atWork Australia launch partnership with Football West as the proud Official Program Supporter of their All Abilities and Inclusion Program.

atWork Australia DES Ambassador Shaun Pianta, Goldfields WA Paras Football Captain Alessandro La Verghetta, Patrick Amato and atWork Australia WA State Manager for Disability Employment Services Kevin Golds. Photo by Football West/FotoEnzo

Football West’s All Abilities and Inclusion Program  aims to make the game accessible and a great experience for all, supporting the WA community to benefit from participation in genuine, inclusive and accessible football environments.

The launch took place at the WA Paras State Open Day and trials at Gibbney Reserve, in Maylands, WA. Players from the WA All-Stars and Special Olympics WA were also in attendance.

atWork Australia WA State Manager for Disability Employment Services Kevin Golds said: “Football West nurtures and encourages the next generation of players to pursue their dreams and aspirations, with the vision to make the game accessible and a great experience for all, just as atWork Australia supports and encourages job seekers to pursue their dreams and aspirations for their careers, making work accessible and inclusive for all.”

“We are passionate about supporting Australians with disability, injury, illness or disadvantage into good, sustainable, inclusive employment. We know the power of pursuing and reaching goals in an inclusive environment – in work, sport, the community and all facets of life. That shared commitment to inclusion and supporting the pursuit of dreams and aspirations is why it is such a natural fit for us to support Football West,” said Kevin.

Football West Head of Development Jamie Harnwell said: “Football West is delighted to team up with atWork Australia, who perform a fantastic role in helping get the right person into the right job.”

“Football West is rightly proud of our All Abilities and Inclusion Program. We are a sport for all and partnering with atWork Australia further strengthens our commitment to inclusion,” said Jamie.

We wish all players the best of luck this season!

With 30 offices in Western Australia, and over 270 around the country, we are here to support job seekers and employers to get the right people into the right jobs. To read more about our Disability Employment Services and how we find the person the right job, please click here.