Bega footy players star in quit smoking campaign

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YOUNG Indigenous football players James Bower-Scott and Marty Scott are already receiving plenty of positive feedback regarding their small screen debut.

The Bega cousins – who last year were selected to take part in the under 16 Aboriginal Achievers rugby league tour of Europe – star in one of four new anti-smoking ads produced by Southern NSW Medicare Local.

Their 30-second piece, titled “Smokes and sport don’t mix”, sees the boys banter about how they wouldn’t be playing league at the level they are if they smoked – and that smoking “makes chicks look disgusting”!

It was filmed on location at the Bega Recreation Ground.

“It’s good to part of something positive for our community,” James said.

“Smokes, even alcohol, I’ve never been into any of that because of my sport.”

James said he and marty had some fun making the ad.

“At first it was weird, but it was really good fun making it and it turned out good.”

Kellee Pisanos from SNSWML said James and Marty “are just the best lads”.

“We loved working with them and their family. 

 “They contributed to the script, learned their lines perfectly and got the shoot done in record time and with smiles on their faces the entire time.”

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