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A FREE Sports Locker Room Workshop at The Pavilion later this month will offer Gympie participants a wealth of knowledge.

A Queensland government initiative, Sport Minister Phil Reeves said the workshop was geared towards athletes, coaches, club and sport participants.

“The forum will provide participants with useful tips and information on sporting related topics for people working at the grassroots level,” he said.

“There will be presentations from sports psychologist Dr Phil Jauncey, exercise physiologist and lecturer Chris Weier and former Paralympian and biomechanics expert Brendan Burkett.”

A key aim of the workshop will be to allow the sporting community to exchange ideas with professionals.

“Since 2001, more than 255 Sports Locker Room Workshops have been held across the state, attended by more than 13,000 Queenslanders from Coolangatta to the Torres Strait,” Mr Reeves said.

The sport workshop is part of a broader initiative by the Queensland government to stem soaring obesity levels by 2020.

Recent statistics highlight Australia as having some of the highest obesity rates in the developed world, and the trend is set to continue.

“Our aim is to cut obesity levels by on third by 2020,” Mr Reeves said.

Sport participation not only carries physical health benefits. Regular activity is also identified as an effective way to battle depression.

The Gympie Sports Locker Room will be held at The Pavilion, Exhibition Road, Southside from 6.30 to 8.30pm, Thursday, October 14.

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