Box Hill Institute and the AFL Outer East have entered a formal agreement to engage with the Yarra Ranges community and promote the benefits of fitness, training and education. The two local community organisations will work together to educate, build and equip future generations with lifelong skills.
Box Hill Institute CEO, Vivienne King said, “Box Hill Institute has been in Lilydale and part of the Yarra Ranges for four years now and we’ve seen some brilliant initiatives at the campus. We’ve built the Lilydale Lakeside Children’s Centre and we have the Lilydale Lakeside Conference and Events Centre.
“The Point of View café is located by the community library and our occasional care rooms, and a new Integrated Centre for Sustainable Construction, or Trade Training Centre, is currently being built on site.
“This partnership with AFL Outer East will provide a location for all the organisation’s education programs and conferences, and our sport and fitness students will benefit from placements and traineeships across the network,” she said.
Under the terms of the agreement, AFL Outer East will have access to a dedicated professional development facility, opportunities to collaborate with a leading education provider in the outer east, and promote localised career and educational pathways, which can increase club retention and participation.
Moving into 2021, the partnership will focus on opportunities to work together and build on its ability to provide benefits to students and the wider community. By spreading the message about fitness, training and education, the partnership hopes to engage the community and increase use of the Box Hill Institute Lilydale Lakeside campus.
AFL Outer East is an Australian Rules football and netball organisation in outer eastern Melbourne, which was created after the 2018 season when the South East Football Netball League clubs joined the AFL Yarra Ranges football and netball league senior competitions.
AFL Outer East Senior competitions operate in a three division system with football, under 19s to seniors and netball 13 and under to open age, along with women’s and veteran’s competitions. The AFL Outer East Junior competitions facilitate 15 junior clubs for all boys and girls football from ages 7 to under 17s.