Having the right opportunities and support in the developmental stages of your young life can put you on track towards a great future.
Each Wednesday, join me, Peter Finn, managing director of FACE Contracting, as I navigate the ups and downs of the mining industry with forward-thinking professionals from all walks of life. If you’re involved in the mining industry in any way – whether you’re a lifer or a high-school student looking to make the leap – Full Production is the podcast for you.
Today we’re talking with Henry Papertalk, the operations officer at The Clontarf Academy, to discuss the amazing work that they are doing for the indigenous male youth in Kalgoorlie.
We chat about the role that Henry plays in the boy’s development at Clontarf, as well as his own personal journey from football to mining.
Here are some of the things that Henry and I discuss:
- His journey from transient youth to Kalgoorlie local
- How football is a great motivator
- Henry’s experiences in the mining industry and what he loves about it
- How a chance meeting whilst playing football led to his new career
- His thoughts on how to help the indigenous youth of today
- Looking after the future and retaining local culture
- The activities and programs that the boys are involved in at Clontarf
- How the local community can contribute to their development
- What the community can do to get involved
- The conversations we should be having around aboriginal society
- What makes Henry excited and nervous about the future