Two students from Alta-1 College in Belmont are eyeing careers in the transport and logistics industry having been awarded training scholarships following their participation in a coaching program run by a Wanneroo-based charitable organisation called Pathway to Success Rugbyworks (P2S RUGBYWORKS).
Trae Lehner (17) and Sebastian Ross (18) have already completed two training courses run by one of Perth’s leading training organisations for the transport and logistics industry – Nationwide Training, a long-time sponsor of P2S RUGBYWORKS – and have also embarked on a forklift training course that will pave the way for them to apply for their forklift licences.
Trae was also successful in obtaining a work placement with Muldoon Tiles in Osborne Park, where he was able to put his new skills into practice.
Founder and CEO of P2S RUGBYWORKS – Fraser Griggs – said that what Trae and Sebastian had achieved was a real credit to them both and a very pleasing endorsement of the P2S RUGBYWORKS coaching program. “I am extremely proud of Trae and Sebastian and of the role the P2S RUGBYWORKS coaches have played in helping them achieve the first step on their path to sustained employment. We are also very grateful to Nationwide Training for providing the training scholarships for Trae and Sebastian.”, Mr Griggs said.
Those comments were echoed by P2S RUGBYWORKS’ Head of Coaching, Bob Dayman, who said, “Trae and Sebastian’s achievements are especially pleasing to me as they show that our coaching program is working. The key aim of our program is to help our young people develop and hone vital life skills that will assist them in finding sustainable employment and set them on the path to successful and fulfilling lives. The success Trae and Sebastian have had, gives me real confidence that we are delivering on that key aim.”
Gavin Trim, CEO at Nationwide Training said “When I first heard about P2SRW at a Transport industry forum I knew straight away Nationwide Training would be an ideal supporter. Nationwide Training committed to a 3-year Gold Sponsorship which included training scholarship programs for 2 students. By supporting P2SRW we are providing support and opportunities for students and also promoting the transport and logistics industry. Trae and Sebastian applied for the scholarship and were both successful. They both had the options of selecting any courses that we deliver including Forklift or Order Picker High Risk Work Licences, Dangerous Goods storage and Handling, Load Restraint, Safe Manual Handling and Chain of Responsibility which are in most workplaces entry level training requirements to work in the Transport Industry. Both of these young men really enjoyed their training courses. Trae is not 18 years of age yet but he will return to complete his Forklift Training in 2022.
In 2021 and beyond, P2S RUGBYWORKS is looking to help more young people like Trae and Sebastian by taking its coaching program into even more schools and colleges across the Perth metropolitan area.
If you would like more information about the coaching program, or would like to join our coaching team, P2S RUGBYWORKS would love to hear from you! You can contact us here
Pictured: Colin PHILIPS (P2SRW Coach), Sebastian ROSS, Janet Hooper (Teacher-in-Charge), Trae LEHNER, Jesse LIDDLE (P2SRW Coach)
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.”