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MacDonnell Regional Council

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Alice Springs




September 2018, volume 10 issue 4

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MacDonnell Shire Council Newsletter

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MacDonnell Regional Council Staff Newsletter SEPTEMBER 2018 volume 10 issue 4 page 8 For the past seven years Glen Iris Junior Football Club in Melbourne has come to Papunya for a cultural exchange based around football. Three years ago Glen Iris returned the favour and began hosting young people from Papunya and Mt Liebig to visit Melbourne for a week-long football trip with the assistance of our MacYouth program. A recent MacYouth delegation of three young men (around 16 years), six boys (around 12 years), MacYouth staff from each community and a Coordinator of Youth Services travelled to Melbourne to further grow the relationship. This year the football trip had a wider scope that gave the young fellas a chance to get a feel for Melbourne, with a view of going to boarding schools. Following the first Melbourne trip a young man from Mt Liebig asked to move to the city to complete primary school and live with a family from the football club in Glen Iris. The club has subsequently helped him get into the exclusive Melbourne Indigenous Transition School at the Richmond Football Club. During this recent Melbourne trip the MacYouth delegation watched the Cats play the Dogs at Etihad Stadium and the Saints play the Demons at the MCG where they were also in the guard of honour for the Melbourne Football Club. They also travelled along the Great Ocean Road visiting Bells Beach, Lorne and Anglesea where some fellas tried surfing. The trip also took in a tour of the Geelong Football Club at Kardinia Park, a Bounce trampoline centre and the Melbourne Zoo. CLOCKWISE from TOP LEFT: Rusty Campbell playing under 19 football for De La Salle FC as Glen Iris had a bye; the fellas line up with the Geelong Cats premiership cups at Kardinia Park; on the beach in Anglesea; hanging out at Bells Beach; at the Melbourne Zoo

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