Darren Burns wants to help kids get active and develop a taste for sport.
Darren Burns wants to help kids get active and develop a taste for sport. Craig Warhurst

Mission to inspire love for sport in National Youth Week

BRISBANE Broncos game development officer Darren Burns wants to walk away from the Play On! Youth Week Footy event with a smile on their face.

Mr Burns liased with Gympie Regional Council to organise the free event for this Friday at the Jack Stokes Oval.

The activities and games are rugby-league based, but Mr Burns said he aims to get kids interested in any physical activity.

"It's not just about footy," he said.

 "I just want to get them active and get them engaged."

See more free activities in Gympie for National Youth Week

Mr Burns said the physical and social benefits of sport are vital for young people's development.

"There can never be enough programs getting kids running around," he said.

Boys and girls aged 12 to 17 of any skill level are welcome.

"There are a few interested girls around the place," Mr Burns said.

To book, call Gympie Regional Council's Community Development Team on 1300 307 800 or email community@gympie.qld.gov.au

Gympie Times


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