Derby Gets Accredited

 Michael Farmer teaches students the practical component of the Level One AFL Coaching Accreditation

Michael Farmer teaches students the practical component of the Level One AFL Coaching Accreditation

On Thursday the 25th of June 2015, Derby saw a record number of parents, volunteers and community members sign up to earn their AFL Coaching Accreditation. This year’s course proved to be the biggest by far as the Derby Tigers Football Club, Derby Clontarf Foundation, and the Mowanjum and Yurmulun Aboriginal Communities all sent in members to attend. This year’s Auskick Junior Football and the Senior Reserves Competition will commence during Term 3 which allowed parents to attend the Auskick Coaches Course and the AFL Level One Coaching Course. These courses are delivered to the senior men volunteering to coach from Mowanjum and Yurmulun Communities who have teams participating in the Reserves Competition.

Sonny Ozies, Derby’s Smarter than Smoking Active Community Development Officer said, “I’ve been a part of the Auskick and Junior Football games for the past four years and not a lot of community members were interested in coaching football, especially parents. This year’s big surprise in attendance means a lot more community members are putting their hands up to support and assist in such massive programs being delivered. This is great as this is what I’d always wanted to see happen here in Derby, Mowanjum and Yurmulun Communities!”

A huge thank you goes out to Michael Farmer, Kimberley Regional Football Manager, for delivering the course on behalf of the West Australian Football Commission and the AFL Australian Coaches Association. For further information on other AFL Coaching Courses available throughout the year, please contact Sonny Ozies at Garnduwa’s Derby Office on 9193 2188.

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