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MICHAEL Devine, Jake Batchelor, Monterey acting principal Peter Langham, Zack Paynting, St Kilda footballer Jack Lonie, Paul Edbrooke MP, Alyssa Streker, Natalie Pinkett, and Tom Cain. Picture: Supplied

THE St Kilda Football Club are set to open an academy at Monterey Secondary College in Frankston.

The football club will design a curriculum for the academy, aiming to take in their first students in 2021.

St Kilda community general manager Lisa Laing said the partnership between the club and the school “was a great opportunity to create a strong program for the region’s aspiring young footballers.”

“We’re really excited to be playing such a key role in helping the school create a first class football curriculum,” she said. “We look forward to working with the team at Monterey Secondary College to build a program that offers young boys and girls a really unique education and career pathway opportunity.”

Monterey Secondary College acting principal Peter Langham said “this select entry sports program will enable athletic students to develop their sporting talent while also receiving an excellent secondary school education in an integrated and supportive environment.”

First published in the Frankston Times – 23 December 2019

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