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AFL Clinic

Young footy fiends can take to the field to improve their skills and learn more about local health services at a popular school holiday clinic.

AFLNT program manager Nicole Hyland says the clinic is a great way for young people to keep active while school’s out.

“We run a skills session with fun and games, AFL matches and finish off with a water slide,” she says.

“It keeps them out of trouble and there’s all the physical benefits of playing sport as well.”

AFLNT partner with Launch Darwin, Headspace and Danila Dilba, which will have facilitators deliver health programs during the clinic.

“Headspace will go over the mental stresses that teenagers go through and will give participants an outlet and information on how to get help,” Hyland says.

“Danila Dilba are going to do a bit of a health lab, so they can see the benefits of being healthy and active.”

AFL is one of the biggest sports in the Northern Territory. The clinic gives kids aged 12-17 an opportunity to get involved if they haven’t already had the chance.

Tue 9 Oct | 9am-3pm | TIO Stadium | $5 | Bookings essential | See the event listing

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