This week I had a chat with Wayne Smith on air who is on the board of the Perth Football Club. There are few things happening within the club that connect to our region A senior player at Perth Football Club, Callum Walley (26) was recently appointed the club’s first Aboriginal engagement officer; a task he takes very seriously.
A first of its kind within the WAFL clubs, the role was created by the Demons to facilitate the development of talented young footballers from the club’s country zones – both on and off the field.
“It was started up as a way for the boys from country towns to be in Perth and make it easy for them to get to training and play games,” Walley said.
Sydney and Gordon are from Northam and Nicky is from Tammin, so it is just too far for them to be travelling all the time.
On top of supervising the boys, Walley also works closely with the Banksia Hill Detention Centre, as well as running football clinics.
Perth Football Club utilise a Training Camp in Northam to reduce travelling times and days for Regional Players at a Cost of $2,000.
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So great to have the new role and the appointment of Walley and to have a few representatives from our region performing so well in the footy stakes.