Juggernaut lives up to the name

Juggernaut lives up to the name

Living up to the name the City of Playford’s community initiative ‘Juggernaut’ has won a national award for its work in youth engagement and participation.

Members of ERC at a Juggernaut event

Members of Elizabeth Riders Committee at a Juggernaut event

Tuesday 16th, April 2013

Living up to the name the City of Playford’s community initiative ‘Juggernaut’ has won a national award for its work in youth engagement and participation. The initiative started by Northern Sound System, involves young people from the area travelling to other Councils all over South Australia. The program run by young Playford residents teaches BMX, Scooter and Skateboard safety and skills to young people, presenting to both students and adults.

This year’s winners were selected for highlighting great local ideas and best practice in Councils, something that Playford is very proud of.

Mayor Glenn Docherty says 'The City of Playford has many wonderful programs and initiatives that are helping to expand our city and create opportunities for residents. Juggernaut is a great way that our young people can share their knowledge and expand their skills such in public speaking and teaching. I look forward to seeing them succeed in leaps and bounds.'

 As winners in their category Youth Engagement and Participation the team, along with City of Playford Youth Development Officer Georgina Pearce will travel to Canberra to present their initiative in hopes of winning the National Awards for Excellence.

‘It is very exciting to win an award such as this; the juggernauts project not only benefits the Playford community but other communities also. We are super proud of the young people who make Juggernauts so innovative, this is a project has gone from strength to strength and we hope to be out in communities with our young riders as mentors for many years to come.’ Georgina Pearce, Youth development Officer, City of Playford.

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