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Kicking Goals

The Kicking Goals program, run in conjunction with Swan Districts Football Club and BHP Billiton, is one of Australia’s largest regional based AFL mentoring programs, combining sport-based initiatives to help high school students in the Pilbara towns of Port Hedland and Newman achieve better educational and employment outcomes.

The program is a curriculum-based initiative that utilises a reward and incentive system, where students are required to maintain certain key performance indicators to stay in the program and be eligible for various incentives, including visits by West Coast Eagles players.

Every year, students from the Kicking Goals program are invited to participate in a curtain-raiser football match before a West Coast Eagles home match, as well as take part in a tour through the West Coast Eagles facilities.

The program has provided a sustainable model for community sport and recreation which in turn support the social, health and emotional wellbeing of these communities and their families.

In 2011, the Kicking Goals program received a SHAPED award from the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) in the category of Physical Initiative.

In 2013, the Kicking Goals program was the winner of the Public Relations Institute of Australia's (PRIA) WA State Award for Excellence in the category of Community Relations.

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Dick and Tunbridge kick goals in the Pilbara

Brad Dick and Simon Tunbridge headed north yesterday as part of the club’s Kicking Goals program.

5:29pm Jun 13, 2013

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Cox and Kennedy kick goals

Dean Cox and Josh Kennedy both headed to WA’s far north last week to share their expertise with some of the state’s budding young footballers.

1:21pm Feb 13, 2013

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Kicking Goals wraps up

The West Coast Eagles’ Kicking Goals program has wrapped up another successful year in 2012.

4:45am Dec 5, 2012

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Kicking Goals students fly high

Before West Coast’s blockbuster against the Pies last weekend, students from club’s Kicking Goals program took to Patersons Stadium to play in a curtain raiser

4:23pm Aug 31, 2012

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LeCras kicks goals in Hedland

Despite being sidelined, Mark LeCras is still making sure he kicks goals off the field.

12:51pm Jun 5, 2012