THE Western Bulldogs Football Club’s Whitten Project was launched for the Glenelg Shire region on Saturday, kick-starting the exciting program for the 16 participants.
Program participants attended the launch with their families at the Portland Council Chambers and received an official welcome and congratulations from Glenelg Shire Mayor John Northcott, and project coordinator for the Whitten Project, Nathan Bibby.
Cr Northcott presented each young leader with a uniform, and Mr Bibby informed the participants of their role in the project for the next five months.
“We started the program last night with some decision-making and team-building workshops … the group got really loud and we shared lots of laughs,” Mr Bibby told the room.
“Then I asked them what traits they wanted to be known for as young leaders in the community and they came up with determination, respect, trustworthiness and encouragement.”
With students from Bayview College, Portland Secondary College, Heywood and District Secondary College, and Monivae College, the participants had to reside in the Glenelg region to be eligible.
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