Nathan Green originally from Looma a community between Fitzroy Crossing and Derby, has completed a four year Apprenticeship with Kimberley Manufacturing as a boilermaker. At the start of his training Nathan’s aspirations for the future were to complete his apprenticeship, have his driver’s licence, buy a house, and to play AFL football at the highest level. He has reached some of his goals and feels proud of his achievements so far.
Nathan resided at ‘Nyirrwa Murrgurlayi’ the Employment and Education Housing (EEH) facility in Broome throughout his training. He was originally on the Indigenous Youth Mobility Program undertaking a Certificate III in Steel Frame through a Traineeship with B&J Building in Broome.
He said, ‘The program motivated me to get my licence, helped me set up my finances and supported me to complete my traineeship and eventually my apprenticeship.’
Nathan is a budding artist and was an active member of the community while living at the facility, playing for both a local football team and as part of the EEH basketball team in a local competition. He also aspires to be like Chris Judd, a former Captain of the Carlton Football Club as, ‘I think he is an excellent leader and I admire his achievements of winning a premiership flag and a Brownlow medal,’ he said.
Nathan says his father inspires him because, ‘he has taught me right from wrong, and supports and encourages me with everything I do or need’. In 2011 Nathan won the Kullarri NAIDOC Awards – Junior Male Sportsperson of the Year.See more success stories