Paul Sironen, former International Rugby League player and Balmain Tiger, will be guest speaker at the inaugural Bingara Men’s Health Night, “It’s a Bloke Thing” on Thursday, 3rd May.
Paul was 1983 Dally M Rookie of the Year, Dally M Second Rower of the year in 1990, and Dally M Representative player of the year in 1993.
Still heavily involved with the Tigers club, Paul has generously donated his time to visit Bingara, have a run with both the Junior and senior League teams and present a talk at “It’s a Bloke Thing”.
Paul says “I enjoy getting out in the bush and talking to people, there’s none of the ‘BS’ around country people that you can sometimes find in the city.” Paul admits it’s not his first visit to Bingara and is looking forward to revisiting the town.
Other speakers on the night will include Tanya Mills who will speak about the importance of men’s health awareness. Becky Slater will share her personal experience with mental health and family suicide (You are Not Alone). O.J – NSW Ambulance, Billy Dixon – Personal story, Sarah Green (Mental Health).
“It’s a Bloke Thing” is a Hunter New England Health project, being funded through monies raised by the Unleash the Black Dog Ball, along with the very generous sponsorship of Bingara Sports Club, McGregor Gourlay Bingara, Northern Slopes Landcare, Bilsborough Bus Services and Gwydir Shire Council.
Free Flu Vaccinations, free health checks, and last but not least, a free barbecue dinner will be available to all attendees. If numbers are sufficient, buses will be running from Upper Horton and Barraba at no cost to passengers. Bookings are essential for the buses – please contact Shelley on 02 6724 2002 to reserve your seat prior to Tuesday 1st May.
This is above all a great opportunity to get out and catch up with your mates (although partners are also welcome).