Moree Youth Council plans jam-packed week of events for 2018 Youth Week

CELEBRATE: Laniqua O'Toole, Nemo Weatherall, Nekarri Weatherall and Ally Doolan at last year's Youth Homelessness Matters Day.
CELEBRATE: Laniqua O'Toole, Nemo Weatherall, Nekarri Weatherall and Ally Doolan at last year's Youth Homelessness Matters Day.

Young people in Moree Plains Shire will have plenty to keep them occupied over the next week as part of 2018 Youth Week.

Moree Youth Council has organised a jam-packed week of events to celebrate our young people.

Youth Week 2018 will kick off on Friday, April 13 with the inaugural Youth Shield – a touch football competition between Moree’s two high schools, St Philomena’s and Moree Secondary College.

The action will run from 11am to 3pm at the Moree Services Club oval.

On Monday, April 16 from 12pm to 3pm there will be a pool party at the Mungindi Pool, with plenty of water activities and backyard cricket.

The celebrations will continue on Tuesday, April 17 with a cultural dance and art day from 10am to 3pm at the Multi-Purpose Centre (MPC). There will be rap workshops by Nate Weatherall as well as other art workshops.

On Wednesday, April 18 is Youth Homelessness Matters Day and Moree Youth Council have organised a top day at the MPC from 10am to 2pm.

Former Parramatta Eels player Nathan Hindmarsh will be the guest speaker at the event, while young Moree man Wyatt Roberts will share his story of being homeless.

“He was a young homeless youth who has now gone on and finished year 12, he has a job and is very involved in sports,”  MPSC’s assistant community projects officer Jacqui Moore said.

“I’ve been doing a film on him so we’ll display that.”

Those who attend Tuesday’s event will also have the opportunity to perform the rap they create with Nate Weatherall at the Youth Homelessness Matters Day.

On Thursday, April 19 Moree Youth Council will be going on an excursion to Tamworth to meet up with other youth councils from the region.

Finally, on Friday, April 20 Red Frogs will be in town running a skateboard workshop at Moree Skate Park from 10am to 4pm.

That night there will be a trivia night at Moree Services Club at 7pm, with doors to open at 6.30pm. Cost is $200 per team, or $20 a head, with nibblies provided.

With the exception of the trivia night, all Youth Week events are free for young people aged eight and up, with lunch provided.

To book a trivia table or for more information on any of the Youth Week events, contact Jacqui Moore on 6757 3268.

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