KNA sports a safety theme

Pilbara News - - PILBARA NEWS - Louise Alling­ham

The Kar­ratha Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion re­ceived sev­eral net­balls last week as part of the In­surance Com­mis­sion of West­ern Aus­tralia’s Belt Up cam­paign.

Belt Up is a State Gov­ern­ment ini­tia­tive that pro­motes wear­ing seat­belts on WA roads to re­duce the sever­ity of in­jury in a crash.

Mem­ber for Min­ing and Pas­toral Re­gion Mark Lewis pre­sented the balls to sev­eral mem­bers of the as­so­ci­a­tion at Kar­ratha Leisure­plex on Mon­day night.

Mr Lewis said he was pleased to be sup­port­ing the Belt Up cam­paign.

“As the Mem­ber for the Min­ing and Pas­toral Re­gion, the Belt Up mes­sage is par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant given that re­gional driv­ers are sig­nif­i­cantly over-rep­re­sented in road fatal­ity and in­jury sta­tis­tics where seat­belts were not worn,” he said.

A spokes­woman for the Kar­ratha Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion thanked the State Gov­ern­ment and the ICWA for their ongoing sup­port for the game.

Net­ball WA has teamed up with the ICWA for the past three years to de­liver the Belt Up mes­sage.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit icwa. wa.gov.au.

Pic­ture: Louise Alling­ham

Mark Lewis presents the balls to Caro­line Jongedyk, Tracy Kitch­ing, Natalie May, Noelene Adam­son and Kirsty Palmer.

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