To be able to team up with Brisbane Roar defender and ex-Socceroo Jade North for the ‘Kickin’ With A Cuz’ football program is a real honour for the Wolves.
When we made a partnership with the Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council late last year, this initiative was exactly the kind of thing we wanted to be involved with.
And to work with someone of Jade’s calibre and standing in the football community is also something we jumped at the chance to do.
It’s not hard to see that it’s a program that can have immense benefit to the community.
Football has the power to do great things in our region as well as others areas, on more than just the sporting field.
This initiative will do that with important lessons about health, culture and education while focusing on youth in indigenous and disadvantaged communities.
As a club, we are looking forward to playing an important part in the program when it kicks-off on Tuesday at Albert Butler Memorial Park. The initiative will hopefully be the first of many in years to come.
As a club, it is another step in the right direction towards what we believe we can help achieve in the Illawarra and South Coast communities. It comes after Socceroos goalkeeper Adam Federici thrust his support behind the Wolves in our bid to be included in the A-League when expansion arrives.
When that expansion eventually arrives remains to be seen, but it’s important we keep doing the right thing by the community to give ourselves the best chance of returning to the national stage.