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Moree Local Drug Action Team Program Receives National Attention

1 Moree Junior Touch Footy Receives National AttentionThe Moree Plains Shire Council has presented the Moree Junior Touch Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program at the National Local Government Assembly in Canberra on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 to much commendation.

The Moree Junior Touch Program is an initiative of the Moree Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) and Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) and uses community sport as a prevention pathway against harms from alcohol and other drugs through education and skill development.2 Moree Junior Touch Footy Receives National Attention

Mrs Roslyn Laws, Moree Plains Shire Council’s Community Development & Liaison Officer explained that the program takes the opportunity of touch football to get young people aged 7 to 17 years old, fostering an active lifestyle to build stronger, healthier communities.

“Since the Moree program commenced in early 2019, more than 140 young people have joined the program and have been given free membership to the PCYC.

Parents and community members have formed the Junior Touch committee and Good Sports and NSW Touch have provided free referee and coach training.

“Due to the success and demand for the Junior Touch program, the next step is to establish the program in Mungindi and Boggabilla/Toomelah,” said Mrs Laws.

The next free, accredited training for referee and coaches will run in August.  Community members seeking further information on becoming a coach or referee can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or view and follow the Moree Junior Touch Football Facebook page for updates.

 

 

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