Future Leaders of Western Australia Recognised

Future Leaders of Western Australia Recognised

Future Leaders of Western Australia Recognised

Britt Liebeck has received this year’s AFL SportsReady WA Trainee of the Year award at a special graduation ceremony at Paterson’s Stadium.

AFL SportsReady CEO James Montgomery said the annual graduation ceremony was an important recognition of the 54 WA trainees who spent the past year working towards qualifications in industries including business, finance, sport and recreation.

AFL SportsReady WA State Manager, Colin West, was not surprised when Britt took home the award after a ceremony in Subiaco earlier this month.

“Britt is an energetic, friendly and professional young woman who has impressed everyone at Mercedes College and at AFL SportsReady WA during her traineeship,” Mr West said.

“Britt is currently enrolled in university and is keen to progress to a career in psychology. She is well on the way to achieving her goals and we are very confident she will have a significant impact in her chosen profession.”

“Britt was selected as this year’s AFL SportsReady Trainee of the Year because of her unwavering commitment to her role. Always going above and beyond the call of duty, Brit even took the time to train her replacement after she had graduated.”

“Very well respected amongst students, parents and other staff at Mercedes College, Britt has made a lasting impact with those she worked with.” Mr West said.  

Mr Montgomery said the AFL SportsReady’s goal is to provide trainees with an opportunity to take that early step towards a rewarding career, through on-the-job work experience alongside important certificate level qualifications.

“AFL SportsReady’s experience is in helping young people make the transition to a career and we never do that in isolation. We are proud to work in partnership with organisations and businesses here in Western Australia and around the country to help ensure young Australians have the best chance at success in their chosen career.”

Other award recipients at the WA graduation ceremony included Renae King, who received the HostPLUS Rising Star Award, and the Gosnells Leisure Centre and the John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School who shared the AFL SportsReady Host Appreciation Award.

“It was incredibly difficult to single out this year’s Trainee of the Year and Rising Star Award, as there were so many worthy nominations.” Mr Montgomery said. “However, we are really proud of what Britt and Renae were able to achieve over the past 12 months and both thoroughly deserve to be recognised.

“AFL SportsReady is passionate about helping young people create a rewarding career in sport, recreation, horticulture, business and finance and we have recently expanded into the arts and creative sector through a new specialised program, ArtsReady.

“We are a national company with close to 20 years’ experience helping over 10,000 young people start their careers in a variety of roles in sport, recreation, banking, finance, horticulture, IT, administration and other areas.  

“We are currently working with close to 400 organisations including  governments, schools, large corporate groups and a myriad of small and medium businesses and private companies; we have over 650 trainees across Australia of which over 220 are Indigenous young people.

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IMAGE 1:       2014 Trainee of the Year, Britt Liebeck and AFL SportsReady WA State Manager, Colin West
IMAGE 2:       HostPLUS Rising Star Award recipient Renae King with Kelvin Shortte of HostPLUS and Paul Duong of Holiday Inn
DATE:            Friday 7 March, 2014