Moree Local Drug Action Team Program Receives National Attention
The 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.
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.