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Souths Juniors club the Redfern All Blacks will have five grades ranging from under 6s to under 14s fitted out with individually moulded mouthguards on Thursday 11th July, in an attempt to raise awareness about the importance of oral care.

The initiative, thanks to Souths Cares, the Centre for Oral Health Strategy, Colgate and the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, will see approximately 60 Redfern All Blacks players fitted with the mouthguards at Alexandria Park from 4:30pm.

Members of the Rabbitohs first grade squad will also be there to oversee proceedings while also rubbing shoulders with junior players.

General Manager of Souths Cares, Shannon Donato says the oral care message is an important one to get across in Rugby League, the indigenous and wider community.

Its an important message, says Mr Donato.

This is a great opportunity to get the oral care message across to kids by using Rugby League as the vehicle.

The partnership Souths Cares has with the Centre for Oral Health Strategy, Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Colgate makes up what is a formidable team that will help better educate kids about the issue, as well as providing local Rugby League players with a good quality mouthguard to protect their young teeth.

Mr Donato also emphasised the important role Poche Centre played in organising the initiative, with the Sydney University groups advocacy for the improvement of Indigenous health across the board.

Its such an important function they play, and this partnership we have is just one of the ways they make a difference.

To find out more about the Poche Centre, please click here.
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