2016 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS ROUND
St Mary’s Salesian is very proud to have had four indigenous players representing our club in the 2016 National Indigenous Round: Darren Wauchope, Gary Puruntatemeri, Jordon Briston and Dylan Gordon.
PALMARY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
The Palmary Development Association is pleased to announce that Gary Puruntatameri and Darren Wauchope will be the 2016 particpants in the Palmary Development Program, which enables Indigenous young adults from Northern Territory to come to Melbourne for a year and further their education at Swinburne University. Both boys will be studying Certificate 3 & 4 in Horticulture at Swinburne University of Technology Wantirna, and will playing with St Mary’s Salesian during the year while studying at Swinburne.
Gary becomes the first participant in the program to return for a second year of study and, of course, a second season at St Mary’s Salesian, while Darren comes to the club after playing as a key forward for Nightcliff in the NTFL.
In further positive news, the Palmary Development Association is pleased to welcome Nice N Fresh as sponsors of the program for 2016. Nice N Fresh deliver poultry, chicken and game to their wholesale butcher, supermarket, food service company, restaurant and cafe customers throughout the Melbourne and Adelaide metro areas from Monday to Saturday. They are based at 497 Mountain Hwy Bayswater.
Sponsorship Announcement: David Lam from Nice N Fresh with Alan Martello and Norbert Graetzer from the Palmary Development Association
“We are delighted to welcome Nice N Fresh on board as sponsors of the Palmary Development Assocoiation in 2016 as we continue to develop our program to make education opportunities available to indigenous adults from the Northern Territory” said Norbert Graetzer, Chairman of the Palmary Development Association.
Swinburne University of Technology’s Alumni and Development Acting Head, Associate Professor Bruce McDonald, said the program, which allows Indigenous and under privileged young adults to further their education at Swinburne University of Technology and pursue their sporting abilities in Melbourne, was devised by a group of Swinburne alumni, and is a partnership between Swinburne and St Mary’s Salesian Amateur Football Club in Glen Iris.
“The St Mary’s Salesian/Swinburne connection has been forged by the architects of the program, Alan Martello and Norbert Graetzer, who are also Swinburne alumni,” Mr McDonald said.
The Palmary Development Program is run in conjunction with Swinburne, Tiwi Bombers via Willie Rioli Snr, Palmeston Football Club and Palmeston Netball Club in Darwin.
PALMARY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
2016: Gary Puruntatameri and Darren Wauchope
2015: Gary Puruntatameri and Keiran Apuatimi
2014: Braedon McLean and Daniel Weetra
2013: Lindsay Moreen, Lorenzo Bukulatjpi and Shane Ganambarr
2012: Sam Autio and Bronson Mungatopi
MARNGROOK FOOTY SHOW:
In 2014, Aaron Davey and Nathan Lovett-Murray visited Swinburne University to catch up with Palmary Development Program participants Braedon McLean and Daniel Weetra, along with Alan Martello and Norbert Graetzer.