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June 13, 2016
BFNC and Nexus kick goals in 2016

Nexus Primary Health (Nexus) are proud to be working with the Broadford Football Netball Club (BFNC) in 2016 to continue the Don’t Let It Get Ugly (DLIGU) Project.

DLIGU provides clubs with the skills and tools to create change through sport at the grass roots. As the leading provider of cost effective health services within the Mitchell Shire, Nexus prioritises supporting local sports clubs to build healthy, supportive and safe environments for everyone to enjoy.

“BFNC is working with us to raise awareness about sometimes what people might feel are sensitive topics around risky behaviours in relation to drugs, sexual health, family violence and respectful relationships, stated Nexus CEO Suzanne Miller.”

“This partnership is very important to Nexus and allows BFNC direct access and links to local health services and health programs such as this one, said Ms Miller.”

The success of this project is possible because of strong partnerships that each add value to the project in varying ways. Some of these partners include Victoria Police, Mitchell Shire Council, Koolin Balit, Valley Sport and AlcoCups.

To further strengthen local sports clubs approach to constantly ensuring health is on the agenda Nexus and the BFNC have tailored health and wellbeing related policies. These policies play a significant role in creating a safe physical and social environment for health and wellbeing to occur at the club, which sets a standard of expected behaviour for players, members and supporters.

BFNC will soon play host to Responsible Service of Alcohol training for its members and the broader community – which will increase volunteering and employment opportunities for those who become qualified.

DLIGU Project Worker and Exercise Physiologist, Jordan Mancuso said, “The impact that we can have at the BFNC will go far beyond the club and extend throughout the broader community, research suggests that for every 1 player you connect with, 10 people are reached within the wider community. Last year we delivered health education to over 674 people with BFNC one of the host clubs.”

For more information about how Nexus can support your club contact the Preventive Health and Community Development Team on 1300 77 33 52.

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