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A chance to meet the stars of the NRL Indigenous Festival of Rugby League will come around on Wednesday, February 5th when players from the Knights and First Nation Goannas will converge on Camp Shortland for an exciting community event held by Awabakal Coop to promote its Deadly Choices health program.


The event, held between 5pm and 8pm, will be hosted by comedy and cultural performer, Sean Choolburra. Sean is one of Australia’s finest cultural ambassadors and has been hailed as Australia's number one Indigenous entertainer.


Players from the Knights and First Nations Goannas players will be available for signings and photos with supporters.


People can also visit the Deadly Choices truck for a basic medical check with the Awabakal team, kick it with the Deadly Choices crew in the DC marquees.


The event is a great opportunity to learn about health, fitness and nutrition as well as pick up some Deadly Choices giveaways.


The lead-up event to the Festival of Indigenous Rugby League headline match on Saturday, February 8 is presented by Awabakal Deadly Choices.


Awabakal Newcastle Aboriginal Co-operative and the Newcastle Knights have formalised a partnership that will help deliver better health outcomes for Aboriginal people in the community.


Awabakal is the Newcastle Knights’ partner for the Indigenous Festival of Rugby League.


The partnership will see a closer working relationship between the two organisations and includes the Knights supporting the Awabakal Deadly Choices program through match day activities at the trial game against the First Nations Goannas on February 8, and the Close the Gap round later in the NRL season.


Date: Wednesday, February 5.

Location: Camp Shortland

Time: 5pm-8pm


Tickets for the Festival of Indigenous Rugby League match between Newcastle Knights and the First Nations Goannas at Hunter Stadium on February 8 are on sale now. Click here for more information.