Support for the Tackling Violence

Over 35s Rugby on the Norther Beaches

Northern Beaches Woman’s Shelter Fundraiser

Tackling Violence Round

 

 

Junior and Over 35 Clubs taking part include Newport, Killara West Pymble, Dee Why and Hornsby.

Players will be wearing the distinctive​ Tackling Violence yellow socks. Come along for what will be a fantastic, family-friendly day and support a great cause.

Its Over 35s Rugby on the Northern Beaches fundraiser for the Northern Beaches Women's Shelter as part of the Tackling…

Posted by NSW Over 35's Golden Oldies and Masters Rugby on Monday, July 23, 2018

Kick-off is 1pm on Saturday the 28th of July at Porter Reserve, Newport​

Admission is free.

 

Having the teams commit to the Tackling Violence initiative sends a strong message that any kind of domestic violence in the community is unacceptable.

Last year there were 356 domestic assaults recorded by Police on the Northern Beaches, an increase of over 16% on the 2016 figures.

Being involved in a rugby club is much more than just football.  Over35s are in a unique position to take a leadership role in addressing issues impacting our local community.

 

It’s no coincidence the Tackling Violence program raises awareness about domestic violence this time of year.  Data indicates a 39% average increase in domestic assaults across NSW from 6pm on State of Origin dates until 6am the next day1.

Tackling Violence engages local sports clubs as a platform to address family and domestic violence and alcohol-related harm in the community. The initiative uses the central role of sport as a vehicle to educate men about family and domestic violence, and engages them as role models and advocates for change. The program involves the workshop, an agreed code-of-conduct for club members and a community awareness campaign.

The Tackling Violence partners are calling on the Northern Beaches community to get off the sidelines and report any domestic violence to Police and contact the NSW Domestic Violence line on 1800 656 463 if they or someone they know need support.