Glory come to aid of young enthusiasts

Perth Glory player Chris Harold with Save the Children program participants. Picture: Marcelo Palacios                          d434613
Perth Glory player Chris Harold with Save the Children program participants. Picture: Marcelo Palacios d434613

Yousef Hersi, Riley Woodcock, Chris Harold and Jamie Maclaren attended the Live and Learn program, which supports young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to settle into community and school life, in Gosnells last Thursday.

The players ran drills and games, interacted with young people at the program and took part in a question-and-answer session.

‘This is a tremendous opportunity for the young people we work with to meet some of the football players they idolise and learn about the dedication and determination required to reach the top level in any area of life,’ Save the Children WA manager Juan Larranaga said.

‘It means a lot to have such talented, high-profile players visit them.

‘The important messages players give, encourage young people to look at the world differently and realise their potential.’

Player Hersi said he was delighted to take part.

‘As players, we see it as a great privilege to be able to connect with kids in these situations,’ he said.

‘We all remember being teenagers, and we’re keen to put out some positive messages to help these guys make good decisions.’

Save the Children is one of Australia’s largest aid and development agencies dedicated to helping children.