Gascoyne

In the Gascoyne Region we run community and talent programs in the towns of Burringurrah, Carnarvon, Denham, Exmouth and Gascoyne Junction.

Our main community programs in the region are Rising Leaders, Culture Through Sport, Regional carnivals & Metro competitions.

The talent-based outcomes derive from the talent carnivals we conduct in the region. Our talent outcomes are an invitation to join the Gascoyne Bulldogs for both males and females.

This is thanks to the support by our major sponsors: LotteryWest, Healthway, Foodbank and the Shires associated in the region, the Clontarf Foundation, Shooting Stars and the PCYC.

Over the three years the foundation has been in the Gascoyne, we’ve had success in:

  • Starting the Gascoyne Bulldogs Academy
  • 20 Academy players whom played a curtain raiser at Optus Stadium in 2019
  • 50 Academy players who participated in our October Carnival 2019 in Perth
  • Teams travelled down to Perth to participate in the 2020 Nicky Winmar and Kirby Bentley.

For further information on the Foundation’s work in the Gascoyne Region please contact Rebecca Hunter on 0401 936 717 or rebecca@smfoundation.org.au

Metropolitan

In the Perth metropolitan area, the Stephen Michael Foundation predominantly work in the South Fremantle Development region which includes the Fremantle, Cockburn, Kwinana and Armadale councils as well as the Serpentine-Jarrahdale shire. We also currently deliver programs in the City of Rockingham.

A lot of the work we do in the Perth metropolitan area is centred around our Rising Leaders program. Currently we deliver this 20 week personal development, mentoring and capacity building program to students inside Fremantle College, Warnbro CHS, Safety Bay SHS, Lakeland SHS and Court Grammar.

The other key programs delivered in our Metro region is an after-hours sporting program called Nightfields. This program has enabled the Stephen Michael Foundation to build strong relationships with a number of key service providers to enhance the ability of youth to be involved in safe and fun activities at a time of need for each specific region.

For further information on the Foundation’s work in the Perth metropolitan region please contact Liam Anthony on 0408 929 960 or liam@smfoundation.org.au

Murchison

Located in the Murchison region of Western Australia and more than 774kms from Perth, the town of Meekatharra has been a high priority town for the delivery of SMF programs and events since our beginning in 2017. Across the past three years, the Foundation has expanded its reach to additional towns in the Murchison region including Mount Magnet, Cue, Yalgoo and Wiluna.

The SMF works in collaboration with local service providers, government agencies and community members to develop, deliver and evaluate a broad range of programs involving youth and community members including:

  • Rising Leaders Program
  • Mulit-Sport Development clinics/carnivals
  • Umpire & Coach Development
  • After-hours sports program
  • Cultural Exchange Camps

The SMF now employs two locally based staff members in Murchison and continues to work with local community members to enhance their capacity to coordinate and deliver program activities.

In 2020/21 we will launch the first ever Murchison Sporting League that will capture youth and community members in each of the towns through the establishment of a sporting league involving AFL, Netball, Cricket, Athletics and Basketball.

For further information on the Foundation’s work in the Murchison region please contact Andrew McCarrey on 0402 424 272 or andrew@smfoundation.org.au

Upper Great Southern

The Upper Great Southern is a highly valued part of the South Fremantle Football Club with a number of ex and current senior players recruited from there. With this in mind the Stephen Michael Foundation have established a presence in the region to not only help support the development of male footballers, but to increase the ability of females to play regular AFL.

We have also been able to build strong connections with the wider community through our key sporting based programs such as Rising Leaders, Nightfields and general skill development sessions. The key towns the Stephen Michael Foundation work in around the Upper Great Souther region include Narrogin, Katanning, Collie and Kojonup.

A key achievement for the Stephen Michael Foundation in the Upper Great Southern region has been the establishment of a Female Football Academy which in its first year has had a number of talented female players chosen to play for the South Fremantle Rogers Cup team. This is and will continue to be a real highlight and ambition for many local girls who unfortunately do not have an AFL competition to play in at the moment in the region.

For further information on the Foundation’s work within the Upper Great Southern please contact Paul Reid at preid@smfoundation.org.au

The targeted communities of the SMF have been selected based on a combination of statistical indicators of need, community consultation and feedback from pilot programs that have been delivered by the SMF. The Foundation also use the South Fremantle Football Clubs development region boundaries as a guideline for program activities and engagement.

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