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Rumbalara Football Netball Club receive national award



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THE HON DR SHARMAN STONE MP Federal Member for Murray

Thursday 21 st November 2013

Rumbalara Football Netball Club receive national award

The Rumbalara Football Netball Club (RFNC) was presented with a National Crime and Violence Protection Award for its ‘Street Safe’ program by the Minister for Justice Michael Keenan in parliament house on Tuesday.

The Club received a certificate and a cheque for $15,000 for its work with disaffected Indigenous youth through the ‘Street Safe’ program.

“This program provides community-based intervention for local troubled Indigenous youths. The program helps Indigenous youth develop better social behaviours through the use of sport and mentoring from local police, peers and respected members of the Indigenous community,” Federal Member for Murray, Sharman Stone said.

“The program’s success is reflected in the great results. Our local Indigenous community has the lowest offending rates of Indigenous youths in Victoria. The strength of the program is the commitment of the agencies involved, who meet regularly to help provide a safe and socially inclusive environment.

“It is wonderful to see the Rumbalara Football Netball Club running a community program, which helps better the local young Indigenous people in the Shepparton community,” Sharman Stone said.

“I am very proud to see one of our local community sporting clubs receiving a nationally recognised award from the Federal Coalition Government. The government is extremely supportive of programs such as this and it is great to see the community jumping on board with a fantastic initiative.

“I was present when the club received their award in Canberra, and it is always great to see the local community working together to make Murray an even better place to live,” Sharman Stone said.

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