AFL Star Bradley Dick is the City’s Newest Recruit

Published on Monday, 20 December 2021 at 10:49:00 AM

Bradley Dick and Jerry Penie stand outside the City’s Administration Building

Bradley Dick, former AFL player for the Collingwood Magpies and the West Coast Eagles has joined the team at the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder in a bid to promote Indigenous health education in the City and in the surrounding remote communities.

Hailing from Geraldton one might wonder why Brad decided to head to the Goldfields. He said he had his sights set on Kalgoorlie-Boulder as there are more opportunities available here.  

He is taking on a hands-on role and will be working with the Safer Streets Patrol, BEGA Garnbirringu and remote communities helping to educate and inspire young Indigenous people.

Brad will accompany Jerry Penie Senior Indigenous Field Support Officer through out 2022 on several community visits out to Menzies, Leonora, Mount Magnet, Wongutha, Cosmo-Newbery and Mulga Queen.

The goal of Brad and Jerry’s community visits is to promote several health and wellbeing messages and connect with the remote communities on behalf of the City.

The pair will check on the hygiene practices of community members and promote health messages in the schools to ensure our communities are prepared for the potential COVID restrictions the new year may pose. They will also undertake pest control, check on the welfare of the dogs in the community, and undertake an audit of the facilities in the area.

“Throughout my career, I always wanted to give back to Aboriginal kids especially because of growing up how I did and the opportunities I had. A career in sport took me around the world and I want kids in these communities to know what is out there,” said Brad when asked what brought him to his new line of work.

 “I want to inspire self-belief in the kids in these communities so that they strive to see and be a part of the big wide world that is just outside their communities – education is so important, and I want to instill this idea in them.”

Brad’s presence in the community will be a proactive one, keeping Indigenous kids interested in out-reach activities and supporting all Indigenous people through continued recognition and engagement in future projects.

Jerry is excited to get out into the City and communities with Brad.

“Brad may be able to give them hope to be leaders in their communities like he is,” said Jerry.

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