Armadale’s NightFields program a success, set to return later this year


The NightFields kids had a ball during the four-week pilot program in Armadale recently.
The NightFields kids had a ball during the four-week pilot program in Armadale recently.

ARMADALE’S NightFields program reached more than 400 young people in its first outing and is set to come back later this year.

The four-week multi-sport program ran out of Gwynne Park last month, linking local youth with social support services while taking to the fields and courts.

It was delivered by the City of Armadale, West Australian Football Commission (WAFC), Telstra, Headspace, YMCA and Netball WA.

“The program we delivered in the City of Armadale exceeded our initial expectations,” WAFC community engagement manager Paul Mugambwa said.

“The NightFields Armadale Centre was set up as a pilot program but based on these achievements, we are looking to run another four- week program before the end of the year, with the aim of creating an ongoing program in 2018.”

Former South Fremantle and Hawthorn footballer Jermaine Miller-Lewis helped facilitate football games during the sessions and participants also enjoyed a sausage sizzle.

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