Frankleen is a passionate advocate for social justice and community cohesion. He is an outstanding athlete and uses this platform for the betterment of society. He wants to make Wyndham a more inclusive space for young people from migrant backgrounds and encourage participation in sport as a way of making a difference
Frankleen attended the Good News Lutheran College but was recently awarded a sporting Scholarship at Caulfield Grammar where he is presently finishing his VCE.
Frankleen is currently the Victoria Men’s Under 18’s Champion in 100 and 200 meters. He is also the long jump champion with a leap of 7.09m.
Team Victoria selected Frankleen to represent them at the recent National Athletics Championship this year where he came fourth in both the 100m and 200m sprints and second in the 4x100m relay.
He has been selected to represent Australia in the Oceania Games in early June 2022 in Mackay Queensland.
Frankleen is part of the Western Athletics Club both as an athlete and volunteer. He helped to promote the club into the Victoria Division one category after winning the Division 2 category.
Frankleen aspires to complete university studies and represent Australia in the Olympics and Commonwealth games and also hopes to play professionally Rugby League (NRL) or American Football (NFL).
Frankleen’s positive attitude has influenced many of his peers in the Sierra Leone community to take up athletics and other sporting disciplines as a way of diverting their energy into something positive and keep them engaged.
As a result of his positive influence both the Team Vibe Athletics group and Western Athletics Club has greatly increased the number of Multicultural youths.
He is the Youth leader of the Sierra Leone Friendship Association (SLAFA) where he works with young people on different community projects and encourages following a healthy lifestyle, eating and exercise and above all safety.
Wyndham Mayor Cr Peter Maynard said: “Frankleen is a positive role model both through his community sport participation, community volunteering such as Clean Up Australia Day, academically and, through his sporting achievements making an outstanding contribution to the Wyndham community.”
“Wyndham City values Frankleen’s contribution to creating an inclusive community and appreciates his passion to encourage young people to participate in sport and work towards achieving their dreams. ”
One Wyndham recipients are residents aged between 12 and 25 who positively contribute to the Wyndham community and are role models to other young people.
Each month Council selects a Wyndham resident to be awarded the ‘Young Person of the Month’.
Winners are awarded a $200 gift voucher of their choice and other prizes.
For more information about Youth Services One Wyndham Project go to: www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/youth-services/awards-competitions/one-wyndham