TEAM WORK: Devils coach Darren Burns, the Brisbane Broncos and Gympie Regional Council have teamed up to educate students.
TEAM WORK: Devils coach Darren Burns, the Brisbane Broncos and Gympie Regional Council have teamed up to educate students. Renee Albrecht

Footballers unite to tackle violence

RUGBY LEAGUE: It is no secret that the issue of domestic violence is a contentious one that has an impact on many in our society in a variety of damaging ways.

The Brisbane Broncos, in conjunction with Gympie Regional Council, are implementing an educational campaign

into our region’s high schools to help combat the issue.

The Winning at Life campaign is designed to provide teens with the necessary educational tools to help deal with, and even prevent, violence within the home.

“We have programs being implemented in both primary and secondary schools,” co-ordinator Darren Burns said.

“One of the components in the secondary schools package relates to domestic violence.”

Under the scheme, high school students will have the opportunity to hear from members of the police force, as well as representatives from various community groups, to gain an insight into what their responsibilities are in relation to reporting domestic violence as well as ways to cope and avenues for assistance if they are exposed to it.

The program does not just relate to domestic violence and covers other important issues such as drug and alcohol awareness.

“Council supports any initiative which will address the scourge of domestic violence in society,” said Gympie Mayor Mick Curran.

“We are proud of the commitment and will continue to support it.”

Gympie Times


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