Inspire through Athletics
Carey Right Track Foundation has been built on using Track and Field as a tool to build community, purpose and opportunity for rural, remote and aboriginal young people.
1. Remote Schools Clinic
In August a team of coaches from Canning Districts Athletics Club will head into the Mid West going to 16 District, Primary, High and remote schools. We will reach over 600 remote, rural and aboriginal youth with a message of living a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and building fundamental movement skills of running throwing and jumping. The aim is to build relationships with schools and students and provide pathways into further opportunities such as the Geraldton Camp in October, Athletics Australia's "Raise the Bar" camp in Melbourne in January and the USA trip to the University of Oregon track and field summer camp run every second year by the foundation.
We also hope to be a community for remote, rural and aboriginal youth who compete or pursue further study in Perth through the training squad at Canning Districts Athletics Club.
2. FLAME (Future Leaders Athletics Mentoring Experience) Karalundi
The foundation has been running track and field day camps in Geraldton since 2010 providing specialised athletics coaching youth throughout the Mid West of WA. The camp is open to all youth in the Mid West from year 7 and over.
In 2017 we are moving to a residential camp out of Karalundi Aboriginal Education Centre (50km north of Meekatharra). The camp is aimed to empower local leaders and future leaders through athletics.
There will be 4 programs run simultaneously aimed at different participants:
1. Karalundi Coaching Course - 18 years old plus - This is an introductory course aimed to empower participants with the knowledge, skills and experience to help run an athletics program. At completion of the course participants will receive a certificate of participation from Athletics Australia.
2. Meekatharra FLAME - High School students - 4 day residential camp that will include athletics training and mini competition, mentoring with a local community leader and cultural activities.
3. Meekatharra Junior - Primary School students - participate in day camps with athletics and cultural fun activities.
4. Carey FLAME - Students from Carey Baptist College travel from Perth to Meekatharra to listen to, learn from and build relationships with Meekatharra young people.
Coaches and athletic mentors include state and national medalists from Canning Districts Athletics Club. A group a student athletes from Carey Baptist College also travel up as participants and junior coaches and the aim is to build community and relationships between city and remote youth.
For more detail and to sign up, please refer to the registration on the home page.
3. Raise The Bar (Athletics Australia)
Raise the Bar is an annual camp in January for indigenous athletes on a University pathway held at the University of Melbourne and run by athletics Australia. The purpose is to inspire indigenous students to pursue a path of excellence in academics and athletics.
In partner ship with Initiate Australia, remote and indigenous young future leaders are invited to attend an annual trip to Kenya to explore the causes, complexities and solutions of poverty and social justice.
For further details please go to the Initiate Australia Website and go to the "Get Involved" icon.
5. Banksia Hill Detention Centre A.M.P. (Athletics Mentoring Program)
A team of athlete/coaches from Canning Districts Athletics Club run weekly afternoon mentoring.athletics clinics for the detainees in Banksia Hill Detention Centre.
Apart from providing physical activity and learning new skills we aim to provide self belief, purpose and self esteem as they achieve success in mastering new skills.
It is hoped that upon release they can connect with a local athletics community near their home to provide support and activities to help them rebuild their lives.