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The Newcastle Knights and First Nations Goannas joined forces on Wednesday night to deliver important lifestyle messages at a special Awabakal Newcastle Aboriginal Cooperative community event.


As part of the Deadly Choices program, which aims to coordinate, develop and deliver comprehensive health care services to over 50,000 Indigenous people, a number of Knights' players including Darius Boyd, Tyrone Roberts, Timana Tahu, James McManus,  Jarrod Mullen and skipper Kurt Gidley mingled with fans and reinforced vital lifestyle messages at the Newcastle Foreshore.


There were also health checks conducted through the Deadly Choices medical truck on the day, with Tahu, Mullen and McManus also completing their own medicals.


Awabakal CEO Don MacAskill spoke about the importance of the Deadly Choices program to the community and the partnerships involved in making a difference.


First Nations Goannas players, including coach Laurie Daley and legends Nathan Blacklock and Dave Peachey were also in attendance to spread the healthy living message.


To read more about the Deadly Choices program head to for more information, including how to get regular health check-ups.