We had a very special guest come for Tuesday's "Make Your Mark" Program. Maddi Ugle who is a former V Swans trainee and Swan District's Women's Footballer visited the club to provide a talk to the programs Aboriginal participants. She spoke about her life and tough times that she experienced growing up, without her mum and dad.
Maddi described how she had to ask her brother and sisters for help in the tough times. She also acknowledged the support and assistants she recieved from both V Swans and her Swannies teammates.
Maddi is now living her dream as a full-time Police Officer. The driven young Maddi put her hand up to be posted to Laverton to further her career and work in the remote community. Maddi, affectionately known by her Swannies teammates as 'Junior,' admits that the Laverton shift is going to be challenging but she’s very excited to get there and start her new role.
Junior loves to work and help in the community. This young lady is someone that every young kid should look up too because she’s such an inspiration. The kids at 'Make Your Mark' really enjoyed Maddi's talk.
Junior played school football in Bunbury and then moved to Mandurah and started playing football for Peel Thunderbirds in the U18 competition. She played for a couple of years before moving to Swan Districts where she joined her brother Kirk and sister Courtney who both played at the club. Maddi said, 'once you step over that white line you play for each other no matter what'.
A little bit like life.
Photo: (Left to Right) Current VSwans Trainee Rikki Ryan, Maddi Ugle Former VSwans Trainee, Cherly Thomas VSwans Adminidtration Manager.