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AH&MRC Announce New Partnership with Sydney Kings and Sydney Flames

November 20th, 2020

Categories: Media Releases,Uncategorised

The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (AH&MRC) is excited to announce a brand new partnership with the National Basketball League (NBL)team, the Sydney Kings and the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) Sydney Flames to deliver the sporting club’s first Indigenous community program, Healthy Deadly Kids (HDK).

Healthy Deadly Kids is unique in Australian sport – developed and run by Indigenous Australians, it is a primary school healthy living education program taught to children of all origins.

AH&MRC CEO Robert Skeen stated: “We’re very excited to announce this partnership with the Kings and the Flames. These athletes will inspire our kids and encourage them to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and physical activity every day. The Healthy Deadly Kids program being rolled out into schools will capture the imagination of kids, promote participation in sport and help them lead happy and healthy lives.

To lead the delivery of the Healthy Deadly Kids community program, the Kings have employed Joel Cama, a proud young Indigenous man and retained the services of Matt Flinn, former Illawarra Hawks’ Head Coach who is passionate in his support of Indigenous community work and has a large portfolio initiating community programs from his career in the NBL.

“In Sydney we are fortunate to be in the unique situation whereby we have an NBL team and WNBL team aligned under the same ownership, and that makes our potential to implement change all the more powerful” said Flinn.

Healthy Deadly Kids has is currently being implemented in schools around the Sydney region with the goal to bring the program online and available to all Australian kids.