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Bulldogs SG Ball Trainer Merv Lopez shared his knowledge with twenty local students as part of YMCAs Canterbury Get Active program at the Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre on Thursday, March 7.

YMCA partnered with Canterbury Council and the Canterbury Drug Action Team to deliver the Canterbury Get Active program which is offered to youth aged 12-18. The program which is run over ten weeks teaches the youth about health and fitness by focussing on various activities and topics each week.

SG Ball Trainer Merv Lopez spoke to the group about the determination and hard work young players must commit if they wish to make it as an elite athlete as well as the detrimental affects drugs and alcohol can have on budding athletes and youth in general.

Following the discussion the group headed outside for a game of football.

YMCAs Southern Region Community Development Officer - Sarah Cotman speaks of the program's benefits.

Canterbury Get Active is a fantastic local program, said Sarah. It was great for the Bulldogs to be involved and engage and inspire the youth to continue keeping fit and healthy.

The Bulldogs are proud to invite the participants of the program to an upcoming Bulldogs home game as congratulation for their involvement.
Acknowledgement of Country

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.