Saturday, February 20th, 2010
A LOCAL youth group is looking to boost its numbers and is encouraging youth aged 12½ to 18 to get involved.

Morley Army Cadets (57ACU) meets at Morley Senior High School every Wednesday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, helping young people with personal development.

Operating since 1987, the group has previously received freedom of entry to the City of Bayswater and supports numerous local Anzac services.

Captain Sue Knight, the unit’s commanding officer, said joining the cadets was an opportunity for young people to develop self-reliance, self-esteem, leadership, teamwork, citizenship, a volunteer ethos and work and life skills.

“Our members learn everything from radio communications, field engineering and first aid through to camping, debutante balls and adventure-based activities, such as abseiling and canoeing,” she said.

“Given we’ve been operating in the area for 23 years, we’ve been struggling for numbers lately which is a shame because army cadets is such a fantastic group to be involved with.”

Bayswater Mayor Terry Kenyon said joining a youth group such as the Morley Army Cadets could deliver many positives that would help young people in many facets of their life.

“The City of Bayswater has been a long-time supporter of Morley Army Cadets and attends their annual presentation parade to award the City’s trophy for Cadet of the Year,” he said.

“Cadets get to undertake exciting adventure training and go bush, marksmanship awards, qualify for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, attend annual camps and participate in competitions during the school holidays.”

“Young people who become involved talk about how much the experience improves their confidence, develops their strengths and helps them to improve their weaknesses.

“It’s a great way of developing yourself while having fun and making new friends.”

Morley Army Cadets cover the Cities of Bayswater, Stirling and Swan and Towns of Bassendean and Vincent.

To get involved, call Captain Sue Knight on 0410 526 235.

Contact Profile

Army Cadets, 57ACU Morley

Navigation, radio communications, field engineering, camp & bushcraft, Adventure based activities (abseil, canoe), first aid instruction, community service, weapons training, debutante balls. New members always invited, main recruiting drive during school terms 1, 2 and 3.
Captain Sue Knight
P: 0410 526 235

City of Bayswater

The City of Bayswater is a local government area in the inner north-eastern suburbs of the West Australian capital city of Perth, about 9km north-east of Perth's CBD, and includes the suburbs of Bayswater, Beford, Embleton, Maylands, Morley and Noranda and parts of Mount Lawley and Dianella. It covers an area of 32.8 square kilometres and has a population of 55,801.

Originally, the Bayswater Road District was created in 1897 and, in 1961, it became a shire before attaining City status in 1983. The City of Bayswater is divided into four wards and represented by 11 councillors with the Mayor elected from among the councillors.

Recent developments in the City of Bayswater include the opening of the Galleria shopping centre in 1994, on the site of the old Boans building that burnt down in 1986. Morley is now the largest commercial district outside of Perth and Fremantle and further growth is expected.
Chris Thomas
P: (08) 9272 0923


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