Former AFL player tells of gratitude to his foster carers and importance of Ladder Step Up Program
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Former AFL player Brad Murphy grew up in foster care. Today he’s an ambassador for the Ladder Step up Program – a FACS funded program supporting young people leaving out-of-home-care, by teaching them living skills essential to independence. Young people will also receive a mentor from the AFL industry, who will support them for 12 months.
The program which originated in Melbourne is now available in Western Sydney.
Watch what Brad has to say about his gratitude to his foster carers and the importance of programs like Ladder:
And, if you live in Western Sydney district. Here’s some more information about Ladder:
Who is eligible?
Young people in Western Sydney aged 15-20 who are leaving or have left care.
What does it involve?
The program kicks off with eight weeks of group training, followed by 26 weeks of training in areas that interest participants. It’s a great opportunity to learn important life skills, meet new people, attend AFL games and other fun activities with peers.