FIREBIRDS CONTINUE COMMITMENT TO DEADLY CHOICES - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

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Boosting cultural awareness and creating talent identification pathways for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to excel in netball is pivotal to the Deadly Choices program.

Queensland Firebirds’ players are fantastic role models for up-and-coming young players, which is why they’re working in partnership with the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health’s Deadly Choices preventative health program to inspire and guide local netballers.

The continuation of this partnership into 2021 is music to the ears of many young aspiring Indigenous netballers from across the Wynnum Manly area, who’ll be able to engage and have greater access to Deadly Choices role models Jemma Mi Mi and Romelda Aiken, while showing support for the team during the regular season.

Understanding that health and education are two of the major social determinants which impact an individual’s capacity to reach their potential, Firebirds Ambassadors Jemma and Romelda will play a central role in driving health and wellbeing outcomes, and an increase in future Indigenous representation across Queensland’s netball ranks.

Queensland Firebirds CEO, Catherine Clark, expressed the club’s pride in partnering with Deadly Choices for a second consecutive year to continue to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to make healthy choices for themselves and their families.

“Netball has such a significant relationship with our First Nations People, particularly here in Queensland, and the Firebirds are deeply committed to continuing our work with Deadly Choices to improve health outcomes in our communities,” Ms Clark said.

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