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Twenty Aboriginal students from the Academy of Sport, Health and Education (ASHE) in Shepparton will be furthering their learning at the Melbourne Storm tomorrow afternoon.
ASHE is a program devised in partnership between the Rumbalara Football Netball Club and the University of Melbourne in order to broaden the career and education opportunities for the Koorie community in Shepparton.
The students will be watching training and then speaking to some of the players in order to get an understanding of what it means to be a professional sportsman and the sacrifices that are necessary in order to achieve at the highest level. This will most likely happen between 1:00pm ? 3:30pm. It is possible we may even send a couple of players on the MCG tour with them.
The aim of ASHE is to deliver highly individualised tuition and personal development opportunities in an environment where the students are comfortable and have a great sense of ownership.
So far, they have been given a tour of Optus Oval and some advice from former Carlton footballer Adrian Hickmott. They are also attending lectures at the university and doing a tour of the MCG as part of their excursion.
At present, there are 20 full-time students enrolled at ASHE undertaking studies in Certificate II or Certificate III in Sport from the Shepparton Campus.