Staying out of trouble

Terry Pass has won an AFL award. Picture: Matt Jelonek        d442692
Terry Pass has won an AFL award. Picture: Matt Jelonek        d442692

Mr Pass recently won the award for Outstanding Indigenous AFL Program for his work at the school.

The award is part of the 2015 Woolworths AFL School Ambassador Awards night at Subiaco Oval on July 30 where WA teachers were recognised for their work in Australian Rules Football.

The program aims to recognise and reward teachers who enhance football developments on all levels.

Mr Pass runs several sporting programs at the school and around the Armadale area, including cricket programs.

�I believe if kids are involved in community sport, it builds good values which are similar to those at home and at school such as follow leader�s instructions, respect and being part of a team,� he said.

�The program aims to push those values to try and get kids involved in the local community.

�If kids hang around they lead to trouble � bored kids lead to trouble.

�I just want to see kids playing sport and keep them out of trouble.�

Mr Pass is also involved with programs that helps pay the fees to play sport.

The South Fremantle Bulldogs Football Club�s catchment area for drafting players runs all the way to Roleystone and has been involved in football programs with Mr Pass.

The good thing is that is gets kids out of the environment where they live, meet other people and make friends,� he said.

�The whole aim of the program is not just football; my role is I just want to see kids playing sport and keep them out of trouble.�

The program has even seen players including Jermaine Miller-Lewis � he was drafted to Hawthorn with pick 36 in the 2015 Rookie Draft � get drafted to the AFL.