2022 Scholarship Recipient: Riley Matla

Riley with John Christensen, a trustee of the Sumner Ferrymead Foundation. Riley was sponsored by Mr Allan Williams, Patron of the Foundation, who was unable to attend the awards evening.


    $2000 Apprentice Award for those commencing their building plumbing or electrical apprenticeship.


    Allan Williams
What apprenticeship are you doing?

I am doing a carpentry apprenticeship .

Best thing so far about the job? And the worst thing so far?

Best thing about my job is how I can stay active and work outside. Worst thing is the early starts in winter.

What do you think you will be doing in 5 years time?

In five years I hope I’ll still be building and qualified.

What do you like doing in your down time?

In my downtime I surf and ski.

What do you love about living in the Sumner Ferrymead community?

I love how close I am to the beach.

Message to your sponsor?

I am so thankful for all the work you guys put in to help the future generations in this community, it is widely appreciated.