Pies take a stand against drugs

Maryborough Football Netball Club (MFNC) chaplain Jim McMillan is encouraging community members as well as MFNC players and members to attend an information session to take a stand against drugs next Tuesday.

The Maryborough Football Netball Club (MFNC) is taking a stand against drugs with an information session next week that will be open to the public.

The Club’s Taking Control session, ran by Sports Focus, will get underway next Tuesday night and MFNC chaplain Jim McMillan said the club elected to host the session as a way to help its members and the broader community.

“We’re bringing the program to MFNC because we see that drugs are a real issue in our region, especially illicit drugs in young people and we as a club are really passionate about providing a pathway for young people to become not just great sports people, but to become good citizens as well,” he said.

“We feel it’s so important, we want to set a standard for the community. We want to be the people that lead the way in our community. We want to promote healthy lifestyles not only through sport.

“This is part of our role within the community. We want to create a safe place for people but we also want to be proactive in providing positive messages and positive role models to our junior playing group.”

The information session gets underway next Tuesday, April 2 at 7.30 pm in the MFNC clubrooms.

For more on this story see Page 30 of The Advertiser, Friday, March 29

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