Mandurah Baptist College deputy principal named Captains of Community winner

Students Zekky Veart, Jessica Willment, Michael Gale, Marcel Labuschagne and Zachary Gale with Brendan Waddy Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au   d485358a
Students Zekky Veart, Jessica Willment, Michael Gale, Marcel Labuschagne and Zachary Gale with Brendan Waddy Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d485358a

MANDURAH Baptist College deputy principal Brendan Waddy has been named this year’s winner of ​Lakelands Shopping Centre’s Captains of Community program.

Mr Waddy received a $1000 Accor Hotels voucher to take a much-needed holiday as a thank you gesture for all he does for others.

He received the highest number of votes from local Lakelands shoppers to win the voucher prize.

“I was very surprised; I didn’t think I would win,” he said.

As the school’s deputy principal, he advocates for extracurricular activity and sport for students.

He manages the college gym, coach sports and instils leadership qualities in his students.

Mr Waddy also organises the training schedule for different sporting teams throughout the week.

“It’s all about helping people who are helping the kids,” he said.

“In terms of the school coaches of basketball, soccer and footy, it’s nice to be able to provide help to the coaches because they take the time to help the students achieve their goals; its all worthwhile.”

Lakelands Shopping Centre marketing manager Amanda Clarke said the centre was delighted to give back to the people who do so much for their community and do not expect anything in return.

“We want to reward those people who are making a positive difference through their contributions to local sporting clubs, schools, charities and non-profit organisations,” she said.

“We are extremely proud of Brendan’s commitment to Mandurah Baptist College and he is extremely deserving of a well-earned, relaxing break.”

Finalists Amanda Milroy and Jody Elphinstone will also get their chance to take a break, receiving $200 and $100 Accor vouchers respectively.