Duke 4 Sport Partnership
Gymnastics Australia and Gymnastics WA are proud to partner with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award via the Duke 4 Sport partnership. This global youth development program links the Physical Recreation Section of the Award, the Voluntary Service Section of the Award and gymnastics activities already undertaken by the Award participants belonging to a not for profit affiliated gymnastics club.
“Gymnastics WA are committed to supporting and growing gymnastics in WA, a goal which, without our young volunteers and future leaders, would not be achievable. We recognise the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award develops our young members’ skills and experiences benefiting their community and promoting personal growth. We are excited to be part of a program which celebrates, empowers and supports these individuals. “ Emily Randall - CEO Gymnastics WA
Under this Duke 4 Sport partnership, not for profit clubs will not only have the opportunity to assist and deliver a globally recognised Award, but will also enhance their ability to attract and retain athletes, as well as securing regular and ongoing volunteers that will be hugely beneficial to the club’s workforce.
What Does The Award Involve?
The Award is open to all young people aged 14 to 24, involving three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold, and four sections (five for gold) to be completed per level – Physical Recreation, Skill, Service, Adventurous Journey, and Residential Project (Gold only). Achieving an Award recognises individual goal setting and self-improvement through persistence and achievement.
What Are The Impacts And Benefits Of The Award?
Through this challenging journey of self-discovery, Award Participants:
- Are equipped and empowered to achieve their personal best
- Learn to take responsibility for their goals and choices
- Become connected to and actively engaged within their immediate community.
- Make a real difference to society through their positive contributions and involvement
- Learn to persevere and overcome barriers to success
- Learn important life skills such as communication, resilience, leadership and teamwork, which increases their career opportunities
- Participate in an international Award in which the value is recognised by employers and tertiary institutions
How Can You Get Involved?
For information on how to commence your Award, head to www.dukeofed.com.au or contact your local Award office via [email protected]