Roebourne Talent Pool gets deeper

11 April 2018

Royal Life Saving WA and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries have signed a new funding agreement enabling the Talent Pool program to be delivered in Roebourne.

The Talent Pool is an innovative youth engagement, training and employment program designed for the Aquatic Industry, supporting projects that aim to increase participation in sport and active recreation or activities that develop the skills of people throughout the community.

Two girls in the pool as part of the Talent Pool program at RoebourneRoyal Life Saving Senior Manager Workforce Solutions, Travis Doye, says the Talent Pool program will help to achieve both objectives. "The Roebourne Talent Pool program will encourage a group of school aged girls from the Roebourne Girl's Academy to swim, increase their fitness levels and develop aquatic rescue skills before attempting to achieve their Bronze Medallion certificates." 

In addition to the range of physical, social, emotional and community benefits that Talent Pool delivers, Royal Life Saving will also conduct a local Aquatic Trainers course that aims to significantly increase the number of qualified Community Trainers within the Pilbara region.

Members of the Roebourne Active Workgroup such as the Roebourne High School, Roebourne Girl's Academy, PCYC, WAFC, City of Karratha, Yaandina and Garnduwa, all expressed high levels of interest and support towards the community benefits that a local Royal Life Saving Aquatic Trainers course would deliver.

Mr Doye says Roebourne's Talent Pool program is the second of its kind in the region. "It follows significant successes achieved by the Talent Pool program in Port Hedland, and provides another opportunity to build an alliance of Local Government Authorities and like-minded organisations that are committed to providing opportunities for Aboriginal youth, particularly those who are serious about improving employment outcomes for these young people."

It's hoped the Talent Pool program in Roebourne will drive significant benefits for the community. Royal Life Saving continues to call for expressions of interest from Local Government Authorities or other relevant organisations that are interested in being involved or contributing to the broader development and delivery of Talent Pool in their region. To find out how you can get involved click the link below to contact us.

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Talent Pool participants with their trainer in the water at Roebourne