Coverdrive Term 4 2019

coverdrive program at bradman ovalWe have had a lot going on with Coverdrive this term.

Starting term 4 with a visit from Matthew Gilkes & Naomi Stalenberg from the Sydney Thunder Big Bash Cricket teams. Matthew & Naomi were fantastic joining in with the cricket activities with the students for the whole session.

We are sadly farewelling, James & Tegan Purcell from Highlands Golf Club.

James started the golf program for Coverdrive 2 years ago and had turned it into a very important part of our weekly activities. Golf offers a chance for the less mobile students to participate, athletic ones to challenge themselves and for everyone to improve at their own pace. James ability to connect with the students was second to none and this allowed for such a successful program. James & Tegan have moved to the Wagga Wagga Country Club and we wish the all the best.

I am very pleased to say, the new professional at Highlands Golf Club, Mitch Harry has come on board now, to continue on with the golf program.

A big thank you to Tanya from Jack Newton Junior Golf who stepped in to run the golf at the DreamCricket Gala Day at Bradman Oval, while we were waiting to fill James position.

We also welcomed 6 Picton High Students to the program at the start of November.

As the term and year is coming to an end. I can proudly say that we going from strength to strength as each year passes.

2019 has seen between 60-70 students rotating around 4x15min stations participating in different sports activities each week throughout the year.

Along with Picton High, we have seen the continued involvement of our original schools. It has been great to see some of those students, who have been involved in the program for a number of years, grow in their maturity and social interaction. This is only possible with the support of our excellent coaching staff, Susie Purvis from Bowral Tennis Club, James Purcell from Highlands Golf Club and Paul Jennings from the Bradman Foundation.

Because of the wonderful support from the 4K’s, we have been able to deliverer this program, which is greatly appreciated by the teachers and staff at these local high schools.

“Playing for a Brighter Future”