CQUniversity's Chiropractic students will put their skills and knowledge to the test at the upcoming The Arthur Beetson Foundation 2023 Murri v Koori Interstate Rugby League Challenge.
The event' which is a partnership between the Arthur Beetson Foundation (ABF)' Deadly Choices and the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH)' will see First Nations players from Under 12 to A-Grade compete at Bill Norris Oval' Beenleigh' Brisbane on 28 January.
Approximately 8000 people are expected to attend the event and CQU's Chiropractic students and staff will be on hand to support the players.
CQU Chiropractic Lead Clinical Supervisor Omar Pervez said eight Chiropractic students would garner valuable experience at the event.
"This is a fabulous opportunity for our chiropractic students to provide patient-centred care in a fast-paced environment'" he said'
"The students will build both skills and confidence by making clinical decisions and providing care to athletes looking to get back out on the field with the support of their clinical supervisors."
Event Organiser Nicole Lacey said it will be the first time CQUniversity's Chiropractic team assists at their event.
"The CQU Chiro Team will be working alongside NRL Medical' who provide all on and off-field medical support for our Event. We have been working with NRL medics for a number of years.
"We have 16 teams playing across 8 divisions on the day. The Chiro team will provide massive support to these players across the day."
CQU Chiropractic Head of Course Dawn Dane said the students were excited about the opportunity.
"The opportunity for our Chiropractic students to develop and improve their cultural competence by providing care for Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander people on Bundjalung country and Yuggera country is very exciting'" she said.
"Our students really value the chance to better understand all communities' in order to provide the best care in the most culturally safe way possible."
The Arthur Beetson Foundation 2023 Murri v Koori Interstate Rugby League Challenge is sugar' smoke' alcohol and drug free to promote and highlight health lifestyle to align with sponsor Deadly Choices.