Socceroo kicks goals in classroom

Mr Dodd, who is studying finance at the university, spoke to a group of indigenous students from the Pilbara who were visiting through the Thalanyji Inspired Living Foundation.

�Education is incredibly important, so anything we can to try to inspire young people to take part in education is positive,� he said.

�Getting a good education is something that will benefit you for your entire life.�

Thalanyji Inspired Living Foundation volunteer Frances Hayes said it was important for the students to see higher education was a possibility.

�The foundation is all about inspiring students to pursue education,� she said.

�It is great for the kids to be able to come to a university and see what it is like and that they can do it.�

Exercise and Sports Science senior lecturer Fadi Mayaah helped organise the visit as part of his Study Hard, Play Hard program that uses sport as a way to engage young people with higher education.

�It was fantastic to see how the students responded to Travis� message about the importance of education,� he said.