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Bendigo FIDA Football Try Outs

Are you aged over 14 years? Do you live with disability, or attend a Kaliana or SDS School? Want to play Australian Rules Football? Join us and try FIDA footy!

We will be fielding a Bendigo FIDA footy team for the 2018 season.

So, if you would love to play footy, come along and have a go!

Learn new skills, meet new friends and have fun. Both male and female players are welcome.

Accessible parking and change facilities available

Interested in playing FIDA Footy?

When: Wednesday 7 and 14 March
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Venue: Weeroona Oval, 347 Napier St, Bendigo, 3550
Bring: Runners or football boots and a drink bottle

Cost: FREE

For more information contactDaniel on Ph: 0409 327 449 or email

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New Coffee Clubs offer friendship and fitness

It might seem fairly basic, but catching up with a friend for a cuppa and a chat is very good for your health!

Studies have shown that loneliness has a major impact on mental and physical health, and older people are particularly vulnerable.

In an effort to ensure local older people stay active and socially connected, Intereach is launching a new ‘Coffee Club’ for people aged over 65 years in the Albury and Corowa areas.

Organised by Intereach Community Support, the weekly group will offer older people a chance to get out and about and meet new friends. Group members have the option to boost their fitness by adding a healthy walk to their regular catch-up.

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said, “Evidence suggests that staying socially connected is good for our health, especially as we get older. Friendships boost happiness and confidence and reduce stress. Studies have even found that older adults with a rich social life are likely to live longer. Something as simple as adding a walk to your routine can give those benefits an extra boost.”

“Staying fit and active as you age means it’s more likely you’ll be more able to keep doing the things you enjoy and less likely to need help. Many symptoms that we might associate with old age, such as weakness and loss of balance, are actually symptoms of inactivity, not age. The coffee club is a great opportunity for older people to have fun and improve their fitness in a friendly, social setting. Why not give it a try? It’s never too late to change your life for the better.”

Want to find out more? Contact the Intereach Community Support Team on 02 6051 7800 or email

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Calling all Cootamundra children and teddy bears

If you go down to the Intereach Cootamundra Community Hub you’re sure of a big surprise…

Local families are invited to bring their favourite teddy bears and join Intereach Cootamundra Community Hub for a Teddy Bears Picnic, craft and songs on Tuesday 27 February.

The Teddy Bears Picnic is free and morning tea will be provided.

The picnic will commence at 10.30am and is part of the Cootamundra Hub’s weekly Wiggle and Giggle session.

Wiggle and Giggle offers parents of young children an opportunity to meet, chat and access information while children enjoy fun activities that support their development.

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said, “Parents, carers and children as well as Teddys of all shapes and sizes are very welcome to join us for the picnic. It will be wonderful to see local families come together for a fun-filled time. It’s sure to be an un-bear-lievably good day!”

For more information contact Intereach Cootamundra Community Hub on 02 6942 8800.

So, when is the Teddy Bear’s Picnic?

DATE: Tuesday 27 February
TIME: 10.30am
WHERE: Intereach Cootmundra Community Hub, Wallendoon (Cohen’s Corner)
WHO: Parents, Carers, children and teddy bears!

COST: It’s FREE! Morning tea provided

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Do you know a woman who deserves recognition?

Nominations are now open for International Women’s Day 2018 Awards in Hay. Organised by Intereach, the awards seek to properly acknowledge and recognise the contributions of women in the local area.

International Women’s Day, Thursday 8 March 2018, celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. This year’s theme is #PressforProgress, which highlights the need for people, organisations and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said, “This is a wonderful opportunity to recognise the achievements of local women whose outstanding contributions have enriched the lives of others. International Women’s Day is all about promoting and supporting women as valued contributors and equal participants in community life. Women make a massive contribution to the wellbeing of our community in a rich range of roles and capacities, yet we may not always hear about their achievements.”

“If you know an extraordinary woman who should be recognised please let us know. I wish all women a very happy International Women’s Day and I look forward to hearing some of the great achievements of women in the Hay area.”

Nominations close March 6 and all nominations will be published on the Intereach Hay Community Hub Facebook page. Each nominee will receive a printed certificate.

How can I make a nomination?

If you would like to nominate someone for an International Women’s Day Award, send their name and address along with the reason for nomination to either the Intereach Hay Community Hub Facebook page or

Written nominations may also be dropped or sent to Hay Community Hub at 78 Lachlan Street.

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