Your Health Your Future at the Kids in Care Cup
In late September AH&MRCs Public Health Team set out to the Kids in Care Cup in Albion Park as part of the Your Health Your Future (YHYF) campaign.
The Kids in Care Cup raises awareness of the need for foster carers in NSW, in particular Aboriginal foster carers for Aboriginal kids, by bringing together children and adults to play rugby league. It has run successfully for the past 11 years, always running prior to the Koori Knockout. The Cup featured over 300 players competing in a round-robin style format, with age groups including the Under 10s, 13s, 15s, 16s, women’s and men’s teams.
Despite the indecisive weather and a slippery field, there was still a great atmosphere of spirited competition from everyone on the day. All teams involved put in quality efforts and even looked the part in their deadly jerseys promoting the YHYF campaign.
AH&MRCs Public Health Team provided Kids in Care Cup participants with health information, skipping ropes, footballs and handballs to promote a healthy lifestyle. We also learned many ways of taking care of our own health from the kids themselves who gave us healthy living advice such as:
Have a shower and brush your teeth. Stay active by playing rugby league.
The results from the Kids in Care Cup were:
- Under 9’s- Draw (won 1 game each) Illawarra Titans Vs All Stars
- Under 11’s- Draw (won 1 game each) Illawarra Titans Vs All Stars
- Under 10’s Girls League Tag- Draw (won 1 game each) Illawarra Titans Vs All Stars
- Under 13’s- Butucarbin Warriors defeated Mindaribba Warriors
- Under 16’s- Butucarbin Warriors defeated Illawarra Titans
- Men’s- Memorial Bears defeated Illawarra Titans
The Memorial Bears were highly anticipated competitors in the competition. Their team played to raise awareness and promote the importance of screening for bowel cancer.