This question was asked of our 2019 sport leaders yesterday, as they undertook a workshop in leadership development at Mazenod College in Mulgrave. Around 170 Year 11 students listened to guest speakers, explored what leadership means in a school sport context, as well as engaging with each other through structured and interactive learning experiences. Don Elgin and Luke Wintle have been regular presenters at this workshop over recent years and their presentations were once again thought-provoking, entertaining and informative. Rosie Welsford conducted a physical challenge session where the students were placed into small groups and taken through a series of competitive exercises, with a focus on developing teamwork and strategy. All of these activities took these young men out of their comfort zone and forced them to quickly develop a connection with students from other ACC schools.
Any opportunity that the ACC can offer to help our young men develop into mature and engaging young leaders is fantastic. This workshop is a highlight on the annual calendar and always delivers positive outcomes for those involved. Our Year 11 students of today will grow into our leaders of tomorrow, both on the sporting field and in the wider community. We wish them well on their journey!