Eight schools from across the Thunder Nation have participated in the Thunder Leadership Program during Term 2 of 2019.
281 high school students were involved in the program, which is run to develop and empower young leaders across the Thunder Nation.
Students participated in four sessions that involved practical cricket activities and theory-based workshops, with a focus on dreams and goal-setting, managing expectations and leadership skill development.
Damien Trevillion, teacher at La Salle Catholic College in Bankstown, said his students enjoyed the opportunity to learn and develop a range of new skills.
“The program has been terrific and interactive. They covered leadership, goal setting and transferring these skills from sports to be able to use this in everyday life,” Trevillion said.
“It has been terrific exposure to cricket in a culturally diverse community, which broadens the student’s exposure to different sports. Prior to the program there weren’t many students that had been exposed to cricket.
“The structure of the program was great, involving the students through theory and then involving the practical in one go.”
Participation in the Thunder Leadership Program has helped La Salle students develop a sense of self-confidence and community connection, with many of the students set to umpire at Sydney Thunder’s Primary School Cricket Gala Day in September.
The Thunder Leadership Program is available for high schools across the Thunder Nation. To request a program for your school, please contact Sydney Thunder.
Please note, we receive many requests for the Thunder Leadership Program. Whilst we endeavour to fulfil all requests, the delivery of the Thunder Leadership Program is subject to availability.