Sports stars speak at young leaders forum

Pearce Young Leaders Forum.
Pearce Young Leaders Forum.

WA sporting stars Matt Fuller and Courtney Bruce spoke to more than 120 students at the Pearce Young Leaders Forum in the Swan Valley this month.

Pearce MHR Christian Porter hosted the forum at Swan Valley Anglican Community School on September 6, where students shared ideas, asked questions and received guidance from the MP and guest speakers.

It included students from Bullsbrook College, Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, Edmund Rice College, St James Anglican School, Gingin District High School, Swan Christian College, Holy Cross College, Irene McCormack Catholic College, Yanchep Secondary College and Northam Senior High School.

“The Pearce Young Leaders Forum is an annual event which we hold to help inspire young people in our community to dream big, and reach their goals,” Mr Porter said.

“Leadership is all about helping others to do their best and push towards a common goal.

“We want to give our young people the help they need to go out into the community ready to lead and inspire others.”

Mr Fuller spoke about his upbringing, professional rugby career, and efforts fundraising for charity at the forum.

“The Pearce Young Leaders Forum is a great concept – the more that we can give to young kids so they can build a better future, the better,” he said.

Mr Bruce, who is captain of the West Coast Fever netball team, encouraged students to work hard.

“We can always learn something from someone else, so if the students take anything from my journey that helps them then that makes me really happy,” she said.

“The forum was fantastic; the kids had some really good questions for us and I thought they were really engaged.”

Mr Porter and the speakers fielded questions on a range of topics, including dealing with struggles and conflict, building a strong future and the nature of leadership.

Pearce Young Leaders Forum.