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COMMUNITY: Parish and Rayson to coach 1500 kids in the Philippines

Tiger youngsters Jarrad Parish and Lewis Rayson have quite the impact in the black and gold, but now they’re striving to achieve big things off field. 
In February 2023, the boys will travel to the Philippines for 10 days to coach over 1500 children from orphanages, elementary schools, youth juvenile institutions and sporting clubs across three large regions, including Metro Manila, La Union Region and Baguio City.
This is part of Project Six Foundation’s ‘Coach4Smiles’ 2023 Philippine Outreach Community Tour. Project Six Foundation is a not-for-profit Adelaide-based organisation that works closely with children from disadvantaged communities across the Philippines and Cambodia to ensure they have access to the life changing benefits of sports and physical activity. Part of this process is to provide sustainable sports and physical education programs, coach development resources, equipment and coaching clinics, working closely with local communities, schools, governments, and institutions.
The organisation was founded by Daniel Buberis, who has also helped out our footy program in recent years.
To kick off the fundraising, Lewis and Jarrad successfully completed David Goggins’ running challenge – 6.5km every four hours for 52 hours, totalling 84.5km. They ran along the esplanade between Seacliff and West Beach from October 15 – 17, with several Glenelg players and trainers joining them along the way.
The Glenelg Football Club was also excited to present the team with a $500 donation.
All funds raised will go towards coaching clinics, equipment, coach workshops, and logistics to connect and engage with the regional communities.
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