Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) and the 29 clubs competing in the National Premier Leagues (NPL NNSW), Herald Women’s Premier League (WPL) and NewFM Northern League One (NL1) today formally pledged their commitment to Mental Health at No.2 Sportsground at the NNSWF 2020 Premier Season Launch.
NNSWF will also collaborate with Newcastle Netball, Newcastle Rugby League and other Winter sporting codes to raise awareness of the importance of mental health wellness through a collective round on 25 and 26 July 2020.
NNSWF Chief Executive Officer, David Eland stated the pledge, which was signed today, committed clubs to fostering a culture which is inclusive, supportive and respectful.
“Our objective is to encourage the vast football family to look out for each other and support teammates and others when they need help with their mental health.”
“By joining with fantastic partners such as #talk2mebro which delivers unique programs targeting suicide prevention, through educating our community to break the stigma surrounding mental health – we can make a difference.
Luke Conners, from #talk2mebro said NNSWF should be applauded for taking the initiative to make a positive stance on mental health within our sporting community.
“It’s great to see football clubs understanding the influence they have in helping to break the stigma and arming players and non-playing members with strategies on how to help their mates,” said Conners.
Northern NSW Football’s Women’s Premier League (WPL) and New FM Northern League One competitions kick off this week.
Round One of the Herald Women’s Premier League (WPL) will see Merewether United FC and 2020 Premiers and Grand Final Champions New Lambton FC battle it out No. 2 Sports Ground on Sunday at 2:30 pm.
NEW FM Northern League One will commence with a Grand Final replay between Premiers Cooks Hill FC v Grand Final Winners Belmont Swansea FC at Fearnley Dawes Athletics Ground, 6.40pm, Saturday Night.
While Junior Grade of NPL NNSW kick-off this weekend, Senior Grades will be kicking off next week with its newly introduced 18 Round campaign.
NNSWF confirms it will continue its live streaming service of NPL NNSW First Grade and 20 Years fixtures with BarTV Sports, as well as a minimum of seven high-profile Herald WPL matches inclusive of Grand Final and TAFE NSW Women’s State Cup to be live streamed through the service during the 2020 Season.
All fixtures, times and locations, as well as match previews and reviews can be found at www.northernnswfootball.com.au
Do you need help?
Lifeline: 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au
Beyond Blue: 1300 22 46 36 www.beyondblue.org.au
Suicide Call Back Services: 1300 659 467 www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 www.kidshelpline.com.au
Mensline Australia: 1300 78 99 78 www.mensline.org.au