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CLONTARF FOOTBALL ACADEMY
WKA Term 1 Wrap
Term 1 has been as busy as ever for the Clontarf West Kimberley Academy. With so many camps, activities and carnivals throughout the term the boys have been extremely busy. When we sit down and plan our Term, we aim to incorporate our 5 ‘pillars’ into the program. Education, Employment, Well Being, Leadership and Football are the major areas our program is based around with the aim of improving each of these aspects in our Academy members.
Our morning trainings have continued this term with a Tuesday morning training session and Friday morning scratch match. The morning sessions are as much about getting the boys up and going, organised and ready for school as they are about the football itself. After each session the boys have to shower before we operate our breakfast program. It is a great time to sit down and have yarn with the boys about anything and everything that is going on. Year 8 boys Ahzali Bin Omar, Ainsely Richardson, Isaac May, Kevin Gibson and Robin Johnson have shown great commitment to the morning trainings.
A Father v Son footy match was held early in the term, where the boys were asked to bring down a family member to play against. The game was played in Great Spirit and was followed by a BBQ at the Academy rooms.
The induction camp in week 3 was the biggest induction camp to date. Over 40 new year 7s and 8s across both schools travelled to Willare, where we conducted team games and went through the Clontarf culture session. It was a great way for the new boys to meet each other and be introduced to the program.
The year 8 and 9 life skills class has continued this term, with the boys tidying up the grounds and veggie garden in preparation for next terms planting. We also had several guest speakers and have recently started Didgeridoo lessons with Paul Boon. This will carry into next term where the boys will have the chance to perform in front of some audiences.
We have played football in Broome, Derby and Halls Creek this term. The Junior and Senior teams have competed well in all carnivals with the Junior Blue Bones coming runner up in the Kimberley Clontarf Shield and Senior Blue Bones taking out the Desert Dustup in Halls Creek for the third consecutive year.
The annual Staff V Student game was played in week 7 and it provided a great opportunity for staff and Academy boys to mix it on the footy field. The mighty Staffies were too good again this year, winning a close battle by a couple of goals. Thanks to all the teachers who participated in the game.
Keep working hard boys!