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Health and Wellbeing - August 2012

01 Aug 2012

“Just Play” touch football gala day

Touch football is truly a unique sport which is highly dynamic, free flowing and provides participants with a fantastic workout.

The game of touch demands teamwork and leadership as the key ingredients for success.  With the support of Touch Football Victoria, Active Melbourne City Sports (AMCS) is excited to announce that it is launching a new touch football program at Fawkner Park.

To promote touch football to the wider Melbourne community, AMCS will be holding its inaugural gala day, Just Play Touch Football on Saturday, August 25.

The gala day provides the opportunity for teams to showcase their talent in the “more serious” division or the opportunity to interact with friends and work colleagues in the “just social” division. Whatever your needs, the gala day has you covered.

Registrations are now open for the Just Play Touch Football Gala Day, visit http://www.amcs.ymca.org.au or call AMCS on 9604 8600.

Ride2Work breakfast

The day is rapidly approaching, the day where all the city workers have an opportunity to ride to work, helping Australians embrace a healthy, affordable, hassle and carbon free mode of transport.

Ride2Work day was first held in 1994 in Melbourne and is now an Australian-wide annual event that receives an estimated 60,000 active participants per year.

The Ride2Work Program is designed to help people move from “contemplation” to “action” and to establish the habit of riding to work.

Ride2Work has had a strong influence in the dramatic increase of people choosing to ride to work, with 38 per cent of new riders registered in 2011 still riding to work five months later.

The team at Active Melbourne City Sports (AMCS) would like to invite you to be a part of a free ride to work celebration happening right here in Docklands. 

The Ride to Work Community Breakfast Docklands includes numerous promotional giveaways as well as some entertaining and engaging activities for all participants. Visit http://www.amcs.yma.org.au for more information.

Tour de Docklands

Over the last month the Tour de France has captivated audiences around the nation as the Australian hope Cadel Evans set out to defend his breakthrough win in last year’s race.  

Although unsuccessful in his attempt, Cadel has been fundamental to putting cycling on the map as a mainstay Australian sport.

As a result, we have even seen the introduction of an Australian professional road racing team, Orica GreenEDGE, which debuted in this year’s Tour de France.

The rise of cycling as a sport has led the way for the bike commuter revolution which is currently occurring around the country.

More and more Melburnians are leading the way, and riding not only for sport, but also riding socially on weekends.

Riding provides a fantastic platform for anyone regardless of age, to get out and explore the sights and sounds of Melbourne and its surrounding precincts.  

Running through the heart of Docklands along Harbour Esplanade is the Capital City Bicycle Trail.

This bike trail is a 90km loop of paved, car-free paths around inner Melbourne. 

The bike trail provides the opportunity for a great day out, exploring the numerous cafes and fine dining experiences that Docklands has to offer.

So next time you need to plan a fun day out for the family, you know what to do.

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