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Written by Xavier Ennis (Employment Officer)

If you happen to be passing through Halls Creek in the next few months you are likely to bump into one of several Clontarf graduates who are working in prominent positions within the central Kimberley Township.

Having recently completed their Bronze Medallion, Winston Yaloot and Lionel ‘Rampa’ Smith are now guarding the safety of their community at the local Halls Creek Aquatic Centre where they proudly officiate as the pool’s life guards.

The smiling pair can be seen during regular pool opening times and are more than happy to pose for selfies, although the strict prohibition of running, bombing and dunking is meticulously observed.

Another key figure within the Halls Creek community is local Shire Youth Services Officer Joshua Lanigan. After moving to Kangaroo Island in South Australia to play football and work at the local IGA supermarket, Josh returned to his home town of Halls Creek where he began volunteering with the local shire.

After months of helping to deliver youth-focused activities and events, Josh was offered a position to officially join the shire team. When asked about his work, Josh replied, “I love being able to help the kids the same way I was helped when I was their age.”

It is great to see a number of our local boys doing themselves and their communities proud. Keep up the great work fellas!

Winston Rampa