Kicking goals and creating leaders on and off the field

Grassroots sporting groups are vital for community connections.

Now more than ever, clubs and associations are opening doors for children and young adults to create sporting pathways that help them reach their goals, whether it’s for a career in sport, as a fitness pursuit or a great social outlet.

Just as importantly, they’re giving our junior sports enthusiasts skills that they’ll carry with them for life, like teamwork, resilience, camaraderie and a true sense of community.

Community, skills and confidence

Souths Logan Magpies, an amazing rugby league club based in Southeast Queensland, delivers this in spades, with its focus on excellence, family and community.

Through our involvement with the Magpies, we’ve seen first-hand how clubs can give young females access to adult role models on and off the field, instilling values, a mindset and confidence that they will carry them in all walks of life on and off the field.

Recently we visited the club during a training session to get some footage of some of the female players in action.

The way the players bounce off each other and showed a true enthusiasm for the team really encapsulated why community sport across Australia is such a vital part of our social fabric.

Giving back

Not only does the Souths Logan Magpies foster an environment where people can grow athletically and personally, it gives back to the community.

The club’s support of Micah Projects is a prime example of this, helping the charity provide for people across Brisbane who are marginalised and facing poverty.

Here at Opticomm, being involved in Micah Projects’ Christmas Hamper appeal is our way of helping progress that mission.

On the field, on the sidelines and in the community, we’re glad to be a small part of Souths Logan Magpies support of male and female athletes that will in turn be tomorrow’s role models.