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Meet young Garawa man, Mishai Wollogorang

Young Garawa man, Mishai Wollogorang is heading to Oval Avenue

Mishai is a proud young Garawa man from Robinson River, NT, a remote Indigenous community consisting of 285 residents and a working cattle station.

Mishai was identified during the recent WWTFC Community visit to Yirara College in Alice Springs where he had recently been boarding at the college and undertaking year thirteen and a carpentry traineeship.

David Couzner, WWTFC Football Director said “After meeting with Mishai and his senior house parent at Yirra College, Jed De Laine, it was evident to Luke & Jade that Mishai was extremely committed to playing football at the highest standard, but more importantly, he is committed to gaining an apprenticeship and becoming a positive role model for the youth within Robinson River. As a community club, we are in a great position to be able to facilitate the relocation to Adelaide and the employment opportunity for Mishai, to assist him in achieving his goals. He has a hard journey ahead of him; however, he has a strong WWTFC support base structure around him, that will assist with the transition”.

After completing a week of work experience with WWTFC club major sponsor Maughan Thiem, the Club is extremely pleased to advise, Mishai will commence an automotive apprenticeship with Maughan Thiem next week. Maughan Thiem CEO, Daniel Thomas said, “The Maughan Thiem Group has always enjoyed a close partnership and relationship with the WWTFC. When presented with Mishai and the opportunity to provide a week’s work experience we jumped at the opportunity. Mishai is a fantastic young man who is driven to learn and succeed. We are looking forward to assisting Mishai with his employment journey and welcoming him into the Maughan Thiem family”.