Football West has launched a partnership with atWork Australia, who are the Official Program Supporter of our All Abilities and Inclusion Program until the end of the season.
The launch took place at the WA Paras State Open Day and trials at Gibbney Reserve, in Maylands.
Players from the WA All-Stars and Special Olympics WA were also in attendance.
atWork Australia is a leading employment services provider working with Australians across the nation, empowering jobseekers and supporting them to build better working lives.
Last year alone they helped around 7,000 Australians into work.
Christopher Minutillo on ball as Matthew Brandish looks on. Photo by Football West/FotoEnzo
atWork Australia WA State Manager for Disability Employment Services Kevin Golds said: “Football West nurtures and encourages the next generation of players to pursue their dreams and aspirations, with the vision to make the game accessible and a great experience for all, just as atWork Australia supports and encourages jobseekers to pursue their dreams and aspirations for their careers, making work accessible and inclusive for all.
“We are passionate about supporting Australians with disability, injury, illness or disadvantage into good, sustainable, inclusive employment. We know the power of pursuing and reaching goals in an inclusive environment – in work, sport, the community and all facets of life. That shared commitment to inclusion and supporting the pursuit of dreams and aspirations is why it is such a natural fit for us to support Football West.”
Patrick Amato, left, and Brendon Masters. Photo by Football West/FotoEnzo
Football West Head of Development Jamie Harnwell said: “Football West is delighted to team up with atWork Australia, who perform a fantastic role in helping get the right person into the right job.”
“Football West is rightly proud of our All Abilities and Inclusion Program. We are a sport for all and partnering with atWork Australia further strengthens our commitment to inclusion.”
atWork Australia work with people to identify their goals and aspirations, build skills and job-readiness and support them through interviews and into employment – as well as work with prospective employers to ensure their needs are met. Their approach is to support a person in the way that most helps them transform their life.
With 30 offices in Western Australia, and over 270 around the country, atWork Australia are here to support jobseekers and employers to get the right people into the right jobs.
If you would like more information about atWork Australia’s Disability Employment Services, please call 1800 195 260 or visit atworkaustralia.com.au/disability-employment-services