KICKING GOALS FOR A GOOD CAUSE IN HAMPTON PARK
The Hampton Park and Cranbourne Football and Netball Clubs united on the field to say no to family violence on the weekend.
Both clubs dedicated their Round 16 match in Hampton Park to raise awareness of the devastating impact family violence has on the local community and created their very own ‘Say NO to Family Violence’ campaign banner.
State Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley joined with representatives from both clubs to unveil their banner before the match.
Sadly the City of Casey has the highest number of reported incidents of family violence in Victoria, with a staggering 3759 reported incidents in the past year alone.
These horrifying statistics led Ms Graley to launch the ‘Say No to Family Violence’
awareness campaign earlier this year which has inspired local schools, community organisations and sports clubs to get involved.
If you or your organisation would be interested in joining the campaign or for further information please contact Ms Graley’s office on 9704 6055.
Quotes attributable to Hampton Park Football Club Vice President Craig Seers
“Both the Hampton Park and Cranbourne Football and Netball Clubs see family violence as a significant issue for the local community,”
“It’s very important that we continue to work together to raise awareness about the impact it has and I hope to see other clubs get involved.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley
“It’s fantastic to see organisations just like the wonderful Hampton Park and Cranbourne Football and Netball Clubs taking a stand on such an important issue within our community,’
“Our campaign continues –footy fields, community centres and schools are all putting up their banners and the message is clear, our community says no to family violence,”
“Well done to both clubs, their players, support staff and supporters for standing tall and saying no to family violence in our community.”