Ninja War­rior in Biloela

TV ac­tion man on his way

Central Telegraph - - SPORT - Louise Shan­non

FES­TIVE spir­its will be in full swing at the Nhu­lundu Health Ser­vice Christ­mas party this year, es­pe­cially with the ex­cit­ing guest ap­pear­ance of Ninja War­rior Jack Wil­son.

Mr Wil­son — fa­mous for his ath­letic per­for­mances on the pop­u­lar tele­vi­sion show and sports en­ter­tain­ment com­pe­ti­tion Aus­tralian Ninja War­rior — will be at­tend­ing the event at the Biloela town pool on De­cem­ber 8 with around 100 lo­cals.

Me­lena McKe­own, who is co-or­di­nat­ing the Christ­mas event with Nhu­lundu Health Ser­vice and who works with the Cen­tre for Ru­ral and Re­gional Indige­nous Health as the pro­gram man­ager for health plan­ning and ac­cess, said the party was a “way to give back to the com­mu­nity and back to our clients”.

Ms McKe­own said Mr Wil­son was an ideal role model as he pro­moted healthy liv­ing and a healthy life­style.

“Which fits in well with the health and well-be­ing vi­sion for the com­mu­nity. He’s a good role model for younger kids and he pro­motes healthy minds and healthy body.”

She said the day — the first Nhu­lundu Christ­mas party in Biloela — was still be­ing planned, but would mostly likely in­volve an ob­sta­cle course as well as a talk and wa­ter ac­tiv­i­ties.

“The kids are go­ing to love it.”

She said it was im­por­tant to high­light the work of Nhu­lundu Health Ser­vice as peo­ple didn’t al­ways make health their pri­or­ity.

“The clinic is a bulk-billing ser­vice which al­le­vi­ates some of the stress of ac­cess­ing med­i­cal ser­vice,” she said.

“We are reach­ing more peo­ple, but have had to build that com­mu­nity rap­port.”

Cur­rently the ser­vice op­er­ates out of its Cal­lide St of­fice one day a week, but Act­ing CEO of Nhu­lundu Health Ser­vices Melissa Cook said she hoped that could be in­creased to full-time hours.

A mo­bile med­i­cal van is lo­cated in the grounds of the Biloela State School where a team con­sist­ing of a doc­tor, nurse and health worker pro­vide out­reach med­i­cal ser­vices ev­ery Thurs­day.

The Christ­mas party pri­vate event, from 4.30pm-8pm, is for all clients of the Nhu­lundu Health Ser­vice (who have had a 715 Abo­rig­i­nal health check), and peo­ple are in­vited to reg­is­ter for the party at the Biloela Of­fice, 64 Cal­lide St, or at the mo­bile med­i­cal van at the school. All chil­dren must be ac­com­pa­nied by a par­ent or guardian.

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ROLE MODEL: Aus­tralian Ninja War­rior Jack Wil­son will be in Biloela this week­end for the Nhu­lundu Health Ser­vice Christ­mas party.

Jack Wil­son is fa­mous for his tele­vi­sion per­for­mances.

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