Wollongong ahm Hawks announce new community role
Thursday, 09 July 2009 14:06
Today the Wollongong ahm Hawks announced an integral role within the new not for profit organisation.
Local Matt Flinn will join the Wollongong ahm Hawks as not only the Second Assistant Coach but will also be the Wollongong ahm Hawks Community Development Officer. This new full-time role will see Matt take on a greater responsibility in the activation of Wollongong ahm Hawks initiatives in the community.
“We’re very pleased to have Matt involved in the new Wollongong ahm Hawks. He is not only an important part of our coaching staff alongside Eric Cooks and Gordie McLeod, he also brings great knowledge, skills and expertise in the delivery of community programs.” Wollongong ahm Hawks CEO Wayne Morris said.
“Matt’s experience as a High School Teacher at Illawarra Sports High and his involvement with the development of basketball in the Illawarra over the past few years saw him as a perfect fit as our new Community Development Officer.”
“Matt’s role outside of his coaching duties will be to help promote and enhance the sport of basketball and develop the youth of the Illawarra through the delivery of Wollongong ahm Hawks community initiatives.” Morris added.
This will be Flinn’s third year as Second Assistant Coach, but first year in a full time role with the Wollongong ahm Hawks.
“It’s a very exciting opportunity. It’s great to be back involved with the Wollongong ahm Hawks not only as part of the coaching staff but also as the Community Development Officer of the new not for profit organisation.” Matt Flinn said.
“This organisation was built on the support of the community and we’re looking forward to developing and delivering a variety of community initiatives that will not only promote and develop the sport of Basketball in the region but also give back to the children and great community of the Illawarra.”
“We’ll be working very hard to ensure we are seen in the community delivering exciting in-school and after-school programs, assisting with the social development of the children of our region and also making sure we do our part in developing the sport of basketball in the Illawarra.” Flinn added.
The Wollongong ahm Hawks are finalising their community initiatives over the coming weeks and will continue to develop the programs that the club offers to the region.
For more information on the Wollongong ahm Hawks and to sign up as a member please visit www.hawks.com.au