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Sep 18, 2008   |  4:20AM AET

Sydney FC stars support Bankstown community forum

Sydney FC stars support Bankstown community forum

In today’s world it can be tough to make the right choices, but this week Sydney FC players Clint Bolton and Simon Colosimo did their bit to try and guide their young fans in the right direction.

In today-s world it can be tough to make the right choices, but this week Sydney FC players Clint Bolton and Simon Colosimo did their bit to try and guide their young fans in the right direction, joining forces with the New South Wales Police at a drug and alcohol forum at Bankstown.

Aimed at kids aged 12 to 18 and their parents, the forum sought to engage and inform community members in the South West Sydney suburb about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse by involving them in a discussion on the issues.

“This forum highlights the role police and family members have in educating children about the dangers of drugs within our community,” said Assistant Police Commissioner Frank Mennilli.

Audience members at the forum were invited to share their own experiences with the assembled panel that included the two Sydney stars, police representatives and drug and alcohol experts.

For their part Colosimo and Bolton were keen to convey the benefits of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle through sport.

“It-s great to be able to share our knowledge and experiences to help support the community that supports us, said Colosimo.”

“Being involved in sport doesn-t just keep you healthy,” added Bolton. “It also helps give you the confidence and the support network you need to make the right choices and avoid the wrong ones.”