Sister Act Boots Goals

Monday, September 7, 2020 - 10:59 AM

Written by The West Australian, 6 September 2020


THE boots that propelled Subiaco to last year’s WAFL premiership are still kicking goals.

This week they were added to the growing pile of boots being collected by St Norbert College sisters Holly and Zoe Giles to take up to the Kimberley to continue the work of their uncle, former Perth player and mentor to kids in the North-West , the late Brett Claudius. 

“We would do anything to help to continue Brett’s name and legacy,’’ said Subiaco football manager Michael Farmer, who worked with Claudius for seven years in the North-West . 

“What he was doing for people in the Kimberley was amazing.’’ 

Subiaco’s Rowen Powell, a former Broome resident and West Coast Eagle, witnessed Claudius’ mentorship and generosity towards young footballers. 

Powell, who lived in Broome for 18 years before being drafted by the Eagles, said the delivery of quality boots would be welcomed by players in remote communities . “There are a lot of talented footballers up there who don’t have any football boots ,’’ Powell, 24, said. “It’s a luxury out of their reach.’’ 

Mount Lawley Football Club raised more than $2000 and purchased 50 pairs of boots and 80 pairs of socks from Rebel Sport Melville which they have donated. Pre-loved pairs from Claremont Football Club and SNESA (St Norbert ex-students ’ association) and several other junior clubs, helped the sisters reach their target of 500. 

Holly heads to the North-West on Friday on St Norbert’s biennial Kimberley “immersion” .