Politics and sport mix at 2018 Pearce Young Leaders Forum

Boxer Danny Green and Pearce MHR Christian Porter with youth forum students. Picture: Martin Kennealey d485261
Boxer Danny Green and Pearce MHR Christian Porter with youth forum students. Picture: Martin Kennealey d485261

MORE than 100 students from 11 schools heard from boxing legend Danny Green and Pearce MHR Christian Porter at a youth forum in Mindarie.

Mr Porter hosted the 2018 Pearce Young Leaders Forum at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School on July 27 with Mr Green as the guest speaker.

“There were some very thoughtful questions put to Danny and I,” the MP said.

“The next generation are smart and passionate – they are thinking about the big issues.

“I hope that the forum showed them there are many ways to be a leader, not only in the community but in their day to day life.”

During the forum Mr Green spoke about his professional boxing career, what it takes to get to the top and his ‘Stop the Coward’s Punch’ campaign.

“It doesn’t matter whatever you want to do, you have to work hard, you have to sacrifice, you have to go without,” he said.

“You have to give things up in order to gain things – nothing comes to you without a price.”

The event involved 107 students from Bullsbrook College, Joseph Banks Secondary College, Butler College, Mindarie Senior College, Clarkson Community High School, Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, Edmund Rice College, Swan Valley Anglican Community School, Gingin District High School, Yanchep Secondary College and Holy Cross College.