Program inspires Jesse

Jesse Kitson got a chance to Live the Dream at the Fremantle Football Club.
Jesse Kitson got a chance to Live the Dream at the Fremantle Football Club.

Last month, Jesse joined the five-day Live the Dream program, which gives young people the chance to meet some of their football heroes and develop life skills.

Jesse plays for the Gosnells Junior Football Club and also captains the Under 16 Development Squad Program for the Perth Football Club.

‘My dreams have been sparked to be an AFL player and to be a positive role model to others,’ he said.

The group of 15 toured Fremantle headquarters and Subiaco Oval, and experienced an army boot camp session at the SAS Irwin Barracks plus leadership and health and well-being training sessions.

Jesse’s personal mentor was star tagger Ryan Crowley and Jesse savoured the opportunity to learn from and get to see another side to the professional footballer.

Jesse said football was a great outlet for stress.

‘Football has always been a time where no matter how I am feeling I can go on to the training track or the oval on game day and just focus on what I am doing,’ he said.

‘Nothing else then matters, it’s just football.’