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For Noelene Skinner and her sister Fiona Hyland, missing out on selection for The Biggest Loser TV program in 2009 gave them the impetus to change their lifestyle. Rather than give up their dream of losing weight, they established their own ten week program and invited other Indigenous women in the Coffs Harbour area to join them. The intial pilot program was so successful it lead to the formation of the Deadly Sista Girlz Aboriginal Corporation in January 2010.
Currently Deadly sista girlz provide a range of programs including:
The programs are continually evolving and responding to the needs of its members and local community.
Deadly Sista Girlz have been recognised for their hard work and won the 2010 Grace Roberts Award for community organisation as well as the 2010 NSW Premiers Award, for the positive impact on health & lifestyle of Indigenous women.
Abstract adapted from Deadly Sista Girlz