Star AFL Hawks fly in for fun day

Daniel Howe.

Daniel Howe.

FOUR Hawthorn Football Club players will visit Katherine today to help celebrate 30 years of Life Education NT.

More than 100 students from Katherine will take part in a sporting event with the Hawks stars at the YMCA.

The star Hawks will stay on for the Big River Hawks Under 18’s presentations on tonight.

Jonathon Ceglar, Jonathan O'Rourke, Kaiden Brand and Daniel Howe are visiting from the Hawks,. based in Melbourne.

Jonathon Ceglar.

Jonathon Ceglar.

Happy Healthy Harold will also be on hand to “kick off” 30 years providing healthy choices to Territory kids.

More than 100 students from Katherine and surrounds will participate in a sporting, fun event at the YMCA.

“To celebrate 30 years of Life Education NT providing healthy choices to Territory kids, members of the Hawthorn Football Club will attend in Katherine and “kick off” the festivities.

Life Education NT chair  Bec Forrest, said the Life Ed team and its mascot, Happy Healthy Harold, have travelled from Bulman to Barunga, Dundee to Darwin, down to The Alice and all over the Territory to visit more than 150,000 Territory kids since its NT inception in 1987.

“We’re so proud to be celebrating 30 years and last year we reached more than 16,500 Territory kids, including travel to 20 remote communities to educate kids about drugs,  alcohol and healthy living in a fun and interactive way,” she said.

“Having the Hawthorn Football club support our initiative and join in a fun event involving students from Katherine and surrounding areas is a great way to “kick off” our 30 year celebrations.

Community Partnerships & Indigenous Programs Coordinator, Randy Briggs, said the Hawthorn Football Club is committed to building a sense of community and linking up with Life Education NT was a strong partnership.

“We all want the best for our kids and agree that education around healthy living drugs and alcohol is invaluable.  Sport is often an outlet for youth to learn about and lead a healthy life so we’re very pleased to be in Katherine support the Life Education and Happy Healthy Harold team.

Life Education NT aims to reach 30 remote communities as part of the 30 year activities. If you would like Happy Healthy Harold to visit your school or region, or are keen to sponsor Harold to get to a certain area visit www.lifeeducation.org.au

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