Duke of Edinburgh Award
Tuggeranong Valley Australian Football Club (TVAFC) is excited to announce that The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - Australia has approved TVAFC as an Award Centre. TVAFC is the first Sporting Club in the ACT to be appointed as an Award Centre and as such is now able to deliver The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Program to young adults between 14 and 24 years of age in the Canberra region.
The Award is a global youth development program, empowering young Australians to explore their full potential regardless of their location or circumstance. It is a life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers. Through the Award
young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs for University and job applications.
This is closely aligned with the vision of TVAFC as being a preferred destination Club for AFL in the Valley through sustainable and successful AFL environment that is fun inclusive and family orientated. With this announcement TVAFC can further engage with the community and offer a complete program for participants incorporating all aspects of the Award (Physical Recreation, Skills, Voluntary Service and Adventurous Journey).
"TVAFC is a community Club and we are excited to be a part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The Award will allow the Valley youth to be a part of a Community focused football Club whose values are aligned with that of The Award. TVAFC is more than just a Club but a place where our players and their families can be come together and The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a huge step forward to embedding ourselves as a part of this amazing community." - Leo Lahey, President TVAFC
‘’By partnering with TVAFC we are increasing access to the Award, ensuring all young people in the ACT can explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world, regardless of their location or circumstance. Furthermore, the delivery of Award through a local sporting club such as TVAFC creates a great link between the Physical Recreation Section of the Award, the Voluntary Service Section (Volunteering) of the Award and sporting activities already undertaken by the Award Participants belonging to the club’’. – Curtis Hibberson, Operations Officer, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – ACT