Lachlan's glorious Trans-Tasman tour
Tennant Creek High School’s Lachlan Dunemann has returned from a triumphant Trans-Tasman tour with AFL team, Central Australia Redtails.
The 17-year-old student was among the youngest members of the senior squad in a recent visit to New Zealand’s North Island. The Territorians recorded a comfortable win in a one-off clash with the best Kiwi team.
“You could just tell by the size of them, and by their tackling, they all had rugby backgrounds,” he said. “So our football IQ – having played it all of our lives – and our speed, were the main differences.
“Footy is my main sport, but my education will always come first. If footy doesn’t work out as a career for me I want to be able to get a decent job, or possibly even go to university.”
The NTCET aspirant is regarded by the school as a role model for younger students.
The club promotes healthy living and positive behaviours among young men. It aims to bridge the gap of disadvantage between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in the region.
Players must be working, studying, or undertaking the club’s Right Tracks Program – an intensive support framework that helps participants along the path to employment or adult learning.