Lowe guest stars at DV Awareness event feature image

Lowe guest stars at DV Awareness event

Gladstone Women's Health, with the support of Brothers Rugby League and Tannum Seagulls Rugby League, backed the Queensland Domestic Violence Month initiative in May by hosting two rounds of football that served to raise awareness of domestic violence, its impacts and supports available.

Players donned purple socks at the first event, to honour those who have lost their lives to domestic violence; those who have been impacted by domestic and family violence; and to raise awareness that we all have a role to help stop domestic violence.

A special highlight was the guest visit by popular rugby league player Ethan Lowe on 27th May, who is an advocate for healthy relationships and embraced the moment by engaging with young and old, and helping spread the message to stamp out domestic violence and improve safety and wellbeing for families.

Gladstone Women's Health recognises that sport is such an important, positive outlet for our children, youth and community; and by promoting healthy relationships and being good role models, whether as parents, coaches, volunteers, spectators and other supports, everyone can work together to reduce domestic and family violence in our communities and create safe, inclusive, positives environments for children and youth to access supports.

GWH CEO Trish Lisle expressed her sincerest thanks to other sporting clubs, such as Wallabies Rugby League Football Club, Biloela Football Club, Gladstone Netball Association and more, who all showed great support during the month of Domestic Violence Awareness activities.

Ms Lisle also thanked those who sponsored the raffle, and to Kristy from Sports Power Gladstone for assisting with merchandise and volunteering on the day.

Photo by NRL.com