SALT have recently trained 10 new engaging facilitators. The trainees have come from a variety of locations including from Canberra, Wodonga, Porepunkah, the Bellarine and metro Melbourne as well as a variety of sporting and professional backgrounds.
The trainees have been working with Scott over several months through an online training process that provides them with the background, purpose and values of SALT. Trainees have completed around 15 hours in total around tasks that will prepare them for to deliver the Mental Health and Wellbeing session.
SALT are extremely excited to have such a fantastic group of new facilitators and the calibre has been exceptional and we can’t wait to have them engaging with clubs.
One of the trainees is Emma Mackie. Emma represented Australia as a cyclist in the 2009 Road World Championships. She successfully transitioned into football winning Box Hill’s Best and Fairest for the 2017 VFL Women’s season. She played 3 games with the Western Bulldogs in the AFLW in 2018 and was named team captain for the Hawthorn Football Club’s inaugural VFL Women’s season in 2018. In 2019 she was traded to expansion club St Kilda. In 2020 Emma retired from football and is now a Police Officer based in Wodonga. She is currently working as a Youth Specialist Officer working with disengaged youth who are offending in the community. Emma says, “The hardest thing in my job is engaging with youth and finding a way to really help them. I’ve tried to do this through sport on multiple occasions and I’m so excited to have found SALT as I truly believe that through sport, we can really make an impact”.
If anyone knows of someone who would make a great SALT presenter or would like to know more about the process, please contact Scott on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 0422 478 476.