Council has announced three local champions encouraging Greater Dandenong residents to be more active through our Make Your Move campaign.
Greater Dandenong City Council Mayor, Cr Jim Memeti said being more active did not have to be hard or expensive.
“There are lots of free ways to keep active throughout Greater Dandenong and small, gradual changes can make a big difference,” the Mayor said.
Getting more active can improve physical and mental health, and support better community connections.
Meet our three ambassadors:
The Paralympic hopeful plays Wheelchair AFL for Essendon and Wheelchair Rugby, and believes being more active can help change lives.
A Dandenong resident, Peter chose to become an ambassador “to help motivate not just people with disabilities, but everybody I come across”.
Julie keeps active through cycling, e-biking, walking, going to the gym and gardening.
The Noble Park resident wants to remind everyone that it is never too late to get active.
“I never played competition sport, (I was) always in the ‘leftover’ team at school. I didn’t enjoy the competitive aspect of it and developed my love for being active later in life,” Julie said.
Murray, from Dandenong, enjoys playing water polo, swimming and walking with friends.
A former Junior Mayor for Greater Dandenong City Council, Murray became a Make Your Move ambassador to “encourage people of all ages to get outdoors and experience the wonderful amenities that the City of Greater Dandenong provides”.
Find out more about the Make Your Move campaign here.