Wesley on the Right Track
Former student Wesley Salisbury graduated from Carey eight years ago in 2010. He still speaks fondly of his time at the College and what he learnt, not only academically, but also about himself, God, kindness and love for others.
He said the staff helped to develop his leadership skills, which resulted in him being College Captain in his final year, and he has gone on to further utilise these skills in many areas of his life. Wesley feels that the College always encouraged a strong work ethic and nurtured his love for sport and the human body. This led him to complete a Bachelor of Science with Honours at UWA in Sport Science and Exercise and Health, and he is currently completing a PhD in Exercise Physiology.
“I am especially grateful for the College community and the amazing people that gave, and continue to give, of their time,” said Wesley. “I am currently involved with the Carey Right Track Foundation and its mission to empower the remote and indigenous community, particularly in Meekatharra. This ties in nicely with my love for athletics and helping others to reach their potential.”
Wesley was recently the guest speaker at Carey Harrisdale’s inaugural Sports Dinner Awards and was incredibly inspiring.
Away from his studies, Wesley currently works as the Head of Strength and Conditioning at East Perth Football Club and is as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Perth Redbacks Basketball Club. Going forward, his ambition is to work full time in this arena with a professional sporting club.