Sunday Territorian 5 Nov 2017
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04 NEWS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5 2017 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 ITS a long way from the Territory to the New York marathon but Indigenous runner Roy Tilmouth says the opportunity to inspire his people has driven him the whole way. He is one of a group of Indigenous Australians planning to participate in this weekends marathon who say the terror attack in Manhattan will not deter them from the race. Indigenous Marathon Foundation director Rob de Castella said the squad never considered pulling out. Absolutely not I refuse to change my way of life and my aspirations and dreams based on what some radical, ratbag people do because once you start doing that, then terrorism wins, he said. The IMF project turns Indigenous Australians from beginners to marathon runners within six months in an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle. Most of them have done no running and theyve gone from struggling to run 3km or 5km to six months later run ning 42km non-stop, he said. Participants also have to complete an education component, which this year featured an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and First Aid course. De Castella said the runners had experienced profound transformations as a result of the program. They realise that it has to start with them so this experience transforms them and makes them realise they are strong and that they have the capacity to drive change and address those issues they want stopped, he said. Speaking in Central Park before a practice run, program participant Roy Tilmouth said the IMF running project had inspired him to be a positive role model for his community in Alice Springs. The running has given me LENA BELL NEW YORK A marathon journey Territorian in Big Apple From left, Zane Sparke, Natasha Shires, Scott Cox, Allirra Winmar and Territorian Roy Tilmouth go through a warm-up jog in New York ahead of the marathon Picture: ALEX TOWLE a lot of discipline, he said. The main reason why I joined the squad was to be a positive role model for my family and for my community. People see me doing this and hopefully it gets them on the right; if you put in hard work you get rewarded for it. Farming grants up for grabs FARMERS, fishers, community and industry groups in the Northern Territory can apply for grants of between $5000 and $100,000. The grants are to assist farmers to protect and improve the condition of soil, vegetation and biodiversity and support agricultural systems to adapt to change. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, is urging local farmers and community and industry groups to take part in the Smart Farms Small Grants program. Our farmers know the importance of protecting and caring for the land so they are able to pass on productive and healthy farms to future generations, Senator Scullion said. Numerous locals have taken the opportunity to get involved in Landcare over the years and now we have extended the opportunity for more farmers and community groups to apply for grants that will help develop the next generation of smart farms. Smart Farms Small Grants will enable farmers to develop and extend new tools, methods and technology for farmers to continue to be at the forefront of land management. Go to nrm.gov.au for more information on the grant and how to apply. MELBOURNE CUP SWEEPS INSIDE THE TOMORROW AND TUESDAY Palmerston GP Super Clinic is part of FCD Health Ltd We bulk bill: children under 16 years of age pension and conc ession card holder s DVA card holders ; and people of Aborigin al or Torres Strait Island descent for General Practic e services for which a Medica re rebate is paid. Appointments:Mon Fri 8am 8pmWalk in Service:Mon Fri 6pm 10pmSat Sun 8am 10pm Urgent Care Walk-In Service:10pm 8am 7 days a week Call 8919 8919 Palmerston Health Precinct 3 Gurd Street, Farrar Visitors & New Patients Welcome!! We are here for you smile with open 7 days location Shop 4/9 Keith Lane, Fannie Bay NT 0820 phone 08 8981 9993 email firstname.lastname@example.org website www.fbdental.com.au Caring for all your dental needs at times to suit everybodys busy schedule Mon- Fri: 9am - 8pm Sat & Sun: 9am - 1pm (Closed Public Holidays)