Act-Belong-Commit kicks off with First Community Festival

In partnership with local rugby league clubs in far-west NSW, Act-Belong-Commit has begun staging community events throughout the region.

Act-Belong-Commit is working with league club members and their communities to become more mentally healthy. The community events aim to increase community connectedness within the remote areas of far-west NSW.

The Act-Belong-Commit team’s first event was a Footy Gala Day, held in Wilcannia on 26 April. Over 280 people attended despite a day of pouring rain. Stephen McLellan from the Department of Sport and Recreation introduced the community to Act-Belong-Commit and the importance of volunteering to support their communities.

Mission Australia were also on-site cooking a BBQ which ran hot from 10am-3pm. From all accounts the day was a great success and very much enjoyed by the Wilcannia community.