In addition to everyday games and activities facilitated by our staff, Bush Fit Mob engage external providers and peak sporting bodies to visit all three community schools and run workshops and activities that promote their sport and provide recreational opportunities for the students.
The Sport Development Officers assist with teaching the rules of the sport, run coaching and refereeing courses, and promote positive messages to the students such as school engagement and nutrition. The visiting providers also assist Bush Fit Mob after school in our existing programs including Mens Fitness and Womens Basketball.
Futsal is a new sport the kids have just tried out this year. It has been a great alternative to soccer with Futsal being 5 a side and played on a covered court. Football Federation NT, the peak sporting body for Futsal in the NT visited all Groote community schools in Term 1 2018 and due to the success of the program Bush Fit Mob plan on a continued relationship with the organisation.
The National Rugby League Vocational Education Training (VET) Pathways Program Team visited all three community schools in Groote during Term 2. They engaged youth in discussions regarding vocational education opportunities and the importance of being job ready when finishing school.
Athletics Australia development team visited Groote Eylandt to assist Bush Fit Mob in running the Athletics programs. Local staff were assisted by the Athletics Australia team in their journey to attain a Level 1 Coaching accreditation which they now use when running athletics activities during our school activities.
Athletics Australia also introduced our BFM local Team Leader staff to new and varied activities, helping to build staff confidence and knowledge in coaching principals and safely running activities.
The Sports Mindset Challenge
A six-week program that provides ongoing participation opportunities for community members in a competitive but fun environment. The goal is to challenge individuals to continually improve their results and build their skills and self confidence.
Key program points include:
- Individual improvement and growth.
- Structure to allow for interaction and communication between the Angurugu, Umbakumba and Milyakburra communities,
- Awards and recognition given to participants for a range of achievements including commitment to program, greatest improvement in results, overall achievers and leadership
- Build capacity and con?dence of local staff in understanding of basic techniques, body positioning and coaching cues to use in future sessions
- Communication and mentoring skills.