Deadly Sports comes to town

SOME of Queensland’s top sporting identities will pass on their tips and skills to Hervey Bay children at the State Government’s Deadly Sports Program on Tuesday, September 7.

Former Brisbane Broncos player Mick De Vere, Olympic softball player Jodie Bowering, former Brisbane Lion Darryl White and former Brisbane Bullets coach Brian Kerle would be at Torquay State School from 9.30am, Sport Minister Phil Reeves said.

“The Deadly Sports program will promote healthy and active lifestyles to local children and young people through a series of coaching clinics, training sessions and friendly competition,” he said.

“The clinics will give the kids the opportunity to learn a range of rugby league and softball game skills.

“This is a great opportunity for local children and young people to learn from the best in the game while meeting their sporting heroes.”

Mr Reeves said the Deadly Sports program would help inspire students from regional Queensland and indigenous communities to get involved in a variety of sports.

It encourages students to make physical activity an integral part of their day-to-day lives.

“Queensland kids are getting onboard with this program as an average of 150 participants attend each session, testifying to its popularity,” he said.

“Sport can be the fabric of many communities and keeps people of all ages involved in healthy lifestyles.

“This is great to see as the Bligh Government is committed to encouraging more people to get active. Under our Toward Q2: Tomorrow’s Queensland initiative, we want to help Queenslanders become Australia’s healthiest people by reducing obesity levels by one-third by 2020.

“We will continue to provide support for programs, projects and facilities which help kids and families to participate in sport and active recreation.”

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