Self-discipline and focus highlighted in Shire of Murray youth program

Tough new beginners posing up a storm during the opening session on July 20. Photo: Supplied.
Tough new beginners posing up a storm during the opening session on July 20. Photo: Supplied.

Self-discipline and focus have been highlighted in the Shire of Murray’s newest youth program involving mixed martial arts.

Beginners kicked off their journey at Murray Leisure Centre on July 20, thanks to a partnership between Next Generation Mixed Martial Arts and the Shire of Murray.

The program will be geared toward 11 to 16-year-olds.

According to Shire of Murray president David Bolt, regular physical activity provides enjoyment, social interaction and community engagement opportunities for youth.

“Advances in self-confidence and self-respect will realise an improvement in participant’s social skills and peer group integration,” he said. 

“The program further helps participants develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills required to maintain a physically active lifestyle, and contributes to mental health,” Mr Bolt said.

The free program will run every Friday during school terms, from 3.45-4.45pm.

Participants are required to wear suitable footwear, a mouthguard and bring a water bottle.

For further information contact Next Generation’s Marcus McKeever on 0498 849 284.