You don't have to be part of a sports team to get fit and healthy.
But on Saturday the inaugural Healthy Tasmania game will take over UTAS Stadium with the goal of encouraging more people to take control of their health.
As part of the round 17 AFL match between Hawthorn and Fremantle, representatives from the Northern Suburbs Community Centre and Starting Point Neighbourhood House will face off in a friendly pre-game "giant" volleyball competition.
Hawthorn state operations manager David Cox said sport was a great way to encourage grassroots initiatives within the community.
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"We know sport brings people together. Because when you are a part of something bigger than yourself, you have a sense of belonging," he said.
"Isolation and loneliness is a huge factor contributing to our poor health.
"So whether it's football, or a local market, anything that helps bring people together goes a long way in breaking down the issues hampering our overall wellbeing."
- Saturday's pre-game volleyball match will start at 1.40pm, ahead of the game at 2.10pm.