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Sharing s caring for young footballers
Picture: Jarrod Chipperfield Students from Clontarf Academy in Katanning were proud to help other young people in skill development.

Students from Katanning’s Clontarf College have been sharing their knowledge of football with young hopefuls across the region.

Last week, director of the college Jarrod Chipperfield took groups of young players from Years 8 to 10 to primary schools to help to share knowledge and some “tricks of the trade”.

Chipperfield said it served a dual purpose, giving the young players role models to help with their skills while teaching the older students the value of strong leadership and communication skills.

“It was great to see them work together and learn some leadership skills, by the end of they were running the whole show,” he said.

The students visited primary schools in Wagin, Kojonup and Broomehill as well as Katanning and Braeside primary schools.

“It also gave them a chance to interact with the younger indigenous students in these school, which is very important from our perspective,” Chipperfield said.

“The boys have done very well in their football carnivals this year and we are very proud to offer a different type of development.”