Pups Help Youth “Get Black On Ya Feet”
Thursday 3 October 2013 9:01 AM
Bulldogs NYC under 20’s players Dujean Liolevave, Jaelen Feeney, David Minute and Herman Essese recently took time out of their preliminary finals preparation to visit the Juniperina Juvenile Justice Centre as part of the Get Black On Ya Feet program.
Get Black On Ya Feet, the brainchild of local Koori artist Daren Dunn, is a mentoring program aimed to enrich the lives of local Indigenous youth.
A variety of Bulldogs under 20s players have been working with Daren throughout the year to bring the program to schools and the Juvenile Justice Centre. With the guidance of Daren and Bulldogs Aboriginal Project Officer Dean Feeney, the young players have been able to connect with local youth through art and sport to provide a positive influence.
Daren, the recipient of a $5,000 grant from Bulldogs in the Community and Canterbury League Club, holds high praise for the young Bulldogs players who regularly assist with Get Black On Ya Feet.
“Our Get Black On Ya Feet program was very blessed once again to have Dean Feeney from the NRL School 2 Work program with the Bulldog puppies,” Daren said.
“These deadly NRL Bulldogs under 20s players are true gentleman and a credit to the program and club.”