RUGBYWORKS are delighted to have signed our first Silver Sponsor. Financial Framework in Mount Hawthorn have thrown their collective weight behind our program and provided their support to help us deliver our RUGBYWORKS program to the marginalised youngsters of Western Australia. Thanks so much to Guy, Tim, Chris and the team. www.facebook.com/financialframeworkaustralia
Just like P2S RugbyWorks, Financial Framework is a growing local organisation. They were established in 2013 by the Managing Director Tim Luxton.
Tim shares many of the values that we are looking to promote and he is an avid supporter of local organisations and sporting facilities.
How can you support the businesses that support P2S RugbyWorks?
If you’re in need of non-bank aligned financial advice that can help you to achieve your financial goals then Financial Framework are your go to.
The team specialise in providing financial advice on retirement savings, investment management and personal insurance needs.
To get in touch visit their website and give them a call. Guy Saayman or Tim Luxton will be able to help you with many of your financial needs
P2S RUGBYWORKS is delighted to announce our first ‘Bronze Partner’ has climbed aboard with a valuable donation.
We’d like to thank Alex and Susie Smith from Bin Bombs, bin odour solutions for contributing a sizeable amount of their product for us to sell to raise funds for our programme supporting marginalised young people here, in Western Australia.
Alex is an enthusiastic supporter of our efforts and has backed that up with this much appreciated formal support. Please visit www.binbombs.com.au to see their great product. Any please contact P2S if you’d like to purchase the product to help support of programme.
Great to receive positive feedback from one of our groups as we try to make a difference and ‘break the cycle ‘
Fresh from Alta-1 Merriwa becoming our first contracted school we ran our second ‘Official’ session with the enrolled youngsters.
We had perfect weather for the session and everyone had a great time with our coaches Bob and Andrew.
This is just the start of a journey for these youngsters as we seek to mentor them through their development of lifeskill to make them work ready.
Later in the programme we will start to introduce them to some work and training opportunities so they can reintegrate with their communities and start contributing to their own future and the WA economy.
WE believe our RUGBYWORKS programme will not only get them fit for purpose, but Fit WITH a Purpose!!