Tom Bradburn 

Age: 16 

Interests: 

Where are you at in life?

Why do you come to RuffTRACK?

I come to RuffTRACK to help me with my school work and to learn lots of cool life skills. 

What does RuffTRACK do for you?

RuffTRACK allows me to build upon my love for mechanics by providing me with an awesome place to learn and develop my skills all whilst having fun with mates. 

Who is your dog and why?

Blaze. I chose Blaze as he is a very energetic and playful dog who walks really well on a leash. I would really love to see Blaze learn and succeed in sheep herding and high jump. 

What do you want to achieve in the future? 

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Rory Goodchild 

Age: 14 

Interests: Footy, RuffTRACK, drawing and music


Where are you at in life? 
Recently got accepted into year 9 at Windsor High.

I live in Windsor with only my mum due to violence in the home. 

Why do you come to RuffTRACK? 

I come to RuffTRACK to stay out of Juvenile Detention and to help me have a normal life in society. 

What does RuffTRACK do for you? 

RuffTRACK gives me confidence and always makes me feel welcome, as I always feel like an outcast. 

RuffTRACK also helps me to manage and control my anger. 

Who is your dog and why? 

My dog is Choppa, I chose Choppa because he is so cute and packed with muscle, I also love that he has a white chest.

What do you want to achieve in the future?  

I would like to get an electrical apprenticeship and become an electrician. 


 

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Tiarna Bartlett

Age: 16

Interests: Rabbits, Guinea Pigs and Birds. 

Where are you at in life? 

I have dropped out of school at year 10 and have been dealing with homelessness for the past 2 to 3 years which consequently, I have struggled with my mental health.  

Why do you come to RuffTRACK? 

I really enjoy coming to RuffTRACK to learn new skills that will help me achieve a future job of animal rescuing. 

 

What does RuffTRACK do for you?

RuffTRACK has provided me with a safe place that allows me to learn skills and work with animals. 

Who is your dog and why?

Pink is my dog. I chose Pink as he is the newest dog at the RuffTRACK farm and is one of the most unique and therefore fits my personality. 

What do you want for your future? 

I would love to pursue a career in Animal rescue. 

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Brock Hollingshed  

Age: 14

Interests: Rugby, Cross Country, Fortnite and Dogs. 

Where are you at in life? 

I am currently in year 8 at Hawkesbury High School and I live at home with mum and dad in Windor. 

Why do you come to RuffTRACK? 

I come to RuffTRACK to gain lots of life skills and to play with my dog

 

What does RuffTRACK do for you?

RuffTRACK gives me the confidence, it has helped me to meet and make new friends. RuffTRACK has helped me to talk more and I have been able to have a conversation with a stranger, which I was not able to do before RuffTRACK.  

Who is your dog and why?

Skrilla. I chose Skrilla as she is a very good sheep herding dog, she is calm and loyal, plus she looks good when both her ears are up straight. 

What do you want for your future? 

I would like to get an apprenticeship in mechanics so I can leave school and kick start my career. 

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Cody Cox

Age: 13

Interests: Kicking back with friends 

Where are you at in life?

I am currently in year 8 at Richmond High School 

Why do you come to RuffTRACK?

There is nothing to do at home and I get to come and play with my dog. 

What does RuffTRACK do for you?

RuffTRACK gives me productive activities to do. 

Who is your dog and why?

Boss. I chose Boss because he is a cool and energetic dog.

What do you want to achieve in the future? 

I do not know yet! 

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Jon Chandler 

Age: 16 

Interests:

Where are you at in life?

Why do you come to RuffTRACK?

To help me stay out of trouble and to improve my relationships with friends and family. 

What does RuffTRACK do for you?

RuffTRACK provides me with a safe place where I can be myself and train my dog Diesel. 

Who is your dog and why?

Diesel. I chose Diesel because I had a really strong connection with him which i have developed into a really special relationship. 

What do you want to achieve in the future? 

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Ashton Kersten 

Age: 16 

Interests: 

Where are you at in life?

Why do you come to RuffTRACK?

To stay out of trouble 

What does RuffTRACK do for you?

Who is your dog and why?

Buddy. I chose Buddy because he is a very playful dog who is very talented in High Jump. 

What do you want to achieve in the future? 

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James  Graves

Age: 15

Interests: Music, spending quality time with friends, live life to the fullest and supporting my family. 

Where are you at in life? 

I live at home with my family and I have recently been expelled in year 10, however I still want to achieve big things in my life and maintain the honest and happy person I am. 

Why do you come to RuffTRACK? 

I come to RuffTRACK to improve family life and now that I am committing to RuffTRACK and learning and understanding how it all works, I am really enjoying coming.

 

What does RuffTRACK do for you?

RuffTRACK has provided me with a second family that is always there for me. It has taught me to work collaboratively and set and achieve goals. 

Who is your dog and why?

Rex is my dog. I chose Rex because he was one of the younger and energetic pups available who I had an instant connection with. Due to Rex being very energetic I would love to train him and see him become successful in Dock Dogs. 

What do you want for your future? 

I don't really know but I would like to have a stable pay check. 

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Ryan  Gallagher

Age: 17 

Interests: Hanging out with mates and playing games, coming to RuffTRUCK and IT. 

Where are you at in life? 

I do not attend school and I live at home with my mum in Richmond.

Why do you come to RuffTRACK? 

I come to RuffTRACK to get away from my daily life and to improve my motivation to get a head start on my future career. 

 

What does RuffTRACK do for you?

RuffTRACK gives me the confidence to do the things I want and need to achieve in the coming years of my life. 

Who is your dog and why?

Didge. I chose Didge because he is a beast at sheep herding and attempts to learn everything, including high jump, is highest height is 6'4. I also chose Didge because he acts as a peacekeeper to the other dogs on the RuffTRACK farm.

What do you want for your future? 

I really want to start and succeed in a TAFE course in IT. 

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Vaughn Murray 

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Ajay Watling 

Age: 15

Interests: Music and being a dare devil.

Where are you at in life?

I do not attend school and I live with my step parents in South Windsor. 

Why do you come to RuffTRACK?

There is nothing to do at home and I get to come and see my mates. 

What does RuffTRACK do for you?

RuffTRACK provides me with life skills and is a cool place to see mates and train my dog. 

Who is your dog and why?

Buddy. I chose Buddy because he is a crazy and energetic dog who is very good at high jump!! I also have a cool connection with him. 

What do you want to achieve in the future? 

I would like to do a TAFE course in Landscaping but I would also like to make a cool and successful television show. 

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Bryson Stechly 

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