Akec, Bella and Joe in “Grassroots”

Three of our Edmund Rice Centre WA family have been included in a newly published book, Grassroots: The Secret Life of Sport and Recreation. Conceived and created by Western Australia’s Department of Sport and Recreation, this book advocates for the power of sport to enrich and change lives. Through inspiring stories and photos, more than 40 Western Australians reveal why they continue to be involved in sport and recreation and what inspires them to give huge amounts of time and energy to the activities they’re passionate about. Akec Makur Chuot, an AFL Multicultural Ambassador and player for the Fremantle Dockers Women, says

I remember what it was like to be young and shy and what I do now inspires me to tell these kids they can do what they dream of too.

Home in Mirrabooka

BBQDid you see the Alston cartoon in The West Australian on 6 September 2016?

The Edmund Rice Centre WA has been in Mirrabooka since its foundation in 1998. We were in Chesterfield Road until 2006 before taking up various locations in Brewer Place, settling at Number 18 in 2007. In 2012, we took up at Number 9 too, which is home to our Youth programs. Over the years, we’ve run programs from Mirrabooka Library and the Herb Graham Recreation Centre, as well as at sporting venues around the northern suburbs. We really are at home in Mirrabooka!