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.

Sport brings families and communities together. Read more about Akec, Bella and Joe via the photographs below. Find out about ERCWA sport and recreation programs.

  Bella Ndayikeze  Joe Moniodis