Netballers show support for 16 Days of Activism

Representatives from the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre, the Centre for Non-Violence, Maryborough Netball Association and Rotary all threw their support behind the Rock up for Respect and Equality event last Thursday.

Respect and teamwork were the aim of last week’s Maryborough Netball Association’s (MNA) twilight game, as players and organisers showed support for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

The Rock up for Respect and Equality game was organised largely by the Go Goldfields Family Violence Group and saw values of teamwork and respect encouraged and fostered within the sporting club.

Michelle Rafferty, a member of Go Goldfields 16 Days Working Group, approached the MNA, and said it was a “great opportunity” for the association to show support for the campaign.

“When the committee discussed it they were all very supportive. It’s just a really good opportunity for everyone to get behind the campaign,” she said.

The key driver for the night was to get local sporting clubs and communities involved in the 16 Days of Activism campaign, Centre for Non-Violence general manager of prevention and development family violence Robyn Trainor said on the night.

“We all know that sport is fun and tonight we’re celebrating respect and teamwork,” she said.

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