Indigenous Young Leaders Camp returns in 2016
Five young Indigenous players will enjoy a fabulous opportunity to further their tennis development and education while experiencing the thrilling atmosphere of the Davis Cup.
Five young players have been selected for the second edition of the Indigenous Young Leaders Camp.
The camp, which was first held last year in Darwin concurrent to Australia’s Davis Cup quarterfinal against Kazakhstan in July, will this year be held on 2-7 March.
Again, these dates fall during a Davis Cup tie, this time Australia’s first-round battle against the United States at Kooyong.
The players attending this year’s camp – Annika Frew, Caleb Catania, Jacob Currie, Jacob Hegedus, and Norah Hegedus – are aged between 12 and 17 and have been chosen through Tennis Australia’s Indigenous development program.
They will enjoy the opportunity to attend the Davis Cup tie as well as a player practice session; other elements of the camp include training sessions with Ian Goolagong, a leadership course, cultural activities and delivery of an ANZ Tennis Hot Shots clinic at Reservoir East Primary School.
The quintet have been selected for the camp based on their leadership skills and positive attitude, for demonstrating a commitment to furthering their tennis development, education and citizenship, and for showing a willingness to give back to their local community.
The camp is designed to further develop skills in areas such as leadership and cultural awareness.
The Indigenous Young Leaders Camp forms part of the Tennis Cares initiative.