Nuturing Talent

Nuturing Talent

Josh McCabe Marian Catholic School 


The playground was hushed as all eyes were glued to the group of youngsters playing with determination, passion and energy. The teams were evenly matched and the suspense amongst the onlookers was palpable. Each point was hotly contested and the outcome swung perilously back and forth to the gasps and cries of encouragement from the crowd that had gathered to watch. The teachers on duty locked eyes and they smiled. These children were enjoying themselves immensely, showing growing confidence and great team work.

One child stood out and both teachers watched with pride and admiration. If only they could remove the financial barrier that was preventing this child from joining the others and being a member of the school team. Imagine what could happen if the child was given the opportunity to join his peers and compete on a wider stage. This young child had great natural talent, a love for the game and the disciple and dedication it took to succeed.  All that was needed was a few dollars and a generous soul to ease the way. Could you be that person? Could you help a young person get the hand up they need to perhaps be one of a great sportsmen of tomorrow?