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Hedland Region

HEDLAND REGION

Our Key staff of this region are based in Port Hedland and support programs in both the larger towns of Port and South Hedland and the remote communities of Yandeyarra and Warralong.

Headland Regional Staff

  • Regional Manager: Tracey Swami
  • Program Manager: Shane Beros
  • Administration Officer: Cindy Hackett
  • Kicking Goals Trainee: Shaquade Smith
  • Shooting Goals Trainee: Ashlee Ward

 

Programs in Region

Education

  • Kicking Goals Program
  • Shooting Goals Program
  • V Swans Trainee Development Program

High Performance

  • Strength 2 Succeed (Hedland Hub)
  • AFL North West Program

V Active

  • Hedland Reds
  • Net Set Go
  • Pilbara AFL Cup
  • V Swans Cup (Netball/Football)
  • V Swans AFL Pilbara Cup
  • V Swans Netball

 

HEDLAND REDS

4 years ago the Hedland region has no youth aged football competition meaning that children went from under 12’s to senior football. This barrier saw many children disengage with sport all together. The V Swans partnership with BHP Billiton Iron Ore identified this risk and worked together to dioversify our endiucation based oproigram with an extension into community participantion envirnments.

V Swans provided the support to set up an advisory group of parents and other community members. This group, led by V Swans staff negotiated with the WPJFL for a position in their competition and then set about developing what is now known as the Hedland Reds. V Swans provided governance support, coaching, travel support, uniforms and delivered the first ever youth football team in the Hedland region. This team competed in the West Pilbara Junior Football League (WPJFL) against teams from Karratha, Wickham, Roebourne and Dampier weekly. This program still supported by V Swans has now grown to have two under 15 teams and one under 17 team in the competition. Ensuring the gap for youth aged boys is delivered and providing ongoing support and training to parents and children involved in the competition and teams.

V Swans will continue to support this program and teams with ongoing training and education of parents and volunteers as we move to ensure the teams are sustainable long into the future. The Kicking Goals program also use this competition as part of their practical education modules with students providing volunteer roles to the team including players, team managers, umpires and game day staff.

 


VSWANS NETBALL

HEDLAND AND NORTH WEST NETBALL ASSOCIATION (NWN) PROGRAM

V Swans staff have provided coaches, umpires and support staff to both of these organisations over the past 7 years, this has seen the development of the Net Set Go program for girls aged 4 to 8 years and the increase in qualified umpires and coaches. V Swans staff still act as the North West regions Game Development Officer and ensure that the sport is strong right throughout the North West delivering all coach education and pathway opportunities through the North West Netball association and our S2S program.