P2S RUGBYWORKS are pleased to welcome another high profile ambassador to our team to help us spread the word, grow the game and inspire our marginalised youngsters.
Cobie-Jane Morgan joins us from her Brisbane base after a glowing endorsement from Wallaroos Head Coach & P2S RUGBYWORKS Coaching Ambassador Dwayne Nestor.
We asked Cobie-Jane to tell us a bit about herself and her motivation for joining our team:
Who I am-
Plumber by trade, teacher by day.
Have recently changed careers and made the move from Sydney to Brisbane and fortunate enough to then be selected into the Qld Super W squad.
Played for the Wallaroos since 2009 as my first debut in Samoa was a qualifier for the 2010 World Cup.
Very passionate about helping others in all facets of life and hoping to inspire many young Australian kids to be the best version of themselves.
Motivation- Everyday the sun rises and it’s a new opportunity to be a better version of yesterday. I am inspired by many strong women who have impacted my life not just in sport but life in general. I have been surrounded by independent strong wahine (women) who have culturally, emotionally & physically shaped me to be the woman I am today & I hope I can pass that legacy on to the future generation.
Rugby & any form of training or physically activity is my outlet & if I can impact one youngster positively in this form I know I’ve succeeded.
Fabulous start to an important week and year for P2S RUGBYWORKS Inc.
At the start of an important week (details to follow later this week) and to invigorate the whole team ahead of our first full year of operations:
DWAYNE NESTOR – National Head Coach of the Wallaroos, Australia’s Womens Rugby XV has joined P2S RUGBYWORKS as our Coaching Ambassador.
Dwayne has a hugely inspiring CV:
Dwayne is a professional rugby coach and mindset coach with 13 years coaching experience in elite sport.
His coaching experience is broad and includes:
* International rugby as current Head Coach of the Australian Wallaroos. Assistant Coach at 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup.
* Mindset coaching in sporting, corporate and professional settings
* Head Coach Western Force 10s team – Won the 2016 World Club 10s.
* Head Coach Perth Spirit team – Won the 2016 National Rugby Championships.
* Kicking Coach Western Force – 2014 to 2016.
* Western Force Academy Coach – 2009 to 2017.
Dwayne has worked with numerous international rugby stars including Wallaby’s Dane Haylett-Petty, Kyle Godwin and Richard Hardwick, and Wallaroo Rebecca Clough. He has also worked with the Perth International Cricket Academy, Southern Sports Academy, Athletics WA and West Coast Fever star, Verity Charles.
He has presented speeches and workshops across a broad range of industries from Local Government for WALGA to Insurance for AICLA to Networking for District 32’s Inner Sanctum.
P2S RUGBYWORKS Founder & CEO, Fraser Griggs said “This is a deeply significant addition to our team. Dwayne brings instant credibility and trust to our brand and our program. Hopefully this will validate our ambition in people’s eyes; to become a national charity here in Australia. By recruiting Dwayne to support and represent our coaching team I hope we have demonstrated that we are fully committed to building a team and a program to support and inspire all marginalised and disadvantaged youngsters in Western Australia and beyond – our main objective being to help our youngsters into long-term, sustainable education, training and employment to the benefit not only those youngsters, but also their families and the broader communities to which they belong and contribute.”
Dwayne is an iconic figure throughout the rugby union and sporting landscape in Australia. On joining the team Dwayne said: “It’s an honour to be involved with P2S Rugbyworks. To be able to help influence a generation of at risk children in a positive way is both humbling and rewarding. It’s a good way to reflect on the privileged life I experience and to realise I can impact kids who are less fortunate.”
P2S RUGBYWORKS are delighted to welcome a new ambassador to our ranks – hopefully the first of many in the coming weeks, ahead of our extensive 2019 Coaching Program.
Sarah Riordan 26, is a Brisbane based Wallaroos International playing with both West’s Bulldogs and the Queensland Reds. Sarah’s motivation in joining P2S RUGBYWORKS is “to be the best I can be, whilst trying to influence others and younger girls to do the same”Sarah added, “I’m excited to be on board and can’t wait to get started”
P2S RUGBYWORKS Inc. CEO, Fraser Griggs commented ’Sarah is a great addition to our team alongside Bec Clough and Marcel Brache who do invaluable work as role models for our youngsters and we hope Sarah will be the first of a number of new arrivals in the next few weeks. Sarah will provide great insight and encouragement to our youngsters through a variety of media and will connect directly with the students whenever she is in WA through her rugby commitments. We are fully committed to become a statewide program in the next couple of years with our ambition to be a WA based nationwide program in the longer term. Sarah will be a tremendous asset to help P2S RUGBYWORKS Inc. and our youngsters achieve our goals and objectives.
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Smarter Advisory & Accounting supports P2S RUGBYWORKS Inc.
P2S RUGBYWORKS Inc. is delighted to welcome Rob Dalton and Smarter Advisory and Accounting as a new Bronze Member.
Smarter Advisory & Accounting – Fremantle (Small Business Accountants) provides professional accounting, taxation, bookkeeping, business advisory and SMSF administration services to individuals and businesses. We are specialist small business accountants and are focused on the small business sector to provide timely and accurate advice.
We are full service, small business focused accountants, which means we can advise you on all areas of your business.
We become intimately involved with your business to assist and guide you every step of the way. This is essential for your success. We take an holistic approach to your business finances which in turn has a beneficial effect on you personally. We ensure you get the best outcome for now and for the future.
As with all of our supporters and sponsors we ask our members to use these businesses wherever possible to recognise their contribution to our delivery of the RUGBYWORKS program to the disadvantaged youngsters of Western Australia
P2S RUGBYWORKS breaks new ground inside of mainstream education
On the recommendation of Dr Anne Aly, Federal Member for Cowan, Mercy College in Mirrabooka invited P2S RUGBYWORKS to conduct ‘taster’ sessions for selected Year 9 and 10 students to try to improve their soft skills and employability attributes. The sessions recently concluded after four weeks (8 sessions) and we felt they went well. Deputy Principal of Mercy College, Jennie Jago wrote the following testimonial in response to our program:
A handpicked small group of twelve Year 9 (girls and boys) and ten Year 10 (boys) students had the opportunity to test drive and pilot the P2S Rugby Works program at Mercy College. The students had the opportunity to build trust and maintain relationships through the medium of rugby. They developed their soft employability skills (problem solving, communication, teamwork and critical thinking). Students were able to learn from their mistakes and resolve problems with others in the team. Pathway to Success (P2S) Rugby Works promotes resilience. It is about helping your people to become aware of the impact of their behaviour on others and to build their commitment to personal accountability and responsibility. Thank you to Fraser Griggs for allowing us the opportunity to see how the program works over a four week block of time. The feedback from the students was very positive as they engaged with the coaches.
The students had the opportunity to work with Bob, Duncan, Tel and Alan. We also met one of the sponsors Glen from Rugged Edge on the last Friday. We hope to incorporate the program into our 2019 Year 10 Vocational Education Training classes.
P2S RUGBYWORKS is delighted and honoured to announce that Bec Clough, Wallaroos International as our new Brand Ambassador.
Bec will fit neatly alongside Marcel Brache in being an inspiration and mentor for our youngsters.
“Working with young people is what I do every day in my job as a Youth Custodial Officer, it is my passion. My other passion in life is Rugby Union so joining the two through P2S Rugbyworks is exciting. My aim is to inspire a generation, in rugby and everything in between. I look forward to working with all the young people involved in P2S Rugbyworks.”
Fraser Griggs, CEO of P2S RUGBYWORKS added: “Bec has shown to me her determination to inspire a generation’ through her rugby career and we are delighted that she has chosen RUGBYWORKS as the vehicle to do that. Many of our youngsters are crying out for role models in their life and i can think of no better mentors for them than Bec and Marcel’
These are exciting times for P2S RUGBYWORKS as the employability angle of the program starts to gain traction and recognition from industry here in Western Australia.
To hear more about our program and its future, please join us at our Open Forum at The Heights Bar & Bistro at 2/200 Mirrabooka Avenue 6064 on Wednesday 5th October 2018 from 7pm.
P2S RUGBYWORKS are delighted to have signed our first Silver Sponsor. Financial Framework in Mount Hawthorn have thrown their collective weight behind our program and provided their support to help us deliver our RUGBYWORKS program to the marginalised youngsters of Western Australia. Thanks so much to Guy, Tim, Chris and the team. www.facebook.com/financialframeworkaustralia
Just like P2S RugbyWorks, Financial Framework is a growing local organisation. They were established in 2013 by the Managing Director Tim Luxton.
Tim shares many of the values that we are looking to promote and he is an avid supporter of local organisations and sporting facilities.
How can you support the businesses that support P2S RugbyWorks?
If you’re in need of non-bank aligned financial advice that can help you to achieve your financial goals then Financial Framework are your go to.
The team specialise in providing financial advice on retirement savings, investment management and personal insurance needs.
To get in touch visit their website and give them a call. Guy Saayman or Tim Luxton will be able to help you with many of your financial needs
P2S RUGBYWORKS is delighted to announce our first ‘Bronze Partner’ has climbed aboard with a valuable donation.
We’d like to thank Alex and Susie Smith from Bin Bombs, bin odour solutions for contributing a sizeable amount of their product for us to sell to raise funds for our programme supporting marginalised young people here, in Western Australia.
Alex is an enthusiastic supporter of our efforts and has backed that up with this much appreciated formal support. Please visit www.binbombs.com.au to see their great product. Any please contact P2S if you’d like to purchase the product to help support of programme.