Country and metro split for top honours
Both showing the utmost excellence in their traineeship 20 year old Perth local Bethany Marple and Kalgoorie girl Kobie Scott were awarded the top honours of the night, the 2015 AFL SportsReady Trainee of the Year awards.
The award recognises the trainee who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and dedication in their traineeship and have gone above and beyond in their workplace.
This year was a little different for WA as the award was presented to two trainees one in the metro area and one in regional.
Bethany, who completed her traineeship with Netabll WA and studied a Certificate III in Business, was the first winner to be announced.
Her supervisor Julia Wackcrow commended Bethany’s work ethic saying that, ‘she demonstrated tremendous commitment in her role at Netball WA. Always meeting her deadlines, delivering quality work of exceptional standard.’
‘Along with her day-to-day responsibilities, over the past nine months Bethany has taken ownership of managing a workforce of 30 plus community coaches. She has also taken sole responsibility for facilitating multiple west coast fever clinics, overcoming a highly challenging time of the year. It is difficult to imagine the community engagement team being able to manage everyday tasks without Bethany’s constant support and presence,’ Julia continued.
Bethany cannot wait to start full time work at Netball WA and has thanked AFL SportsReady for getting her where she is today.
‘It’s been an amazing journey and I have learnt so much. I really need to thank all the girls from Netball WA for giving me so much responsibility. I also want to thank AFL SportsReady because without them I wouldn’t be standing here.’
The second winner, Kobie, completed her traineeship at ANZ Kalgoorie whilst studying a Certificate III in Financial Services.
Her supervisor Fiona Tolley-risch said that ‘Kobie demonstrated a high level of professionalism in her role at the ANZ Kalgoorlie branch.’
Starting in the Service Consultant position she excelled in actively creating referrals and later progressed to a Personal Banking role quickly.
Kobie’s employers were proud to offer her a permanent role after completing her traineeship and qualification, and in the short time since she graduated, she has stepped up to a leadership role within her team.
‘It’s been a difficult year, I have two kids at home and a husband who works extremely hard, but the girls I work with and my branch manager have been truly amazing and have supported me the whole way. The traineeship has really taught me a lot about myself and what I am capable of,’ Kobie said.
Congratulations to both girls and all the other WA graduates on their achievements.
DATE: 5th of April 2016
IMAGE: Bethany Maqrple with AFL SportsReady CEO James Montgomery
AUTHOR: Written by Marissa Pagliarello