The Cronulla Sharks are proud to announce the Club’s latest Community partnership with the Make Bullying History Foundation.
The Foundation was established with the aim of eradicating bullying completely and the partnership highlights the Sharks’ determination to make bullying a thing of the past in the Shire and beyond.
Sharks Group Manager of Community, Jessica Goddard believes the partnership is something the Club should be very proud of and an initiative that will make the Sharks a model club in terms of anti-bullying.
“We are extremely happy to align ourselves with a fantastic community initiative such as the Make Bullying History Foundation,” said Goddard.
“Everyone knows the negative impact bullying can have on a child both in the short and long term and we’re looking to eradicate this right across the board.”
The partnership between the Sharks and the Make Bullying History Foundation will begin it’s work together through going out to schools and delivering an anti-bullying framework which the individual school can implement on a regular basis to combat bullying.
These schools, which will be apart of the Sharks School Ambassador Network (SSAN) will then receive an annual follow-up to assess the effectiveness of the campaign.
Make Bullying History CEO Brett Murray believes the chance to partner with an iconic Club such as the Cronulla Sharks will go a long way in making bullying a thing of the past.
"Bullying has become a major issue in society, and it is getting worse,” said Murray.
“For Make Bullying History Foundation to partner together with an iconic club such as the Sharks is indeed an honour.
“We are very excited about the work that we will be undertaking in partnership with the Sharks across the Shire and beyond, to really make an impact and eradicate bullying from the school room to the board room.”
Murray commended the Sharks on taking a leading role in the fight against bullying and believes the future is bright for both the Club and his Foundation.
“The Sharks are showing incredible initiative and will well and truly be recognised as the community leader among all codes when it comes to community engagement and service.
“The future looks very bright indeed because the values line up perfectly. We have a saying at MBHF, ‘Everyone counts’, we value each individual, and so do the Sharks, because Sharks have heart.”
The challenges that lay ahead for the Cronulla Sharks will be large however Jessica Goddard believes this will only encourage her team.
“The Club has placed a heavy focus on giving the young people of the Shire the best opportunity to live in a bullying free environment.
“It will have its challenges but we’re excited by the challenge.”
For more information on the Make Bullying History Foundation head here.
For more information on the work the Cronulla Sharks are doing in the Community head here.