Forrestdale’s Mental Health Round Raises $15,000 for The Shaka Project

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From the Amateurs to the Big Time

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Wanneroo Tackle the Stigma Around Mental Health

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Pink Tiger Day Raises $45,000 for the McGrath Foundation

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Coward Punch Campaign Partners with the PFL

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On Saturday 6 August, Forrestdale Football Club held their Men’s Mental Health Round at William Skeet Oval, raising funds for mental health in support of The Shaka Project. The Shaka Project aims to ignite the conversation about men’s mental health and crush the stigma around speaking up. Sean Weir from The Shaka Project spoke to the club earlier this season about his struggles with mental health and how to encourage connection and ignite the conversation. The club’s League and Reserves sides both wore a special jumper designed by current player and Vice President Sean Heron featuring the shaka which is..

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Scarborough's third annual Sock it to Sarcoma Ladies Day event in honour of Lucy Viskovich was held at the club on Saturday July 2 with $10,000 being raised in total for the cause. Lucy was diagnosed with an Osteosarcoma is 2012 and after 8 years of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery. She tragically passed away in June 2020 at the age of 24. Sadly, less than 1% of cancer research funding is allocated towards sarcoma, even though sarcoma makes up 15% of paediatric cancer, 10% of cancers in the 15-25 age group and 1% of adult cancer. Sophie has continued to raise..

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Wed, July 13, 2022 - 2:43 PM
From the Amateurs to the Big Time

From the Perth Football League to the AFLW in the space of nine games, it’s been an incredible start to the year for Wembley star Megan Kauffman. She was taken by Fremantle Dockers in the AFLW draft with pick 77 last fortnight, becoming the first female to be selected straight from the amateurs. Kauffman is a former US College tennis player who rose to as high as No.9 in the NCAA doubles rankings. She always wanted to play football and follow in the footsteps of her dad Steven who played for Geelong’s VFL Reserves side. Tennis commitments had always prevented her from playing footy..

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Last week was all about breaking the stigma surrounding mental health at Wanneroo Amateur Football Club. Greg Hire from A Stitch in Time talked to the club's members last Thursday about the stigma associated with mental health and how opening up conversations and sharing stories can help eliminate it. On Saturday, all players from Wanneroo’s Colts, Reserves and League sides donned blue socks, with the League team wearing blue jumpers to raise awareness for the cause. The club also made a donation in support of mental health awareness. Wanneroo President Lachlan Douglas said, “As a community sporting club, sometimes all our focus can..

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