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Saints get behind White Ribbon Day

November 25, 2013 12:03 PM

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St Kilda Football Club has united with the Frankston North community for White Ribbon Day, bringing awareness of prevention toward violence against women and children.

Today is White Ribbon Day, the world’s largest male-led movement to end men’s violence against women.

“Family violence has no place in the community and I think it’s great that we are helping get this message across, starting in our own backyard,” St Kilda player Farren Ray said.

“It’s up to us to speak out against violence against women and change the attitude of those individuals who don’t see it as a problem, and to promote positive respectful relationships.”

The Saints handed out gifts to local primary schools last week as the community rallied together to say no to family violence with a 20/20 cricket match between the Pines’ cricket and footy clubs.

It’s the fourth annual game to be played at Eric Bell Reserve in support of White Ribbon Day, with the local community enjoying a friendly BBQ to recognise the cause.

St Kilda CEO Michael Nettlefold is one of 2,000 White Ribbon ambassadors across Australia who has taken the oath: “I swear never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.”

For more information and to take the oath, head to www.WhiteRibbon.org.au.