Jharal Yow Yeh in Bundy for Deadly sports event
LEAGUE: Former Brisbane Bronco and Australian rugby league player Jharal Yow Yeh will be in the region on Wednesday to teach indigenous juniors all about living a healthy lifestyle.
The 60-game veteran will be a special guest at the Deadly Choices Cultural Sports Day at Norville Park and the Tom Quinn Community Centre as part of NAIDOC Week events in Bundy.
It will be the second time he has been in the region after visiting for an NRL clinic in 2014.
Today at the sports day there will be traditional indigenous games on offer with the organisation also teaming up with the Little Athletics to run athletics events as well.
Deadly Choices Central Queensland regional manager Loyde Johnson said the aim of the day was to get indigenous Australians living life to the fullest.
“We’re here to empower people, help them make healthy choices and stay away from tobacco,” Johnson said.
“Jharal Yow Yeh is going to be doing a bit of education on the day as well.”
Johnson said the goal was to get people involved, with sport an important part of making healthy choices.
“We want to encourage the community to play whatever they enjoy,” he said.
“Today we’ll be offering sports like hunting and gathering and things like that.”
“It’s a good way for everyone to get into indigenous culture.”
While the day is aimed at indigenous youth, the organisers will welcome anyone who wants to attend.
Activities will start at 10am and run until 3pm.
Anyone who plans to attend is being asked to get to 8 Killer St by 9.30am.