AFL youngsters encouraged to stay fit and healthy

School children taking part in this year’s Port Moresby AFL competition were given a talk today on the importance of living healthy to prevent themselves from getting diseases like Tuberculosis (TB).

Speaking this morning to over 200 children at the Colts Oval, Non-Communicable Diseases Program Officer for NCD Health Services, Israel Naraman stressed on the importance of being physically active through sports, eating healthy and saying no to smoking and alcohol.

“Yesterday marked World TB day and we want to continue to drive the message home about healthy living. We can do this through sports.

“Through our partnership with World Vision, we will continue to reach out to the youth through other sporting codes,” said Naraman.

Southern Development Manager for AFL PNG, Joe Maggio thanked NCD Health Services and World Vision for taking the time to educate the players with key messages about staying fit and healthy.

He added the junior competition will start next month.

Troy Taule