Introducing our new Employability Manager – PETER GRANT
P2S RUGBYWORKS has achieved one of our aspirations to help our youngsters to identify and achieve theirs!
Christmas came early for P2S RUGBYWORKS Inc. – it arrived on 1st October 2019 in the shape of ex-Springbok and Western Force fly-half Peter Grant.
After a determined pursuit by CEO & Founder; Fraser Griggs, Peter has joined the volunteers at P2S RUGBYWORKS in the role of Employability Manager.
Fraser said: “The role of Employability Manager is to manage and deliver the vital employability element of our program. Peter will work with our Community Engagement Lead, Teleisia Tatafu; to identify, build and manage key relationships with businesses to develop a robust and sustainable offering to the youngsters enrolled in RUGBYWORKS to introduce them to the world of work. I’m delighted to have such a high profile role model like Peter onboard, his interest in our work and his desire to help out the ‘at-risk’ youth of WA really shone through in our discussions and I’m so pleased he’s agreed to join us”
Peter said: “I’m very excited to be a part of P2SRW. Our love for rugby has drawn us together and I love how they are using the game to make an impact in young people’s lives. I’m passionate about helping people and making a difference and I think I’m in the right place to do just that. I look forward to building new friendships and lasting relationships with our partners and together we can help shape the futures of these youngsters”
P2S RUGBYWORKS Inc. are delighted to have recruited a high profile coach to join our list of volunteer staff to help us deliver the P2S RUGBYWORKS program to disengaged, marginalised and ‘at risk’ youth in Western Australia. Wallaby #828 (Yes! – a former Australian International!) Richard Brown has come onboard as a coach after making 89 appearances for Western Force, winning 23 caps for Australia.
Richard will be a tremendous role model for our youngsters and his enthusiasm to ‘give back’ to the Western Australian community will hopefully rub-off on our enrolled students to help them aspire to a future in long-term, sustainable education, training and employment.
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.”