AFL Queensland Indigenous programs and AFL 9s helped spread the word about healthy living, taking part in a recent ‘Deadly Choices’ community day on Stradbroke Island.
The ‘Deadly Choices’ community days are run by the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health to encourage healthy living throughout the indigenous community.
AFL 9s joined a number of other sports to give the kids a chance to have some fun. They were also given a chance to test their speed, joining in 20 metre time trials, with the winner walking away with a pair of custom made football boots.
AFL Queensland Indigenous Programs Manager Jesse Green said that the Deadly Choices event provided a great opportunity for the sport to engage with the indigenous community.
“Events like this are great to showcase the indigenous culture, as well as getting kids active and healthy. It’s really given us a chance to connect with a number of kids who normally wouldn’t get a chance to play AFL,” said Green.
The day also featured special visits from Deadly Choices ambassador Sam Thaiday and Stradbroke Island local and former Essendon and Port Adelaide player, Che Cockatoo-Collins