Media Release: Grant lands colourful blow for youth engagement in Numbulwar

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YOUTH HIT: Excited youth in Numbulwar don their gloves to celebrate the arrival of Roper Gulf Regional Council’s new inflatable boxing ring in the remote community.

YOUTH HIT: Excited youth in Numbulwar don their gloves to celebrate the arrival of Roper Gulf Regional Council’s new inflatable boxing ring in the remote community.

The remote community of Numbulwar is the last place you would expect to be home to an eye-catching yellow and red inflatable boxing ring, but Roper Gulf Regional Council has made it more than a fantasy for local youth with help from the Northern Territory Government.

Council staff have made the most of a $10,000 Community Benefit Fund grant to purchase the boxing ring, in addition to a pool table, a television, a gaming console and tablets, to ensure the sport and recreation hall has become the place for youth to congregate in Numbulwar.

With the availability of engaging activities for youth always high on the agenda for communities, the Council’s Community Safety, Youth, Sport and Recreation Co-ordinator, Sam Nowicki, said the boxing ring had provided a safe and unique way for Numbulwar’s youngest residents to keep physically active and build their confidence.

“The bouncy boxing ring has received a good workout already, with the youth enjoying some fun boxing matches,” he said.

“It’s a really great workout, with the boxers having lots of fun in a safe environment.

“There has been lots of laughing, cheering and fun had with the new gear.”

View the full Media Release here.