On the 24th of August the Year 11 VCAL Sport students had a visit from Ali & Joel from the NRL. The VCAL students have been working towards getting their NRL coaching accreditation. They had completed their online training and had planned practical rugby league lessons that could be delivered to primary school students. Ali and Joel came out to assess our students ability to deliver those activities and lessons. Ali and Joel were extremely impressed with the ability of our group. As a result, these students will receive their NRL coaching certificate and will also be involved in assisting the NRL in running some primary school gala days later on in the year.
In addition to seeing the current VCAL students grow with their skillset; it was also fantastic to see Joel – who was a student here at Monterey last year working in his job with the NRL. This is a great example of the connections that are made between our school and different groups in the community through our VCAL program.