Talent Pool Splash Week engages Hedland youth

11 February 2021

Youth playing volleyball in the poolRoyal Life Saving WA’s Talent Pool is a youth engagement initiative designed to assist Aboriginal young people to engage in training and employment activities. The program is supported by Principal Community Partner BHP and provides a springboard for Aboriginal youth who want to take action and achieve employment in the aquatics industry.

Recently our Talent Pool team in Port Hedland had an opportunity to take part in Splash Week, which saw Hedland locals enjoy a week of water fun and activities at the South Hedland Aquatic Centre.

Thanks to BHP and the Town of Port Hedland, children of all ages were able to access the aquatic centre at no charge and be involved in various activities run by Royal Life Saving WA’s Talent Pool staff. Splash Week was extremely successful, seeing an average of 8-10 participants daily demonstrating their best skills in water volleyball, classic catches, bommies and Manu competitions.

The idea behind the Talent Pool youth engagement Splash Week program was to develop relationships with disengaged youth and establish trusting foundations for building future engagement with them. The hope is that these youth will connect in to the Talent Pool program. Previous exchanges have demonstrated that such working relationships are invaluable when connecting Aboriginal and Indigenous youth to pursue aquatics as a means of active healthy lifestyles, inclusion and for future career opportunities.

You can read more about Talent Pool's work across metro and regional WA at the link below.

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