Tennis icon Evonne Goolagong Cawley yesterday launched the Learn Earn Legend! Tennis Come and Try Days for young Indigenous Australians that are being conducted across the Northern Territory this week.
The Learn Earn Legend! initiative aims to encourage and support young Indigenous Australians to stay at school, get a job and be a legend for themselves, their family and their community.
Come and Try Days are being conducted:
These clinics are designed to encourage young Indigenous Australians to pick up a racquet, have fun and give tennis a real go, with the aim to increase the number of Indigenous girls and boys playing tennis to help improve their health, education and employment opportunities.
“Our program invites Indigenous girls and boys aged 5 – 15 years to have fun and give tennis a real go,” said Goolagong Cawley
“Tarlina Tipungwuti, who I identified as an eight year old in Nhulunbuy, is here as a coach. But it’s not all about finding talent like Tarlina who is a ranked player – we are basically using tennis as a vehicle to create better education opportunities for Indigenous kids.”
After the Northern Territory, the program will move to Western Australia, Canberra and Tasmania.