Local rugby league club the Eagleby Giants have this week been running a suicide and mental health awareness campaign at their club at Bishop Park.
The week consists of guest speakers, footy training, a jersey presentation evening for invited players and an invitational rugby league match.
Logan local and former South East QLD Crushers, Parramatta Eels and NZ Warriors player Mark Tookey is one of the special guests who is attending the week and will help with some training of the suicide awareness men’s team.
Vice President Chappy Nick Carroll said this week our teams will train, bond, hear from community leaders learning important tools and knowledge that can be shared with family and friends.
“Nothing hits us harder than life itself and that’s why we must stand by each other and support our friends, neighbours and family members.
“This is an important community event organised by members of the Eagleby Giants rugby league club as we realise community sport plays an important role within our community.
“The junior teams started preparing for their game against Tonga earlier this week.
“Our invitational men’s and women’s teams started with a mental health talk by Pania and Michelle and then Mark Tooky lead a great training session.”
This Saturday, October 2, will see six games take place at the Bishop Park grounds. The four junior teams are all playing against Tonga with the men and women playing games against Sunnybank.
Action kicks off at 11am at the club and their canteen will be open all day plus a DJ will be hitting the beats over the course of the event.
“I’m so proud to live and work in a community as caring as ours,” said Chappy Nick.
For more information and game schedules visit the Eagleby Giants Facebook page.