When Mrs Alix McKittrick the Kindergarten teacher at Our Lady of Dolours Chatswood realised that the soccer fanatics in her class didn’t have a coach this year, she had a surprising solution.
Mrs McKittrick suggested the U6 Leopards teammates ask older students at St Pius X College if one of them might be available to coach.
Mr Philip Ledlin, the Principal at Our Lady of Dolours, accompanied two representatives from the team to visit the senior school and ask for help. In the office of Mr John Couani, the Principal at St Pius, the kindergarten students put their case.
“I was just there to lead them over safely,” said Mr Ledlin. “The students did all the talking.”
A few days later, Mr Couani was excited to share that five students had volunteered to coach the team! Three were ultimately chosen and are now the proud co-coaches of the U6 OLD Leopards.