Football St George are calling for the football community in the St George Area to promote awareness on domestic violence.

Football St George Chairperson and Executive Director, Irene Hatzipetros is encouraging all Football St George member clubs including any volunteers, players, coaches and family members to support these great initiatives by joining their respective Councils on the day and being a part of the proceedings and walk on 25 November and or 26 November 2022.

“Domestic violence is a major health, welfare and social issue in Australia and can have a lasting impact on individuals, families and the community. It can affect people of all ages and backgrounds and it is unfortunate to find there is an alarming rise in domestic violence, with no end to the violence in sight.

On behalf of the Football St George Board and Executive I commend both Councils and support these initiatives in relation to the “No Domestic Violence Walk 2022”. Without flinching and with fearless resolve, both Bayside Council and Georges River Council councillors and front-line advocates continue to show up for the women, children and families in our community”.

Details for the events are provided below.


November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. To mark this important date, the United Nations invites governments, international organisations, and NGOs to come together and raise awareness of gender-based violence.

The following events are intended to promote positive change, encouraging men, women and youth to stand up against domestic violence in the St George Community.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their club uniform or something orange on the day!

 

Georges River Council

Join Mayor Nick Katris, Councillors, local schools and community groups in this year’s “NO Domestic Violence Walk”.

Event: No Domestic Violence Walk

Date: Friday 25 November 2022

Time: Official proceedings commence at 10am, followed by a 1.5km walk to Kogarah Town Square to finish at 12:00pm

Location: GATE A Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Jubilee Ave, Carlton

Register: Please register via Eventbrite.

 

Bayside Council

Join the Mayor of Bayside, Dr Christina Curry and her fellow Councillors to walk against family and domestic violence.

Event: Say No to Domestic Violence Walk

Date: Saturday 26 November 2022

Time: 10am

Location: Pemberton Reserve (next to Ramsgate RSL) to Depena Reserve Dolls Point

 

Learn more about the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women here.