Eddie Brown — Community Recreation Field Officer

Eddie Brown — Community Recreation Field Officer


My name is Eddie. I did the two years in the community recreation. Obviously I came through an indigenous specialist school, Clontarf Football Academy. And that was a program where, obviously, we get engaged, footballers engagement to get us into the education system. I sort of sat down with the state manager and said, look, these are what my plans are and I want to play footy and I also obviously want to work. Working in that area also gave me the flexibility to play footy. At the moment, I love my job now and I love helping my people, not just my people, you know, I am always open to be approached by anyone. If anyone needs advice or if they think I can help them out I will be more than happy to help anyone. Throughout my teenage life, I was on the receiving end and I was getting a lot of mentoring myself. Just the satisfaction of, you know, helping someone and seeing them grow as a young person to develop the skills that they do during a traineeship or apprenticeship is just phenomenal. If I didn’t take the traineeship pathway, I don’t know who, where I could be. I may have taken up, I may have started hanging out with the wrong boys and started getting in a bit of trouble but, you know, the traineeship also got me occupied and on the right track to try and achieve my goals as well. I’ve always wanted to buy myself a house and buy myself a big, flash car and, you know, its just the only way you are going to do it is get out there and work.

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